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Failed to register on the padron

Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 5:06pm
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RuthH

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I went to the satellite office in SJDLT yesterday to register on the padron. I had my rental contract and passport. The woman was very nice and we managed to communicate using translation apps.

She told me that in addition to my passport and rental agreement she would need a copy of the house deeds, my NIE (which I don't yet have) and the property manager in person to sign something. I'm not exactly sure what the property manager is supposed to sign but she mimed them signing a document when she talked about the house deeds.

I don't think this is correct given what I have read on the CAB Spain site. It looks like all I should need is the rental agreement and passport. Did anyone else get their padron in my situation: rental agreement and passport?

I did get a nice new green shopping bag when I left :)

Thanks!

Jack

Jack

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Wed Oct 9, 2019 5:12pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 5:12pm

Some friends of ours had a bit of trouble signing on the pardon a few months back.

1. Do you need the padron  immediately? I.e. To buy a car etc 

2. Get your NIE and the company who organises that for you can liaise with Christina and find out exactly what is needed. 

3. Other than that if you rent through a letting agency ask them to speak to her.

RuthH

RuthH

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Wed Oct 9, 2019 5:28pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 5:28pm

Hi Jack,

I'm just trying to do the most expedient thing that shows me as legally here before the 31st October. This was something that I *thought* I could do myself because it's in walking distance and wasn't going to cost me a chunk of change.

I did follow-up with contacts I was provided a few weeks ago and I just felt overwhelmed. I was quoted 150 euro for assisting me get my NIE but more on top of that to come pick me up and take me to Lorca and back. The option being to pay 70 euro to sign over power of attorney. A couple of people simply started gathering my information and I forwarded copies of passports and then never heard back from them again.

I've only been here a week and while anything can happen with Brexit I would like to have something in hand tomake me legal and then try and get the rest sorted out with room to breath.

Jack

Jack

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Wed Oct 9, 2019 5:36pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 5:36pm

Ruth , registering on the padron will not make you legal. It's really just a register to let the council know how many people live in the village for services etc ( they are allocated a budget from the Junta based on those numbers).

We are in Almeria which means you will be using the foreigners office in Almeria city.

Any gestoria will know that. If you are fluent in Spanish you can do it yourself, bearing in mind you will need to travel. 

Get a few quotes for NIE and residencia. The residencia is the important one if Brexit goes t*ts up.

RuthH

RuthH

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Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:52pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:52pm

Thanks Jack!

DarioMartin

DarioMartin

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Wed Oct 9, 2019 10:53pm

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Location: Vera

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Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 10:53pm

Just a word on that - Ruth is doing the correct thing in establishing herself on the Padrón.  Being on the Padrón will be the best way to prove legal residency occurred prior to Brexit.

On another thread, I see that Extranjeria in Almería have stopped appointments for Residencia until Brexit sorted out.

Ruth - each Ayuntamiento tends to have its own set of rules as to what is required.  If you are renting and did so through a property manager, they will be aware of what is needed and can supply details.  NIE is not necessary to register in the Padrón - passport is sufficient.

chrisso50

chrisso50

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Wed Oct 9, 2019 11:10pm

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Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 11:10pm

Our padron certificate in Roquetas was obtained with a copy of the rental agreement and seeing our passports. Nothing else required. But each town hall seems to operate different rules!

As Jack and Dario have said, it’s residencia that is needed to secure your position prior to any Brexit exit. To get residencia (which will also give you an NIE number) you have to supply your padron certificate

Good luck

Chris

Juliet Diaz

Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53am

Posts: 3

Location: Vera Playa

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53am

Hi Ruth,

Town Halls are able to set their own requirements for the Padron. We got ours in Vera recently and, like you, went along with contract and passports only to be told we also needed owners NIE and the nota simple for the property.

Your rental agency should be able to help you get the required documents and I would advise you to speak to them asap as without a Padron you won't be able to do a lot of 'official' type things. Perhaps your agent could also ring the town hall to clarify exactly what they need.

 Best of luck.

RuthH

RuthH

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:55am

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:55am

Thanks Dario and Chris.

I had hoped to be able to manage to register on the padron myself but with barely rudimentary Spanish I think it best I just hire someone. I understand there is an English solisiotor in Vera, called Amanda who does this and I am just waiting on getting her contact details.

ruth

RuthH

RuthH

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57am

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57am

Thanks Juliet. I will talk to them today again and see what they can do.

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