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A few days ago my husband and I received a letter from The Town Hall at Playa Flamenca which we had to sign for. The letters are dated 31st August and are instructing us to go to the Town Hall with residence cards and copies within fifteen days or we will be removed from the register. After visiting the Town Hall we were told to make an appointment online. The soonest is next January. That will be over four months since the letter was written! Our Solicitor advises that we send our documents to them now by registered post. A neighbour, in the same situation, has been informed by their solicitor to wait until the appointment day in January. Dilemma! Can anyone advise, please?
I would personally send them by post . you could also put a copy of your appointment in with them too . at least you will be covered both ways then
I have since been informed that you have to be there in person so it's very much a catch 22 situation. Perhaps the answer is to try to get a TIE card to replace our current residencia cards.
I thought you were referring to the padron . when was the last time you renewed your padron ?
Hi Paul, it is concerning the Padron and only eighteen months since we renewed it but we're sorted now. I almost had to beg them to see us. The previous one was a joint one. Now we have one each.
Brilliant glad you have got it sorted
The officials here in Spain seem to enjoy putting people through unnecessary stress at times don't they ?
If you got knocked off your Padron so what?
There are no tangible benifits or advantages to having it and if you already have residence then there are very few other circumstances in which you have to produce it (buying a car ISN'T one btw) .
At the end of the day if you still live at the same address then appointment delays excpted you can sign on again at will.
Central Government allocates money to the different municipalities according to how many people are on the padrón. Therefore, if you are not registered, your town hall is losing money for the provision of health centres, police officers, fire fighters and schools, access to benefits and social care.
All true however all the advantages are for the municipality not you so knocking someone off the padron simply because they don't respond to a letter harms only them.
They are of course only carrying out their legal obligation to ensure that their records are accurate and not getting funding they are not entitled to.
I do remember reading in one of the freebies that your SIP card is also linked to the padron. Someone had written in to say their padron had expired and they didn't renew it. When they went to the doctors they were told they were no longer registered.
Might be something to think about and look into.
I personally think changing your driving licence to a Spanish one is imperative now, as well, because you will need a Spanish driving licence this year more than ever, because of Brexit. I've a feeling that our friends The Guardia will be out checking driving licences to quite a few motorists in January, and there are going to be quite a lot of people who haven't got one. Especially the English registered cars. We were at a cafe yesterday and saw quite a few cars with British number plates on the road driving past.
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