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yes you had to have been legally registered, as in residencia before April 24th 2012...if you haven't got your residencia before that date, you will have to jump through hoops to get one!
From now on to obtain a residencia you will have to prove that you have sufficient means to be able to support yourself in Spain and not become a burden on the state. You will also have to prove that you have sufficient private medical insurance

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I just received Spanish residency 2 days ago, but I can't receive the medical card, correct?

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I just received Spanish residency 2 days ago, but I can't receive the medical card, correct?
it depends............

iirc you are married to a Spanish national??

in your case you could be registered as a dependant I believe - though I'm not sure - it might depend upon your spouse's own situation


in other cases though, you'd need to be working & paying into the system to get a card

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Cheers Gus. Do you know what 'too much income' is? Is it this 100,000 that has been mentioned?

Sorry, I've no idea.

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This is something very new, and is of interest to all of us who are legal and registered for tax purposes in Spain. Do not believe all the negative coverage in the local English press about the new healthcare rules in Spain, if you are legally registered as a fiscal resident of Spain, you are now entitled to a social security number and SIP card (providing your income is less than 100k a year).

The new law gives EU residents in Spain (regardless of age) the same rights as Spanish citizens. To prove the point my husband and I downloaded Form TA1 from the government website, filled it in and presented it along with the necessary paperwork to our local TGSS office. We walked out 15 minutes later with a Spanish social security number.

We went straight to the local health centre, handed them the TGSS form and a copy of our up to date padron and passport, and were immediately issued with a provisional SIP card, with the promise that the permanent plastic version would be ready for collection before Christmas.
We often wondered why we had bothered to do everything legally when we moved to Spain in 2008, as no-one else seemed to bother, now it seems we are getting the reward for doing everything by the book.
By the way,we retired early, and still have several years to go before we reach state pension age, so this change in the law is an incredible benefit to us. We pay for private health care, but there are numerous exclusions on the policy due to pre-existing conditions, so potentially we could have faced serious problems without state health cover.My husband's company pension was taxed in the UK, but now we are fiscally resident in Spain we fall below the tax threshold, so for us it's better in more ways than one to be legal.
excellent News.....thanks for that

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iirc you are married to a Spanish national??

in your case you could be registered as a dependant I believe - though I'm not sure - it might depend upon your spouse's own situation
I am married to a Spanish citizen. How can I get more info on this?

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in other cases though, you'd need to be working & paying into the system to get a card
I may be starting an online business in Spain. Would that get me the card?

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I am married to a Spanish citizen. How can I get more info on this?
I always ask my gestor about this sort of thing if I don't know the answer - your OH would probably know one
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I may be starting an online business in Spain. Would that get me the card?
yes - if you register as autónomo you will get full access to healthcare & in the future you'd also get a pension

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I have a social security number as autonomo but from 10 years ago
is this still valid?

If yes ,as I understood I only need to go to I n e m to apply for solicitud
de reconocimiento del derecho a la asistencia Sanitaria?

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I have a social security number as autonomo but from 10 years ago
is this still valid?

If yes ,as I understood I only need to go to I n e m to apply for solicitud
de reconocimiento del derecho a la asistencia Sanitaria?

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I suspect they'll want to see a current resident registration cert.....

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I suspect they'll want to see a current resident registration cert.....
yes I got this one also.....

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