This is my Q&A section. You can ask me anything about Spain, bureaucracy, or my experiences. Also, please let me know about your personal experiences with the bureaucratic process. Requirements can be flexible, each bureaucrat is different, and sometimes changes can be made to the whole process.
I’ll get back to you in a timely manner and post the frequently asked questions here, and if you give your personal experience, I’ll make sure to add it to the website to help others.
Question – Translations
What I’m currently confused about, and am hoping that you could advise me on, is whether or not I need to receive a hard-copy of my translated apostille, including a ‘wet signature/stamp’.
I intend to use the RushTranslate services [from your second link, Certified Translation (when I applied) ]. They offer, for an additional fee, a hard-copy version, but I’m unsure if this is necessary. Do you have any advice about how I should proceed? In your experience, would them sending me a digital copy of the translation that I could print myself be sufficient for the Chicago consulate?
Any insight you have to share is appreciated!
When I applied in 2020 through the Chicago consulate, I did not get a ‘wet signature/stamp’ for my certified translation through Rushtranslate. I simply made a high quality, colored print of the pdf document sent to me via email.
If you look at the example email, you can see the attached page they provide certifying the translation with a written statement and stamp. This should be sufficient, and according to many other anecdotes from auxiliaries, it has been their experience too. I recommend making a high quality color print of the translation so that the digital stamp, security mark, or signature is easily visible. Nothing is ever 100% guaranteed with bureaucracy in Spain though.
If you want to be extra cautious, that’s completely fine. When it comes to sworn translations and official translations in general, it is preferable to get a physical copy from the translator, but in my personal experience, it wasn´t necessary.
Question – Aux@ND Mail
I just received my nombramiento — yay! But in the manual from AUX@ND, it’s not clear where I ought to address the aceptación de destino and passport copy. They just say, send it to Spain ASAP, lol.
Go to the aux@nd webpage –> Nombramientos –> Comunicacion
The full instructions are there, but the address should be the following:
Consejería de Educación y Deporte
Dirección General de Ordenación y Evaluación Educativa
Servicio de Programas Educativos Internacionales
C/ Juan Antonio de Vizarrón, s/n – Edificio Torretriana
41071 Sevilla España (Spain)
Warning: Some of the letters aren’t arriving to their offices because they are being intercepted by customs on the grounds of “importation of products”. Make sure to state on the envelope the following: “Contiene Documentación/Contains Documents. Value: 0€”.
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