What documents do I need to get a Padron in Spain?

How do you get a Padron in Spain?

In simple words, the padrón is a local certificate you receive after registering at the town hall where you live. The certificate for the padrón in Spanish is the certificado de empadronamiento. If you have several properties in different cities in Spain, you can only be registered in one padrón system.

What documents do I need to get Padron?

What paperwork will you need?

  • Proof of who you are – PASSPORT and NIE (if you have one) for each applicant.
  • Proof of where you live – Property deeds, IBI receipt or nota simple if you are a property owner. …
  • Minors – Libro de Familia or Birth Certificates (some Town Halls may request these translated if not in Spanish)

Do you need Nie for Padron?

Many years ago, you could use your property title deeds to show the police your address in Spain. However, the padrón became the standard and official document for this purpose. A small administrative quirk to be aware of is that you don’t need your NIE number to apply for your residencia.

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How long can you stay in Spain with a Padron?

The certificate confirming your registration on the Padron only lasts for 90 days. You will only need the certificate when you are asked to prove that you are registered. It doesn’t happen so often, but when you need it, you just visit your local council to get a fresh one.

Do I need a Padron to buy a car in Spain?

You do not need to be an official resident of Spain in order to buy a car here, although you must provide proof of address in the form of a padrón (empadronamiento), a tenancy agreement or property deeds. … NIE certificates do not expire, so even an older one will allow you to purchase a car.

Can I get a Padron online?

Many Town Halls offer this possibility through the electronic office on their website, but there is also a national government website through which you can arrange for this, provided you live in one of the provincial capitals, or capital of an autonomous region. You need a digital certificate to access the service.

How much money do I need in the bank for Spanish residency?


As an EU resident, you must prove that you have €6,000 in your bank account and that you have a private medical policy. Alternatively, you can get a job offer in Spain and it will work as well.

What do I need to update my Padron?

To update the certificate you just need to go to the office with a copy of your passport. You only can be registered in the Padron as a resident, so if you apply without your residency card, you have 3 months togo back to the town hall office and show your Residency. If you don’t do it, they will deregister.

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Can I change my Padron online?

Change of Address Online tool

Once you have registered on the padrón of your new home town, you can communicate your change of address to a list of authorities, through the electronic office of the Spanish government, all in one go.

What does Padron mean in English?

Spanish (Tenerife; Padrón): in some cases a variant of Catalan Padró (see Padro); otherwise from the Spanish equivalent padrón, a variant of patrón ‘master‘.

Is NIE same as Residencia?

However, don’t be confused, they are the same thing. The NIE is used for confirming your identification whereas, if you wish to carry out any fiscal function such as opening a bank account, buy a property, car, boat etc it is referred to as an NIF (fiscal) number.