We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Spain. We work on issues including the economy, commercial regulation in the single market, energy policy and international security. (We also cover Andorra remotely.)

Our consular network

We have one of the largest British consular networks in the world with consulates in Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife. These offices deal with a wide range of issues in a country that receives around 13 million British visitors a year and where more than 300,000 Britons live for all or part of the year. Please check below for our opening hours.

Our services

Emergency consular assistance (24 hours)

For emergency assistance, such as in the event of the death, assault, arrest or hospitalisation of a British national, you should call the nearest British Consulate. Please follow this link to find the contact detaills.

Emergency travel documents

Details of how to get an emergency travel document (ETD) if your UK passport is lost, stolen or has expired, including the application form.

If you are travelling in the next week and your passport is not available, you may be able to apply for an ETD. You can go to your nearest consulate and normally obtain an ETD on the day. You must bring your travel details for all applications plus proof of your address in Spain if the ETD is for a round trip. You should arrive at the consulate at least an hour before the scheduled closing time. Details of opening hours and addresses are below:

If you are travelling within the next 48 hours, please call +34 917 146 300 to arrange an ETD.

If you are travelling in more than 2 days’ time, you can make an appointment at your nearest British Consulate:

Book an appointment at the British Consulate Alicante

Book an appointment at the British Consulate General Barcelona

Book an appointment at the British Consulate Ibiza

Book an appointment at the British Consulate Las Palmas

Book an appointment at the British Consulate General Madrid

Book an appointment at the British Consulate Málaga

Book an appointment at the British Consulate Palma de Mallorca

Book an appointment at the British Consulate Tenerife

If your passport has been stolen you will need a police report before an ETD can be issued. You can make a police report at the nearest Guardia Civil or National Police office. You can make a provisional police report in English by calling 902 102 112, then go the nearest National Police station to collect the final report. We strongly advise that you also make police report if your passport has been lost.

Passport renewal

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website.

Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.

Visas

This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Pensions and benefits in Spain

Information about access to state pensions and benefits when living in Spain.

Healthcare in Spain

A guide for British nationals living, or planning to live, in Spain on the different ways to access healthcare.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notes available at British consulates in Spain.

Residency requirements

A guide explaining the new rules for British citizens applying for residency in Spain, what documents are required, and information on the right to reside in Spain for both British citizens and non-EU family members. The guide includes information about registering on the Padron with your local town hall.

Registering a birth or death

How to register births and deaths with UK authorities.

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers and interpreters who may be able to help you with official transactions in Spain. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.

Living in Spain

Information for British nationals living in Spain who need information about services that are not provided by our consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

Buying property in Spain

Information to help you make a full and considered decision about buying a property in Spain.

Marriage in Spain

Details of who you need to talk to and what documents you may require if you are thinking about getting married in Spain.

Travel advice

Information, news updates and Spain travel advice, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:

What consulates cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money
  • make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf
  • get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters
  • renew or replace a full British passport

Our people

Simon Manley CMG

Simon Manley CMG

British Ambassador to Spain

Contact us

British Embassy Madrid

Torre Espacio
Paseo de la Castellana 259D

28046 Madrid
Spain

Please see separate information for British Consulate General Madrid

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British Consulate General Madrid

Torre Espacio
Paseo de la Castellana 259D

28046 Madrid
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
(+34) 917 146 300
Consular phone lines are open from 9am to 5pm.

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British Consulate Alicante

Edificio Espacio
Rambla Méndez Núñez 28-32
6ª planta

03002 Alicante
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
+34 965 21 60 22

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British Consulate General Barcelona

Avda Diagonal 477 – 13
08036 Barcelona
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
+34 93 366 6200

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British Consulate Ibiza

Avenida Isidoro Macabich 45
1º1ª (corner with Calle Canarias)

07800 Ibiza
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
+34 93 366 6200

Postal address:
Apartado de correos 307
07800 Ibiza

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British Consulate Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Calle Luis Morote 6-3º
E-35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
+34 928 26 25 08

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British Consulate Malaga

Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto, 2
Edificio Eurocom

29006 Malaga
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
+ 34 952 35 23 00
Consular phone lines are open from 9am to 5pm.

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British Consulate Palma de Mallorca

Carrer Convent dels Caputxins, 4
Edificio Orisba B 4ºD

07002 Palma de Mallorca
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
+34 93 366 6200

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British Consulate Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Plaza Weyler, 8, 1º
38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Spain

Telephone enquiries:
+34 928 26 25 08

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Press Office

Press Office
British Embassy Madrid
Torre Espacio
Paseo de la Castellana 259D

28046 Madrid
Spain

Journalists and media only can contact the Press Office via the main Embassy number. Calls outside office hours may be diverted to the FCO’s London newsdesk.

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