Australian Embassy
Andorra and Equatorial Guinea

How to obtain a Spanish police clearance certificate

How to obtain a Spanish police clearance certificate

Australians citizens who have resided in Spain for any period of time may require a Spanish Police clearance certificate for such purposes as court proceedings, residency permits or overseas employment.

Under the Australian Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Embassy in Madrid cannot obtain confidential information on Australian citizens or Australian residents from any police force.

As a result, a person seeking a police check from Spain must apply and obtain this information directly from the Spanish Ministry of Justice in Spain

If you are not in Spain and are unable to obtain this certificate in person, you may wish to seek legal assistance or to nominate a legal representative in Spain to act on your behalf please contact an English-speaking lawyer in Spain.