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Nerja town hall urges residents to reregister on the 'padrón' before the end of the month

  • Those who have not renewed face being removed from the population register, with funding to services being cut

The Foreigners Department at Nerja town hall has repeated its request for all foreign residents currently on the 'padrón' (population register) to renew before 31 March when many foreign residents face being removed from the register entirely.

Town hall officials remind foreign residents that 'padrón' renewal is due every two years while 'residencia' must be renewed every five years.

The town hall receives an average annual amount of 150 euros from the regional and central government for each person registered on the 'padrón' . A fall in numbers on the register will mean reduced funding for vital services such as medical care, policing, education, security and infrastructure.

If you think your renewal period may have lapsed, you can quickly check (and reregister if necessary) at the town hall's reception on the ground floor (left desk). You will need either a NIE certificate (white sheet), 'residencia' certificate or card (both green) or your passport or identity card. You can do so from Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 2pm.