Frequent question: How do I register my baby in Spain?

Births must be registered at the Municipal or Consular Registry corresponding to the place where the baby was born. However, births on Spanish territory can be registered, within the time limit, at the Municipal Civil Registry corresponding to the area where the legally recognised parent(s) live.

How do I get my birth certificate from Spain?

Yes, you have a Spanish Birth Certificate. You can request it from the General Consulate of Spain in the place where you were born. This can be done on the website from the ”Ministerio de Justicia” (Ministry of Justice).

What do I need with me to register my baby?

You’ll need to take the following to your appointment: the red book issued to you at the hospital. your passport, driving licence or birth certificate.

Details of the mother

  • the mother’s full name (and maiden name if married)
  • the mother’s date and place of birth.
  • the mother’s current occupation.
  • the mother’s address.

Does a child born in Spain get citizenship?

In some cases, the parents’ country of origin does not grant nationality to their children if they are born abroad. Thus, Spain, in order to protect the rights of the child and prevent him from lacking a nationality, grants this nationality on the basis of presumption. It grants the child Spanish citizenship.

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How can I order my birth certificate online?

Order official, certified vital records online – quickly and securely. For 25 years, VitalChek has been an official, government-authorized service for citizens to securely order certified birth certificates and other vital records from official government agencies nationwide.

Can you change your name in Spain?

The interested party in the change of name and surname must make a written request, directed, as the case may be, to the Ministry of Justice or the Judge in Charge of the Registry. The request for the change of name and surnames must be submitted in the Civil Registry of the address.

What happens if a child is not registered at birth?

“A child not registered at birth is invisible – nonexistent in the eyes of the government or the law. Without proof of identity, children are often excluded from education, health care and other vital services, and are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.”

What documents do you need after baby is born?

Every individual born in the United States needs a birth certificate and a Social Security number. To apply for a birth certificate, you must complete a birth registration form—either in the hospital or at your local county public health department. You also need to get your child a Social Security number.

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