Notary

In all Embassies and Consulates of Spain abroad Spanish and foreign citizens can provide notarized documents (deeds and minutes) in front of a diplomatic official in notarial functions, which will take effect before any authority in Spain without further legalization or authorization, neither by the Consulate that authorized the document nor by the Legalization Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
It is also possible to provide notarized documents in front of a local notary of the country where the Spanish citizen is residing, and then proceed to legalize it (see "Legalisations").

To request the issuance of a notarized document at this Consulate General, you must send us the application form granting notarial deed duly completed along with photocopy of ID and/or passport both the grantor and the proxy and specially the minutes for (model or draft) prepared by your lawyer or notary.
 
Be sure to provide an email and a contact number. Note that you should make an appointment several days in advance at the following contacts:
Service to Spanish Department.
Extension: 118
Email: cog.canton.nac@maec.es

 

 

Remember to bring your passport or D.N.I. when you come to the Consulate to sign the notarial document requested.

 

Some examples of most frequent protocolized public instruments
 
1.- DEEDS
a) POWERS OF ATTORNEY
1. General for litigation: to represent in court and out of court.
2. For inheritances
3. To buy
4. To sell
5. To collect the monies, loans or pensions.
6. To arrange about bank accounts.
 
 
Documents to provide in order to prepare the public instrument: ç
1. Photocopy of your passport or national identity document in force and a prove of the marital status of the grantor.
2. Full name, marital status, nationality, address and mention of the National Identity card or passport of the person or persons to whom power is given.
 
Notes
If the public instrument were for empowering attorneys or lawyers, specify the city in which they exercise their professions.
If it were a power for litigation and has to have some additional or specific clause, the text should be sent in the minutes.
If it were to grant a power to buy or sell specific property, you must provide a copy of the property deed or give a full description of the property, with the data recorded in the Land Registry.
If it were to grant a power to buy or sell, in general, the above information and documentation is not needed. (In the case of power to sell, in general or general powers, it is recommended to grant them only to people most trusted and/or to limit the validity period thereof).
If it comes to inheritances, please provide full name of the deceased, the cause of heredity, and indicate the degree of kinship to the grantor.
 
b) REVOCATION OF POWER
Documentation to submit:
1. Photocopy of passport or national identity document in force and prove of the marital status of the grantor.
2. Full name, marital status, nationality, address and, if possible, mention the National Identity Card or passport of the person or persons to whom power is given.
3. Full details of the power to revoke.
-            Name and address of the proxy.
-            Notary in front of whom the power was given.
-            Number and date of grant writing.

If the copy of the power to revoke were still in the hands of the proxy, it is recommendable to empower a person in the locality where the agent resides to manage through a judicial or notarial way the notice of such revocation, to require accountability and delivery copy of the revoked power.

c) RATIFICATION
Documents to submit:
1. Photocopy of passport or valid national identity, address and document confirming the marital status of the grantor.
2. Copy of the deed that you want to ratify.
 
d) MARRIAGE CAPITULATIONS AND AMENDMENT OF MARRIAGE REGIME
Documents to submit:
- Photocopy of passport or valid national identity of the intending spouses, address and document confirming the marital status of grantors
- If they were already married, a photocopy of the Family Book.

e) TESTAMENTS
Documentation to recall:
1. Photocopy of passport or valid national identity of the testator.
2. Full name and surname of parents, place of birth of them and indicate whether alive or dead.
3. If the testator is married or widowed, name of the spouse and children. Attach photocopy of the Family Book.
 
Being testament granting a really personal act, the testator must call by phone or appear in person to express its will and to be advised on the legal feasibility of execution.

2. – AFFIDAVIT
Affidavit record facts or statements which are not subject to be done by power of attorney or contracts.
Affidavit most often granted at the Consul General, are as follows:
• OF DEMONSTRATION: those who collect a demonstration.
• GRINDING: correcting material errors in scripts already granted.
• OF AWARENESS: checking facts that are notorious.


Documents to submit:
1. Photocopied passport or National Identity Document in force whom want to make the statements or corrections, address and proof of their marital status.
2. Photocopies of the passport or valid national identity of two witnesses, at least, in the case of minutes of notoriety.

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