U.S. Consulate Services

What U.S. Consuls Can Do for you:

  • Issue, renew or replace your U.S. passport.
  • Provide you with information on U.S. citizenship matters;
  • Register the birth abroad of your U.S. citizen children.
  • Notarize your documents and signature for use in the U.S.
  • Inform you on how to legalize documents.
  • Inform you on how to obtain vital records or criminal records.
  • Provide income tax federal forms.
  • Provide information on Social Security matters.
  • Provide information and federal forms on voting matters.
  • Help you to call your parents and them to communicate with you.
  • Help you to get money from home.
  • Assist you with repatriation, if you are destitute.
  • Give a list of attorneys, doctors and others.
  • Help you in case of death of relative in Spain.
  • Visit you in jail to assure the protection of your civil and human rights.

What U.S. Consuls Cannot Do for you:

  • Act as interpreters/translators.
  • Act as travel agents, make hotel or plane reservations for you.
  • Act as your attorney or give legal advice.
  • Cash your Social Security, Veterans Administration, Civil Service, personal checks or Savings Bonds.
  • Fill out Income Tax forms for you or give you information on your income tax problems.
  • Find employment for you.
  • Furnish bail.
  • Get you out of jail.
  • Intervene in disputes with shops, landlords, hotel managers or others.
  • Obtain visas, arrange residency or work permits or driver’s licenses.
  • Pay bills, telephone charges or lend you money.
  • Perform a marriage ceremony.
  • Receive mail or packages for you.
  • Renew or replace documents issued by state authorities.
  • Safeguard wills or valuables or act as a mailbox for you.
  • Search for your missing luggage.
  • Witness your marriage.