Attestations

  1. Attestations of Documents (other than Purchase/ Sale/ Transfer of Property, or documents regarding Power of Attorney)
  2. Attestations of Marriage Certificate
  3. Attestations of Documents Regarding Purchase / Sale / Transfer of Property, or documents Regarding Power of Attorney
  4. Apostilled Documents
  5. Form for Miscellaneous Consular Services related to Attestations
  6. Original documents verification

 ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS
(except Powers of Attorney & documents regarding purchase and sale of property)

Documents which are normally attested are: birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births, marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages and death certificate issued by the Registrar of Deaths, Education Certificates, etc., after these are attested by the Consular Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi. For Marriage Certificates, the guidelines are given in the next section.

All other documents are first notarised and then attested by the Consular Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi. Only after the Ministry of External Affairs has attested the notary's signature, can this Embassy attest the documents.

In the case of documents in Spanish, Catalan or any other language of Spain or Andorra, these will have to be translated into English by a Traductor Oficial, attested by the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores in Madrid or Andorra, depending on where the papers were issued originally. The Embassy will then attest the seal of the Foreign Office.

In case the document to be attested is the original Spanish, the seal of the Foreign Office is sufficient. No translation is required, unless the applicant needs this also to be attested; in which case, he may follow the procedure given in the preceding paragraph.

For personal affidavits/declarations, the Embassy will merely stamp the paper while not assuming responsibility for its contents.

Attestations can be issued in respect of both Indian and foreign nationals. Indian nationals, however, are required to fill in an application form along with a passport and photograph. In the case of non-Indian nationals, an application letter is sufficient. Fees are the same in respect of both.

Requisites for attestation of documents :

  1. Miscellaneous application form, duly filled in and signed in two places, including the declaration, without which no service will be rendered.
  2. Documents to be attested in original along with one photocopy. In case of affidavits/declarations/Letter authorizing someone in India, the deponent/applicant will have to sign the document in the presence of the Consular Officer of the Embassy.
  3. Passport in original
  4. One photograph to be pasted on page 1 of the form and signed half on the form and half on the photograph.
  5. Fees 15 €.

Money is to paid only by Giro Postal if it is not paid in cash over the counter. Cheques will not be entertained, and cash in the post will not be accepted. A copy of the Giro Postal receipt should be enclosed or faxed, along with a self addressed envelope.

IRRESPECTIVE OF ANYTHING GIVEN ABOVE, THE ISSUE OF URGENT SERVICES DEPENDS ON TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FACTORS AND WILL NOT BE GIVEN AUTOMATICALLY. THE EMBASSY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE THE ISSUE OF SERVICES ON AN URGENT BASIS.

*Please note that the Embassy does not undertake the translation of documents, whether in English, Hindi or any other Indian language into Spanish, or vice versa.

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 ATTESTATION OF INDIAN MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE*

Marriage Certificates issued in India are of two types: those issued by the Registrar of marriages, and those issued by churches, temples or government offices such as District Collectorate offices. The first may be submitted after these are attested by the Consular Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi, but documents issued by offices other than the Registrar of Marriages required to be first notarised and then attested by the Consular Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi. Only after the Ministry of External Affairs has attested the notary's signature, can this Embassy attest the documents.

In the case of documents in Spanish, Catalan or any other language of Spain or Andorra, these will have to be translated into English by a Traductor Oficial, attested by the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores in Madrid or Andorra, depending on where the papers were issued originally. The Embassy will then attest the seal of the Foreign Office.

In case the document to be attested is the original Spanish, the seal of the Foreign Office is sufficient. No translation is required, unless the applicant needs this also to be attested; in which case, he may follow the procedure given in the preceding paragraph.

Attestations can be issued in respect of both Indian and foreign nationals. Indian nationals, however, are required to fill in an application form along with a passport and photograph. In the case of non-Indian nationals, an application letter is sufficient. Fees are the same in respect of both.

Requisites for attestation of Marriage Certificate:

  1. If the applicant is an Indian:
    • Miscellaneous Application Form duly completed IN ALL RESPECTS and signed in two places.
    • If the applicant holds any other nationality, he/she simply has to submit a letter asking for the service
  2. Passport in Original
  3. Marriage Certificate in Original issued by the Registrar of Marriages, along with a copy (Original Marriage Certificate will be returned to the applicant).
    Please note that the Embassy will not accept marriage certificates issued by a Notary Public, District Magistrates or similar Government functionaries unless they are first attested by the Consular Officer, Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi.
  4. 1 photograph of the applicant ( in the case of an Indian only) to be pasted on page 1 of the form, and signed half on the photograph and half on the form.
  5. Fees 15 €.

Money is to paid only by Giro Postal if it is not paid in cash over the counter. Cheques will not be entertained, and cash in the post will not be accepted. A copy of the Giro Postal receipt should be enclosed or faxed, along with a self addressed envelope.

IRRESPECTIVE OF ANYTHING GIVEN ABOVE, THE ISSUE OF URGENT SERVICES DEPENDS ON TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FACTORS AND WILL NOT BE GIVEN AUTOMATICALLY. THE EMBASSY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE THE ISSUE OF SERVICES ON AN URGENT BASIS.

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 ATTESTATION OF POWERS OF ATTORNEY / DOCUMENTS REGARDING PURCHASE / SALE AND TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

The following are the requisites in respect of the attestation of Powers of Attorney and documents regarding purchase/sale and transfer of property. in the case of all other attestations, this information is issued separately:

  1. Miscellaneous application form to be filled in and signed in two places, including the declaration, without which no service will be rendered.
  2. Passport in original of the applicant.
  3. One photograph to be pasted on page 1 of the form, and signed half on the photograph and half on the form.
  4. Document to be attested in original, along with photocopy. In the case of power of attorney, the deponent will have to sign the document in the presence of the Consular Officer of the Embassy.
  5. Two witnesses who will also have to sign the document in the presence of the Consular Officer in the Embassy.
  6. Fees 28 €.

Money is to paid only by Giro Postal if it is not paid in cash over the counter. Cheques will not be entertained, and cash in the post will not be accepted. A copy of the Giro Postal receipt should be enclosed or faxed, along with a self addressed envelope.

In the case of documents in Spanish, Catalan or any other language of Spain or Andorra, these will have to be translated into English by a Traductor Oficial, attested by the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores in Madrid or Andorra, depending on where the papers were issued originally. The Embassy will then attest the seal of the Foreign Office.

In case the document to be attested is the original Spanish, the seal of the Foreign Office is sufficient. No translation is required, unless the applicant needs this to be attested as well; in which case, he may follow the procedure given in the preceding paragraph.

*Please note that the Embassy does not undertake the translation of documents, whether in English, Hindi or any other Indian language into Spanish, or vice versa.

IRRESPECTIVE OF ANYTHING GIVEN ABOVE, THE ISSUE OF URGENT SERVICES DEPENDS ON TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FACTORS AND WILL NOT BE GIVEN AUTOMATICALLY. THE EMBASSY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE THE ISSUE OF SERVICES ON AN URGENT BASIS.

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 APOSTILLED DOCUMENTS

Documents issued from India with Apostille by the Consular Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi, do not further need to be attested by this Embassy and then by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This speeds up the process apart from saving money and time, as applicants can submit these documents directly to the Spanish authorities concerned.

The purpose of Apostille is abolishing the requirement of multiple stages of legalization for documents amongst more than 100 signatories to the Hague Convention. Spain and India have signed the Convention. Apostille removes the necessity of multiple stages of attestations. For more information link relating to Apostille is as follows: http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.status&cid=41

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 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS VERIFICATION

Original documents should be shown at the counter for verification and taken back, when application is submitted in person, or through authority letter if permissible. Self-attested copies of required documents should be enclosed with the application in both cases of submission of application at the counter or through post, when permissible. Original documents should accompany the application when it is sent by post. (In place of Original residency card, its photocopy attested by Notary or Police or Hony. Consul General, may be sent)

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