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.