I am a teacher moving back to my home country and I am currently finalising preparations for my move for the next school year. I have been told that I will need, among other requirements, a Spanish Criminal Record Certificate .
Is this correct and if so can you can help with the paperwork?
Yes, certain jobs and / or activities require a certificate attesting that one does not have a criminal record, particularly those jobs related to the health sector, teaching and caring for children, elderly, etc.
How apply for it.
In order to be able to get such a Spanish Criminal Record Certificate you should be registered officially in your country of origin or the country where you have lived in, which in your case is Spain, and they are the country that could grant this kind of certificate.
In Spain you can apply for a criminal record Certificate or check from the Regional Offices of the Ministry of Justice of the corresponding Autonomous Community. The application could be made either by yourself in person, or you can appoint an authorized representative, who will be able to act on your behalf.
If you apply personally, it would be necessary to present the following documentation:
– Original identity document in force like ID card, passport, etc. It is very convenient if you are a foreigner to provide your NIE.
– Form number 790 completed, and proof of the payment of the application fees.
You can ask someone to represent you and apply for it on your behalf, in which case the following would be needed:
– Power of Attorney (POA) granted by you in favor of the person who will represent you before the competent authority. It is essential to note that if the POA is granted abroad, it must be duly Apostilled to be valid in Spain.
– Original or certified copy of the identity document in force of you and your representative.
You should know that the Spanish authorities will seek information about your criminal records in your home country before issuing a certificate of criminal record in Spain, and also, the Spanish Criminal Record Certificate must be duly apostilled, to be valid in your country.
If you need assistance obtaining Spanish Criminal Record Certificate in Spain, contact us.
The information provided in this article is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues.
Carlos Baos (Lawyer)
Spanish Law firm solicitor attorney barrister.
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