Functions of the General Consulate

​The Consulate offers general assistance to all the Spanish, whether resident or transient, under its jurisdiction. It also arranger activities in diverse scopes such as culture, commerce adn education.

8/15/2016

What this General Consulate can do for you:

  • Issue passports or laissez-passer due to passport expiration, loss or theft. With the aim to go back to Spain, the Consulate can issue, during office hours, a passport with limited validity.
  • Provide services of Civil Register, power of attorney, legalization of documents or remittal of communications to other Spanish organisms.
  • In case of arrest, you have the right to request to be inmmediatly put in contact with the Consul of Spain in Melbourne.
  • Provide assistance to the detainee: notify about the arrest to the detainee's family, visit the detainee periodically and manage (deliver and receive) the detainee's correspondence.
  • Provide information about the health care, the education and the law of Australia. You can also consult the section "Vivir in Melbourne" of this webpage.
  • Provide assistance in the event of catastrophe or emergency.
  • Provide information regarding formalities and costs of transfering corpses, as well as providing a list of local business for such purposes.
  • Under extraordinary circumstances, advance the money needed for a repatriation, which shall be returned to the Public Treasury within the instalments stablished by the Law.
 
This Consulate CANNOT provide you with the following services:
  • Issuing or renovating the National Document of Identity (DNI).
  • Guaranteing your entry to the country.
  • In case of arrest or hospitalization, providing a better treatment than the one provided to Australian nationals.
  • Lending money, paying your fines or endorsing you.
  • Performing as a travel agency.
  • Finding a job for you.
  • Providing its own personal to act as a translator, guide or social assitant for you.
  • Paying for the costs of transfering corpses to Spain or arranging any action to be taken in such regard which corresponds to the death's family.
  • Reporting in your name in a litigation or providing legal opinion.
 

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