Re-Entering Spain while NIE is being Processed

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1. Posted by mattpomalley (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I am leaving to study in Spain for 3 years starting July 14th. I am traveling on a Student Visa (which has an NIE #). Once I arrive, I am planning on going to the Police Department and applying for a my NIE card.
However, the card is estimated to finish processing in about 1 month. I am planning on leaving for travel on August 1st-15th to Switzerland, Netherlands, & Germany (all within the Schengen Zone). If I do not yet have my NIE card while I leave to travel, but I have my passport (which is valid from July-October), will I still be allowed to reenter Spain and pick up my NIE card? I'm afraid I will be stopped at customs when returning on the 15th of August if they ask for my NIE card, even though my Student Visa is still valid.

Please let me know if you have any idea of know of who I could contact!
Thank you!