SWORN TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING: MARRIAGE BETWEEN A SPANISH CITIZEN AND A FOREIGNER
A new edition of our sworn translation posts is here! We would like to get you know more information about getting married in Spain.
As you may know when a foreign person marries a Spanish citizen acquires some advantages such as getting a residence and work permit easily, getting Spanish citizenship, among others.
To start the procedure of marriage, you need to prepare all the required documents. This is certainly the most important step. In case any document is missing or does not meet the requirements, the application will be rejected. At Sterna Abogados we help you out with the whole process of marriage, we also provide sworn translation service of the documents, in case you prefer to carry out the procedure on your own. However you will be required to submit the documents translated into Spanish by a sworn translator duly appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affaires.
Afterwards you need to submit all the documents at the civil registry
Once you have all the documentation ready, you must go to the civil registry (which, as we have mentioned, must be the corresponding one according to your census).
Once there, a marriage file will be issued, which you will have to complete with basic information, and attaching all the prepared documents.
You will have to fill in the initial form with data from both of you: name and surname, nationality, etc.
Then, you will bring all the documents you had with you, and you will sign an accreditation confirming that your civil status is the accredited one.
That is to say, it is essential that both members of the couple are single.
On the same day that you go to the civil registry, you will be given an appointment for a reserved hearing.
This is undoubtedly a point feared by many. But there is no need to worry because if you hire our services we will help you to prepare the interview and will give you some tips and questions you may need to ask, as well as we offer sworn interpreting services in case one of you does not speak Spanish.
That is, you will have to pass an interview to verify the veracity of the marriage.
Wedding and obtaining the marriage certificate
Once the interview is over, the next step will be the processing of the marriage license and the celebration of the wedding.
Please note that it is not necessary to hold the wedding at that same civil registry office.
After the wedding, both of you will receive a marriage certificate and your family book.
With these documents, you will be finally married, and you can now proceed to apply for the residence card for the foreign member of the couple.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more doubts or if you need a sworn translation!