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How to get a Social Security number?
Posted: 07 March 2011 02:51 PM  
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I have recently arrived in Spain (Estepona) and am a Brit. I have been offered work but was told that I need to get NIE and Social Security numbers before I can start. I got the NIE number painlessly enough, but can someone please tell me how I go about getting a Social Security number and what is involved?

Thanks in anticipation

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Posted: 07 March 2011 09:25 PM  
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Basically go to your local social security offices with NIE, passport etc etc.

see here

http://www.seg-social.es/Internet_6/Trabajadores/Afiliacion/Informaciongeneral/index.htm

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Posted: 07 March 2011 11:33 PM  
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Thanks, that is about as useful as a chocolate ashtray on a motorbike. Still, your plug for your blog about sitting in a reading room in Paris works well. Great…..

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Posted: 07 March 2011 11:36 PM  
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I am sorry you feel like that - my post was intended as a useful reply like the 100s of other I have posted over the years which have been appreciated by many people.

Anyway I hope someone is able to provide what you are looking for.

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Posted: 07 March 2011 11:46 PM  
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turkeyhome - 07 March 2011 11:33 PM

Thanks, that is about as useful as a chocolate ashtray on a motorbike. Still, your plug for your blog about sitting in a reading room in Paris works well. Great…..

Woah, harsh!

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Posted: 07 March 2011 11:55 PM  
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ROB1305 - 07 March 2011 11:36 PM

I am sorry you feel like that - my post was intended as a useful reply like the 100s of other I have posted over the years which have been appreciated by many people.

Anyway I hope someone is able to provide what you are looking for.

Your reply was bereft of any useful information and the link has nothing to do with the practicalities of how to go about getting a SS number (follow the link). If you were honest, it was just a way to put a link in for your blog spot. Splendid. And by the way, you may have posted 100’s of helpful replies….. I am sure we are all terribly grateful.

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Posted: 08 March 2011 12:31 AM  
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Brand new to the forum and bitching already? You’ll do really well in Spain.

Found this just three clicks away from Robs link on the same website.

http://www.seg-social.es/Internet_1/Trabajadores/Afiliacion/Servicios/Modelosdesolicitude31190/ModeloTA1Solicitudd572/index.htm

I’m pretty sure its the one you need, along with your NIE and Passport and to be safe maybe two copies of each.

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Posted: 08 March 2011 02:23 AM  
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foxbat - 08 March 2011 12:31 AM

Brand new to the forum and bitching already? You’ll do really well in Spain.

Found this just three clicks away from Robs link on the same website.

http://www.seg-social.es/Internet_1/Trabajadores/Afiliacion/Servicios/Modelosdesolicitude31190/ModeloTA1Solicitudd572/index.htm

I’m pretty sure its the one you need, along with your NIE and Passport and to be safe maybe two copies of each.

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Wow, thanks so much; Just 3 clicks away to a totally incomprehensible form, why not just tell me how to do it - if you know? Or maybe a link to the translation of the form…. believe me I have searched and cant find one. What a fantastic resource this is…. plonkers who want to sound informed without a clue. Well done.

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Posted: 08 March 2011 02:27 AM  
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Wow, thanks so much; Just 3 clicks away to a totally incomprehensible form, why not just tell me how to do it - if you know? Or maybe a link to the translation of the form…. believe me I have searched and cant find one. What a fantastic resource this is…. plonkers who want to sound informed without a clue. Well done.

You just don’t deserve any help. Go fuck yourself. Account banned.

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Posted: 08 March 2011 11:34 AM  
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fb to Expatriator…

Totally agree!

Thank you!

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Posted: 08 March 2011 05:53 PM  
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I don’t get it - the guy must have been on something. What I posted was what I did to obtain my SS number. Whether anyone clicks through to my blog link or not frankly I don’t give a damn - I am not selling anything.

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Posted: 09 March 2011 10:35 PM  
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Don’t worry about it Rob. Fools are a dime a dozen. We can only moderate them and move on. There are plenty of people who would and have appreciated your contributions.

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Posted: 06 April 2011 06:46 PM  
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But it is what you need to do d..y, go to your local Health Centre with you EU III Health card and Passport, certificate of empadriamiento ( this from the local Town Hall). They will then issue you with a temporary card, following this you need to supply a form which you need from the S.S in the U.K. This can be sent by post to you if you ring them, simply state your situation to them.

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Posted: 04 May 2011 01:29 AM  
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The Expatriator - 09 March 2011 10:35 PM

Don’t worry about it Rob. Fools are a dime a dozen. We can only moderate them and move on. There are plenty of people who would and have appreciated your contributions.

If you help someone on his/her trouble and they can’t find there point so they just told that you are a seller and sale some thing for some dollars but actually it is not true if any one share information with us we must appreciated him/her. I read the Article it is very informative and just thanks for sharing it..

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Posted: 07 May 2011 05:05 PM  
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turkeyhome - 07 March 2011 02:51 PM

I have recently arrived in Spain (Estepona) and am a Brit. I have been offered work but was told that I need to get NIE and Social Security numbers before I can start. I got the NIE number painlessly enough, but can someone please tell me how I go about getting a Social Security number and what is involved?

Thanks in anticipation

Hello. Can I suggest that you speak with the people or company to ask them how they intend to employ you. Self employed or will they pay your social security and the type of contract you can expect. To obtain your SS number you will as stated below need your NIE (consider residency) your passport and a recent copy that shows that you are registered on the padron (Town hall census) a little help from your would be employer would help like something telling the SS office that you will be employed. Then to your relevant local office with a big smile and as much Spanish as you can conjure up. Do not accept no as an answer and stand your ground. If you are lucky you will get a nice person at the counter who will assist you. Hope this has been helpful.

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Posted: 07 May 2011 05:07 PM  
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turkeyhome - 07 March 2011 02:51 PM

I have recently arrived in Spain (Estepona) and am a Brit. I have been offered work but was told that I need to get NIE and Social Security numbers before I can start. I got the NIE number painlessly enough, but can someone please tell me how I go about getting a Social Security number and what is involved?

Thanks in anticipation

Hello. Can I suggest that you speak with the people or company to ask them how they intend to employ you. Self employed or will they pay your social security and the type of contract you can expect. To obtain your SS number you will as stated below need your NIE (consider residency) your passport and a recent copy that shows that you are registered on the padron (Town hall census) a little help from your would be employer would help like something telling the SS office that you will be employed. Then to your relevant local office with a big smile and as much Spanish as you can conjure up. Do not accept no as an answer and stand your ground. If you are lucky you will get a nice person at the counter who will assist you. Hope this has been helpful.

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