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U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to U.S. Citizen Services


The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona provides consular services to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Spain and Andorra.  Some services are available to non-U.S. citizens but they are very limited.

The Consular Section offers passport services, notarial services, and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad among some other services.  It is important to make an appointment online  Hyperlink? before visiting the Consulate General for routine (non-emergency) services.  For other services of a more pressing nature such as arrests, reporting a death, abductions, etc., an appointment is not necessary.

To avoid unnecessary delays, please check our website or send us an email at before coming in for your interview to make sure that you have the necessary paperwork for the service you are seeking.

We urge you to register with us if you will be traveling or living in the consular district (Andorra, Aragon, and Catalonia) so we can serve you better, especially in the case of an emergency.  We can help you stay informed by sending out information to the American community.  Registration is a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.

For information on obtaining visas to visit or reside in Spain or Andorra, please consult the websites for those respective countries.  For visas to the United States, please visit

Use the tabs on the left for more information about our services.

Contact Information

For emergency assistance after hours, U.S. citizens may call (91) 587-2200 and ask to speak to the duty officer.  The Consulate General is closed evenings, weekends and holidays.

The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona is located at the address below.

U.S. Consulate General
Paseo de Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 23
08034 Barcelona

Tel. (+34) 93 280 22 27
Fax (+34) 93 280 61 75

E-mail: (Please note: Visa questions sent to this e-mail address will not be acknowledged or forwarded. This e-mail address is for questions regarding  services provided by the Consular Section in Barcelona.)

Hours of Operation

The Consular Section is open to the public Monday through Friday from 09.00 to 13.00, except for local and U.S. holidays (hyperlink). Telephone calls are received from 15:00 to 17:00.

The following services require an appointment:

  • Non-Emergency Passport Services
  • Notarials
  • Consular Reports of Birth Abroad

Emergency passports are limited validity passports intended as replacements in cases of loss or theft. Emergency passports do not require appointments and can be processed Monday through Friday from 09.00 to 13.00. You may request an emergency passport only if you must travel internationally within the next ten business days and can provide proof of pending travel.  All other passport services require an appointment.

How to get to the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona:

The Consulate is located in the Sarrià/Sant Gervasi district of Barcelona.  

Public Transportation to the Consulate General

  •  Metro:  Reina Elisenda station (last stop of the L-6 line).
  •  Buses: 64, 22

The Consulate General makes every effort to be responsive to the needs of U.S. citizens residing abroad. However, because of federal regulations, security considerations and the very limited size of the consular staff, see below a list of what U.S. Consuls can do or cannot do for you.

What U.S. Consuls Can Do for you:

  • Issue, renew or replace your U.S. passport.
  • Provide you with information on U.S. citizenship matters;
  • Register the birth abroad of your U.S. citizen children.
  • Notarize your documents and signature for use in the U.S.
  • Inform you on how to legalize documents.
  • Inform you on how to obtain vital records or criminal records.
  • Provide income tax federal forms.
  • Provide information on Social Security matters.
  • Provide information and federal forms on voting matters.
  • Help you to call your parents and them to communicate with you.
  • Help you to get money from home.
  • Assist you with repatriation, if you are destitute.
  • Give a list of attorneys, doctors and others.
  • Help you in case of death of relative in Spain.
  • Visit you in jail to assure the protection of your civil and human rights.

What U.S. Consuls Cannot Do for you:

  • Act as interpreters/translators.
  • Act as travel agents, make hotel or plane reservations for you.
  • Act as your attorney or give legal advice.
  • Cash your Social Security, Veterans Administration, Civil Service, personal checks or Savings Bonds.
  • Fill out Income Tax forms for you or give you information on your income tax problems.
  • Find employment for you.
  • Furnish bail.
  • Get you out of jail.
  • Intervene in disputes with shops, landlords, hotel managers or others.
  • Obtain visas, arrange residency or work permits or driver’s licenses.
  • Pay bills, telephone charges or lend you money.
  • Perform a marriage ceremony.
  • Receive mail or packages for you.
  • Renew or replace documents issued by state authorities.
  • Safeguard wills or valuables or act as a mailbox for you.
  • Search for your missing luggage.
  • Witness your marriage.