Apostille on the U.S. documents intended for use in Spain

The Hague Convention (also called an Apostille Convension) is an international treaty between more than 50 countries signed in 1961. The idea of the agreement was to eliminate the requirements of consular legalization of the official and public documents meant to be used in foreign countries, the parties of the convention mentioned above. Apostille aims to abridge the procedure of documents legalization by verifying their authenticity by appropriate official county, state and federal authorities in the country where the documents were issued. Once apostilled, the documents do not require additional embassy legalization.

Spain and Apostille Treaty

Spain has been a signatory country of the Apostille Convention since July 15, 1955. Hence, if a document is meant to be presented to private, official or legal authorities in Spain, it should bear an Apostille in order to be recognized abroad.
Obtaining an Apostille on a document intended for Spain is not an intricate process. On the other hand though, you should bear in mind that each document requires different approach in order to be prepared properly.

For example, a document, signed by an affiant, a principal, a witness, etc. and notarized by a Notary Public, is typically processed in two steps – obtaining an authentication and apostille certificate. But such documents as Vital Records Certificates, FBI Background Check Certificate, corporate and business documents and other documents necessitate in – depth understanding of which agencies and departments are involved in the Apostille process.

Therefore, if you are dealing with documents for the first time, it is wise to employ specialized Apostille services that will help you to save time and money. Above and beyond, if prepared by knowledgeable notaries and Apostille Agents in accordance with established rules and international regulations, your documents will never be denied acceptance in Spain.

Document Apostille in NYC

When it comes to Apostille for Spain, Apoling Solutions is a leading professional Apostille service provider, offering clients the immense competence of our Notaries Public, well – trained Apostille Agents and skilled certified translators from English into Spanish.

Being a principal supplier of Apostille and document legalization services in 5 boroughs of New York metro area, we also serve
Clients nationwide. We know the Apostille process in every state and will gladly share with you our knowledge and expertise by preparing any kind of personal, official, financial, business or legal documents meant to be used in Spain.

Below are the documents considered official (public) documents in accordance with the Apostille Treaty; thus, obtaining an Apostille on these documents is mandatory if you would like them to be recognized by authorities in Spain or other foreign countries:

1. Documents produced by organizations or official representatives, associated with courts, including documents issued by a public prosecutor or court secretary:
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Death Certificate
Judgment of Divorce or Divorce Decree
– Judgment of Name Change
– Custody – related Judgment and Court Judgments and Decisions, etc.

2. Documents issued by administrative authorities and signed by authorized individuals:
Diploma signed by a Rector
– Transcript certified by a School Principal
– Medical documents signed by a hospital administrator, etc.

3. Documents signed by notary public:
– Certified and notarized copies of documents (USA Drive License, passport, copies of school records and diplomas)
Power of Attorney
Affidavits (including Affidavit of Single Status)
– Consents including Parental Consent for Travel of their Children

3. Official validating endorsements, placed on documents signed by individuals acting in a personal capacity, such as official certificates of the registration of a document or of its existence on the date indicated, as well as official and Notarial verifications of signatures: Business and Corporate documents such as By – Laws, certificate of Incorporation, Business Contract and Agreements.
These documents should be prepared in accordance with international requirements and internal legal regulation of Spain in order to be recognized in Spain. Without Apostille the above listed documents will be rejected.

Public document retrieving services

If you need to apostille a Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate or Divorce Decree, keep in mind that an Office of the Secretary of State will not issue an Apostille on the originals of these documents. It is because one should obtain so called “certified copies” (often accompanied by an Exemplification Letter) of the documents first and then keep on with their legalization.
At the moment, most of the Apostille companies do not offer either document retrieving services or translation services, leaving to you the task of documents retrieval and translating documents into Spanish.
This means that you are to make a research on what documents to obtain, make inquiries on where to order them and how to order. You also have to look for translation agency in order to translate apostilled documents into Spanish.

Apoling Solutions is a full – service Apostille Agency. We’ll support you in retrieving a correct document, authenticate and apostille it, and provide you with certified translation from English into Spanish.
If you live in Spain, and need to a document, issued in the territory of the USA (such documents are Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Judgment of Divorce, educational documents, etc.), please, let us know by contacting us via email or calling us at: 718-676-4537. We can help you in these matters as well!

Apostille Certificate translation into Spanish

Because Spanish is the official language of Spain, if meant to be used in Spain, all foreign documents require translation into Spanish. The translation also should be certified and apostilled.

At the Apoling Solutions we complete all tasks at one place – document retrieving – authentication – Apostille – translation – notary binding.
With us you do not have to worry about a thing! Any document you’ll ask us to process, will be completed in the approved and timely manner!

Order Apostille on documents destined for Spain

Please, send us a free – quote inquiry via this website, email us a request at: or personally bring the documents required an Apostille to the office of our company, conveniently located in Brooklyn, NY.

Do you live out of state? Has your document been issued in the county or state that you do not live any longer in?

We can take care of any document that you need to present in Spain – no matter what county or state it was issued by. For years, we have been offering complete Apostille services for customers from AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT,VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, and process the documents in accordance with the states’ regulations.