The Provincial Council of Alicante has launched a campaign to remind all foreign residents to renew their registration (empadronamiento) on their local town’s hall Padron.
Authorities explain that all citizens of UE member states, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein who are planning to live in Spain for more than three months should register with the Central Registry of Foreign Nationals (Registro Central de Extranjeros) in the corresponding National Police office. And once this is done, their register number then figures on the municipal Padron.
“If this is your case and you continue to live in the province, you should confirm this situation every 5 years so that the town hall has an up-to-date record of your registration”, the Provincial Council of Alicante says.
Those foreign residents who are not registered with the Central Registry of Foreign Nationals should renew their registration in the town hall every 2 years.
A change of address or of any personal information that the European citizens report to the town hall will have the same effect as express confirmation.
Confirmation of residency may consist of whether express declaration by the citizen or verification of residency by the town hall. If a European national does not confirm their residence, the town hall will instigate official proceedings to cancel their registration and will contact the person in question.
Non-EU nationals should renew their Padron every two years, except for those who have a permanent residence card.
More information available at: www.ciudadanosextranjeros.es