How to get Canarian residency?

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ How to get the Canarian residence?
Martina from Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น will guide you to obtain this first “must” step for your Erasmus in Las Palmas ๐Ÿ

Remember that you HAVE to ask for residence if you spend more than 6 months and 1 day in Gran Canaria, otherwise you are not allowed to have the Canarian residency.
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ Why to become a Canarian resident?
75% Discount tickets for flights ๐Ÿ›ฉ and ferrys โ›ด๏ธ among the Canary Islands and to the rest of Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ. Also, you could get the Young bus card for local transport ๐Ÿš, which is currently FREE for residents.

๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ Bonus tip:
Reserve your NIE appointment in Las Palmas’ office (Plaza de la Concordia 5) 1-2 months before your arrival. ๐Ÿšจ Important: They will not attend you if you dont have all the required documentation!


What to do:

Step 1: Get your NIE (Foreigner Identity Number)

To get a NIE you have to:

  • make an appointment through the website
  • choose an office from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or if you canโ€™t find available dates you can go to other citiesโ€™ offices in Gran Canaria
  • once you already have your appointment you need to bring the required documentation to the chosen office: 1. passport 2. Health Insurance Card 3. University tuition fee 4. Housing contract (Original + 2 copies)
  • All this documentation will be reviewed at the office
  • Go to the bank to pay a fee (9,84โ‚ฌ) and to bring the receipt
  • Finally, they will release your NIE

Step 2: Make your resident registration

  • make another appointment for residence registration at a different office (Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de GC).
  • You need to bring required documentation: 1. NIE document 2. Passport 3. Housing contract 4. Housing expenses invoice (Original + 2 copies)
  • Finally you will get your Canarian residence.

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