Why did your attempt to get a copy of the certificate from Bahrain fail?
I am not familiar with Spanish law but is this something to do with your change of name or the name on your passport.
If you tell me why you need it, I may be able to think of a different route for you.
Assuming that getting a new certificate from Bahrain is an impossibility, the only way of dealing with this would be to swear a statutory declaration as to the circumstances surrounding the marriage and the loss of the certificate.
If the document was just for the United Kingdom, it would be sufficient to have it sworn in front of a solicitor. However as it’s required by the Spanish authorities, you would need to have it sworn by a Notary Public. Whereas a solicitor would charge £5 fixed fee for the swear a Notary will charge about £70 for the same job which takes literally five minutes.
One solicitor firm prepares the document and another firm will do the swear.
A solicitor will probably charge about £200 or possibly more for preparing statutory declaration. It is a service I could offer you for about 1/3 of that. I would need a lot more details but before I submit a Premium Services Proposal for you, you might want to speak to your contact in Spain and ask whether a notarised statutory declaration be sufficient for the Spanish authorities. If it isn’t, that you are up against a brick wall.
There is literally no other way of dealing with it if the original certificate is no longer obtainable.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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Just email me on this thread. I will pick it up at some stage in the day. The thread remains open
I will submit a premium services proposal for you and let you have the document by email when it’s complete.
When you accept the proposal, I will let you have my email address and you then let me have your email address and we can exchange emails in privacy.
There is a separate box for you to put your contact details in.
When we exchange emails I will tell you what details I need.
That is the complete fee for doing the document because there is an hours work in it. A local High Street solicitor would probably charge £200 plus. By all means ask a few local firms. I could do the document today foryou
You would then need to take it to a notary to have it sworn. The notary would charge whatever fee they normally charge.
As I mentioned, a solicitor would charge £5 for each of you and your husband (you both need to go on the document) + £2 for each attachment. A notary makes up his own charge and hence you might need to ring around a few. Most notaries also solicitors. However there are not many notaries around. Hence they can charge through the nose. The Spanish authorities would accept a solicitor, well and good but international documents usually require a notary.
I am waiting for your email address so that the details we exchange which are personal, remain private. I haven’t yet told you what I need therefore but you will have the information that I need, name address et cetera plus some other details.
You will have an email in 5 mins with everything I need to know from a “projects” email address. It’s my private email address.