Brits Must Check Empadronmiento

Almuñécar Town Hall is carrying out a campaign to reach the 800 British residents in Almuñécar and La Herradura to revise their empadronmiento.

ALM Empadronmiento Office“Brexit has meant that residents with British passports have to confirm that they live here every two years, as they are no longer EU citizens” explained the Councillor for Citizen Participation, Beatriz González Orce.

Foreign residents who do come from EU countries only have to renew their empadronmiento every five years,” said the Councillor .

So far the Town Hall has already notified with a note under the door 525 British residents in Almuñécar and La Herradura.

You cannot register a child for state schooling, renew a Spanish driving licence or TIE, get a Andalusian public-health card, register a new or imported vehicle or sort out your Residencia without a valid empadronmiento certificate, explained the Head of the Área de Estadística, Juan José Padial – now that Juan de Diós has retired.

So, if your empadronmiento document is over two years old, you have to go round to the Oficinas de Atención a la Ciudadanía or the Registro Municipal and make sure you have a valid ID (TIE or Passport) and a document that proves you reside at a certain address (rental contract, utility bills or property deeds). If you have kids, you will need a photocopy of their ID documents or your Libro de Familia.

Note: where ever you live, it would be best to go round to your local town hall and do the same, if you are British.

Editorial comment: Aren’t you glad you voted in favour of Brexit! Those of us who had lived more than twelve years outside the UK were not eligible to vote on the Brexit issue – had we been able to, there would have been no Brexit.

So if you are living out here now and did inexplicably vote for Brexit… thanks guys! If the Gazette used eye-rolling emojicons, there would now be three in a row rolling their eyes at you.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  15 comments for “Brits Must Check Empadronmiento

  1. August 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Fred: although it is over an hour long, this video entitled The Spider’s Web – The Second British Empire, will show you the real reason behind Brexit. The EU was shutting down off-shore tax havens within the EU, which would have included Gibraltar and Jersey, etc. Once you have watched the film you will see why millions were spent on untraceable Facebook ads and social media posts to sway Brexit in favour of leaving.

    Anyway, here the video for anybody who is interested – it’s one youtube:

  2. Fred Davies
    August 8, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    We can only do our best under the latest laws/rules/regulations. Of course many will have voted either way on very crude, high level assumptions…. one which my mum was particlary fond of was the cost of the EU bureaucracy…. sure there certainly was a cost but it’s simply been/being replaced by more bureaucracy which alas is felt more keenly by folk who trade or regularly travel between UK and Europe.

  3. August 8, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    John: we’re Brits; of course we whine; hence the well-suited Australian term, Whinging Poms. Which reminds me, do you remember that Australian joke?

    How do you know if a plane that has just landed has Brits onboard? Because even when you shut the engines down, the whining continues… boom boom!

    And of course, I agree wholeheartedly with your closing statement as a general guideline for living your life.

  4. john
    August 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Brexit is a done deal and is now part of history. Whatever your views it is no use whining away at the bits that have upset you or your family personally.

    Of course there are and will continue to be things that do not suit individuals , companies etc, we have herd about massive food shortages in the Uk , transport will grind to a halt , the economy will die, brits will no longer be able to work abroad etc, etc.

    It is a big world out there and Europe is part of it ,not the only part.

    There, now I have already defeated by first statement. !!

    Just get on with life and deal with things as they arise.

  5. Chris
    August 8, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Well said Michael, can I also add we were visited at home in June by a lady from Ayuntamiento regarding updating our empadronamiento, would this happen in UK, I think not. Keep making us smile with your quips Martin.

  6. Jeremy
    August 8, 2021 at 10:21 am

    This is wider than Spain. I too was desenfranchised and had to become naturalised Irish to continue working. Democracy is all the people not just a subset as was the case in 2016.

  7. August 8, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Michael: Thank you! *bows*

    Take cover! Imminent incoming expected…

  8. Michael
    August 8, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Love it Martin ❤️ ❤️❤️

    Keep up the good work on behalf of those robbed of EU citizenship by a bunch of self serving elite xenophobic liars

  9. Trevor Mitchell
    August 8, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Yes, that sounds right, I was asking because last year it was one of those things with many opinions floating about and didn’t give it much thought. A queue is a queue….

  10. August 8, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Trevor: logically, it would be “others” as British citizens are not EU anymore. It shouldn’t make any difference your being a resident or not, as this does not affect your nationality.

  11. Trevor Mitchell
    August 8, 2021 at 8:34 am

    On yet another post Brexit issue, we are currently in the UK visiting relatives and will(all the things that could factor in) be returning end of summer. My question is, when arriving into Malaga as residents, which channel do we use, the EU or t’other?

  12. August 8, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Evelyn: thank you. You are of course right. I had forgotten to add VAT… 😉

  13. August 8, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Elisabeth: Yes, I thought that might get a reaction to liven up a Sunday!

    Of course you are feeling a bit sensitive, seeing how Brexit is panning out in all its muddled ignominy.

    Personally, what I love about your response was this: “I would defend your right to say them,” yet here you are basically telling me to shut up.

    Ah, there is nothing like the smell of singed indignation drifting on the morning breeze! 😉

  14. Evelyn Young
    August 8, 2021 at 8:22 am

    It was fifteen years not twelve before you lost the right to vote.

  15. Elizabeth Kidd
    August 8, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Stop this hate filled denigration of other people. It is no business of you or anyone else how someone votes. It is called democracy. You may not like my views, as I don’t like yours always, but in a democracy, I would defend your right to say them.

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