Fewer foreign residents

It is reported that during 2013, populations in 88 of the 101 municipalities in Málaga province went down, the first time this has occurred for seventeen years.


It is reported that 32,431 adults have left Andalucia since the crisis began in 2008 in order to seek employment elsewhere, while at the same time the number of foreigners moving to Spain has increased.

New rules for padrón registration

Apparently, foreign residents who have been registered on the padrón, the Town Hall census list, for more than 5 years are now required to check to make sure they are still on this list. A new law states that after a period of 5 years, foreigners must confirm every 2 years that they are still registered on the padrón.

What to do on election day

On the day of the Local Elections, Sunday 22nd May, there will someone from the Foreigners Department at the main reception desk on the ground floor of the Town Hall to offer information to all foreigners who wish to know where they have to go to vote and to confirm, if necessary, that they are on the electoral roll. The …

Nerja Green Party denounce election irregularities

The Nerja Green Party has denounced what it considers to be irregularities in Nerja relating to informing foreigners about their voting rights in the upcoming municipal elections in May 2011.

Foreigners Department for Vélez-Málaga

The official foreign population of Vélez-Málaga already accounts for 15% of the population so the Council has established a Resident Service Office in Torre del Mar to support and assist the foreign community.

Prisons in Andalucía

There are 14 prisons in the autonomous region of Andalucía and within these institutions, there are currently 3,709 foreigners serving sentences.