Easy guide to registering in Barcelona

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Easy guide to registering in Barcelona

Ready to dive into the exciting life of Barcelona? Fantastic! Before you head out to explore Las Ramblas or marvel at the Sagrada Familia, there's something super important you need to do: register. Yes, it might sound like bureaucratic red tape, but it's easier than you think and it'll open the doors to an authentic Barcelona experience. Here's how to do it in a few simple steps!

What is registration and why is it key for you?

Registering is basically telling Barcelona: ‘Hey, I'm here and I'm one of you!‘ It's a process that allows you to access health services, open a bank account, and even get discounts on public transport. And yes, it's crucial even if you're just here for a while in our colivings.

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Document preparation

  • Identification: Your passport or ID card. It can vary depending on your country of origin. Check out this page for a quick explanation.

  • Accommodation Document: Your rental contract and the most recent rent receipts. Request it from us and come to pick it up (we at Cotown will help you with this).

Book your appointment Do it easily online through the Barcelona City Council website.

Choose the citizen attention office (OAc) closest to you. And if you're too lazy to leave the couch, you can make your appointment via video call.

The appointment Present your documents and answer a few simple questions.

And voilà! Generally, you'll be registered right there.

Golden tips for a smooth process

  • Advance Appointment is Your Ally: Book your appointment through the website to avoid surprises.

  • Have Everything Ready: Make sure you have all the documents, you wouldn't want to make the trip for nothing!

We're here to lend a hand

At Cotown, we don't just offer you a place to live, but we're also here to help you every step of your Barcelona experience. If you have questions about registration or anything else, we're just a message away.

Barcelona is calling you

Now that you know the steps to register, you're ready to fully immerse yourself in the Barcelona experience. It's not just a procedure, it's the start of your new life in one of the most charming cities in the world. And remember, at Cotown we're excited to be part of your journey!