Expatriates living in the Spanish town of Manilva are being asked to have themselves registered as official residents of the country by the local town hall.
In a meeting held especially for expats, officials made the call to all those who spend more than 183 days living in Malilva each year, which is home to a large number of foreigners, reports the Olive Press.
Mayoress Antonia Muñoz Vazquez said: "It’s an honour for us having you all live here but the more important thing is for you to get involved.
"To get the services we need to get people registered and if we get the numbers we should then be able to get the benefits."
Around half of the population of Manilva is thought to be expats, but many do not register as they are unsure of how it will affect their status in the UK.
Further to this, they must prove their income, that they have more than €6,000 (£5,168) in their bank account and have arranged their own expat health insurance.
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