Blog Category: Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron)


Guidance for UK Nationals living in Spain Regarding Residency

Posted and filed under Brexit and Spain, In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

Over the past few months, we have seen a greatly increased number of enquiries for people wanting Residency in Spain (Residencia) and all the relevant offices locally currently have backlogs for Residency appointments. This article is to advise you that it is important that all clients who do not have Residencia and padron and need them should obtain them before 29th of… Read more »

Registering on the Padron

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

What is the padron? It is a list of all the people who live in a certain town. Who should register? Officially all residents in Spain are required by law to register on the padron, yet many British expats still have not done so. Perhaps some view the padron as a means of vigilance by the state, in ‘big-brother’ fashion…. Read more »

Buying & Setting up a business here in Spain

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, Legal Issues in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron), Taxes in Spain.

Buying a business in Spain can be a very exciting and challenging prospect, as well as being a big step, it can be very time consuming so make sure you have all of the information you need. As a foreigner, your new business really needs to be aimed at other foreigners or holidaymakers, as the Spanish do not usually patronise… Read more »

What paperwork needs changing after getting married in Spain?

Posted and filed under Case Study, Legal Issues in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

The first proviso here is that is is not necessary to change anything if you do not wish to in Spain.  The practice in Spain is not for women to change their names to a married name, so by doing so, you are going against the usual protocol in the country, trying to impose another country´s usual practice, thus almost always… Read more »

Carrying Documents with you: Useful infomation

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Legal Issues in Spain, Newsletters, Official Documents in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

We were recently asked a question and I felt it would be useful to place here? Could you please inform me as to what identification documents are required to be carried on one´s person under Spanish law. I ask this question where a non driver and non passport holder would not normally possess photographic identification. Everyone in Spain must carry… Read more »

NIE Number, Residencia & Padron

Posted and filed under Official Documents in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

 NIE NUMBER, RESIDENCIA AND PADRON All foreigners with any kind of fiscal (tax) obligations here in Spain are required to obtain a foreigner’s identity number, called an NIE (“Número de Identificación para Extranjero”), which identifies you to the Spanish tax authorities. This is very similar to the National Insurance number which you have in your own country. This original certificate… Read more »

What Kind Of Processes Take Place in the Notary Office?

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Official Documents in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

Q. WHAT KIND OF PROCESSES TAKE PLACE IN THE NOTARY OFFICE? A. Different purchase processes in Spain take place at a Notary, the equivalent of a Solicitor´s office in the UK and Ireland. Appointments are made for the required time and if the persons completing a transaction are not Spanish speakers, a Translator is required to be present at the… Read more »

Energy Efficiency Certificate

Posted and filed under Miscellaneous, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron), Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

  It is now law that all properties in Spain for sale or rent must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate. The certificate is valid for 10 years and will need to be produced at the notary when a property sale is due to complete.  What is an energy certificate? It is a report that describes how efficient a home is in… Read more »

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