Kurdistan Regional Government

Representation in Spain

Degree/Diploma Authentication

The following information is for students of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq who wish to have their Spanish degrees legalised in Spain for use in Kurdistan and Iraq.


For the legalisation process to be completed your documents must be certified by the Ministerio de Educación (Ministry of Education), Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation), the Iraqi Embassy in Madrid, and finally, the Kurdistan Regional Government representation office in Madrid.

  1. To begin the legalisation process you must first have your original university degree certificate and results.
  2. The documents must then be translated from Spanish to English by a sworn translator.
  3. Once all the documents are ready, the Ministerio de Educación (Ministry of Education) must certify the documents in Madrid. This can be done on the same day, but it is advised that you call the Ministry beforehand to confirm this. You must contact the Qualifications Service of the Ministry at:
    C/ Paseo del Prado 28, Madrid.
    Tel:+34 91 5 06 56 00 ext. 65584
  4. The next step is to have the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation) to certify your documents. You must apply for an appointment to visit the Ministry. haga click aquí.
    If this link does not work search the Ministry’s website at: www.maec.es
    Take into account that you will have to wait a minimum of 14 days for an appointment. It is advised that you make your appointment online before coming to Madrid to visit both Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education.
    On the day of the appointment you must go to the following address:
    C/ Juan de Mena 4, 28014 Madrid
    Tel: +34 91 379 16 10 or 91 379 17 00
  5. Once both Ministries have certified your documents you must then go to the Iraqi Embassy in Madrid to do the same. The Embassy will complete this process on the same day, but it is advised to contact them in advance.
    C/ Cañamar 1, 28043 Madrid
    Tel: +34 91 388 27 24 or +34 91 388 59 80
  6. The final step is to bring your documents to the Kurdistan Regional Government Office in Spain, where you will receive the representative’s signature and the KRG stamp.
    Please call to request an appointment.
    C/ Puerto de Santa Maria, 42, 28043, Madrid
    Tel: +34 9143 626 20

If you need more information, contact the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative in Madrid.

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