I honestly believe that the Spanish Government has set up a department in the bowels of some Ministry in Madrid just to make my document life as difficult for me as possible. I can imagine a control room 100 metres underground filled with computers, a giant wall screen and dozens of bored operators twiddling their thumbs until I apply for some document. “Condition Red” screams the tannoy. Lights flash. Operators frantically tapping away on their computers. “Where?” “Cortes de la Frontera Ayuntamiento (town hall)!!!”. “Activate plan:- We’ll get him this Time. Team Alpha relocate to Cortes de la Frontera. Go!!” Team Alpha race away from Madrid with a 300 page Top Secret Command Instruction to give to the clerks in the town hall, which they MUST obey to the letter.
(The following was posted on a local forum. I now have a world wide audience, so bear with me if you have read it before)
So I moved from house #123 to #124 and like a good expat went to the townhall to change my Certificado De Empadronamiento Individual from house #123 to #124. The CDEI is a simple form containing my personal details and where I am living; for every form the town hall has had filled money comes in to the coffers. So up the mountain I went, clutching in my well manicured hands (thanks) all the government documents required to live officially in Spain. After a 6km round trip I returned home from the town hall with an application form for the owners of #124 to sign. Duly signed, I returned to the townhall where Senor Jobsworth the clerk gave me a hand written letter for the owners to sign stating that they had given permission for me to stay in #124. Back up the mountain with the signed letter I trudged. Two days later I proudly possess a
new CDEI for, wait for it !!! #123. Yes #123 not #124. A brand new copy of the original I had filled in 8 years ago !!! The wonders of Andalucia.!!!!
I have returned the crazy form to the town hall requesting that they do it properly. They INSIST I live at #123. I approached the local Councillor who has taken up my case and he has informed me that the Town Hall has lost my applications, details etc. and as it is August the clerk who deals with my form is on a month’s vacation. I just LOVE Andalucia !!! (finding somewhere to bang my head)
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