Available. The Spanish police certificate is known in Spain as "Certificado de Antecedentes Penales."
If you are a Spanish national residing in Spain, you may apply in person or by mail at the Ministry of Justice, San Bernardo 45, 28071, Madrid.
If you are a Spanish national living outside of Spain, you should apply through the Spanish Consulate in the country where you are currently living.
Third country nationals (TCN) legally living in Spain must apply at the Ministry of Justice, San Bernardo 45, 28071 Madrid.
A TCN illegally living in Spain is unable to obtain a police certificate.
If you are a former legal TCN currently living outside of Spain, contact the consulate of your nationality in Spain. (Example: Italians should contact the Italian Consulate in Madrid). If Spain does not have a reciprocal agreement with this country, a police certificate is not available. A list of countries having reciprocal agreements with Spain is not available. Applicants must check with each individual consulate regarding their country's reciprocal agreement status.
If you are a former illegal TCN currently living outside of Spain, you cannot obtain a police clearance.
Spanish citizens must contact the Spanish Embassy in their country of residence to request a Spanish Police Certificate. The Spanish Embassy will provide them with more specific information.
Non-Spanish Former Residents of Spain
Non-Spanish former residents of Spain applying outside Spain must contact their respective countries' embassy in Madrid, Spain. The embassy should then contact the Spanish Ministry of Justice if that country has a reciprocal agreement with Spain for police certification. The address for the Spanish Ministry of Justice is:
Ministerio De Justicia
Registro Central de Penados y Reveldes
C/San Bernardo 45,
28071 Madrid, Spain
Non-Spanish Citizens Living Illegally in Spain
Police certificates are unavailable for non-Spanish citizens living illegally in Spain. There are no alternatives available for visa applicants needing Spanish Police Certificates who live illegally in Spain.