ALL foreign residents registered on the padron – population list – at Nerja Town Hall padron must renew their registration every two years.
When this time has passed, they will be deregistered, the council has warned. The padron is very important as according to the number of people registered, the town will be able to have more doctors, health centres, police, schools, firefighters, infrastructure and other services.
Every year, the town hall receives approximately €150 per person registered on the padron from the central and local governments. The government establishes that every two years all foreigners must confirm that they are still on the padron. Otherwise, they will be considered as not living in the town any more, and they will not figure on the town’s population list and will lose their benefits and rights.
If by March 31, foreigners who are on the renewal list have not come to confirm their padron, they will be deregistered.
Nerja will lose around 1,600 inhabitants as well as a good deal of money that could go towards town services.
People can check to see if they have to renew their padron by sending an email to the town hall foreigners’ department to email@example.com or by going directly to Nerja Town Hall.
The town hall also says it would appreciate it if all presidents of communities could inform their residents to come and check their padrons.