There continues to be many misconceptions about what is the Padrón, how it work and who should register. For full information based on facts from the law, please tune in to Talk Radio Europe where Bill Padley chatted with a CAB Spain senior adviser to get the facts. Click on the link below.
Note* The interview was half hour not enough time to provide all information. As mentioned EU citizens do not have to report to padrón unless there are changes in their circumstances. Non EU unless family members with EU residence, should appear every two years. This also for those who are not registered on the register for citizens of the EU (nonresidents but habitually domiciled in Spain. Please be aware that even though there are rules (such as town hall sending notifications to update their registers, the law does allow them to take action necessary to keep the figures in order)
Important note* To be able to register or change address on the padrón. The right to use a document of Identification such as a passport when expired by providing proof of renovation, is only available for Spanish nationals. The option in the law of 2015 uses the prerogative in art. 16.2.f to revoke this right for non Spanish nationals.
Note* Correction on the statement about the need of the padrón certificate for residency. There is nothing in the residency law that mentions padrón certificate as a requisite but, the majority of foreigners offices for registering will ask for the padrón certificate.
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