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VAT registration: learn more

In order to register your company, we need your company documents, translated into Spanish and stamped with the Hague Apostille. We will also need the passport of the company director(s) and a Power of Attorney so Strong Abogados can represent you at the tax office.

Once we receive these documents, we can obtain your VAT number in 24 hours. Specifically, you will receive a CIF de no residente sin establecimiento permanente, that is, a tax ID for a non-resident company without permanent establishment.

VAT refund forms and Intrastat declarations (intracommunitary VAT forms) can then be processed for your company.

A nonresident company is required to have a representative in Spain as a point of contact for the tax office. We can represent your company as part of our service.

For further information about VAT registration in Spain, please contact us.

Links:
The Hague Apostille: Where to go to get the Apostille your documents.
The Hague Apostille for the USA.

FAQs:
We have both an American company (from Delaware) and a French company. Does it matter which company documents we send you?

 

We have both an American company (from Delaware) and a French company. Does it matter which company documents we send you?

It is generally easier to get the French company registered than to get the Delaware company registered. In order to get a nonresident VAT number in Spain, the foreign company must have a valid tax ID. Some Delaware companies are not fully registered in the USA and therefore don't have a valid tax ID.

Note that EU companies must be VAT-registered in their own country before applying for VAT registration in Spain.

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