NIE, DNI, NIF, CIF, Social Security
numero de identidad de extranjero,
This, of course, does not mean you get automatic residency in Spain, nor will it make it any easier to get residency."
- Spain Expat's card in Spain section brings you... Information on getting your NIE, social security number and other forms of identification. Explanations of the NIE, DNI, NIF, CIF, social security number and their relevancy for residency for expatriates living in Spain.
Banks in Spain: Foreigners, Spanish Bank Accounts
... be aware that when you go to a local bank to open your account, the employee probably won't speak English, and won't have experience in this type of account..."
- Spain Expat's card in Spain section brings you... Banks and banking for expatriates living in Spain. Includes information about: accounts for foreigners, VISA cards, debit cards, transaction fees, online banking, cajas and foreign-owned banks.