Citizens of the USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia living in Spain are particularly well catered to by their consular sections of the embassies and other organisations. If you are from one of those four, you will find a wealth of up-to-date and officially published information from the links below.
The Embassy and Consulate's office offer a variety of services to the approximately 80,000 Americans living in Spain and the 1,000,000 American tourists who pass through the country on average each year.
Included in the services offered are:
The American Embassy is located at:
There is also a Consulate General in Barcelona and six consular agencies in cities around Spain. For more information see this page of the US Embassy website.
There are several British Consular offices in Spain serving British citizens in Spain.
The British Embassy is in Madrid.
The UK government's GOV.UK website provides information online for Britons considering moving abroad and for those already there. It includes tax, health and education advice as well as a section on what to do when returning to the UK.
UK passports are not issued by the UK Embassy in Madrid. Applications for first passports and renewals must be sent to HM Passport Office in the UK at the following address:
The Embassy of Ireland in Spain offers services to Irish citizens, including the issuance of passports and documents related to citizenship, birth and marriage. The Embassy also certifies documents and provides assistance in the event of the loss or theft of passports. It will also provide assistance in the event of an accident, robbery or death involving an Irish national.
There are about 2,000 Australian citizens living in Spain (many of them with dual citizenship) and over 90,000 Australians who visit Spain each year. The Australian Embassy (and it's Consular office) is in Madrid. There are Honorary Consuls in Barcelona and Seville. The services provided by the Consular offices include the handling of visa enquiries, replacement of lost, stolen or damaged passports and providing general support for Australians in Spain.
The Southern Cross Group is a global organisation that exists to "Promote mobility in the Global Community", and communicate with expatriated Australians throughout the world. Their work includes lobbying for changes in laws that improve or simplify the life of Australians abroad. The Web site has detailed information on the legal and practical aspects of: citizenship, voting, visas, health insurance, taxation and more.
The Consular offices of the Canadian Embassy in Spain offers information about Spain, and assistance to Canadian citizens either visiting or living in Spain. Information available includes the following subjects:
For further details, visit the Canadian Embassy in Spain website.
The Canadian Embassy and Consular office are located in Madrid, at:
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