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Offline Jodie

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« on: December 13, 2007 »
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  • Could anybody inform me if you can go to Las Americas to get your residencia in the afternoon, and also when they will be closed over the christmas period
    thanks

    Offline Edward Bear

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    « Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007 »
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  • Jodie, you need to be at the police station in Las Americas at about 6-30 am with your relevant documents. You should be clear by about 10.00 am.

    Offline Dolly Diver

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    « Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007 »
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  • Unless you speak very good Spanish and have all the necessary paperwork with tquote s crossed and iquote s dotted you are wasting your time.  We got there at 6am with our camping chairs and flask of coffee, itquote s cold miserable, there are no facilities. If you are not in the first 50 for residencias you will be told to come back another day!

    The best way is to employ someone to assist you with it.  They will even wait in the queue and keep a space for you and you can arrive later endash  well worth the cost.  Any Gestor (solicitor/accountant) offers this service, but it is well worth contacting Diana McGlone on  647057599 who will keep you right and make sure you only need 1 visit. Good Luck


    LaCochinillo

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    « Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007 »
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  • Agree with Dolly, unless you're fluent in Spanish then I would strongly recommend getting help from someone who is, and who knows both the system and paperwork.

    Don't expect any help in English, as even if they understand you, they will only speak Spanish (to prove a point I guess!)

    Offline amibovvered

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    « Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007 »
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  • Agree with Edward about timing although it can happen much quicker, they only process 50 a day so f you number 51 in the queue, tough, you'll have to come again.

    However, if you are reasonably intelligent, you can do it yourself.

    If you need to get or renew your residencia, you can download the form off the website for the Ministry of the Interior.

    Here's the link : http://www.mir.es/SGACAVT/modelos/extranjeria/modelos_extranje/ex_16.pdf
    Fill it in and take 4 passport photos along with your contract of work or Escritura, passport and NIE (plus photocopies of all of the documents) to the Police Station in Las Americas near the bus station.

    They can sort it out there for you and it only costs about 6'80.

    The actual page with all the info on that tells you what you need etc. is here, as different types of residencias need different supporting documents :
    http://www.mir.es/SGACAVT/extranje/r...esidencia.html

    It's in Spanish though, so you may need to get someone to read through it for you. I have provided a quick translation of some of the page below.

    DOCUMENTATION NEEDED - A quick translation!
    Three recent passport photos , in color, with a white background, passport sized.
    Document of identity or passport, relevant to your nationality, the holder of which has the right of residence. (One must present the original one and a photocopy).
    If you have mental health or health problems, you must present certification supporting your state of health.
    If you are applying as a relative of a resident, you must present the following documentation in addition to that mentioned above :
    The document that accredits your relationship with the resident relative in Spain.
    The documentation supporting that your relative resides in Spain. It is also recommended that you also provides a photocopy of the ID, certificate of residence or card of the relative that supports the application in case they moan (It actually says that! )
    The visa of residence in the passport, or request of exension of the supporting person, that should to be presented jointly with the residence card request.
    Document proves that the applicant lives on the earnings of the relative that supports the application (not applicable for a spouse or for children less than 21 years).
    The relatives of workers that had deceased in Spain before they have acquired the right to reside permanently, justification of some of the following circumstances:
    Residence in Spain of, no less, two years before the moment of the death.
    That the death of the worker happened as a result of industrial accident or professional illness.
    That surviving spouse has been a Spanish citizen and has lost their original nationality as a result of the marriage with the worker.

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    Offline el presidente

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    Re: residencia
    « Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007 »
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  • Ref. Residencia

    The 'Passport' photographs required for any Spanish Document are smaller than the UK Passport size.
    Please don't turn up for a Residencia with your 'spare' UK passport photos.

    We consulted Diana McGlone. She will take you through every step. Money well spent !!!

    El Presidente

    Offline amibovvered

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    « Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007 »
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  • Spot on re the "passport" photos El Presidente, they should be 25mm x 32mm, apologies if I mislead anyone

    If time is money then, yes, use a gestor or similar, if its not, then DIY. 

    Offline janey

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    Re: residencia
    « Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007 »
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  • is there a similar system as quick as this for an nie?

    Offline Jodie

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    « Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007 »
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  • We went on Friday to get our residencia, got there at 7am and was clear at 9.15am, no problems whatsoever.  Janey, you need to go to the police station to collect the forms for your NIE No, just fill them in and take them back, they will then tell you when you can pick them up, I think you still have to queue though.

    Offline janey

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    Re: residencia
    « Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007 »
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  • thanks jodie

    big jo

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    « Reply #10 on: December 23, 2007 »
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  • We went recently to do my staff's residencias,we got there at 6.15 am and there was already about 20 people there.However at 9am the policeman on duty comes down and asks everybody to split into 2 lines,one for Spanish and one for everybody else. An officer stands at the front of the queue and you have to tell him what you are there for ie: NIE numbers,residencia etc. He then gives you a number with either the letter A or letter B on it and then go into the main hall.
    We were doing 3 residencias with me translating for them all,we had 10,11 and 12 and we were out of there by 9.15am. The residencia section seems to go a lot faster than the NIE section and although I was there to translate the policewoman spoke to my staff in English and was very helpful.