Torremolinos town hall has recently opened a new foreign residents’ office in the centre of the town.
Previously, foreign residents were able to use an office housed in the town hall building in El Calvario, but the service has now been relocated to the tourist and cultural offices in Plaza de Andalucía.
The new office - which will be open Monday to Friday, from 9am until 2.30pm - provides information and assistance to foreign residents confronted with administrative paperwork.
This service will include information about the local population census (padrón), documentation and procedures for obtaining an identification number (NIE), the processing of an opening licence for a new business, as well as information concerning taxes and social security. Residents can also request information concerning Spanish nationality, an option some British residents say they are considering following the Brexit decision.
Staff at the new office speak both Spanish and English and there are plans to expand the service into other languages later in the year. According to the official census data produced by the institute of statistics of Andalucía (IEA), more than 25 per cent of the population of Torremolinos is foreign, and more than 13 per cent of foreign residents come from the United Kingdom.