How to Obtain a Certificate of Sexual Offenses in Spain

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What is it?

The Certificate of Sexual Offenses (Certificado de Delitos de Naturaleza Sexual) is an official document that confirms whether an individual has been convicted of sexual offenses. This certificate is often required for individuals working with minors or in occupations related to education, healthcare, or similar fields.

Who needs it?

Anyone planning to work in Spain, particularly in roles involving direct contact with minors such as teachers, healthcare providers, or any educational or caretaking positions, will need to obtain this certificate.


  1. Schedule an Appointment: Visit the official website to schedule an appointment. It’s advisable to book a slot well in advance as slots tend to fill up quickly. Keep trying multiple times if you don’t find an available slot immediately.

  2. Prepare Required Documents: Gather the necessary documents which include:

    • Valid Passport or ID
    • Completed application form. This can often be filled out online or downloaded from the Ministerio de Justicia website.
    • Proof of appointment confirmation
  3. Visit the Office: On the day of your appointment, visit the designated office with all your documents. Punctuality is crucial, so ensure you arrive on time.

  4. Submit Documents: Submit your documents and application form at the office. They might take your biometric data like fingerprints during the application process.

  5. Wait for Processing: After submission, the processing time may vary. Usually, the certificate will be processed and sent to your address or available for pick-up within a few weeks.

  6. Receive the Certificate: Collect the certificate or wait for its delivery as per the guidelines provided during the application.

Required Documents

  • Valid Identification Document: Passport or DNI for Spanish citizens.
  • Application Form: Download or fill out online from the Ministerio de Justicia .
  • Proof of Appointment: Confirmation email or printout from the Cita Previa system.

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Additional details

  • Book in Advance: Appointments can be hard to come by, so it’s recommended to book as soon as you know you need the certificate.
  • Biometric Data: Be prepared to have your fingerprints taken when you submit your application.
  • Pick-Up vs Delivery: In some cases, you might be able to choose between picking up the certificate in person or having it mailed to your address.


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