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Hello!

Does anyone have any idea about how to get Apostille of the Hague for a police record from Spain? My first time hear about "Apostille of the Hague". Have NO idea about what it is, how to get it, how long it takes...? Feeling lost...

The NVC states: The Spanish police Certificate is known in Spain as "Certificado de Antecedentes Penales". ... All the "Antecedentes Penales" must have the Apostille of the Hague. I guess in this case, get a notarized police record in Spain is not going to work for NVC??

This police record/certificate is for an IR-5. My mother already have all other documents notarized from China. Now she needs a police record from Spain.

Your answer will greatly appreciated!

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Hello,

I haven't gotten an apostille from Spain but I did get some for US documents when I was getting dual Italian citizenship.

From google, I found this

http://www.mjusticia.gob.es/cs/Satellite/Portal/en/servicios-ciudadano/tramites-gestiones-personales/legalizacion-unica-apostilla?param1=2

Maybe someone from Spain can give better help.

Good luck!!!


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Hello! Thank you for your response. Did you mean that my mom will need to get the apostille of The Hague from Spain, not from US? Is this some kind of notary? If she chooses to do this apostille, does she need a notary of her police record as well?

Hello,

I haven't gotten an apostille from Spain but I did get some for US documents when I was getting dual Italian citizenship.

From google, I found this

http://www.mjusticia.gob.es/cs/Satellite/Portal/en/servicios-ciudadano/tramites-gestiones-personales/legalizacion-unica-apostilla?param1=2

Maybe someone from Spain can give better help.

Good luck!!!

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Hello,,

I am pretty sure Spain has to issue it since it is a Spanish document. The apostille is a form of authenticating the document, so I don't think another country can do it. Maybe you can call the US embassy in Spain and ask them for guidance on how to get it. Do you speak Spanish? The link I sent earlier had the form to request an apostille on it but it is only in Spanish.

Good luck!!


9/01/13- Met online 7/10/15- NVC case # assigned **22 days from NOA2**

11/9/13- Met 1st time in person (L) 7/27/15- Case left NVC to South Africa!!!

2/01/14- Met 2nd time in person (L) 7/28/15- Case "ready"

9/01/14- Met 3rd time in person (L) 7/31/15- Consulate received

5/11/15- Mailed I-129F 8/4/15- Packet 3 received by email

5/19/15- NOA1--- Got routed to CSC!!! :dancing: 8/7/15- Sent Packet 3

5/22/15- File "touched" 8/7/15- Packet 4 received by email!

5/27/15- Our baby was born (L) 9/7- 9/8- Medical

6/18/15- NOA2!!!! Email notification at 21:30 Central Time **30 days from NOA1** 9/17/15- Interview!!! APPROVED :luv:

9/28/15- Visa in hand

9/29/15- US Entry---- Finally!!

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Hello!

No. I do not speak Spanish at all. However, I was trying hard to figure out this Apostille. I think the Apostille my mom has right now is the Apostille of The Hague. So I guess what I need to do now is to translate the Spanish page to English. And I'm thinking to do translation in the US. Do you think that would be a problem? I mean the document was issued in Spain, can it be translated here, in the US, or has to be done at where it was issued?

Hello,,

I am pretty sure Spain has to issue it since it is a Spanish document. The apostille is a form of authenticating the document, so I don't think another country can do it. Maybe you can call the US embassy in Spain and ask them for guidance on how to get it. Do you speak Spanish? The link I sent earlier had the form to request an apostille on it but it is only in Spanish.

Good luck!!

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Hello!

No. I do not speak Spanish at all. However, I was trying hard to figure out this Apostille. I think the Apostille my mom has right now is the Apostille of The Hague. So I guess what I need to do now is to translate the Spanish page to English. And I'm thinking to do translation in the US. Do you think that would be a problem? I mean the document was issued in Spain, can it be translated here, in the US, or has to be done at where it was issued?

You can translate the document anywhere so long its accompanied by a letter stating that whoever translated this did so to express exactly what it's on the original document, and their name, address and such.


USCIS

Priority Date: 9/5/14

NOID: 2/4/15

Response to NOID: 3/4/15

Approval: 3/25/15

Sent to NVC: 4/3/15

Case Completed: 5/17/15

Appointment: 8/13/15


NVC

Authorization to pay IV: 4/21/15

Paid fees: 4/22/15

Support Civil Docs sent: 5/11/15

Docs received: 5/15/15

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You can translate the document anywhere so long its accompanied by a letter stating that whoever translated this did so to express exactly what it's on the original document, and their name, address and such.

Thank you so much!

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