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May 12, 2015 |

Nerja Town Hall and British Consulate invite British residents to attend free information event on 20th May

On Wednesday 20th May, Nerja Town Hall and the British Consulate in Malaga are hosting a free information event at the Centro Cultural in Nerja to help residents find out about how to register for healthcare, social and other services.

The Healthcare Team will talk about the “convenio especial”, a special pay-in public health insurance scheme in Andalusia for people not otherwise covered for state-run healthcare, such as early retirees. The team will also be explaining how to register for healthcare in general, and how to get a Spanish EHIC card if you are a worker or a pensioner.

There will also be recommendations from the National Police on how to avoid falling victim to crime and how to get help if you are unlucky enough to do so, information on driving regulations from the Guardia Civil, advice on legal issues from an English-speaking lawyer, and tips on preparing for the inevitability of death from a local funeral director.

Following the presentations, the audience will be able to ask the panel any questions and raise any concerns.

British Vice Consul in Málaga, Rosslyn Crotty MBE, comments:

“Many British residents are confused about how to access healthcare or social services in Spain, as well as a wide variety of other issues, ranging from driving regulations to birth registration, and from legal issues to what to do when a loved one dies.

“This free session is the ideal opportunity to get the answers you need from reliable, official sources. We hope to see you there!”

Admission is free but attendees are asked to register their interest either by email to or by signing up on the Event Page on the British Embassy Brits Living in Spain Facebook page.

Venue, date & time:

Wednesday 20th May – 10.00 am
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, Calle Granada 45, 29780 Nerja

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