How do you get a Country Clearance to work in Spain?
The most important things you need to know when applying for a Country Clearance, requests must be accurate and they must be submitted on time. Request that contain errors, omissions, or are not received in a timely will not be considered. There are no exceptions.
First, determine what type of request you will need.
- Are you?
a. A contractor? You will require a Country Clearance. (30-day lead time)
b. A contractor or employee of a non-profit organization who will be here longer than 90 days? You
will require a Country Clearance and a Designation letter. (60-day lead time)
c. A third country national? You will require a country clearance. (30-day lead time)
- Do you have civilian liability insurance? You must have this insurance to get a Country Clearance.
- Do you have a completed Country Clearance Request?
- Has the signed Country Clearance request been forwarded to your Rota point of contact (POC)?
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- Has your Rota POC forwarded your request to ODC?
- Did you meet the required time tables?
- Have you made your off-base hotel reservations? This is especially important if you will be here during the summer.
If you answered “Yes” to questions two though seven, congratulations! You have done everything that isrequired of you to receive your Country Clearance Request.
Now all we can do is wait.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1 - What is a contractor?
A1 - A contractor (referred to as “tech reps”) who will be in Spain for less than 90 days out of a
180 day period, whether consecutive or cumulative, in the execution of a contract with the U.S. forces.
Q2 - What is a contractor or employee of a non-profit organization?
A2 - Contractors or employees of non-profit organizations who will be in Spain for more than 90 days out of a 180 day period, whether consecutive or cumulative, in the execution of a contract with the U.S. forces.
Q3 - What is a third country national?
A3 - A third country national is any citizen of a country other than Spain or the United States who will be traveling to Spain under DoD sponsorship including crew members on board U.S. military and DoD chartered aircraft as well as embarked foreign nationals on U.S. ships.
Q4 - What is civilian liability insurance?
A4 - This insurance must be issued by a company authorized to conduct this type of business in Spain and may not contain any deductible or similar limitation. The minimum required insurance is:
1. Personnel Liability (Per Injured Party) - 90,151.82 Euros
2. Property Damage (Per Occurrence) - 60,101.21 Euros
3. Security Deposit (Judiciary Bond to cover court expenses) - 6,010.12 Euros
4. Maximum Total (Per Occurrence) - 601,012.10 Euros
Q5 - Where can I get civilian liability insurance?
A5 - The Insurance Data Sheet below has a list of civilian liability insurance companies.
Q6 - What are the required lead times I must meet?
A6 - These times are for COMPLETED packages. Always be sure to include an extra day or two to be safe.
Initial processing for tthose requiring designation letters is 60 days.
Processing for those only requiring a country clearance is 30 days.
Q7 - Can I stay on base?
A7 - No. Anyone who requires a country clearance cannot use on-base U.S. billeting facilities. They must billet off-base per the Spanish Government requirement.
Insurance Data Sheet
The following list is for informational purposes only. A contractor can use any insurance company
to obtain a certificate of insurance as long as the minimum requirements are met. The list shows companies that have successfully meet these requirements.
The U.S. Forces, ODC Spain, or the U.S. Government does not assume any responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of persons or firms whose names appear in the following list. The list is made available as a service to potential U.S. Forces’ contractor companies or others wishing to have information regarding U.S. and Spanish insurance companies that offer liability insurance in the amounts required under Annex 6, Article 5 of the 1989 U.S./Spain Agreement of Defense Cooperation.
The names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.
ACE Insurance S.A. NV
Francisco Gervas 13
28020 Madrid Spain
TEL: 91-556-3600/ 90-201-0154 FAX 91-555-9568/91-837-6776
Avda Clagonal 474
08006 Barcelona Spain
TEL: 90-201-0775/91-837-4977 FAX 93-416-1242/93-242-1515
Registro Mercantil de Madrid number 6086 book 7095 section 3 vol 1 page 72224
Allianz Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A.
Paseo de la Castallana 39
28046 Madrid, Spain
TEL: 90-223-2629 FAX: 90-233-3639
Registro Mercantil de Madrid, hoja M-6259 folio 1 tome 3755
Paseo de la Castallana 41, 6
28046 Madrid, Spain
TEL: 91-308-3468 FAX: 91-319-5238
Registro Mercantil de Madrid, no 7008 book 95 section 3 volume 8080 page 78057
La Compania de Seguros BANCO VITALICIO de ESPANA
Anonima de Seguros y Reaseguros
Paseo de Gracia 11
08007 Barcelona, Spain
Avda de Andalucia 10
11008 Cadiz, Spain
TEL: 95-629-3440 FAX: 95-627-1762
Registro Mercantil de Barcelona, hoya 3696 folio 92 tomo 3954
La Compania de Seguros CATALANA OCCIDENTE, S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros
Av. Alcalde Barnils
Sant Cugat del Valles (Barcelona)
TEL: 93-582-0500 FAX: 95-625-6604
Registro Mercantil de Barcelona, hoja B-16851 folio 1 tomo 21123
La Compania de Seguros GOTHAR VERSICHERUNGSBANK VvaG
Calle Francisco de Rojas 12
28010 Madrid, Spain
Registro Mercantil de Madrid hoja 85835-1 folio 199 tomo 9056
La Compania de Seguros Groupama Compania Anonima de Seguros y Reaseguros
Plaza de las Cortes B
TEL: 91-589-9292 FAX: 90-217-1017
Registro Mercantil de Madrid, hoja M-12,667, folio 1 tomo 586
Sabadell Aseguradora Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros, S./A.
Gran Via 71 8 IZDA
Avda Francesca Macia 54
Registro Mercantil de Barcelona folio 110 tomo 23395
TEL: 91-548-8681 FAX: 91-541-2252