|My certificate of residence a.k.a. empadronamiento|
If you happen to be living in Santiago de Compostela, the capital city of the Galicia region, this is how you can go about getting empadronado once you’ve moved in to your new apartment.
Where to go
|Entrance to the padrón office in the town hall|
What to bring with you* your passport
* your apartment contract or rental agreement
What to do at the officeDuring business hours on weekdays only, go up to the window in the padrón office and ask to register yourself (“quisiera empadronarme”). Present your passport and contract, sign a form if asked, receive your certificate, and you’re good to go. That’s it! No fees, taxes, nada. If you lose the empadronamiento (empadroamento in Galician), you can go back and get another one for free—no worries!
I hope this simple process goes smoothly for you, dear reader. If not, post any questions (or horror stories) you may have below!