Have you inherited property in Tenerife? In that case, you will certainly need to arrage the certified translation of your inheritance documents.
Was the decedent testate or intestate?
If the decedent had an English Will and not a Spanish Will, you will need to provide an official translation of the original English Will. Furthermore, an official translation of the grant of probate and the certificate of death (in case the testator died in the UK). For these documents to be fully valid and accepted by the Spanish authorities, you will first need to get all of your documents apostilled.
Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised if you would like to legalise your documents.
For further info on apostilles please access the website of the Legalisations Office in the UK.
BEFORE YOU ARRANGE THE CERTIFIED TRANSLATION OF YOUR INHERITANCE DOCUMENTS
Before arranging for the translation of all of the above, please make sure that the certified translator is duly approved to certify translations by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, as this is the only entity responsible for their qualification and suitability
The figure of certified translator is essential here as he/she is in charge of attesting to the content of the original document, and he/she will be providing you with an accurate rendering of the original version in English.
You will also need to think of the Notary Public you will be using; most people select him/her depending on how near his/her office is. But this is something which is totally up to you. The Notary Public will be in charge of arranging the testate/intestate proceeding in your name. Although you may wish to hire the services of a Solicitor to make sure everything is done in the best possible way, particularly if you are not familiar with the process.
If you need help to translate your inheritance documents, if you have inherited property in Tenerife are you are in need of assistance or if you need help for arranging any of the above, please let us know, we will be happy to assist you throughout the process.
CERTIFIED TRANSLATION OF INHERITANCE DOCUMENTS IN TENERIFE