How Get a Spanish Criminal Record Certificate in Spain.

Criminal Record Certificate in Spain.

Dear Lawyers,

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.

DOCUMENTS

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 Spaincontact us.

You could also find other information about Spanish Law in our Facebook Page.

 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.

Alicante, Denia, Costa Blanca Marina Alta

White & Baos 2015 – All rights reserved

51 thoughts on “How Get a Spanish Criminal Record Certificate in Spain.

  1. I need a criminal record certificate for a care job in England. I lived in Spain for the last 3 years now I am in England. Can you do this for me?
    Please send me POE form I am seeing the notary tomorrow morning.
    Thank you
    Helen Askew

    1. Good evening,

      Thank you for your email.
      We will send you all the information by email.

      Yes, we could do apply prepare the POA for you.

      Best regards,

  2. Hello, i’m looking for a police clearance report. I am currently living in Malta, i was living in barcelona for 5 years before now. I have an NIE number. Could you let me know the price and time it will take to organise? Thank you, kind regards,

    1. Good morning,

      Thank you for your message.

      We will send you a confirmation of the steps to be followed, timing, costs, etc. to the email you stated in your message.

      We could do that on your behalf,

      Best regards,

  3. Mr Carlos – could you please contact me? Need criminal record certificate from Spain. Currently in Singapore and have NIE number. Studied and lived in Barcelona for 2 years

  4. Hi could you please send me an email with information on you helping me do this please?
    I’m in the UK need it for a new job and I lived in spain before. Thank you

  5. Hello.

    I need to get criminal Record from Spain, I don’t have NIE number.
    Please can you send me an email with informations If you can help mez

    thank you

  6. Hi,

    I lived in Spain for 8 months and I need a Police Clearance from Spain to pursue opportunities in other countries. Could you please help me with that?

  7. Hello I need a criminal record certificate as i was in barcelona for 8 months but now moved to england and I have no NIE number can you please help me with what forms I need to fill in to apply and how long does it take? thank you

    1. Thank you for your comment and the email we sent. We will send you an email with all the possibilities to apply for the criminal record certificate; yourself directly or through us. Best regards,

  8. Hi I need criminal record to work on Gibraltar, currently live in la linea de la Concepcion. I have nie number, can you send m information

  9. Hi, i need criminal records before i was live in madrid now i am in nepal and applying for australia thanks

    1. Good morning,

      We will send you by email the different option to get your criminal records in Spain from abroad.

      Best regards,

  10. Hi there thanks for the useful article. I am currently back in my home country of England after teaching in Spain for one year. I have an NIE, can I apply for the criminal record check online? If so could you advise me on what site I need to go to for this. Thanks

    1. Thank you for your message.
      We could apply for your crinual records check on your behalf.
      We will send you an email with all the information.
      best regards,

  11. Hello,

    Thank you for this useful article. I am wondering if it is possible to answer my enquiry…
    I am from the UK. However, right now, I am not in the UK because of travel restrictions. I am stuck in another country and I am unable to go back until the travel restrictions have been lifted. I have filled out the 790 forms and posted them. In the form, I have input my home address in the UK but I am worried that the certificate will be sent back to the UK. I am wondering if the police certificate can be sent via email? Also, how long is the process until I receive the certificate? I need it for my job and I have a deadline.

    Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind regards,
    T Tran

    1. Thank you for your message, we will send you an email with the information about obtaining criminal records on your behalf.
      Best regards,

  12. Hi Carlos,

    I was living in Madrid from 2017 to 2019. Now i need criminal record certificate. Can you let me know the process, time, cost to get this.

    Thanks in advance
    Junaid

    1. Thank you for your message. We will be sending an email with all the relevant information. Best regards,

    1. Good morning,
      we will send you an email about how we can assist you from Spain to get for you, your criminal records. In order to do that. best regards,

  13. Hi good day I need police report I have live in Spanish forv8 years I just move to England I need police report at my work place and the account number how to pay it
    With form please thanks

    1. Thank you for your message.
      We will send you an email with an explanation about how to get the criminal records in Spain.
      Explaining the whole process, possibilities, costs, etc
      Thank you

  14. Hi there,

    I desperately need your help to get a criminal records check/ certificate from Spain. This is for a teaching job I am due to start in September. I lived in Barcelona for 4 years whilst studying for my degree and need some help understanding how to go about getting this sorted urgently.

    1. Thank you for your message.
      We will send you an email with an explanation about how to get the criminal records in Spain.
      Explaining the whole process, possibilities, costs, etc
      Thank you

  15. Hello,

    I am currently trying to sort out getting my Spanish Criminal Record Certificate. I lived and studied in Barcelona for 4 years and I need this for a job starting in September 2021.

    I was wondering if it were possible to receive some guidance on filling out the 790 application and learning how much the fee is at present.

    Many thanks.

    1. Thank you for your message.
      We will send you an email with an explanation about how to get the criminal records in Spain.
      Explaining the whole process, possibilities, costs, etc
      Thank you

  16. Hello,

    I need a Spanish Criminal record certificate for a job I am starting in September in a school in England. I am currently in England but lived in Spain for around 5 years in different cities.

    I would appreciate some guidance related to the process and possibly some help applying.

    Many thanks.

    1. Thank you for your message.
      We will send you the information about how we can assist you getting your criminal record certificate in Spain.
      We can apply for it on your behalf by means of a Power of Attorney.
      best regards,

  17. Hi Carlos,

    I lived in Barcelona for a year. Now I need criminal record certificate. Can you let me know the process, time, cost to get this.

    Thanks

    1. Thank you for your message.
      We will send you the information about how we can assist you getting your criminal record certificate in Spain.
      We can apply for it on your behalf by means of a Power of Attorney.
      best regards,

  18. Hello mr Carlos , i need a police certificate from spain. Am a spanish citizen but live in england now. Please how can i get one .

  19. Hi My name is Louie, I need a POA so my brother can process my criminal record certificate in my behalf and instructions after. I would really appreciate your help as this is an urgent matter.

    1. Thank you for your message.
      We will send you an email with the cost of preparing the POA, and also, if you want us to deal with the whole petition of the criminal records.
      Regards,

  20. Hello,
    I need a Spanish Criminal record certificate for student visa in Canada.
    I lived in Valencia Spain for around 1 year, but I’m currently in South Korea
    Can you let me know the process, time, cost to get this.

    Thanks in advance

  21. Hi there,

    I lived in BCN for 1 year and now I need a criminal record check for my work in the UK, how can I get a record while I’m in the UK? Any help would be great!

  22. Hi ,
    I had applied for the police record certificate via post. However I have no overview if my application for this certificate has been processed. Thanks you for you assistance.

    Regards,
    Russell

  23. Hi, I lived in Spain for 11 months and I am required to get a police certificate for a job I have been offered in London. Can I ask for advice on how to do this online or with the help of your services?

    Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your message in relation to the criminal records, we will send you an email with all the relevant information.

      If you need, you could contact us in our email info@white-baos.com or at the telephone 0034 966 426 185, and book an appoitment to speak with one of your expert lawyers.

  24. Hi,

    I used to live in spain, but now live back in the UK, i have applied for a new job as cabin crew so they have requested a CRB check from spain. how do i obtain this?

    Thanks

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