Buy a car in Torrevieja, Spain, Empadronamiento in Spain and getting yourself empadronado
I would like to give some tips for buying a car in Spain. Can be difficult need to do many things I have listed some of them below. If you want to avoid this go to a good garage or car sales place and they will sort everything out for you. We have done this and we have been lucky and managed to buy a car with all the documents sorted for us. All legal and correct. We will put the picture below of the car It is quite old and in the UK only worth a fraction, but out here in Spain the cost of second hand cars are far more. Maybe it is just the cost of making them legal.
Empadronamiento in Spain and getting yourself empadronado. Extensive discussion of the benefits of the empadronamiento to you and the city in which you live in Spain, essential empadronamiento vocabulary, how and where to get empadronado, required documents, renewal, and moving. o What is the empadronamiento? o What benefits do YOU receive from getting empadronado? o What benefits does the CITY receive when you’re empadronado? o Essential Spanish vocabulary: Navigating through all the padrón-type words o How and where to get empadronado o Required documents for getting empadronado o Renewal, moving, and other concerns
Empadronamiento refers to the process of registering with your community’s padrón (city roll), also called the Padrón Municipal de Habitantes. The municipal padrón is the official record of all the people who live in a particular community and is the official way to verify or accredit your stay in Spain. By law, everyone who resides in Spain should be registered in the community where they live. In practice, the empadronmiento is your key to becoming a member of your Spanish community and you can apply as an individual or as a family. Whether you are here in Spain legally or not, you should consider registering with your local padrón, as it provides innumerable benefits if you intend to live in Spain for any extended period of time.
First, getting empadronado means that you’re considered an official resident of your community. Consider this your first step to integration into Spanish life. Second, the empadronamiento is the way that your stay or residence in Spain is verified or accredited – a necessity for a variety of administrative procedures. For example, you will generally need a volante or certificado de empadronamiento to do the following things in your Spanish community: o Enroll your children in local schools. o Get married. o Apply for a local health card (el carnét para la asistencia sanitaria). o Vote. o Apply for certain visas. o Apply for residency by way of a general amnesty.Important Note for Non-EU Citizens in Spain: For those who don’t have their papers in order, you have nothing to fear from registering. The information you provide is considered confidential. In fact, it’s in the city’s best interest to have an accurate count of the number of people within their jurisdiction and you can rest assured that they will NOT use this list to go after illegal immigrants or those who overstay their visas.
Based on the number of inhabitants, a city or town receives money from the government to provide services to those who live within its juridiction, which means that if you’re registered or empadronado, then the city receives money to provide services on your behalf, regardless of your legal status. It’s therefore in the city’s best interest (and yours really, for optimum service levels) to have an accurate count of who is really living in the community and using (or potentially using) the public services in question. It is for this reason that registration with the padrón is confidential.
(el) padrón/Padrón Municipal de Habitantes=The official municipal record of how many people live in a particular area.
(el) empadronamiento=Registration with your municipality/community.
(el) volante de empadronamiento=A temporary or informal certificate of your registration as a member of the community. For most of your local needs, this should be sufficient.
(el) certificado de empadronamiento=The official certificate of your registration as a member of the community. You may need it for certain legal procedures with national or foreign bodies.
(la) hoja de empadronamiento=The application form you’ll need to register with your community.
empadronado (for men)/empadronada (for women) (it’s used as an adjective)=Registered with your community.
estar empadronado (for men)/estar empadronada (for women)=To be registered with your community.
(el) ayuntamiento=City or town hall.
(la) junta/Junta Municipal de Distrito=A city’s neighborhood administrative office. For example, Madrid has 21 neighborhood admininstrative offices, which among other duties, process empadronamiento applications from neighborhood residents.
Getting empadronado is largely a question of filling out a form and gathering together the required documents. Considering the staggering amount of bureaucracy required for certain other official procedures, the empadronamiento is pretty painless. Once she had the form filled out and the documents in hand, it took the author of this article only a half hour to: 1) wait in line at her local junta in Madrid, 2) have the application processed, and 3) receive the volante de empadronamiento. When you apply in person you will be issued a volante de empadronamiento on the spot. You can apply for your empadronamiento in person, and depending on where you live, you may also have the option to apply by phone or on the Internet. However, when you apply in person you will be issued a volante de empadronamiento on the spot. Otherwise, it will usually be mailed to you. To apply in person, you usually need to go down to your local ayuntamiento (city or town hall) or junta/Junta Municipal de Distrito (city neighborhood administrative office), although in some towns other offices are responsible for servicing applications. To find out exactly where you need to go, start by calling your town hall or visiting their website. Your local Spanish phone directory (Páginas Amarillas) may also list this information in the section called Gestiones under Empadronamiento. If you divide your time between more than one Spanish community, you should register in the community where you spend the greater part of your time. The volante de empadronamiento is free, but to obtain an official certificado de empadronamiento, you may or may not have to pay a fee, depending on where you live. In most cases, the volante is all you’ll need for official procedures (trámites) when working with the local bureaucracy. The official certificado is generally only needed as required by national or foreign bodies.
Since you will be dealing with a bureaucracy, you will need to furnish both the original and a photocopy of each required document (though you won’t need to photocopy the application form itself). Requirements may vary from municipality to municipality, so it’s best to check with your local ayuntamiento (city or town hall), but the most common required documents are: o The application form (hoja de empadromiento): The office that processes the applications will be able to provide you with one. o Documentation that accredits your identity (and those of your children if you are applying as a family): Passport, DNI or national identity card, residency card, NIE, etc. o Proof that you live where you say you live.If you own your own house or apartment, you will need to provide a copy of your title deeds (escritura). If you are renting a house or apartment, you will need to provide a copy of your rental contract signed by the owner, utility bills in your name, or receipts for utility bills that you have paid in your name. If you are renting a room in a house or apartment, you will need your landlord (or a roommate who is already empadronado) to vouch that you are living at that address. This usually means that they have to sign your application form and furnish a photocopy of their DNI or passport, or even better is for them to accompany you to the local council to present their ID in person.
Renewal: If you are not a European Union national AND do not have a permanent residence visa (autorización de residencia permanente), you will need to renew your empadronamiento every two years. In all other cases, you will not need to renew. Your community will consider you a resident until they hear otherwise. However, if you move, have a child, or if any of the information you have provided changes, you will need to update your information with the padrón. When moving to another community within Spain: Once you get empadronado in your new community, your old community will automatically be notified on your behalf. If you are moving out of Spain: You will need to notify your community that you are moving out of Spain so they can update their records accordingly. If you are moving to another address within the same community: You will need to notify your community that you have moved so they can update their records accordingly.