The foreign resident information department (oficina de atención al residente extranjero) is located in Torremolinos town hall (El Ayuntamiento), on the ground floor. (0034)951954395
The local town hall / council office is the normal gateway to Spanish social care or route for contacting Social Services’ team of support professionals. To access much of the social care or benefits, it is necessary to have been registered on Spanish town halls’ ‘padrón’ census registers for a minimum period of time; generally from one to five years in total depending on the type of support or benefit requested, although this can vary according to local policies.
Therefore, it is important that residents and their families think ahead and always register on their town ‘padrón’, and keep their details updated (see also Helpful Topics: Understanding the System on this website). (If a UK national resident is not registered on the ‘padrón’, in extreme cases some short-term emergency help may be available, but this is ad hoc, cannot be predicted and varies by municipality.)
|Phone||Switchboard/Centralita: (0034) 952379400 - Foreigners/Extranjeros (0034) 951954395|
|Full address||Foreign residents department, Paseo Marítimo de La Carihuela, close to Plaza del Remo/Calle del Remo, 29620, Torremolinos, Málaga|
|Languages||English spoken, Spanish spoken|
|Timetable||09:00 -13:30 (Monday-Friday)|
|Type of organisation||Public|