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Legalization of Foreign Degrees

Legalizacion de titulos extranjeros

If I have done my study out of Spain I have to legalize it?

It does not require any kind of legalization for documents issued in Member States of the European Union or signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (by bilateral agreement with the U.E.)


In other cases, documents issued abroad (Diplomas and academic certificates) who want to assert themselves in these procedures must be duly authenticated in accordance with the following conditions:

 

DOCUMENTS ISSUED IN COUNTRIES THAT HAVE SIGNED THE HAGUE CONVENTION OF OCTOBER 5, 1961
 

Enough with the single legalization or "Apostille" issued by the competent authorities.

In addition to the countries of the European Economic Area, they are:

  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cyprus
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Slovenia
  • USA
  • Estonia
  • Russian Federation
  • Fiji
  • Granada
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Marshall Islands
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Macau
  • Monaco
  • Old Republic Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Cook Islands
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Niue, Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Czech Republic
  • Samoa
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Saint Lucia
  • Seychelles
  • Switzerland
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Serbia and Montenegro


Extensions: Netherlands (Netherlands Antilles); United Kingdom (Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands).

 

DOCUMENTS ISSUED IN COUNTRIES THAT HAVE SIGNED THE ANDRÉS BELLO AGREEMENT
 

Must be legalized through diplomatic channels (the procedure removes the last step of the ordinary legalization). (When the country is also a signatory to the Hague Covenio, you can use the more simple procedure established by it). They must be submitted:

  • Ministry of Education of the country of origin for degrees and certificates of study.
  • Corresponding Ministry for birth certificates and nationality in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued.
  • Diplomatic or consular representation of Spain in that country. Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

 

DOCUMENTS ISSUED IN OTHER COUNTRIES
 

​Must be legalized through diplomatic channels. To do this, they must be submitted to:

  • Ministry of Education of the country of origin for qualifications and study certificates and the corresponding Ministry for birth and nationality certificates.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued.
  • Diplomatic or consular representation of Spain in that country.

The documents issued by diplomatic or consular authorities of other countries in Spain must be legalized at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.