Super helpful thread. I'm with Striker -- I'm going through the LA Consulate and am confused as to what documents I need translated. Both times when I called, the woman over the phone said I need a certified translation for the FBI Background check. She didn't say that I only needed it for Spain or whether I actually needed it for the appointment, although I'll call again.
One woman also told me that I need to get the translation certified, notarized, and Apostilled too.
Talk about making things even more complicated! Has anyone recently applied at the LA Consulate (or another that requires Spanish translation) and know if any of this is true?
Also, if I get a certified translation for the FBI Background Check...does that mean I have to get the Apostille translated too? Im waiting for the FBI Check to come in the mail and it would be a lot easier if I could make a copy and send it off for translation, while I mail the original back to DC to get the Apostille.
This thread has helped me answer so many questions for my upcoming appointment with the consulate on August 17th. Thank you!
I have a question for anyone that's gone to the Los Angeles consulate recently: if you used the notarized letter from your parents as evidence of funds, were you required to provide a bank statement? If so, how many and did it have a minimum balance?
The website doesn't mention anything but when I e-mailed they said to bring 3 statements. But I've also talked to someone from that went last month and they said they didn't need to bring any statement. I'm confused and would greatly appreciate any answer!
Thank you all!
taylorgreer, I haven't been to the LA Consulate yet and have an upcoming appt, but the website says to provide "EITHER" of the following: (and lists the 3 types of documents). So if you just bring the notarized letter from your parents it should be fine. Although, if it's not too much of a hassle, I am going to bring bank statements just