Notarial services
 
 
Power of Attorney 
 
This Consulate General can only provide Powers Of Attorney to residents of Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

You must have an appointment to come to this Consulate and sign a Power of Attorney. It is necessary to properly fill out the application form and either send it by fax (202) 728-2302 or by email at cog.washington@maec.es You should follow up your application by calling (202) 728-2306 to request an appointment.
 
Legalization of Documents 
 
United States is a state member of the Hague Convention, therefore the american documents that need to be legalized in order to be accepted by the spanish authorities must bear the Hague Apostille.

This Consulate has nothing to do with the issuing of the Hague Appostille, the same must be issue by the local authorities.

You can usually obtain it at the office of the Secretary of State in each State.

Spanish documents that need to be legalized in order to be accepted by American authorities will also require to bear the Apostille of the Hague Convention.
 
 
 
Legalization of Translations
 
This Consulate General is authorized to verify translations of documents written in English or Spanish certifying the authenticity between the translation and the original text, but we do not have a translation service.

The person who wants to verify a translation provides the original document that need to be translated and its translation and the Consulate only verifies and certifies its accuracy.

You can come to the Consulate in person to get the translation legalized, if so you must bring the following documents:

The original document and its photocopy.
Translation of the document.
The original document will be returned the same day. The verified translation together with the receipt for Consular payment, will be returned in five working days (if you wish, the documents could also be mailed to you).

To get the legalization of the translation by mail, you must send:

Original documents and a photocopy.
Translation of the document.
Money Order made out to the Consulate General of Spain for the exact amount (call (202) 728-2330, to get the information on the applicable consular fee).
A pre-paid self address Express- Mail envelope with your name and address to send you back the documents.

 
Authentication of Signature
 
It is mandatory to come in person to the Consulate with your passport and the document that needs to be signed which will be signed in our presence. You can pick up the document the following day or we can send it by mail. The applicable consular fee for the authentication of signature is 50$ for american citizens and $9 for any other citizenship.

Legalization of Photocopies
 
You must bring the original document and its photocopy. The applicable fee for the legalization of photocopies is $50 per page for american citizens and $4.00 per page for any other citizenship.


Proof of Life and other Certificates
 
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. For non-spanish citizens it is necessary to make an appointment and pay a fee in order to obtain this certificate.

 
Good Standing Certificates
 
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 and pay the applicable fee.

Certificate of Criminal Records
Processed only for spanish citizens who must come to the Consulate with the passport or DNI 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, you must also indicate the city where that person is going to pick it up since the certificate can not be picked up at the Consulate.

The certificate can be picked up 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. Those foreigners that have lived in Spain and require a Police Record from the spanish authorities must contact their embassy in Madrid to request information on the process.


Sworn Translators
 
Requirements fot the Use of Hunting Guns in Spain 

1. A notarized photocopy of your passport

2. A notarized photocopy of the most current hunting license

3. The translation of the hunting license . (See attached document)
TradLicencia1.docTradLicencia1.doc

4. Application form for special authorization (See attached document) ImpresoAutorizacion.docImpresoAutorizacion.doc

5. Application fee :  $50.00

(We only accept money orders made to Consulate General of Spain)

We need original documents, not faxed documents. Make sure both papers are signed. Please note that the fee has changed. You can mail everything back to:

Consulate General of Spain in Washington DC

2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington DC 20037

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