Here you find the explanation of the padrón and what are the benefits?
Here you find the explanation of the padrón. This is a certificate that justifies you are living in this city or this town. The Padron office is so important in Spain because this is the way that the town halls have to know how many people are living in this city, and how much money will receive from the government. They don’t use your information for any other reason and the information provided at registration is confidential and protected by data-protection law.
Once they have this information, they can see how many children, adults and person older 60. With this information, they can use state money to build what the population needs, for example, Schools, Parks, health centres, police officers, etc…
If you want to vote in local or European elections, you must be registered in your Padron office. You can’t Vote in the Spanish national’s elections if you don’t have a Spanish passport. But you can vote to the local government. I hope this explanation of the padrón is helpful to you.
Why do I need to be registered on the Empadrón?
It is essential and required for many daily aspects of life in Spain and can be obtained easily from your local Town Hall. The Padron is needed for:
- Register at the health centre to get the SIP card
- Children School and grants
- Apply for NIE (in some areas)
- Residency Card
- Spanish Driving licence
- Pensioner’s card
- Buy or sell a car (Not in all the cases, you can use other documents)
- Another Grants and access to benefits and social care