Cancel Criminal Record in Spain

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29 Feb 2024

Service Details

Cancel Criminal Record

This service is available across Spain

Who Is This Service For?

  • Anyone who has been convicted of a criminal offence in Spain will have that offence recorded on an official registry. 
  • Problems can later arise since this registry may be checked when the convicted person applies for certain jobs or to carry-out certain activities, such as obtain security clearance or apply for a hunting licence.
Who Is This Service For?


  • To be eligible for criminal record cancellation in Spain, certain criteria must be met. 
  • Firstly, a specific period must have elapsed since the completion of their sentence, which varies depending on the severity of the offence. 
  • For minor offences, this period is generally shorter. The client must not have committed any new crimes during this period. The offence and the sentence must have been under local jurisdiction. 
  • Clients should have documentation related to their conviction and subsequent conduct. If these conditions are met, the client can proceed with the criminal record cancellation process.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Firstly, we carry out an eligibility assessment based on the criteria mentioned.
  2. Then, an application for criminal record cancellation is prepared, which includes gathering all necessary documents such as proof of sentence completion and evidence of good conduct. 
  3. This application is then submitted to the Spanish Ministry of Justice. 
  4. If required, we also assist in addressing any queries or additional requirements from the authorities. 
  5. The process concludes with the Ministry's decision; if favourable, the criminal record is officially cancelled. 

It's important to note that this process can vary in duration, depending on the complexity of the case and the efficiency of the justice system.

Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits of this Service

  • Employment prospects are greatly enhanced, as many employers nowadays conduct criminal background checks. 
  • It also removes legal impediments in professional licensing and educational opportunities.
  • For those wishing to travel or emigrate, a clean record eases the process of obtaining visas and permits. 
  • Additionally, the cancellation of a criminal record helps in eliminating social stigma.
  • Ultimately, it represents a fresh start and a second chance for those who have fulfilled their legal obligations and are striving to rebuild their lives.
Benefits of this Service

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  1. Initial Assessment: Determine eligibility for criminal record cancellation.
  2. Document Collection: Gathering all necessary documents, including legal papers and evidence of good conduct.
  3. Application Preparation: Preparing and completing the application for criminal record cancellation.
  4. Submission to Ministry of Justice: Submitting the application to the relevant Spanish authorities.
  5. Communication and Follow-Up: Handling all correspondence with the Ministry and addressing any additional information or documentation they might require.
  6. Notification and Guidance: Informing clients of the outcome and providing guidance on future steps following the decision.
  7. Support and Advice: Offering ongoing support and legal advice throughout the process and after completion.
What Does This Service Consist Of?

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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