After being in Spain for about two years, you’re going to get a letter from the Ayuntamiento that you probably ought not ignore. Basically, it contains words to the effect, “Show up in person and let us know you’re still here.” Except the message is much more official sounding.
Here’s what it takes to comply.
Make an appointment online
You’ll need to go online to make an appointment here: Cita previa para trámites de Padrón de Habitantes del Ayuntamiento de Valencia
You will need to choose one of two locations:
- OFICINA DE ATENCIÓN CIUDADANA TABACALERA
C/ Amadeo de Saboya, nº 11
- OFICINA DEL PADRÓN MUNICIPAL
Calle Periodista Azzati, 2
Pick the one that’s most convenient for you. We’re lucky that the Tabacalera office is just a couple streets from our home and on the way to our gym. So we just went a half block out of our way before our morning workout.
Show up at the appointed time and bring:
- your printed cita previa confirmation
- your NIE card and a photocopy
- just in case bring a bill and a photocopy too.
That's about it.
Our first padron registration was done in September of 2017. Then, we moved and re-registered in April of 2018. When we received our letter dated June 28, 2019, it said our registration had expired or will expire soon and that we should appear in person as soon as possible. We booked our cita previas on the 25th of July and the first available appointment was on the 20th of August. We had an 08:30 appointment (one for the family). It took us about 20 minutes to finish the process. At the appointment they confirmed that we do not need to renew again for two years.
Jamie wants “life on gentle cycle” to be a story of enough rather than a search for more. His focus is on simplicity, quiet presence, low impact travel, and mostly on living gently. He also manages the technical aspects of GentleCycle.net