How to apply for a social security number?

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Nowadays, having a social security number is an essential requirement to have access to a series of benefits that will protect you in case of illness, unemployment or even retirement. If you, like many other young expatriates, have doubts about how to apply for it... Don't worry and read on, we have prepared a step-by-step guide for you!

It is important to mention that the Social Security Affiliation number is automatically generated when you start working for a Spanish company. However, it is also possible to apply for it individually.

This can be requested telematically, i.e., through the Social Security Electronic Headquarters. Here are the steps to follow to obtain it.

1. Visit the Affiliation, Enrollment and Modifications page of the Social Security Electronic Headquarters. You can find it at this link.

2. Select the option "Request Social Security number".

3. It is necessary to type in your username and password. Or, if not, create them.

4. Fill in the personal data requested on the page.

5. Fill out the form for Social Security Affiliation, Assignment of Social Security Number and Change of Data, which can be found here.

6. Upload the documentation to the platform. 7. Wait for the resolution of the procedure.

We include all the benefits you could enjoy in the following document issued by the European Commission, you can see it in this link.

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