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Essential Services for Newcomers in Barcelona


Essential Services for Newcomers in Barcelona | Casa Ucrania - If you're new to the vibrant city of Barcelona, or if you've recently become an official resident, it's essential to know about the available services to assist you in your journey. Ciutat Refugi offers a range of services to support newcomers as they settle into Barcelona.
Essential Services for Newcomers in Barcelona Guide

A guide to the main services for newcomers to Barcelona


If you're new to the vibrant city of Barcelona, or if you've recently become an official resident, it's essential to know about the available services to assist you in your journey. Ciutat Refugi offers a range of services to support newcomers as they settle into Barcelona.


Emergency Accommodation and Assistance


If you've just arrived in Barcelona and find yourself in need of emergency accommodation or other basic necessities, look no further than the CREADE (Reception, Welcome, and Distribution Centre). Located at Carrer Sant Fructuós, 80, this center opens its doors from 8.30 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays. Please note that it remains closed on weekends and public holidays. For appointments at CREAD's service, you can call 93 238 21 99.


Basic Social Care


Official residents of Barcelona seeking basic social care can schedule appointments with the Municipal Social Services. You can reach them at 900 922 357 (freephone) or 936 197 311. They are available from Mondays to Thursdays, 9 am to 7 pm, and Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm. In case of emergencies outside these hours and on public holidays, head to the CUESB (Barcelona Social Emergency and Urgent Care Centre), situated at C/ Llacuna, 25. Reach them at 900 703 030.

Legal Advice on International Protection


If you require legal advice regarding international protection, such as asylum and refuge matters, the SAIER - Care Service for Immigrants, Emigrants, and Refugees can assist you. Find them at Carrer de Tarragona, 141. They operate from Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm, and Fridays, 10.30 am to 2 pm.

Registering as a Resident


For those destined for Barcelona and in need of resident registration, simply dial the freephone number 010, and you'll be provided with an appointment to guide you through the process.


Enrolling in Schools


Families registered in Barcelona or awaiting temporary protection can enroll their child/children in the city's primary or secondary schools. Contact the Barcelona Education Consortium at Plaça Urquinaona, 6. They are available between 8.30 am and 10.30 pm, and no appointment is necessary. You can call them at 935 511 000.

Healthcare Services


To obtain a healthcare card, visit your nearest CAP (Primary Care Center) if you or a family member are residing in Barcelona.

Employment Assistance


If you're searching for employment, have work-related queries, or need information on working in Barcelona, Barcelona Activa can provide guidance. They offer services to help you update and adapt your CV, prepare for job interviews, and access job-seeking channels. Additionally, they maintain their own job pool.


Welcome Guide to Catalonia


For comprehensive information about living in Catalonia, consider consulting the Welcome Guide to Catalonia from Generalitat de Catalunya.


These invaluable services and more are detailed further in the informative sessions provided by the Orientation and Support Service for Immigrants (SOAPI).


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