If you are a first year auxiliary teacher, you may be fine with only providing your recent FBI background check when being cleared to work with students in Spain (depending on school/region). Most participants in the program, however, will need to provide a specific background check to work in Spanish schools. It is called the Certificado por Delitos de Naturaleza Sexual y Trata de Seres Humanos. It’s a simple process where you provide your ID and application form at the Ministry of Justice. They do a quick background check for free and then send you the results via email or SMS (results come within a day).
This is something you get while in Spain. The process is incredibly simple. It should not take you more than half an hour.
Step 1: Get an appointment.
I was able to get an appointment without using a Spanish phone number. The appointment confirmation was sent directly to my email, so it is possible to start the process without being in Spain.
First, click on the link above. If you are residing in Madrid, use the corresponding option, and if you are residing in a different region, click “aquí”.
Madrid: The certificate is free! Ignore the section about applying online. You will be applying for this certificate in person. Pick a day and a time and reserve your appointment.
Don’t forget to check the box at the bottom!
After clicking “Reservar”, you can add your personal information. Soon after, you will receive a confirmation email.
Other: After clicking “aquí”, you will be sent to another page. Continue to the appointment page by clicking on “Cita Previa web de las Gerencias Territoriales del Minsterio de Justicia”.
Input your region in “Centro”, then request Certificado por Delitos de Naturaleza Sexual y Trata de Seres Humanos for “Servicio”.
Afterwards, you can request an appointment date and time. In the following page, you can add your personal information.
After requesting an appointment, you will be sent a confirmation email. Go ahead and print out the email to bring with you to your appointment. Make sure you know how to get to the Ministry of Justice office for your region.
Step 2: Complete the Modelo de Solicitud + Gather documents.
You need your ID (Passport), your appointment confirmation, and a completed Modelo de Solicitud. Madrid has a different solicitud than the rest of the regions. It is included below.
Modelo de Solicitud (Other – NOT MADRID)
Here is what I did (Other – NOT MADRID):
Here is what I did when I lived in Madrid:
Most of you will be living in the localidad of Madrid, but if you live outside the city of Madrid, you might live in any number of the province’s localidades.
List of Localidades de la Comunidad de Madrid
Step 3: Attend your appointment with your documents. Within a day you will receive your results via email. If you applied in Madrid, you will receive an SMS with an access code that allows you to download your certificate as many times as needed.
Finally, go ahead and save your certificate to your Google Drive and a USB Drive. Make sure to print it out and turn it into the school.
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