These are two separate issues. An NIE number is like a social security number for non residents. It is used for governmental and business purposes much like a SS number. It has nothing to do with residency or how long you can stay. It is easy to get an NIE number. Go on line for instructions. Staying past 90 days is a problem especially if much longer. I understand it is possible to get a six month visa but maybe not if you have overstayed.
May 26, 2014 11:05 AM