Application for Residency

All European citizens who plan to spend more than 3 months in Spain are obliged to register as resident at the national police station (law 240/2007). EU citizens will no longer receive a Residence card but an A4 Certificate of Registration provided by the Central Registry of Foreigners.

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What you need to do


Ask for the application form (EX-18) and a payment form (720), both of which areavailable from the national police station.


Complete the forms.


Make a payment of 10.20€ in one of the banks listed on the payment form.


Return to the police station with the EX-18, your passport (and a photocopy) and confirmation of payment.

This certificate expires after 5 years and if you don’t have a NIE number when applying for the Certificate, they will assign you one automatically and you don’t have to make a separate application. This certificate is not valid as identification.

Need help understanding the taxation system?

Download the FREE Guide to Taxes for Non-Residents in Spain, written by Raquel Perez, owner of Perez Legal.

Are you buying a property?


Then you need to know the process. Download the FREE Guideline Procedure for Purchasing a Property.

Confused with the legalities of buying a home?

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Selling your property?


Get an overview of what is involved by downloading the FREE Guide to Selling Your Spanish Property Legally.

Do you need help planning for the future?

Find out more information on the inheritance system here in Spain by downloading the FREE Inheritance Services book.

Do you pay taxes?


Download the 2019 Tax Payer´s Calendar to find the dates you need to submit your tax declarations.


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