As we have mentioned in previous posts, sworn translations are linked to immigration due to the necessity of submitting faithful translation of the original documents from your country when your are applying for a residence permit in Spain.
All residence permits require the applicant to submit documents that need to be translated, for example, birth or marriage certificates, criminal records among others.
Some procedures such as the non lucrative permit requires the submission of documents that prove the applicant has sufficient economical means. A bank certificate is usually the document that can certify it. It is a letter from your bank where at least the date, your name, the account number, the date when the account was opened and the amount of money you have must appear.
These documents do not need to be legalised as they come from private entities but need to be translated. Banks usually issue this certificate in a few days. You need to contact your bank if you want to get one.
Applicants may also submit a statement of account to prove the economical means. Some consulates require a statement of account in order to verify that the amount of money owned by the applicant is received periodically or to validate what is the source of this amount of money. In the specific permit of the non lucrative visa, the consulates check these documents to confirm that the applicants own the money and they are not earning money as it is one of the main requirements of this permit.
On the other hand, young people who may apply for a student permit and do not own sufficient economical means, can submit an affidavit from their parents, made before a public notary, stating that they will be sponsoring their son or daugther’s stay in Spain.
At Sterna Abogados, we offer sworn translation services, we can arrange the translation of your documents.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more doubts or if you need a sworn translation!
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