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Updated: 10/2020

Document showing the individual's current registration in the Municipal Regitser of Residents

Vocabulary
  • What do you need to know?
  • What do you need to do?

It is FREE OF CHARGE

IT DOES NOT EXPIRE

Its VALIDITY VARIES depending on which formality it was requested for

It can be applied for at ANY TIME

It may be needed to complete other formalities

It can be processed IN PERSON, ONLINE and BY TELEPHONE

What is it?

The document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register is a statement issued by Barcelona City Council attesting to an individual’s registration, as it appears in the Barcelona municipal register of residents. In Catalan, it is called Volant de residència del padró municipal d'habitants de la ciutat de Barcelona.

Important information

The document does not expire. Even so, as it proves residence at a specific moment in time, depending on the formality you have to complete, it may be that you are asked for it with a specific period of validity.

You can also check the official website for the formality, which is available in Catalan and Spanish.

Why is it important to apply for it?

It is a formality that is needed for other formalities, if you need express proof of your place of residence.

Who does it apply to?

It is for anyone who is registered on the city of Barcelona register of residents.

Who should apply for it?

The conditions for applying for it change, depending on the channel used to process the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register.

Online
  • With a digital certificate: it can be applied for by anyone over 18 years of age.
  • If you do not have a digital certificate:
    • Any person over 16 years of age may apply for the document stating where a registered individual lives and with whom.
    • In the case of individuals under 16 years of age, any person of legal age registered at the same address may apply for the document.
By telephone
  • Individuals over 16 years of age may request their document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register.
  • Individuals of legal age may apply for:
    • Their document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register.
    • A document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register on behalf of any other individual of legal age or a minor.
In person
  • Individuals over 16 years of age may request their document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register.
  • Individuals of legal age may apply for:
    • Their document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register.
    • The document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register for people who are registered at their address.
    • A document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register on behalf of anyone of legal age if they are acting as their representative with express authorisation.
    • A document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register for minors or legally incapacitated individuals if they are their duly accredited representatives.
What requirements must be met?

You must be a registered resident of Barcelona city.

Which body is responsible for the formality?
What advice and suggestions could help you?

The Citizens Information Office in Plaça de Sant Miquel offers an in-person service in the following languages: English, French, Arabic, Urdu, sign language, Catalan and Spanish. Opening hours are from Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am - 8 pm (except in August, when Saturday opening hours are 9 am - 2 pm).

What other linked formalities should you know about?

In order to apply for the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register, the following formality must first have been completed:

Furthermore, if you want to complete the whole formality online, you must have a:

What do you need to do?

You can complete the formality in three different ways: Over the Internet (with or without a digital certificate), by telephone or in person. Select the channel that seems most suitable for you and see the steps you need to take.

Online
Telephone
In person

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Obtain a digital identification

To carry out the procedure online, you must identify yourself on the portal with one of these three identification methods:

idCAT Mòbil

The idCAT Mòbil can be obtained in the same portal, before starting the process. Access the registry and choose the option 'Regístrame'.

These are the requirements to obtain the idCAT Mòbil:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • DNI or TIE (not just the NIE).
  • TSI (Individual Health Card) of the CatSalut (Servei Català de la Salut) or be the holder / beneficiary of Muface.
  • Mobile phone.

If you are a foreign European person from the Schengen area and do not have a TIE, you can obtain the idCAt Mòbil through this form.

Clave Pin 24h o DNIe

See how to obtain this type of identification the following link.

Digital Certificate

To know how to obtain it, access the Digital Certificate procedure.

Documentation

You do not need to provide any documentation.

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Identify yourself and pick the type of document you want to process (document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register)

Access the identification portal, and pick the type of document you want to apply for. In this case, you need to pick the 'document attesting to an individual's current registration on the municipal register' option.

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Access your personal space to print the document

You can print the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register yourself, by accessing your personal space.

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Call and give your details

To apply, you need to call Barcelona City Council’s information and formalities telephone line and give the details of the person wanting to apply for the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register (name, surnames, date of birth, personal identity document and address).

Information and formalities telephone line: 010

The phone service is available in English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Documentation

You do not need to provide any documentation.

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You will receive the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register

Once the application is made, you will receive the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register by ordinary post at the address registered. It takes approximately seven working days from the application date for the document to arrive.

Please note that the document will only be sent to the address where the applicant is registered; it will never be sent to a different address.

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Make an appointment beforehand and get the documentation together

To make the application,  you need to make an appointment beforehand by accessing 'Appointments with Citizen Help and Information Offices (OAC)'

Access to request an appointment beforehand is only available in Catalan and Spanish.

To request an appointment, you need to choose the most suitable office for you:

Places where you can complete the formality:

  • Citizens Information Office in the Plaza de Sant Miquel
  • Ciutat Vella District Citizens Information Office
  • L’Eixample District Citizens Information Office
  • Sants-Montjuic District Citizens Information Office
  • La Marina Citizens Information Office
  • Les Corts District Citizens Information Office
  • Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District Citizens Information Office
  • Gràcia District Citizens Information Office
  • Horta-Guinardó District Citizens Information Office
  • Nou Barris District Citizens Information Office
  • Zona Nord Citizens Information Office
  • Sant Andreu District Citizens Information Office
  • Sant Martí District Citizens Information Office

Before the day of the appointment, look into and prepare the documentation that will be requested to obtain the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register.

Documentation
  • The documentation for in-person processing must be original and in hard copy, unless indicated otherwise.
  • Documents are accepted in the following official languages: Catalan and Spanish. Otherwise, the original must be provided with a translation done by the consulate or by a translator qualified to do official translations (sworn translator).
  • If you have an authorisation to register other people of legal age or from other family units, this will only be valid for one month from the date shown on the document.
Where the applicant requests the document for himself or herself or for persons over 16 years of age registered at his or her address
  • Valid personal identity document for the applicant
    • Spanish nationals: Valid Spanish national identity document (DNI), passport or driving licence.
    • European Union, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals: valid resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin, or NIE (identity number for foreign nationals) certificate plus passport.
    • Nationals from all other countries: valid resident’s card or passport.
Where the applicant requests the document for anyone over 16 years of age not registered at his or her address
  • Express authorisation duly signed.
  • Valid personal identity document for the authorised person
    • Spanish nationals: Valid Spanish national identity document (DNI), passport or driving licence.
    • European Union, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals: valid resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin, or NIE certificate plus passport.
    • Nationals from all other countries: valid resident’s card or passport.
  • Photocopy of the authorising person's personal identity document.
Where the applicant requests the document for anyone under 16 years of age
  • If the applicant is one of the parents of the minor and is registered as resident with him or her
    • Valid personal identity document for the applicant
      • Spanish nationals: Valid Spanish national identity document (DNI), passport or driving licence.
      • European Union, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals: valid resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin, or NIE certificate plus passport.
      • Nationals from all other countries: valid resident’s card or passport.
    • Personal identity document of the minor
      • Spanish nationals over 14 years of age: DNI or passport.
      • Spanish nationals under 14 years old: family book or birth certificate and DNI or passport, if they have one.
      • Foreign nationals: resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin (the latter document only if they come from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein).
        • If the minor’s documentation does not show all the details of the parent or parents, it will be necessary to provide the family book (where they exist in the country in question) or birth registration, or the parent’s, or parents’, passport including all the minor’s details.

If the applicant is one or both of the parents of the minor and they are not registered as resident with him or her

  • Valid personal identity document for the applicant
    • Spanish nationals: Valid Spanish national identity document (DNI), passport or driving licence
    • European Union, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals: valid resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin, or NIE certificate plus passport.
    • Nationals from all other countries: valid resident’s card or passport.
  • Personal identity document of the minor
    • Spanish nationals over 14 years of age: DNI or passport.
    • Spanish nationals under 14 years old: family book or birth certificate and DNI or passport, if they have one
    • Foreign nationals: resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin (the latter document only if they come from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein).
      • If the minor’s documentation does not show all the details of the parent or parents, it will be necessary to provide the family book (where they exist in the country in question) or birth registration, or the parent’s, or parents’, passport including all the minor’s details.
  • Family book or full birth certificate
  • Photocopy of the personal identity document of the parent, or parents, registered as resident with the minor.
  • Written consent, with an original signature, from the parent, or parents, registered as resident with the minor, or a court ruling and certificate of acceptance of the role of legal representative.

If the applicant is one or both of the parents of the minor and neither is registered as resident with him or her

  • Valid personal identity document for the applicant
    • Spanish nationals: Valid Spanish national identity document (DNI), passport or driving licence.
    • European Union, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals: valid resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin, or NIE certificate plus passport.
    • Nationals from all other countries: valid resident’s card or passport.
  • Personal identity document of the minor
    • Spanish nationals over 14 years of age: DNI or passport.
    • Spanish nationals under 14 years old: family book or birth certificate and DNI or passport, if they have one.
    • Foreign nationals: resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin (the latter document only if they come from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein).
      • If the minor’s documentation does not show all the details of the parent or parents, it will be necessary to provide the family book (where they exist in the country in question) or birth registration, or the parent’s, or parents’, passport including all the minor’s details.
  • Photocopy of the personal identity document of the other parent.
  • Family book or full birth certificate.
  • Joint declaration of consent, with an original signature.

If the applicant is the legal representative of the minor and is not registered as resident with him or her

  • Valid personal identity document for the applicant
    • Spanish nationals: Valid Spanish national identity document (DNI), passport or driving licence.
    • European Union, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals: valid resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin, or NIE certificate plus passport
    • Nationals from all other countries: valid resident’s card or passport.
  • Personal identity document of the minor
    • Spanish nationals over 14 years of age: DNI or passport.
    • Spanish nationals under 14 years old: family book or birth certificate and DNI or passport, if they have one.
    • Foreign nationals: resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin (the latter document only if they come from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein).
      • If the minor’s documentation does not show all the details of the parent or parents, it will be necessary to provide the family book (where they exist in the country in question) or birth registration, or the parent’s, or parents’, passport including all the minor’s details.
  • Family book or full birth certificate.
  • Court ruling and certificate of acceptance of the role of legal representative.
Where the applicant requests the document for an individual who is legally incapacitated
  • Personal identity document of the applicant and also of the incapacitated individual
    • Spanish nationals: Valid Spanish national identity document (DNI), passport or driving licence.
    • European Union, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals: valid resident’s card, passport or identity document from the country of origin, or NIE certificate plus passport.
    • Nationals from all other countries: valid resident’s card or passport.
  • Court ruling and court certificate of acceptance of the role of legal representative.
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Go to the place indicated and submit the documentation required

On the day of the appointment, you should go to the place indicated, provide the details of the individuals to be registered and submit the documentation required.

You can check the documentation needed in the first stage of the process (1. Make an appointment beforehand and gather the documentation > Documentation).

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The document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register will be given to you on the spot

You will receive the document attesting to an individual's current registration in the municipal register at the appointment itself.

Important information

Formalities tend to change fairly frequently. That is why it is only the regulations in force that apply when you carry out the formality in question.