Between 2009 and 2018 when he semi-retired, Graham Shelton of Spanish Number Plates wrote a fortnightly column for the Costa News Group which covers most of the towns and cities of the Mediterranean coastline. Many of these are included in this section of posts having been updated in April 2020. Some cannot be included now because the rules and regulations are constantly changing.

Although this information is correct as of this date, if you are unsure about what has been said, especially if this contradicts other information that you have been given, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

The ones in the “archived files” section are old and out of date, but are shown for historical reasons.

Padron and other documents

The Spanish love their bureaucracy and it can be quite bewildering for non-Spaniards to understand, especially if you are not familiar with the language To live in Spain, you will require the following NIE (Registration number for foreigners). Without this, you can get very little done in Spain. It is free and the number stays […]

Residencia changes and your car

The changes to the requirements for gaining Residency status in Spain have recently changed amid the usual confusion caused by of lack of information and notice plus poorly advised civil servants. The expat rumour mill is in serious overdrive. As usual the bar room lawyers have latched on to this and suddenly have become experts […]

Padrons, Residencias and cars

“For in spite of all temptations to belong to other nations, he remains an Englishman, he remains an Englishman” so went the line from Gilbert and Sullivan. So therein lies the rub; we live in Spain maybe all of the time or just occasionally, but we retain our umbilical cord to the homeland, why wouldn’t […]

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