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Our experience of renewing residencia in Torre del Mar was quite different to Phil’s in Granada, local rules can apply so you need to check out at your local office.
In Torre del Mar
- The initial five year residencia must be renewed
- The permanent one does not need to be renewed unless you change name or address
- The proof of income and health cover are required only for new applications, not renewals.
Despite what the Granada office may say there is no need to renew your registration (commonly referred to as a residencia) certificate
I have used my green A4 sized certificate to apply for a health card, renew my driving licence, transfer vehicle – all without any problem. Of course when the UK leaves the EU the situation will change and we will probably have to re apply for residency as Non EU citizens. There is some interesting information on the subject on http://www.janetanscombe.com/news/certificados-de-registro-green-certificates-are-permanent-and-do-not-need-to-be-renewed.html
Original Advice offered a Year Ago :-
After receiving conflicting information about the need to renew the residencia certificate I did some further research. At the time of issue I was told it was permanent and did not need to be renewed but since then have been told several times that in fact it needs to be renewed after 5 years. So I googled and found an article which appeared in an expat magazine that discussed this very topic. The reporter wrote to the relevant department and received the attached reply. As you can see – there is no requirement to renew your
(although if you want the credit card sized one you can pay and queue outside the commisaria and obtain one voluntarily). The reporter suggested printing out the letter and carrying it with your
certificate as apparently police have occasionally also insisted that you renew or be fined! This only applies to those from EU countries.
Just to show what a minefield Spanish bureaucracy can sometimes be, we renewed our Residencias earlier this year and had a very different experience to Phil, published in Thursday’s Digame. We had the old style photo cards and we realised they had expired. With the whole Brexit thing going on it prompted us to get these renewed. Expecting to have to start again with all the associated paperwork required these days such as health insurance, bank statements etc, we employed a local lady, who deals with such things, to help us. To our surprise and delight ‘they’ were happy to simply renew our residencias, (even though the originals had expired) with none of the extra paperwork. We did all this at Torre del Mar National Police station and just had to turn up with the appropriate form, fee and a copy of our passports. We were also told that these were now permanent and wouldn’t need to be renewed. Maybe they’re stricter in Granada province!
If anybody needs the name of the lady who dealt with our paperwork, do get in touch.
Karen (Puente don Manuel)
kayteeinspain @ gmailDOTcom
The information that was given to Phil and posted here yesterday was incorrect. The law is quite clear. There is no requirement to renew the Certificate Of Registration. However, after you have been resident for 5 years, you automatically become entitled to the permanent right of residency in Spain. This is an automatic right and it is not necessary to apply for a new certificate. However, if you wish to do so, you will be issued with an almost identical form/card which differs only by confirming your right of permanent residency.
The law specifically states that you do not have to again show evidence of financial means or health cover. Neither does the law state that certificates must be renewed after any period. It is, sadly, not uncommon for the functionaries in the office to be inadequately instructed on the rules and they frequently give out incorrect information.
Sometimes confusion arises from the fact that residency cards are still issued, but only to non-EU family members of an EU citizen. These cards do have to be renewed every 5 years.
The full wording of the relevant law is at
A big thank you to those of you that contacted me directly and through Digamextra regarding my query.
I am always amazed how many people take the trouble to share their knowledge.Thanking you all. Lynne
Editor says – Subject now closed. Thanks to everyone.
Services Available – Pool Grouting
Pool Tech Nerja carry out all manner of Pool repairs and would be happy to visit
your house. Excellent rates. Call Jeff. 609 403 701
Services Available- PC Help
Whether you use your computer, tablet or cell phone,
nothing is more frustrating than when it fails to work properly.
Here is a benefit that PC Help has to offer:
No cure, no pay (only fuel cost)!
No matter what your needs are, PC Help can put together a solution that fits your budget and keeps your equipment running smoothly.
I’m working in the triangle of Torre del Mar, Nerja and Competa.
torroxcostarental @ hotmail.com
Services Available – Domestic Water System with 5 Stages
This system is able to eliminate the 95% of dissolved solids plus, 99% of organic compounds and reduce up to 99% of chlorine from current tap pressure.
With this 5 stages systems we improve smell, taste and quality drinking water.
It produces enough water to satisfy a family and can be fitted hidden under the sink in the kitchen. Say goodbye to buying bottled water.
You will pay less money.
I can bring you the water system in the garage BP petrol station Torrox or If you prefer I can fit it in your house.
The cost for supply is 130 euros (IVA Included).
(Please note – I was unable to reproduce the photo so please contact the advertiser reparacionespinazo @ gmail.com)
I’m a 17 years old Brazilian student living in Nerja.
I love animals and would like to look after your pet while you are out or away. Reasonable fees, around 5 euros per pet and hour.
valeskaos99 @ gmail.com // 675 19 25 04 (only WhatsApp)
Services Needed – Care of Horses etc.
I’m looking for someone who wants to help me with the care of 4 horses.
You can also help with the lessons and the ride-outs in the campo area of Algarorobo.
As a reward for your help you can ride for free.
For more info / photos look on our facebook: Picadero El Pajarero
Call for an appointment to visit me 0034 610633493 Klaas Pals
Services Available- Freelance Chef/Cook for Restaurants and Private Persons –
Torrox, Nerja and surroundings.
My name is Koenraad Tytgat.
I offer you my expertise as a cook. I have a broad experience in the traditional French kitchen, in Belgium and one year in the English kitchen and the international kitchen in Spain.
I am looking for a freelance job or fixed job as a cook or assistant cook in restaurants and for private persons. Some hours a day, a week, a full time, an evening…
I speak Dutch, French, English, German and basic Spanish.
I am prepared to travel from Torrox to Málaga.
We can negotiate about the price.
You can phone me on: 0032472687524 or email me on:
Recommendation Wanted- Marble Floors- Advice
Is there a kind Digamite around who might offer professional advice about my marble floors please?
Marks appear with the slightest spill of anything other than water. We always wipe spills, but the marks often prevail.
Any advice would be welcome to: jon108 @ hotmail.co.uk
Recommendation – Riser Chair
I too struggled to get in and out of my armchair. I went to the shop (with the original cushion off my chair and the depth measurement) which sells foam, materials, seat cushions etc and is located near the car park and Shanghai Chinese restaurant in Torre del Mar. It is in the area which becomes the Thursday Market. The very nice man there showed me all different standards of foam and I chose material to complement my decor. He then sent me away for an hour to have a coffee. When I returned he had made me a lovely firm cushion complete with cover. The price was very reasonable and depends on the standard and depth of foam and cover material chosen. I think I paid about 30€. The cushion fits my chair perfectly and I no longer struggle in and out of my chair. Of course this simple solution may not be the answer for everyone but I thought it may be of interest generally. Helene
Recommendation – We Buy Costa del Sol News Each Week.
1.50 euro, but you get a newspaper plus the separate TV guide.
And it’s easy to find in newsagents.
What’s On – Walks Around Viñuela/Periana Area?
I’m visiting the Viñuela/Periana area in a couple of weeks with my family and was looking for a shortish (4-8km) circular walk but have only managed to find longer, linear walks so far.
Could anyone recommend any suitable walks? Replies to Digamextra please, in case of interest to others.
What’s on Friday Games Afternoon
This week we are officially over a year old so a big Thank You to all members new and old…..
We also say a very sad farewell to our oldest member Janet….a lovely lady who passed away last week….Janet we will all remember you….
We meet every Friday at El Trapiche Restaurant (next to El Cruce on the road to Trapiche Market) from 12.30 onwards to play Crib, Scrabble, Rummykub or whatever game takes our fancy…
A lovely social afternoon making new friends and meeting up with old friends….the plus is a great menu del dia or tapas from the bar….do come and join us and enjoy the afternoon…
Any details from madpip @ hotmail.co.uk
What’s On – Organic Market
Next Saturday is our Organic Market with a variety of products like: bread, cheese, vegetables and fruits, beer, cakes, suites, biscuits, mermelades, and chutneys, legums, seeds, vegan and vegetarian food, gluten free products, Argan oil, honey,…
Also handcraft from India, Marruecos and Guatemala from fair trade, with your shop you can help people from these countries.
And a photographer with a nice stall.
At our cafeteria you can find this weekend smothies, breakfast and tapas.
Don´t forget that next week we will have a Live Music Concert.
You can find us at Google link https://goo.gl/nDLk6o the Road from Velez to Lake Viñuela, in front of the Renault truck, Viñuela ( Málaga)´
Contact: María Lavao 615512423/mercadoecovivero @ gmail.com
What’s On at Silks – Starting This Weekend (Fri/Sat)
Sunday Roast at Silks Sports Bar & Grill
Tel: 952967266 (bookings advised)
Choose from Roast Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken or Gammon. All served with homemade Yorkshire pudding, Roast and Creamy mashed potatoes, homemade gravy and 4 types of fresh veg for only €8.95.Silks Sports Bar & Grill
Local 2, Bloque 8, Urb Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa (situated just behind the large Chinese clothes shop on the paseo maritimo)
What’s on – MultiCultural Night
Don’t miss the fifth MultiCultural Night of Music and Dance in La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this Sunday October 9.
There will be seven performances including The Wild Geese, Jukebox Bandits, Yanique & Patrick, the ever popular African Drummers, Xenophone, Miguel de Canillas, Dance Group of Axarquia, and Biddies que Bailar, and there will be a ceilidh too.
The fun starts at 8.00pm until around 1.00pm.
Free Entrance, Bar
What’s On –Bar Bodega, Torrox Costa
After the long hot summer, from this Sunday we will offer Sunday Lunches commencing at 2pm until late.
We offer Roast Lamb, Beef, Chicken and Gammon with broccoli &cauliflower cheese and two more veg and Yorkshires etc for only euro 6.50. Please book on 617506550 to avoid disappointment.
Friday Meat Raffle is at the usual time of 6:30pm.
Saturday nights Karaoke, hosted by Carlos and Juani, starts at 9:30pm, followed by a late bar.
All the weeks sporting events are covered on 3 screens. This weekend sees the Internationals with England v Malta at 6pm on Saturday, plus all the rugby and more.
Snacks always available, including hot Pasties for e2.50, hot dogs for e1.20 and fish and chips for e5.00.
Come along and have a laugh and enjoy.
What’s On– Official Opening of the New Gym in Archez
This Friday evening (7th Oct) at 6.30pm sees the official opening of the brand new gym in Archez.
Come along and visit the new gym, meet the sports monitors and see what’s on offer for free for all Archez residents.
There will be a Zumba demonstration, music and bouncy castle etc for the children.
This evening is the official inauguration and the gym will then be open for use from
Monday 10th Oct – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 6 – 9pm.
What’s On – Chick Lit Book Club of Nerja
Hello! Want to make new friends and read good books? Think of joining the Chick Lit Book Club of Nerja – don’t let the name fool you, we read all kinds of books! Now almost in our 5th year, we are still going strong and growing!
We have not advertised for a long time, but as we’re heading into the Winter Season, some people may not know about us yet . A great opportunity to come by and see what we’re about ! Our next meeting will be on Saturday the 22nd of October at 14.15 (2.15 pm) Location: Teteria Zaidin, Calle Granada 16.
For more info, please call Patty @ 693373530.
What’s On – Pocapecunia, the Charity Shop
In aid of The Love A Child Foundation, will be open during the whole week of the Feria.
Calle Bella Vista in Nerja, Mon.-Sat.: open10am-1.30pm
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For Sale – Tank Bag for a Non Plastic Tank
Brand name and Type IXS Sursee II Tankrucksack
the German description here below:
3-teiliger Magnet-Tankrucksack aus 600D Polyester
Abtrennbares Oberteil und Mittelteil
Oberteil mit Tragegurten und Rucksackfunktion
Je 1 Kartenfenster im Ober- und Unterteil und der Bodenplatte
Reflektierende 3M iXS Logos
Abmessungen 40 x 29 x 24 cm
Inhalt ca. 30 l
Material: 100% Polyester
price new: 88,90 my asking price is: 65.-€
You may reach me under this e-mail: wuerzelen @ gmail.com
For Sale- Digital Camera
Fujifilm finepix S4200 Brifge,many items unused, it includes all accessories,
in the original box it costme 300 €
I´m willing to have 180 € Ono
Reason for selling, I just wanted a smaller model.
Contact me by e-mail vanesacerderaortega @ gmail.com
For Sale – Jacket & Shoe Rack
Woman jacket size 44, 45€
Contact: 655 341 046 (live in Benajarafe)
For sale – Mercedes Car
Mercedes Class A200 CDI Elegance silver highly-specified 5 door automatic saloon car for sale €3,500 (original purchase price was €35,000). In Frigiliana.
December 2005 registration, Spanish plates, left-hand drive, 157,000 km.
Car in excellent working and bodywork condition. Car always kept in house garage. Recently fitted new tyres and brake pads.
Only one owner, car always regularly serviced by Mercedes official dealership in Velez-Malaga (next service due in 5,500 km).
ITV till December 22 2016.
Includes Mercedes Command GPS navigation system, parktronic sensors, metallic paint, black leather upholstery, folding wing mirrors, etc.
Contact Paul 680 731 196 or paul.westley @ westley.com.
For Sale – Fridge Water Pipe
10 metres of 1/4 inch (6 mm) fridge freezer water/ice pipe and 6 straight push in connectors, all brand new, fit most fridge freezers. 20 euros for the lot.
Puente don Manuel area, Tel. or text 639005546
For Sale– A Spanish Wine Rack
Unusual item approximately 90 x50 in very good condition
Be interested in a offer.. from 30Euro
Viewing in Maro
Cwillsfms @ gmail.com
For Sale – Hammer Drill
Nutool Rotary Hammer Drill model NPT655 in hard case for sale in Caleta.
Instruction manual included.
20 euros ono
Annedotmalpus @ tesco.net
For Sale – Trolley Jack
Powerlift Hydraulic Trolley Jack for sale.
Will lift up to 2 tons.
15 euros ono
For Sale – Stone Grill for Sale with Tea Lights
In original box, etc.
Wooden plate rack with shelving, 98cm by 98 cm depth 28cm
Puente don manuel area
Shirley romero21 @ hotmail.mail
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