Consul General
7/6/2016


Greetings from the Consul General

I am pleased to welcome you to the Consulate General of Spain in New York, whose jurisdiction includes the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
 
Through this website we want to inform you about the services that the Consulate offers to Spanish citizens -either permanent or temporary residents-, Americans and citizens of other nationalities, in order to complete a process through this consular office.

We hope you will find here, in a clear and simple way, the necessary information to process any consular affair. For that we try -when possible-, to make available these procedures by mail or email, without having to apply in person in the Consulate.

Also from this page, and jointly with our presence in social media, we will send releases, news and interesting content related to the Spanish community and the presence of Spain in the United States, especially within the limits of our demarcation.

Therefore, hoping to find it useful, I encourage you to visit the website frequently and to submit any suggestions you may have to improve it.

 

D. Rafael Conde de Saro

Consul General of Spain in New York

 
Career
 
Ambassador Rafael Conde de Saro was born in Madrid in 1951. He holds a Law degree from the Complutense University in Madrid; a Master in Diplomatic Relations from the Spanish Diplomatic Academy; and a Graduate in the Georgetown University Leadership Seminar.
 
He entered the Spanish Diplomatic Service in 1977, when he started as Chief Director for Eastern Europe of the Foreign Ministry in Spain and later as Secretary at the Embassy in Norway and Iceland. In 1980 he was appointed Counselor at the Embassy of Spain in Mexico.
 
Between the year of 1984 and 1986 he held the positions of Director of Economic Relations with Africa and the Middle East, Director of General Affairs and Deputy Director General of Multilateral Economic Relations, all within the Foreign Ministry in Spain.
 
In 1988 he was named Trade and  Economic Counselor of the Spanish Embassy in Portugal. From 1991 to 1996, he served as Director-General for Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. In 1996 he worked as Human Resources Director of the Foreign Ministry in Madrid.
 
From 1997 to 2000 he was based in Washington DC as Deputy Chief of the Spanish Embassy in the US, returning to Spain in 2000 as Director General for Asia and the Pacific in the Foreign Ministry.
 
After that he was named Spanish Ambassador to India, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  He returned to Spain in 2007, where he served as Director-General for International Economic Relations and Energy Issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010 he was posted as Spanish Ambassador to Indonesia and East Timor.
 
From 2014 to 2016 he was Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Marca España and on July 2016 he was appointed as Consul General of Spain in New York.
 

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  • 18 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * #España, en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de #NNUU https://t.co/YR9rXkltnH #HumanRights #Spain4HumanRights… https://t.co/AZ1feGyY73
  • 13 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * Also, check the specific #requirements to apply for the student visa at the Consulate of Spain in #NY:… https://t.co/3KvMvxNQ4k
  • 13 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @IC_NewYork: Hoy seguimos con el #FestivalDeLaPalabra tras una velada mágica con grandes autores. Ven hoy y participa en este viaje. #Pu…
  • 13 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * El Consulado tendrá servicios mínimos el lunes 16-Oct por huelga convocada por sindicatos en el Servicio Exterior https://t.co/CemdLz5k3h
  • 12 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * Happy National Day of #Spain! ¡Feliz #12OctFiestaNacional! #DíaDeLaHispanidad #España https://t.co/CPuC57l2dd
  • 12 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @SpainInTheUSA: Celebrando el Desfile de la Hispanidad en Nueva York! #HispanicHeritage #ColumbusDay https://t.co/QGDx4JNk1d
  • 12 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @SpainInTheUSA: By 2060, @uscensusbureau projects there will be almost 120 million Hispanic people in the US #hispanicheritagemonth htt…
  • 12 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * The Consulate will remain closed on Thursday, October 12th, in observance of National Spanish Day https://t.co/tMfKWnWAwO
  • 11 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * A bit of #Spain comes tonight to NYC. Discover highlights & cult. attractions of #Andalucía, 6pm at @centroespanolny https://t.co/VYJS5n66Gw
  • 07 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @IC_NewYork: October came full of culture here at the Instituto Cervantes New York. Check our website! https://t.co/f8rAwjeBi3
  • 07 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * The Consulate will remain closed on Monday, Oct-9th, in observance of Columbus Day. Holiday calendar for 2017: https://t.co/tMfKWnWAwO
  • 06 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * #NYC's 53rd #HispanicDayParade is this Sunday, Oct-8th. Noon-5pm on 5th Ave (44th-68th St). #Spain participates too… https://t.co/tAYq2NO6DD
  • 06 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @IC_NewYork: Inauguramos la exposición ‘Diseñadores con mucha letra’. Venga a visitarla de 9 am a 7 pm. Sábados 9-3 pm. https://t.co/Ci4
  • 06 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * 'Designers with character' exhibit opens tonight at @IC_NewYork https://t.co/60vcb9Er03 / https://t.co/8gWtw1TTNr #Spanish #Graphic #Design
  • 05 Oct @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @ICEXNuevaYork: Éxito total del 24 #SpainsGreatMatch / +600 asistentes del trade, consumidores, influencers y prensa probaron vinos y ga…
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