What is “empadronamiento” and what do I need it for? How can I get it?

/What is “empadronamiento” and what do I need it for? How can I get it?

Empadronamiento registers you as living in Barcelona. Upon completing the process, you will be given a letter confirming your empadronamiento status. This is necessary for a variety of administrative procedures. For example, you will need it if you want to apply for a local health card (el carné para la residencia sanitaria).

The papers you will need to present to the nearest police station in order to obtain the above mentioned letter of residence are:

  • Passport
  • Proof of residence (Household utility bill/ Rental contract)
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