Can you get an NIE number while working in Spain for a UK company?

#1

Has anyone stayed in Barcelona longer than 3 months as a nomad?

I realise UK citizens have to apply for a NIE number if they are staying longer than 3 months in Spain. But can you actually get an NIE number while working in Spain for a UK company?

My company is registered in the UK so I will be remote working from Spain, don’t want to setup as a freelancer or sold trader in Spain as it will only be a temporary pit stop for 3-6 months.

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#2

You can get a normal work agreement, that is be employed by a Spanish company. And yeah, based on this you can easily get NIE.

You can also ask for temporary NIE, which lasts for 3 months. You don’t need anything special for that, if you say “you are currently in a process of looking for job”, its enough.

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