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10 February 2023

What are the medical certificate requirements for Spanish visa applications?

Learn all about the requirements for a medical certificate to be used in Spain.

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Man applying for a Spanish medical certificate on his phone

How do you get a medical certificate approved?

The process for a medical certificate is quite simple, and relies on the steps laid out below:

  1. Print a medical certificate template. Alternatively, you may be able to get your doctor to write the certificate for you.
  2. Next, take the certificate to your doctor. Your doctor must be registered with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
  3. Have your doctor complete all the information on the certificate; if they do not have a stamp, ensure that the certificate is printed on headed paper (of the medical centre).
  4. The certificate will then be sent to the FCDO to be legalised.
  5. Then, the notary’s signature and seal needs to be authenticated by the FCDO – upon completion, an apostille will be issued, ensuring that it will be recognised by foreign jurisdictions.
  6. Have the document translated by a sworn translator.
  7. Finally, the medical certificate, along with the apostille, attached, will be translated by our Spanish translation specialist.

Spanish Visas Guide

For those interested, you can also access our full guide on Spanish visas; where you can access all the information you need on securing your Spanish visa.

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The Spanish Consular services we offer

To find out more about the Spanish consular services we provide, contact us via the details below.

Woodcock Law and Notary Public is able to offer a range of Consular services, including some related to the medical certificate. The services we provide put you at the heart of them, with each one designed to save you both time and hassle.

In the case of Spain, our contacts at the consulate mean we can offer our clients assistance in getting apostilles for documents such as a medical certificate. 

Our partners at Spanish Visas can help you with Spanish visa applications, as well as providing translation services.

Contact us

If you need the services of a notary, then we are happy to help.

Get in touch with us today to use our services.


If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email

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