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Spanish Document requirements

Certifying documents

Only digitalized copies of your documents are required for the review process. As soon as you are admitted, however, and before you enrol, you must present the certified or attested copies. This means that an official organization or a public notary has certified that the photocopy is faithful to the original.

See an example of certified documents.

To get a document certified, you must present a photocopy and the corresponding original document to a public notary or the corresponding official body in your country.

The URV will accept certified/attested documents issued by:

  • Any national, regional or local public administration or any public university of the Spanish State.
  • The diplomatic and consular offices of the Spanish state.
  • Notaries registered with the Spanish state or notaries from signatory countries of the Hague Apostille Convention or notaries from other countries with the necessary legalisation.

If the certified/attested copy is made by a nottary outside Spain, you have to legalize this certified/attested except for certified/attested made in any of the member states of the European Union, signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland.

The Campus Secretariat for Academic Management can certify your documents when you arrive in Tarragona if you come to the Secretary with the original document and a photocopy.