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Legalization of Spanish Degrees

Legalization doctorate.

Upon finishing either the  Doctorate your will receive your diploma, and you may choose to legalize the document.

Below we indicate the steps you need to take .This procedure is not usually lengthy, however if you have to return to your country of origin we recommend that you complete the process 15 days beforehand.

The documents to be presented must always be the originals. When a third party presents the documentation, he or she must provide authorization from the holder of the documents (power of attorney which is valid in Spain).

There are two different types of legalization:

Documents destined for use in countries which are signatories to the Hague Convention.

There are two channels to have your Ph.D. degree legalized:

 

Notary

 

1. Authentication of the signature of the Chancellor of Universidad Carlos III of Madrid by D. Pedro Gil Bonmati, Notary of the Illustrious College of Madrid

    Plaza General Palacios, 6 (Getafe)
    Telf.: 916 95 50 00

 

2. Authentication of the signature of previous notary by the Dean of the Notarial College (Apostille of The Hague).

    COLEGIO NOTARIAL DE MADRID
    C/ Ruiz de Alarcón, 3 (entrance by the side of the Naval Museum building)
    28014 Madrid
    Tel.: 91 213 00 00
    Fax: 91 213 00 48

 

Ministry of Education (valid only for official degrees)


1. Authentication of signatures by the Ministry of Education - General Section for Degrees and Authentication of Qualifications Degree Service/Legalization Unit

Academic documentation can be presented in the relevant Unit. This will be indicated by enquiring at the central desk of the building:

    C/ Torrelaguna, 58
    Madrid 28044
    9:00 to 2:00, Monday to Friday

    For inquiries:
    legalizacion@educacion.es
    91 506 56 00

    Further information



2. Ministry of Justice (Legalizations Section)

    Plaza Jacinto Benavente, 3 (Madrid)
    Telf.: 902.007.214

Documents which are to take effect in countries which are not signatories to the Hague Convention.

There are two ways to have your Ph.D. degree legalized:

 

Notary



The procedure consists of five steps:

1. Authentication of the signature of the Chancellor of Universidad Carlos III of Madrid by D. Pedro Gil Bonmati, Notary of the Illustrious College of Madrid

    Plaza General Palacios, 6 (Getafe)
    Telf.: 916 95 50 00

2. Authentication of the signature of previous Notary by the Dean of the Notarial College:

    COLEGIO NOTARIAL DE MADRID
    C/ Ruiz de Alarcón, 3
    28014 Madrid
    Tel.: 91 213 00 00
    Fax: 91 213 00 48

3. Ministry of Justice (legalization of notarial documents)

    Plaza Jacinto Benavente, 3 (Metro Sol and Tirso de Molina)
    Opening hours: 9:00 to 13:30 (Monday to Friday) - 9:00 to 14:00 (Saturday)
    Tel. 902 007214

4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

    C/ Juan de Mena Nº4 (Metro Banco de España).

Appointment in advance required: www.maec.es (‘Cita previa para Asuntos Consulares’)
Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:30 (Monday to Thursday) - 9:00 to 14.00 (Fridays)
Tel.: 91 3791655 · 91 3791610 · 91 3791700

5. Authentication of the previous signatures by diplomatic or consular representatives in Spain of the country in which the document is to take effect

   

Ministry for Education (valid only for official degrees)


1. Authentication of signatures by the Ministry of Education, General Section for Degrees and Authentication of Qualifications Degree Service/Legalization Unit

The unit where the academic documents are to be presented will be indicated at the central desk of the building:

    C/ Torrelaguna, 58.
    Madrid 28024
    From 9.00 to 14.00, Monday to Friday
    For inquiries: legalizacion@educacion.es
    91 506 56 00

   Further information

2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    C/ Juan de Mena, 4 (Metro Banco de España)

Appointment in advance required: www.maec.es ('Cita previa para Asuntos Consulares’)

Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:30 (Monday to Friday) - 9:00 to 14:00 (Fridays)
Tel. 91 379 16 55

3. Authentication of the previous signatures by diplomatic or consular representatives in Spain from the country in which the document is to take effect.