Foreign residents living in Marbella will benefit from a new training area and international library as construction of a new foreigner’s office gets underway in the Palacio de Congresos.
Around 40,000 foreigners of 130 nationalities are living in Marbella, reports newspaper Sur in English, many of which do not hear about public affairs, rights and obligations or events taking place in the town, says Oti García – the new manager of the foreigners office.
Ángeles Muño, the mayor of Marbella, wants the town to establish closer links with its foreigner residents. Representatives at the meeting were keen to stress the importance of foreigners registering on the Padrón; a list with the number of residents in the area, used to determine how much financial resources the area receives from the central government. If residents are not registering on the Padrón, then the area will not receive the sufficient funding it is entitled to.
An international office will also soon be set up in Las Chapas, says councilor Carlos Alcalá.
Source: Sur in EnglishTags: Foreigners Office Marbella, Marbella, Padrón