Registering with Seguridad Social (social security) is another essential step for anyone who would like to stay long term in Malaga, get a job and have access to free healthcare.
You require a social security number for any work contract in order to start working legitimately and to begin making pension contributions.
There are two main ways to get your social security number:
It’s important to note that getting a number does not mean that you are ‘affiliated’. This only happens when an employer (or yourself) officially registers the start of a work contract.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.