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Return of Passports
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March 14, 2022

Passports/Consular Reports of Birth Abroad will be returned to you by courier/messenger service
Madrid Consular District

You have two options:

DHL:  You may use DHL to have your passport returned to you.  With this service, you would be able to pre-pay your package and track your passport once it is sent out from the Embassy.  Please prepare the return label and include it when you send us your passport application or bring it when you come to the Embassy for your appointment. You can generate the label for the return of your passport in the following links:  Return of passports via DHL / Devolución de pasaportes.

Please note that if you qualify for passport renewal without an appointment, you can also use the DHL Embassy discount code “USEMBASSY” to send your completed passport application.  To generate the label, please click on the following links:  Delivery of your application to the Embassy via DHL  / Envios a la Embajada and follow the instructions.

Cost of DHL service to/from Embassy (1 Kg. max.) – VAT included (you only need one (1) package per family):

  • Peninsula and Balearic Islands: 10€
  • Canary Islands:  15€

Note:  These prices apply only to standard Express Domestic service.  If you choose Premium Express Domestic service with delivery before 09:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m., or any other additional service such as insurance, the cost will increase based on the extra services requested.

MRW:  If you choose not to use DHL for the return of your passport/CRBA, the other alternative is MRW.  For MRW, send us a self-addressed return envelope (name, local address in Spain and local telephone number) which we will use to send back your completed documents via MRW.  For this service, you will have to pay the courier company in cash upon receipt of your passport.

Approximate costs of messenger service – VAT not included:

  • Madrid, Barcelona, and other major cities: 10€ – 15€
  • Other national destinations: 13€ – 16€
  • The Canary and Balearic Islands: 26€ – 29€

Please do not send a PREPAID return envelope from Correos or stamps.

Barcelona Consular District:

Passports/ Consular Reports of Birth Abroad may be returned to you by courier/messenger service. 

MRW is the company we frequently use. For this service, you will have to pay the courier company in cash upon receipt of your passport.

Approximate costs of messenger service – VAT not included:

  • Madrid, Barcelona, and other major cities: 10€ – 15€
  • Other national destinations: 13€ – 16€
  • The Canary and Balearic Islands: 26€ – 29€

Passports/Consular Reports of Birth Abroad may be returned to you by Spanish certified mail (Option for Barcelona only). If you choose this option, please provide a prepaid return envelope / 350 gr prepagado (see photo) which can be purchased from correos. Minimum sized envelope for passports: 180X260; Minimum sized envelope for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad: 230×330.