When it comes to signing up for, or amending details, relating to public services, we are all used to the ‘please include a copy of your DNI’ and ‘We need a copy of your Empadronamiento along with the application’. But that’s about to change.

The Junta de Andalucía has approved a decree to delete the need to provide authenticated copies of certain documents, namely DNI and Empadronamiento, when applying for a number of public services.

The Junta accumulates over 2 million photocopies each year, and this results in 415,000 hours of paperwork. And, in many cases, it is all actually totally unnecessary as the information is already on file either with the Ministry of Interior or the National Institute of Statistics!

The new decree aims to eliminate this unnecessary duplication (at least!) of information.

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