Gran Canaria Newbie FAQ

The Gran Canaria newbie FAQ

The Gran Canaria newbie FAQ

Answers to lots of questions you’ll have when you first move to Gran Canaria. 

What is an NIE and how do I get one?

All Gran Canaria residents need an NIE number. It’s equivalent to the Spanish NIF. Non-residents planning to buy property or do business in Spain also need a NIE number.

Here’s exactly how to get NIE number and residencia.

How do I open a bank account in Gran Canaria?

Take your NIE, passport and proof of address (rental contract, utility bill) to a bank.

You’ll also need our:

mobile phone guide;

our getting a landline telephone guide;

getting the Internet guide;

Shipping guide

Still got questions? Search for the answers in the search box above or post a message on the forum.

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