need a spanish death certificate

How to get a death certificate in Spain?

What information do I need to get a Spanish death certificate?

Obtaining a copy of a death certificate for someone who has passed away in Spain can be difficult if you do not speak Spanish or are not familiar with the registration processes in Spain. Fortunately Worldwide Lawyers are here to help and can obtain a Spanish death certificate on your behalf.

  • Where the death happened *
    • Autonomous community *
    • Province *
    • Civil Registry *
  • When the death happened *
  • Details of the deceased *
    • Full name*
    • DNI
    • Mother’s name
    • Father’s name
  • The Volume and Page number of the record
    • Mandatory if the death is before 1950 *
  • Address to which the certificate will be sent *
  • Cause for request for certificate *

The more information you are able to provide the easier it will be to obtain the certificate. The details marked with an asterisk* are mandatory to allow us to obtain a copy of a death certificate from Spain.

If you are in need of a Spanish Death Certificate, including an English translation, call us on 01244 478911 or email us at

All administrative and legal matters in Spain for a non-Spanish speaker can prove very difficult, so if you are in the process of sorting out matters such as inheritance, wills, purchasing property or any other endeavour, we are here to help.

Further Information

Following the passing away of a friend or family member, if they were based in Spain, the process may become quite complicated, especially if you do not speak Spanish. At Worldwide Lawyers we can provide a range of services and advice, including recommendations of certified English-speaking lawyers based in Spain to help you.

If you are in the process of handling the estate of a deceased person based in Spain, these articles may also be of interest to you:

Foreign deceased with UK assets

Affidavit of foreign law required for probate

How to find out if a deceased person had assets in the UK

Inheriting a Spanish Bank Account

For further information and advice on how to handle the estate of a deceased person based in Spain, call us on 01244 470 339 or email us at