Originally Posted by Alcalaina
Er - where I live, you can get a padron without a certificado de residencia. All you need is proof of residence and an NIE. Or is that what you meant?
I moved recently, had to take green NIE (specifically the "green" one (which is residencia) and my rental contract. But like everything I guess areas vary. Ajuntamiente´s get money for every name on padron so I think its feasable that if someone has an NIE, proof of address they will be happy to sign them on!