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Might 23
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Expensive sir,

After lately buying Spanish nationality and having enjoyable and video games with the civil registry employees to get a beginning certificates, I now face a nightmare. I’ve to alter my NIE to a DNI in every single place.

My accountant has advised me to do ‘hacienda’ final of all. “Let’s current final 12 months’s tax in your outdated NIE after which change to your DNI,” was his recommendation.

In the meantime I managed to alter my particulars at my financial institution, no drawback, my new identification is registered on my canine’s microchip particulars, no price and no problem. The identical with all my insurances, no problem in any way.

I even tootled off to the city corridor with out an appointment and a pleasant girl up to date my ‘padrón’ particulars and gave me a brand new digital certificates inside 5 minutes. I used to be very impressed.

Then it began to get sophisticated. I managed to ebook a cellphone appointment with the social safety because it was unattainable to ebook a bodily appointment. I obtained phoned by a pleasant gent on the appointed day on the time assigned, on explaining I now have a DNI and an additional surname, he mentioned no drawback, cellphone this quantity and they’ll change.

I’ve been phoning the quantity for the previous 15 days, I simply get a message to decide on the right division, this I do however no person ever solutions.

I believed I’d strive the DGT visitors division and alter my automobile papers and driving licence particulars. However after I go online with my outdated digital certificates (can’t use my new one because it needs to be the certificates related to the NIE), I preserve getting the message, no appointments out there strive one other day… And sure, there by no means are any appointments out there.

I do recall studying in your newspaper one thing a couple of police investigation on individuals not having the ability to get appointments for the police… however is identical factor occurring with the DGT? I just about sleep with my finger on the ‘get appointment button’.

Hopefully, I’ll type out the social safety drawback earlier than I get my pension in a number of 12 months’s time. However I do really feel for these individuals who need to do issues in a rush.

In the meantime I’ll simply whip out my ‘certificado de concordancia’ to any authorities who require proof of ID and who nonetheless have my outdated NIE on file.

This certificates proves that the NIE quantity corresponds to a DNI.

I’m anticipating an attention-grabbing time trying to vote within the municipal elections this weekend. As I declared my intention to vote when registered as a foreigner, and for the reason that census closed, I’ve turn out to be a Spaniard.

I requested the city corridor workplace what to do, and so they mentioned vote along with your NIE. Which I can not do because it was taken off me by the police after they gave me my DNI. Additionally as a Spaniard I must be allowed to vote within the regional elections, however as I’m on the census as a foreigner that’s not going to occur.

Alexandra Blair

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