SPANISH SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
The Spanish social security number is what you need to allow you to start working in Spain. The social security system is Spain’s system of social protection. Under the Spanish constitution of 1978, article 41 determines that the public authorities shall maintain a public social security system for all its citizens that will guarantee enough support and social benefits in times of need, more specifically in the event of unemployment, and moreover that this support will be free of charge.
You will also need it for obtaining the healthcare card, which will give you access to Social medicine in Spain through the CatSalut organization. This means that a percentage of your income taxes go towards a medical plan that gives you access to doctors and specialists in Barcelona, and you will be able to find a clinic in your neighborhood, where you will be assigned a specific doctor.
Getting the Spanish Social security number is pretty simple and not too time consuming (depending on the queue of course), but in general shouldn’t take more than an hour.
You will also need to show a certain set of documents in order to get the social security number. The documents required depend on each case, but we can gladly assist you with this process. Please contact us in order to find out how we help with this application.