Importance of the Padron

Importance of the Padron
PADRON PUSH: Darren Parmenter, San Fulgenci mayor Jose Sampere and Samantha Hull Photo credit: San Fulgencio town hall

SAN FULGENCIO town hall has launched an information campaign focusing on the Padron and residency applications.

“Our aim is to clarify what the Padron means and how useful it is,” International Relations councillor Darren Parmenter explained.

“At the same time we wish to dispel many of the myths that surround it and sometimes discourage people from registering.”


Posters and leaflets in Spanish, English, French and German will be distributed throughout the municipality, Parmenter announced.

They will be obtainable in San Fulgencio’s municipal buildings as well as bars, cafes and local businesses in the town and urbanisations, available to any resident who needs them.

“Anybody living in Spain for more than three months is obliged to apply for Spanish residency,” Parmenter said.

“By registering on the Padron with a habitual residence, it should be borne in mind that this may have administrative consequences or tax implications,” he added.

Samantha Hull, Social Services councillor for the urbanisations, stressed the importance of applying for Spanish residency.

Once residents appear on the town hall’s databases they become eligible for all the services and aid available to official residents,” she pointed out.

The leaflets also clarify the registration requirements for EU and non-EU nationalities, as well as UK nationals protected by the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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