Getting your own Doctor’s appointment at the Canarian National Health Doctor’s Surgery

If you know your CIP number which is on your medical card (and provided you are properly registered with a Spanish GP), then you can make an appointment on the internet click on this link to make an appointment or click on this link to see an instructional video Or you can ‘phone 012 seven days a week to make an appointment with your GP, when you get through a recorded voice will speak giving you options, when it …

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Who is entitled to Spanish National Health cover and how can I apply?

To check the quick guide to getting your healthcare entitlement click here Insured persons- those who are working or self employed and are making up to date Spanish national insurance contributions, plus their legal dependants. Retired EU citizens who were working legally in Spain and have now retired Unemployed in receipt of unemployment benefits. Unemployed who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and others of a similar nature and not having insured status on any other …

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Emergency Health Service Assistance Whilst On Holiday In Tenerife

If you need an Ambulance dial 112: if you say “English” a couple of times you will be passed to an English Speaking Operator. If you need to employ an interpreter during your doctor’s/ hospital visits please telephone (0034) 647057599 In the South of the Island of Tenerife, The Hospital del Sur (formerly known as El Mojon) has a 24 hour ER and Outpatients department for most disciplines except Onconology although there is a day …

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Who is entitled to Spanish National Health Cover How Can I apply?- Quick Guide

The grid below gives a guide to the documents required to obtain Spanish state health care entitlement and where you can obtain them. Use this link to download the asistencia sanitaria application form http://www.seg-social.es Use this link to make an appointment with CAISS https://sede.seg-social.gob.es ** Social Security There are offices in various parts of the island and depending on where you live and what business you need to transact you may be required to go to Los …

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Prescriptions

Many medications can not be purchased without a prescription either from a Private doctor or from your Spanish National Health service GP. In Spain National health prescriptions are partly paid for by the patient. A co-payment system of contributing towards the cost of prescriptions was introduced in July 2012. Most people, including UK pensioners, will be required to pay a percentage of the cost of their prescription medication. Co-payment will be handled by each autonomous …

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Can I get Health Care In Spain?

The Spanish National Healthcare Service is considered to be one of the best in Europe. Most statistics show the  the equal of the UK NHS and in some cases better. Access to this service is freely available to EU citizens as long as you have taken the necessary steps to prove your entitlement to the Spanish authorities, which in the case of  a retired person’s S1 document  will include applying for a Green  Residence registration certificate. The rules …

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Vehicle and Driver Fines

If you are unlucky enough to be fined for a traffic offence (speeding etc) and you have been sanctioned by the Guardia Civil, you can pay the fine online with your credit or debit card and if you do it within 20 days of the fine being issued you save 50% The link is here and you must have the paperwork for the fine to hand with the reference number. If you can’t or don’t want …

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CAR SALE / PURCHASE CHECKLIST

Making sure the vehicle is either in your name officially (or removed from your name if you are selling) is a more complicated process in Spain than it is in the UK Seller Photocopies of: NIF Or if non Spanish: White NIE in date plus Passport OR certificado de registro plus passport Originals of: Ficha Technica (car log Book)  SHOULD have a current ITV stamp with at least 1 month’s life left. (otherwise the vehicle …

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Certificates of Residence – Quirks and Questions

As well as the standard requirements to become a resident in Spain , you either have to be: • Currently working legally in Spain, or be self employed and so have a Spanish income, Or you have to prove your income is sufficient to support you and your family, this is done either; • by having a lump sum in a Spanish bank or regular income over a period of time from a Spanish source …

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Social Security Number Applications

A social security number ( not to be confused with an NIE number) is only obtainable if you are becoming self employed OR if you have a written job offer in Spanish known as a “pre- contrato” OR if you are a foreign pensioner who has entitlement to health care funded by their home country. Employees need to make a prior appointment by telephoning 922 60 25 10 and taking this application form together with the …

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On-line mailbox for reporting work related fraud anonymously

The department of Employment have created an online mailbox for reporting work related fraud anonymously. Previously, illegal workers were nervous of reporting an irregularity because they had to give their details, even though the information was know to the work inspectors, but was never communicated to the employer. Now the process is totally anonymous. The move is clearly aimed at detecting those companies that hire under the table workers, or issue part time contracts and …

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Assets Reporting – modelo 720

Those who are newly arrived and fiscally resident in Spain  must present a modelo 720 which reports to the Spanish tax authority their assets exceeding 50,000 euros in any one of various categories which are held abroad. This could be Property owned or bank accounts held in the Uk for example Taxpayers who presented the modelo 720 in previous years before, you must resubmit again in the following cases: When any assets and rights that …

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Recreational Fishing Permits

These can be applied for via the local town hall but they take quite a few days, so you may not get it before your holiday ends!.. if you go to Santa Cruz (weekdays before 1pm) the licence will be issued on the spot. Application form here . Form to pay the fee here, address of the office: Avda. de Anaga, 35, Edf. Usos Múltiples I, 11ª planta 38001, Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Tfno. 922.47.50.00 – Fax 922.24.68.43 …

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What to do if you are living permanently in Tenerife and are retired or coming up to retirement age.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.   If you have previously worked in Tenerife, you will find it has an effect on the way you claim your UK pension entitlement when you come to retirement age. How do I claim my UK pension?  You should be sent a EC rules claim …

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Income Tax in Spain – Declaración de la Renta

Every year the Spanish tax man doles out billions of euros in tax rebates. Average rebates work out at around 780 euros each, for low to medium income tax payers. They can do this because they have already had your money. Unlike in the UK, where the tax man sets allowances against income in advance, in Spain, most people have a straight percentage of their gross pay deducted from their pay packet or they pay …

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Residents and Fiscal Residency

Moving to Tenerife : Fiscal Residence and Keeping things straight Getting a residencia certificate (a green wallet sized piece of paper) with your NIE printed on it is often confused with being fiscally resident. Theoretically you could be staying for longer that 90 days in a Spanish tax year – and so required to comply with immigration regulations and get a residencia certificate – but then you could revoke the certificate after 170 days and go to …

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