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Residency Issues

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Spain.

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Re: Residency Issues

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:55 pm

Oh yes, indeed. First I would like to say I had a similar problem when I first came here...even though my own parents are from here. They told me the same "story" at hospital...that only "emergency" treatment covered me...but they were up against someone who knows the laws and speaks fluent Spanish. The woman was angry that I knew and even went as far to tell me "how do you know all these details?"...well, I know them because my rights are important...if they want us to have obligations, rights are needed to know what those obligations are.

I do have the laws you seek but they are in Spanish...later today when I have the time I shall post them with an adequate translation...but none of the problems you cite are new...they are quite common here. We have an organisation to deal with problems such as this. PM for information if you are interested.


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Re: Residency Issues

Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:03 am

Hello cajun_spice98,
I'm british and I've been living in Spain for 3 years with my american wife. She too has indefinate residency in the UK. For one reason and another we only recently got round to sorting out the "empadronimiento" business.
I'll be following this thread with interest as my wife and I would like to get all the legal paperwork in order too, in the not too distant future...


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Re: Residency Issues

Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:42 pm

Hello Costaexpat,

Nice to know someone else is in the same situation. I did send you a Private message hope you do not mind.


Life is a roller coaster and I am loving the ride.


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