How to obtain a copy of a will granted in Spain

How to obtain a copy of a will granted in Spain or to find out whether a Spanish will was granted or not

Will in Spain

In order to find out the existence of a Will in Spain, or to obtain a copy of the same, it is necessary to obtain the Death Certificate.

With this Death Certificate, it will be possible to apply, to the “Registro de Actos de Última Voluntad” (Last Wills Registry) a certificate of the last Spanish Will of the deceased, which will show if the person  already granted a Will in Spain, and details of the Notary where the Will was granted

Once the Notary has been localised, the heirs will be able to obtain a legal copy of the Spanish Will.

In addition to the Death Certificate, it is required to pay a duty and to complete the tax form number 790, to be presented to a financial institution collaborating with the Tax Agency, to proceed with the corresponding payment.

The certificate of last Will in Spain can be requested by anyone, always submitting the required documents.

As from when may you apply for the certificate of last Will in Spain?  it can be requested from fifteen working days as from the date of death.

Additional Tax and legal information with regards to Spanish Wills, and inheritance tax in Spain is available on the following micro web site.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of the English Speaking Spanish lawyers of our law firm in Marbella, Arcos & Lamers Asociados, in the event that you need to obtain a copy of a Will granted in Spain, or if you need to know whether a Will was ever granted or not.