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March 29, 2022

Consular Assistance to Victims of Crime

Being a victim of a crime in a foreign country, can be a devastating and traumatic experience.  While no one can undo the emotional trauma, physical injury, or financial loss you may have experienced, our Special Consular Services units in Spain are ready to help.  We are very concerned about violent crimes committed against U.S. citizens in Spain or Andorra. We will help you in managing the practical consequences of being a crime victim and provide you with information about contacting the local criminal justice system, as well as other resources for crime victims abroad and in the United States.

We can:

We cannot:

  • Investigate crimes.
  • Provide legal advice or represent you in court.
  • Serve as official interpreters or translators.
  • Pay legal, medical, or other fees for you.
  • Request preferential treatment for U.S. citizens during legal proceedings in Spain or Andorra.