Town Hall Meeting in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Consul General from the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Liza Petrush, and the Consular Agent in the Canary Islands, Ana Maria Quintana, hosted a Town Hall Meeting in Santa Cruz de Tenerife where a group of US Citizens gathered to get the latest updates and information for American Citizens living or vacationing in Spain.  All ...
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American Citizen Services Reaches out to U.S. Citizens throughout Spain

Representatives from the American Citizen Services unit met and spoke with U.S. students in Toledo and language assistants in Valladolid, Tenerife, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. They explained consular services that are available to U.S. citizens as they embark on their semester or year abroad and encouraged everyone to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) . STEP ...
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IRS Webinar: Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens

Thursday, October 10, 2019 This free 100-minute webinar is open to ALL. This webinar will cover the following: Provide background on United States citizenship by birth and relinquishing citizenship Discuss tax implications of relinquishing citizenship Describe the purpose and scope of the new Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens (“relief procedures”) Explain specific filing requirements ...
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American Citizen Services at Carlos III University

On August 29th the American Citizen Services Chief and a Special Consular Services Assistant spoke at the Welcome event for U.S. students who will be attending Carlos III University this Fall. They explained what services the consular section offers, encouraged everyone to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) , and welcomed over 600 students ...
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American Citizen Services Connects with U.S. Citizens in Mallorca

The Consul General and the Consular Agent from the Balearic Islands hosted a town hall for U.S. citizens in Palma de Mallorca on June 5. Numerous U.S. citizens resident on the island attended the event, and enjoyed an evening of conversation with the Consul General, the Consular Agent, and consular staff. We talked about how ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Event Alert – Consular Staff in Santiago de Compostela, June 24-26, 2019

Location:  Santiago de Compostela, Galicia Event:  Staff from the Embassy in Madrid will be in Santiago de Compostela on June 24-26, 2019, to provide consular services and assist U.S. citizens. Actions to Take: For an appointment, please contact the Embassy by email at askacs@state.gov .  In the subject line, please include the type of service or ...
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Embassy Connects with U.S. Citizens at Town Hall

On May 29 the Deputy Chief of Mission and the Consul General met with U.S. citizens in Madrid for a Town Hall meeting. The audience members hailed from many different parts of the United States and included students, long-time residents, tourists, young professionals, and even a uniformed boy scout. A wide range of issues were ...
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Officers from the Consulate General in Barcelona Reach Out to U.S. Citizens

Officers from the Consulate General in Barcelona recently engaged in outreach with both students and study abroad coordinators. On April 5 the Consul spoke at the regional APUNE conference to study abroad coordinators who host U.S. citizens students. Meanwhile, the Vice Consul spoke to newly arrived students at ALBA study abroad on March 29. Our ...
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American Citizen Services Connects with U.S. Citizens in the Madrid Area

On April 4 the Consul General spoke to a group of U.S. citizens and friends associated with the American Club of Madrid. The event was held at the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU. Pictured are the President of the American Club, representatives from the International Relations Department of San Pablo CEU, the Consul General, and ...
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The Consul General Liza Petrush Hosts a Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Mijas

The Consul General, Liza Petrush, along with staff from the Consular Agency in Malaga and the Consular Section in Madrid, hosted a town hall for U.S. citizens in Mijas, Malaga on March 21.  American Costa del Sol residents asked questions about passport renewals, pensions, voting overseas, and other issues. Pictured are Roberta Aaron, Consular Agent ...
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U.S. Consular Agent in Fuengirola Speaks to a Group of Liberty University Students

On March 10, the U.S. Consular Agent in Fuengirola spoke to a group of Liberty University students.  She explained Consular Services for U.S. citizens in Spain and encouraged everyone to enroll in STEP (The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) by creating an account on its website: www.step.state.gov .
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U.S. Consular Agent in the Canary Islands Met with Car Rental Company Representatives

The U.S. Consular Agent in the Canary Islands met with car rental company representatives and the Gran Canaria Tourist Board Representative, D. Pablo Llinares on March 11. They discussed collaboration among the different tourist offices, strengthening ties in an effort to better protect U.S. citizens visiting the Canary Islands.
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The Consul General Speaks at Carlos III University’s Welcome Event

The Consul General recently spoke at Carlos III University’s Welcome Event for a group of 400 U.S. citizens. The students, from a wide variety of universities from across the U.S., had just arrived and will be spending one semester studying abroad. She spoke about services provided by American Citizen Services, and encouraged them to enroll ...
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American Citizen Services Meets with U.S. Citizens in Valladolid

On October 9, a representative from the American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy spoke to U.S. citizens in Valladolid at an event hosted by CIEE and the Junta de Castilla y Leon. The group of Americans in the audience will be volunteering at bilingual schools throughout the Castilla y Leon region, encouraging the ...
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Workshop for Study-Abroad Program Coordinators

On March 14, Consular Mission Spain hosted a workshop for study-abroad program coordinators to learn about the assistance consular staff can provide to U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault.  Representatives from study-abroad and teaching-assistant programs from across Spain attended, as did staff from the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona.  U.S. Embassy staff explained the protocol ...
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American Citizen Services Representatives Explain Services Offered for American Citizens

Representatives from the American Citizen Services Section at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid met with members of various commercial and public service sectors from the Canary Islands in Las Palmas on February 22. They explained services offered for American citizens from the Consular Section in Madrid and the local office in Las Palmas. Guests included ...
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