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Notice on the processing of consular legalization at the Chinese Visa Center

At the request of the Chinese Consulate of Barcelona in Spain, as 16th of June2021, the Chinese Visa Center in Barcelona (hereinafter referred to as "Visa Center") will process consular legalization on behalf of the Chinese Consulate of Barcelona. Legal documents issued by Spanish authorities, notarized by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to be used in China need to apply for consular legalization. Specific information is as follows:

 

1.Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays (except holidays)

Application Submission and payment: 9:00-15:00               Collection: 9:00-16:00

 

2.Handling time

- Regular service: The usual handling time of 4 working days. 

- Express service 2: The usual processing time of 3 working days.

- Courier service: At the moment, the center offers a one-way courier service (i.e. the applicant submits the application to the center and the center returns the legalized documents by courier).

 

Note: Depending on the applicant's circumstances, the consular officer of the Chinese Consulate of Barcelona in Spain may request additional documents or supplementary materials, or require the applicant to appear at the Chinese Consulate for an interview, which may take longer than the above-mentioned time.

3. Fees

     In addition to the legalization fee that will be charged on behalf of the Embassy or Consulate, the Visa Application Center will also charge a service fee. 

 

4. Requirements for legalization:

(1).Well-filled Legalization Application Form (one for each applicant) with original signature.

  - If done by a representative, we ask for the original signature of the applicant himself and the representative as well as they are confirm the authenticity of the contents of the application form.

 The signature of the applicant must be true and original (we do not accept photocopied, scanned, printed or faxed forms with the applicant's signature). We recommend that you use a courier service to send the form after filling it on line and printing it due to distance problem.

- If the applicant is a minor, the signature of the application must be signed by a parent or guardian, submitting along with it a parentage certificate or notarial act.

- If the legalization is for a Death Certificate, the application must be signed by an immediate family member, submitting along with it a certificate of kinship.

(2) Original and complete documents (already legalized by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation) and a copy.

(3) If the applicant submits the application in person, he/she must present his/her original identity document (NIE of Spain or passport if Chinese or third country passport, DNI of Spain if Spanish citizen) and a photocopy. (Chinese citizens must present a copy of their residence in Catalonia or a copy of patronage in Catalonia issued within three months from the application and valid for at least three months).

If you are represented by a representative, you must present your original identity document and a photocopy (Chinese citizens must present a copy of their residence in Catalonia or a copy of their patronage in Catalonia issued within three months of the application and valid for at least three months), and a photocopy of the applicant's identity document (NIE of Spain or passport if he/she is a Chinese citizen or a citizen of a third country, DNI of Spain if he/she is a Spanish citizen).

   If the legalization is of a commercial nature and the applicant is a company or an entity, it is also necessary to submit the identity card of the representative of the legal entity and related legal documents to prove its status.)

 

(4) Other necessary documents requested by the Chinese Consulate in Barcelona.

 

5.Notice

- Until 15th of June, applications for legalization can still be submitted to the Chinese Consulate. From 16th of june , applications will be submitted to the Chinese Visa Center, which will charge a service fee.

- Please make sure you have made an appointment in advance. The Center will not accept applications without the appointment. To make an appointment, please visit the "Quick Access" section of the Center's website under "Legalization".

- Not all applications can apply for express service.

- The Chinese Visa Center is only responsible for the acceptance of the legalization and is not involved in the legalization approval process.

 

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