I am a British Guy living in Barcelona.
I arrived around the middle of July and promptly went to the police station in order to obtain my NIE, which was issued as a piece of paper a week later (although usually the same day apparently).
I thought I heard the woman police lady say something about it only being valid for 3 months??
I have not got an actually NIE plastic card.
Can someone please explain. Is my NIE number still in-date? (I looked around the forums and it kinda suggests that the number itself is with me for life).
Do I need to re-apply? Do I need to apply for national status? (I intend to stay for the forthcoming future but I have no idea if another 3 months or another 3 years).
Please can some advise with this. To put it simply, do I need to do anything else?
ps. I am not working formally yet, but looking for work