Sworn Translation in Lanzarote

Sworn Translation in LanzaroteSworn Translation in Lanzarote

What are and why would you need a Sworn Translation in Lanzarote ?. For any documents not already in the spanish language. They may require official translation by a sworn professional if destined for use before a Spanish authority.

What is a sworn translation in lanzarote.?

In Lanzarote (Spain). A sworn translation is an official translation of a document. Which has been certified by a sworn translator’s signature and seal. This attests that it is a true and accurate translation of the original.

 A sworn translator in Lanzarote (Spain) is accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación) to translate and legalize documents.

Documents which originate from countries such as the United KIngdom and Ireland destined for use in Spain will need an apostille stamp to legalise them in accordance with the Hague Convention. 


” Public documents, such as birth certificates,judgments,patents or notarial attestations (acknowledgments) of signatures, frequently need to be used abroad. However, before a public document can be used in a country other than the one that issued it, its origin must often be authenticated. The traditional method for authenticating public documents to be used abroad is called legalisation and consists of a chain of individual authentications of the document. This process involves officials of the country where the document was issued as well as the foreign Embassy or Consulate of the country where the document is to be used ” 

Read more on Apostille(pdf)


Why would you need a sworn translation in Lanzarote ?

A sworn translation in Lanzarote (Spain) may be required by certain government, academic, legal or financial institutions for certain procedures. For example. You might need a sworn translation of your birth certificate if you plan to marry (or remarry) in Lanzarote.

Or you may need a sworn translation of your academic transcripts for homologación (getting your foreign university degree recognized in Lanzarote-Spain)


Some examples of doc’s you may need to have translated. City and Guilds certificates, Divorce certificate, Birth, Marriage and Death certificates.

This is a very simple process, for more details visit the web pages.https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised for British documents, and https://www.dfa.ie/travel/our-services/authenticating-documents/ for Irish documents.


There are, as you can see many different reasons that you may need to have a document translated. There are many many more not covered in this article.  

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