Frequently Asked Questions
Is the village open all year round?
How do we purchase a new home?
Do you allow animals?
Can we bring our British car?
How can we cope with the paperwork?
You do not have to, we can put you in touch with various translators that can help you with residencia etc. The Cajamar bank in Mollina speak English, so no problems opening a bank account.
We worry that being in a foreign country and not speaking the language we will not understand our rights.
We worry about what to do if we need a Doctor.
UK state pensioners or those in receipt of a long-term sickness benefit can register for healthcare in Spain by applying for an S1 (E121) form from the International Pension Centre (IPC) in Newcastle by calling on (+44) 191 218 7777. The form can usually take a few months to be sent to your Spanish address so it is highly recommendable to apply for it before moving to Spain. If any of your family members need to receive healthcare as your dependent because they may not be entitled to any healthcare cover in Spain in their own right, then they will also need to apply for a separate S1 form as your dependent.
Once you have received the S1 form, you will need to register it at the nearest Spanish social security office (Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social -INSS).
The S1 gives you the same medical cover in Spain as a Spanish national under the Spanish state-run health scheme. This cover may not be the same as you would expect to receive on the NHS in the UK so you may have to pay for some treatments or services and some social services may not be available.
A dependent on a family member working and living in the UK can also request an S1 (E109) form from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by calling on (+44) 191 2037 010 to register at the Spanish social security office (INSS) for state-run healthcare cover.
Until you are covered by your S1 form, an E111 card will cover you in an emergency.