If you're receiving a UK state pension, or in receipt of long-term incapacity benefit, you may be entitled to state healthcare paid for by the UK. You will need to apply for an E121, which you should then present to the Spanish health authorities.
However, if you move to Spain to live but not work and do not receive a UK benefit, you may be eligible for up to two-and-a-half years of state healthcare cover, paid for by the UK. In this case, you will need to apply for an E106.
For more details on how to apply for an E121 or E106, visit the 'Moving abroad' section.
How to register your E121 or E106
In order to register your E121 or E106 you will need to obtain the paperwork set out below in the following order:
- A Certificate of Residence (Certificado de Residencia) – available from the local police station.
- A Certificate as a Local Resident (Certificado de Empadronamiento) – available from the local town hall (at the Padrón Office).
Check very carefully what documents you need to fill in, and the process in which they need to be completed. Also, remember that you have to make your own photocopies before you arrive. If you forget something, it’s unlikely you will be allowed to complete the application process and you may have to come back another time.
Having obtained your certificates you must take them, along with both copies of your E106 or E121, to the local 'Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad' office. They will retain one copy and return the other copy signed and stamped to you. This copy allows you to access the Spanish healthcare system.
How to register with a GP
If you are an E121 holder, you will have to register with a doctor in spain. As an E106 holder, it is not necessary to register with a doctor.
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