The guide to register in Barcelona

La guía para empadronarse en Barcelona


Welcome to the Barcelona adventure. But before you start telling people that you live in Barcelona, there is a key step: registering! Yes, it sounds official, but it is an essential and super easy step. We bring you the definitive step-by-step guide.

Registration: Your ticket to Barcelona Registration is like checking into a hotel, but in a city. It is a record that allows you to access key services in Barcelona. From medical attention to discounts on public transportation, this step is vital, even if your stay is brief.

📝 Step by step: Become a true Barcelona guy Required documents:

  • DNI or passport. Your passport, identity document. It may vary depending on your country of origin. Take a look at this page, they explain it to you in a moment.

  • Rental contract. Your rental contract for a minimum of 3 months and your last receipts that you have paid for the rent. If you are staying at Vanguard Student Housing, great! We will help you with the paperwork. You request it and come to pick it up.

Appointment reservation: Visit the website of the Barcelona City Council. Do it easily online through the Barcelona City Council website.

Choose your ideal citizen service office (OAc) or go the fast route with a video call.

The big day:

  • Arrive with the documents.
  • A friendly little interrogation (calm down, nothing out of the ordinary).

And… Bam! You are officially part of Barcelona.

💡Tips for a stress-free process

  • Appointment reservation: Essential. Avoid lines and waiting. A couple of clicks and you’re done.

  • Organization: Bring all the documents. Better safe than sorry.

  • Questions: If something is unclear, ask. At Vanguard, we’ve got you covered!

At Vanguard Student Housing, you’ll find more than just a place to sleep. We are your operations center, with a team ready to support you every step of the way. Have questions about getting around the city? Local tips? We have all the answers.

🌍 Barcelona awaits you

Now that you know how to register, you are one step away from immersing yourself in Barcelona life. Remember, registering is not just a formality, it is opening the door to endless experiences in one of the world’s top cities. Enjoy every adventure and we are always there to help you! You can get more information on the official website of the Barcelona City Council.