I came across this website the other day and love it. I was looking up on how to renew our residency for when the time comes. We were told to start the process of renewal about three months in advance. But this site gives you everything you need to know and a step-by-step of retiring here. If you come down as a pensioner, you don’t need an attorney. My husband and I did it all ourselves. Just make sure that you either speak Spanish or take an interpreter with you. They don’t speak English.
Go to immigration and residency then click. Next go to number 8, residency-general information and click. This will take you to everything you need to know. Wish I would have had this last year when we came down here, it is so much easier to understand and follow.