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How to Apply for Residencia

How to Apply for  Residencia If you are planning on living in Spain for 3 months or more then you must apply for your residencia. Please NOTE – New rules and regulations are constantly being introduced.  Nevertheless, at the time of writing this information is correct (2019) Obviously new rules will apply depending upon what…
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How to apply for your NIE Number

HOW TO GET YOUR N.I.E NUMBER INFORMATION CORRECT AS OF December 2018 – Please note that these instructions may vary if you are in a different area of Spain. You now need to make an appointment on line, and you can now print and fill in the forms online using form 790, some people are…
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Residencia – All your questions answered

¡Residencia! All your questions answered For details on how to apply and fill in the forms etc What is it exactly? “Getting residencia” is when you register as a resident in Spain with the Spanish national police (extranjería or local police station). You will also be given a green credit card size certificate that you…
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Changing your UK Driving Licence to a Spanish Licence

Changing your UK Driving Licence to a Spanish Licence There is a lot of debate about this subject and so much conflicting information around. UK/Spanish Driving Licences – The Great Debate the N332 has clarified and these are the correct rules. If you hold the UK or European driving licence with NO valid expiry date, which…
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The Spanish Health Care System

UPDATE new ruling from 31st July Spain’s government has approved legislation restoring universal free health care to all residents, thus reversing a previous law passed by its conservative predecessor that had excluded some sections of society. Health Minister Carmen Montón has given the green light to a law that will guarantee universal health care to…
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How To – Register for Autonomo

How To – Register for Autonomo What is Autonomo? Autonomo status is the Spanish equivalent of self-employed or freelance and in addition covers people operating (unincorporated) small businesses. Anyone engaged in any of these activities is obliged to legalise them with respect to registration, paying the taxes and charging IVA (VAT). Autonomo will set you…
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How to – Apply for your Spanish Social Security Number

How to – Apply for your Spanish Social Security Number Why do I need it? Every person who works for a registered company or is self-employed in Spain is required to have a Social Security Number, called anúmero de afiliación de la Seguridad Social. Social Security is generally paid for by an employer. This number…
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How to get your Padron

What is a “Certificado de Empadronamiento”? The Empadronamiento, also known as the Padrón Municipal de Habitantes, is a municipal register or census record, similar to an electoral roll. To register on the Padrón is to “empadronarse“. Registering on the empadronamiento places a resident of a town on the list of local inhabitants. Registration with the Padrón Municipal de Habitantes is obligatory for anyone planning…
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