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Applying for your Residencia: How To
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Having posted a "How to" guide on obtaining your NIE (see https://fuerteventura.click/Thread-Apply...NIE-How-to) I thought it would be helpful to post a similar guide on applying for your Residencia, or Certificate of Residence for EU Citizens*

* After the UK leave the EU, the system will change, so if that has already happened, please don't rely on this information!!

If you have not already read the How To Guide on the NIE (see above), I recommend you take a look now, as the venue (National Police Station) is the same and there you can view photos of the station etc..

So.......

First you need to download and complete the application form, an EX-18 which you can find here: http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/es/M..._FEB19.pdf 

Complete the form on your computer and a useful guide (in English) is here: https://www.supportinspain.info/wp-conte...lation.pdf BUT NOTE, you MUST complete the Spanish version.

You only need to complete pages 1 and 2 (we completed all 4 pages, but when we presented it, the Police Officer tore off pages 3 and 4 and scrapped them!

We also completed TWO forms (as that's the information we read) but the Police Officer just handed the second copy back to us, so save time and Money, only print one!

You need to supply various documents (or copies thereof) as follows:
1. Your Passport and a copy of the pages with text.
2. Your NIE (if you already have one) - if not, you will be given a NIE with your residency.
3. Your Empadron (if you have registered with your local Town Hall as a Resident - think another How To Guide might follow for that!!).
4. Evidence of funds, currently 6,000 euros per person.  We supplied a Bank Statement from the UK, and it was accepted.
5. Health Cover.  This gets a bit complex, depending on your circumstances:
    a. Pensioner in the UK: Supply a copy of your S1 Certificate from the UK (this certifies that the UK NHS will meet your healthcare costs in Spain).
    b. Not a pensioner: Evidence that you have taken out Health Insurance to cover your needs.
    c. Worker: Copy of your employment contract here in Fuerteventura.
    d. Self Employed Worker: Evidence that you have registered as a business in Fuerteventura.

Once you have all the documents and copies you need and you have printed the EX18, you need to complete and print the form for payment of the fee (Currently 12 euros) here: https://sede.policia.gob.es/Tasa790_012/ImpresoRellenar

You have to complete this form on-line, and there is a useful guide here: https://www.supportinspain.info/knowledg...-fee-form/

Take this form (the Modelo 790-12) to any bank and hand over the three copies of the form and the 12 euro.  Top copy gets stamped (your receipt), second copy gets overprinted by the bank (the form you hand over with your application) and the third copy the bank retain.

Now you are ready for a trip into Puerto to visit the DNI Office of the National Police.  https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Puer...13.8628367  Shown as Officina de DNI in Calle Herbania.

Enter the building, turn right through a metal detector arch (not working) and take a seat on a bench.

Useful tip from Tamara: The secret to this is to ask in a loud voice when you go in, '¿ultimo?'. The last person in should identify themselves. Be prepared to identify yourself if someone else comes in! Very useful in these circumstances.

There are four desks to the left for Spanish Nationals to apply for Identification Numbers and Passports.  The two desks to the right are for us Foreign Nationals.  Usually a uniformed Police Officer with an unshaven appearance sits to the left - he is FANTASTIC!!!

Present all you documents and the form from the bank and in about 20 minutes he will print out your green Certificado De Registro De Ciudadano De La Union.

It really was a very simple process, but one where we had been quoted between 50 and 150 euros to have done for us!

I must acknowledge a few of the websites that I researched:
https://www.supportinspain.info/
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/residency-re...s-in-spain
https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/
https://www.limitconsulting.com/2016/09/...esidencia/

Hope that helps.

Tom.

EDIT: EX-01 to EX-18. Sam
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Good helpful info for newbies Tom. Please can you just clarify EX-01 and/or EX-18 for them as you mention both and I seem to remember just doing the EX-18, thanks.
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Well spotted Tamara (despite you being in the UK!). It's the EX-18 and I will edit the original post asap.

Tom.
25/75 Birmingham/El Cotillo. Cool
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(10-07-2019, 07:52 AM)Cotillo_Tom Wrote: ...It's the EX-18 and I will edit the original post asap...

All done now Thumbs Up



And thanks for the excellent guide Tom! I'm sure everyone trying to sort out residencia in Fuerteventura will appreciate all the hard work you had to put into it.
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Thanks for the guide, Tom.
As you live 50/50 UK and Cotillo, what are the advantages of moving to this status, and what are the disadvantages? I'm a little confused why you would give up your UK healthcare for the 6 months you are in the UK.

The only advantages I can see are: cheap travel, and no more 'non-resident tax'
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(10-07-2019, 10:53 AM)Archer Wrote: Thanks for the guide, Tom.
As you live 50/50 UK and Cotillo, what are the advantages of moving to this status, and what are the disadvantages? I'm a little confused why you would give up your UK healthcare for the 6 months you are in the UK.

The only advantages I can see are: cheap travel, and no more 'non-resident tax'

We got our Residencia last Dec to meet the 90 days in any rolling 12 month rule. 
As pensioners we had our S1's but have not registered them with the local doctors practice here on Fuerteventura so we are still on our NHS GP panel in the UK. Once you register here on Fuerteventura the system takes you off the NHS and if you need treatment in the UK you then get as a visitor / tourist
We were led to believe you had to have 6,000€ each in a Spanish Bank account.
We still have to pay "Non Resident Tax" as while we have Residencia we are not "Fiscal Residents"

If others have different views we would be delighted to hear them.
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We are currently 50/50 El Cotillo and Birmingham, but that is now under review and we might end up as 95% El Cotillo with just occasional visits back to the UK.  However, regardless of that possible change of status, we exceed the 90 days in any year and we are likely to exceed the 183 days a year (the threshold for being a fiscal resident).

We also heard that the 6,000 euros needed to be in a Spanish bank, but friends were advised that a UK account was acceptable - at the end of the day, you have to prove you have sufficient resources to avoid being a burden on Fuerteventura, so where the Money is deposited is not really relevant. 

We were told that we are not liable for the non-residents property tax for this year, as we have registered. However, as we can't find that anywhere in black and white, we will pay for part of 2019, but no more. 

Tom.
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Thanks Tom and WG.

Where does the 90 day rule come from? Never heard of it or never heard of it being enforced.

So, apart from that, no benefit? And I wish to keep NHS use without EHIC.

And Sanchez says 'no change' after Brexit, so not sure I should worry (should I?)

But I can see if you stay longer (than 183 days), Tom, then a good idea.
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I have heard of the 90 day & the 180 day limits before. I believe over 90 days & you should establish residency & over 180 days you have to register as a tax resident (income tax). Beyond that, not sure & don’t know how/if it is enforced.
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(10-07-2019, 10:37 PM)Spitfire58 Wrote:  Beyond that, not sure & don’t know how/if it is enforced.

The Police and other authorities have access to the airline & ferry company records so they can check when you come to and go from the island and was told recently they can also check bank card usage and assume you are on the island if you use your bank card here.
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