Legalizations New York


• Legalization of documents
• Certificate of good standing 
• Legalization of photocopies 
• Affidavits and other certificates
• Criminal Records Certificate

Digital Private Individual Certificate


Only for Spanish citizens: you have to be registered at this Consulate in order to process any of these documents.

Other citizens: you have to live in our consular jurisdiction (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Delaware).


Appointment: You should get an appointment (choose "Otros") in order to apply for any of these legalizations. In case you will come without an appointment, the hours will be from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, except holidays. Applicants with previously booked appointments will be assisted first.



Apostille of The Hague Convention issued by the US Department of State

United States is a member of the Hague Convention, therefore the American documents that needs to be legalized in order to be accepted by the Spanish authorities must bear the Hague Apostille, issued by  the US State Department of each State.

Please refer to the links below for the offices of the State Department under our jurisdiction:






Spanish documents that need to be legalized in order to be accepted by American authorities must bear the Apostille of the Hague Convention


The Consulate can issue the certificate of good standing for legally established companies in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Applicants must present the following documents in the Consulate:
- the "Certificate of Status" of the company issued by the Secretary of State, with the Hague Apostille;
- the statutes of the company;

-Good Standing Certificate (in case of New York State, a certified copy will be required, not a simple copy).
- if the company is also registered in Delaware: the statutes registered in that state;
- Fees: the applicable fee to issue the certificate is available in the consular fees section of the website.
- in case of applying by mail: a prepaid and self-addressed label or envelope to receive the certificate and the original documents back.


You must bring the original document and its photocopy.

Fees: the applicable fee to issue the mentioned certificate can be found in the consular fees section.

• Proof of Life Affidavit. We will issue proof of life affidavits to those residents that come personally to this Consulate General with valid proper documents to identify them.
• Certificates of authorizations granted by the owner of a vehicle issued in favor of another person who can drive it in Spain.
• Certificates for Companies (Good Standing Certificate). The Consulate can issue Certificates of Good Standing for companies legally registered in the states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut or Pennsylvania.

In order to get the above mentioned certificate you must bring the Certificate of Good Standing issued by the Secretary of State where the company is registered bearing the Hague Apostille.

Fees: the applicable fee to issue the mentioned certificate can be found in the consular fees section.


Your must come to the Consulate with your passport (or DNI only for spanish citizens), and fill out the form with the personal information (name, DNI) of the person who is going to pick up the certificate of criminal records in Spain. The applicant must also indicate the city where that person is going to pick it up since the certificate can not be obtained at the Consulate.

The certificate can be obtained personally at the window of the "Registro Central de Penados y Rebeldes", Ministerio de Justicia, San Bernardo 45, 28015- Madrid, entrance Calle Manzana 2 or at any of the Gerencias Territoriales del Ministerio de Justicia.


More information about the criminal record certificate process for applicants of other nationalities:




The FNMT Digital Private Individual Certificate is the electronic certification issued by FNMT-RCM to link the holder to a set of signature verification data and confirm his identity.
Also known as the Citizen's or User's Certificate, it is a digital document containing your personal details. It enables you to identify yourself online and share information with other people and bodies, safe in the knowledge that only you and your interlocutor are able to access that information. Bear in mind that you have to bring your original passport/DNI plus photocopy.


You can apply for the electronic certificate in this Consulate General, with the following documents:


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