how do you apply for residence in spain

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Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

Postby gerryh » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:27 pm

Didn't they change a few years ago?
I think that the red ones were issued by the national social security department and were a dual social security/ health cards and the green ones, are just health cards issued by the Junta de Andalucia.
Both my wife and I have green cards and they cover us for our health needs.

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Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

Postby Unicorn » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:43 pm

I have a card that is red on one side and green on the other!

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Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

Postby Miro » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:23 pm

I asked years ago in our local clinic what the difference was between the red and green cards (I wrongly thought the green ones were for pensioners). I was told that there's no difference - when they run out of red cards to print, they use green ones, or vice versa!
Could be a load of baloney - they're often a very unhelpful sarcastic bunch of wazzocks at that clinic :shh:
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Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

Postby Manchesteral » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:02 pm

gerryh wrote:
Manchesteral wrote:... I live/spend a lot of time in Grand canaria but not resident.
So you are a tourist/ holiday maker.
You can't be in the Spanish health system as you aren't resident.
You will need to use your EHIC card, private medical insurance or pay cash.
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Thanks for that, and if I choose to become resident ??

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Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

Postby peteroldracer » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:22 pm

You don't choose to become resident: if you stay for more than 183 days in a calendar year you are tax-resident, you just need to formalise the status!
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Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

Postby elusive » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:54 am

If you are over state pension age you apply for an S1 form from overseas healthcare in newcastle telling them you are leaving the uk to become a spanish resident. You use that to registar on the spanish health service after you have gained your residencia by signing up with everything else you need at a national police cant get on the health system without being a offical resident first

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