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Alicante Consulate’s move to new premises will improve service to Britons needing help

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

From Tuesday 14 May you will find the Consulate on the Rambla Méndez Nuñez.

The British Consulate in Alicante is moving… but not far, the new office will only be 10 minutes’ walk from the current building.

The new address is:

British Consulate in Alicante
Edificio Espacio
Rambla Méndez Núñez 28-30
6ta planta (6th floor)
Alicante 03002

The Consulate in Alicante has been in its current location in the Plaza Calvo Sotelo since 1979. The move to new premises shows how important it is that there is a continuing consular presence to support the nearly 300,000 residents and 3.5 million tourists who visit the region each year.

It’s one of the busiest Consulates in the world, helping British nationals who have been hospitalised, arrested or suffered a bereavement, as well as issuing Emergency Travel Documents to people whose passports have been stolen so they can return home.

The move will provide a better experience for customers who come to ask for help, as well as a more modern, secure and efficient work space for the team.

The new office will be open to the public from Mondays to Friday from 08:30-13:30 and the telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

British Consul, Paul Rodwell said:

The new Consulate will help us to assist better those who are most vulnerable, whilst offering an improved customer experience particularly in terms of access for those with reduced mobility. Furthermore, a new open plan office will deliver a better working environment for the team and the location in the centre of Alicante with excellent access to public transport links will mean that those who need to find us can do so easily.

Information on the new location of the Consulate, and how the Consulate can help, can be found on the new government website. British nationals are advised to call 965 21 60 22 before journeying to the office, as most queries can be resolved over the phone.

Britons wishing to renew their 10 year passports should visit the passport section. Anyone wanting information on visas to the UK should go to visa section.