Hi guys, I’ve just registered so this is my first question, probably of many…
I am living in Madrid and went to the foreigners office of the main police station to apply for my NIE, I got told to ring a number and make an appointment to hand the forms in etc. Well, my appointment is on the 12th September!! I can’t possibly wait that long and I was wandering if anyone had any advice how how to speed things up?
Now I don’t know if its just because I am applying in Madrid and things take longer there due to it being the Capital and there being more immigrants to process, is it possible to apply for the NIE in another city, even if you don’t live there? I have read some personal accounts on here of people going to their local police station in the morning and getting their number by the afternoon, which obviously beats my 3 month wait to even apply.
The other question is how effective is applying through the embassy in London? I could return to the uk for a few months and apply there and then come back when my NIE has come through. If anyone has any experience of that let me know.