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Living/Travelling in Spain

Preparation is the key to successful travel. By doing your homework before you leave, you minimize the chances of something going wrong. Below you will find a broad range of information to help you prepare for a safe and enjoyable journey.

New in Madrid – Consular appointment required– Book now

Pay online

You can pay online for all your passport services and your citizenship services before submitting your application.

The Embassy of Canada in Madrid as well as the Consulates of Canada in Barcelona and Malaga currently offer consular services by appointment only.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and based on the recommendations of the health authorities, routine passport and citizenship requests will only be received by postal mail until further notice. In case of emergency travel and for all urgent passport and citizenship related enquiries, please email

For notarial services, please contact espana.consulaire/ to confirm that the service can be rendered in person and request an appointment.

If you have a confirmed appointment with us, please note that it is mandatory to wear a mask to access our offices. Canadian citizens are also encouraged to come alone for their appointment.

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    Travel Advice and Advisories

    Please consult the Travel Advice and Advisories page for Spain and Andorra.

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