Registering on the padrón

Photograph of the Ayuntamiento, or town hall, in Lanjaron, the gateway to the Alpujarras, Andalusia, Spain

The padrón is the local registry for the general public that the town hall requires to know who lives in the area.

The process of joining the padrón is known as ‘empadronamiento’. You will get a certificate to prove you’re registered, which is needed for a lot of other legal procedures. These expire after a few months, but you can just get a duplicate with a new date on.Social benefits

What will we do?

  • We will obtain the correct paperwork for you.
  • We will ensure you have the correct documentation.
  • We can also offer telephone support when you’re in your relevant town hall (standard charges apply).


What can we help you with?