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1. What is the "empadronamiento" in Spain?

The so-called “empadronamiento” is the registration in the census. Every person living in Spain is obliged to register in the municipality where he/she resides.

This procedure, despite it may not seem so at first glance, is very relevant in the immigration processes and therefore it is extremely important to properly explain what it consists of and how to apply for it.

Below we will explain why it is relevant for migration processes, what documentation is required for the “empadronamiento” and where to apply for it.

2. Why does it matter in the migratory process?

The importance of the “empadronamiento” is that the so-called “certificado de empadronamiento” is required for many immigration procedures. The importance of the “empadronamiento” is that the so-called “certificado de empadronamiento” is required for many immigration procedures. In many cases, the place of census registration determines the competent authority for the treatment of certain administrative procedures.

In particular, we would like to point out that it is important to be registered before the fingerprinting procedure that is part of the application for the TIE residence card.

In the article that we leave you here you can learn more about how to apply for the TIE card. 

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3. How to apply for the Empadronamiento?

Step 1: Make an appointment

You must first make an appointment at your local town hall.

Step 2: Collect the documents

Prepare the documentation to be submitted to the Town Hall.

Step 3: Go to the Town Hall

On the day of the appointment you will need to bring the required documents.

Step 4: Request the certificate

After registering, make sure that you receive the certificate.

4. Documentation required to apply for the Empadronamiento in Spain.

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