The British Embassy in Madrid maintains and develops relations between the UK and Spain.

Find out more about our work with Spain on the UK and Spain news page.

Travelling to the UK and visas 

If you plan to visit the UK check what documents you’ll need to enter the UK and check if you need a UK visa

For questions about applying for a visa or your visa status, contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The British Embassy Madrid cannot help with travel or visa enquiries. 

Getting help in Spain 

Emergency assistance 

Contact your travel provider and insurer if you’re involved in a serious incident or emergency abroad. They’ll tell you if they can help and what you need to do to make a claim. 

Getting help

If you cannot get the support you need from local services, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) can help British people abroad.

We prioritise emergencies and people who are vulnerable, for example, if someone’s:

  • ill, injured, or involved in a crime
  • with a British person who’s died

Get help from FCDO


If you’re abroad and cannot use your passport, for example if it’s been lost, stolen or damaged, you can apply for a replacement passport.  

If you need to travel before your replacement passport is issued, you can apply for an emergency travel document

Living in Spain 

Read our guidance about moving to or living in Spain, including information about: 

  • healthcare 
  • driving 
  • accessing your pension 
  • working (including tax) 
  • studying 

Request official documents 

You can: 

Other British consulates in Spain

We also provide services in: 

There is a full list of UK help and services in Spain and find out more about our work on the UK and Spain news page.

Our people

British Ambassador to Spain
Hugh Elliott

Contact us

British Embassy Madrid

Torre Emperador Castellana
Paseo de la Castellana 259D
28046 Madrid

Public access to the embassy is by appointment only

To call us in an emergency or send us an online enquiry go to:

Access and opening times

Visa enquiries

Passport enquiries

Contact form

Passport advice line
+44 300 222 0000

Corporate information