Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • FAQs about COVID-19 for Spanish citizens can be found here​ (in Spanish).

 



Where is the Consulate General in Washington located?
The Consulate General in Washington, D.C. is located in the same building as the Embassy at 2375 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W Washington, D.C. 20037. To learn more the hours of operation of the Consulate, visit its website.
 
What do Spanish Consulates do?​
The Spanish government has Consulates across the United States. They provide a number of legal-administrative services with effect in Spain, to Spanish citizens and also to foreigners with some connection to Spain (this includes visa services). Our consular offices are in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
 
How can I learn about cultural events?
Instagram: @spainculture.us
 
Can I bring my pet from the United States to Spain?​
For information concerning the non-commercial importation of pets from the United States and Canada, please see the regulations from the Office of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.
 
Are my degree and qualifications from the US recognized in Spain?​
To obtain information about validation and recognition of University Degrees in Spain go the Education Office's website​.

Can I visit the E​mbassy?
The EU Open House is an annual event held in May. The Delegation of the European Union and all of the EU embassies in D.C. open their doors to the public, offering a rare look inside the buildings and providing a unique opportunity to experience each country’s cultural heritage and national traditions.
 
Can the Embassy organize a visit to the White House for Spanish citizens?
The White House website states that foreign nationals interested in touring the White House should contact their Embassy to arrange a tour. However, for reasons out of our control, we are unable to process any applications for White House tours at this time. 
 
You may wish to consider tours of the U.S. Capitol Building, where visitors are able to arrive on the day and obtain a timed-entry tour pass. Your passport is required for entry.
 
To book a Pentagon tour you can now go directly to the Pentagon Tours website​ and book your own tour. ​
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions: Medicine
 
Can you send special medication between Spain and another country by mail?

Spanish legislation does not allow the shipping of medication by mail.  In accordance with Article 73 of Law 29/2006 of July 26th, for guarantees and rational use of medication and sanitary products, only laboratories and distribution entities that meet the established legal requirements are able to export medication.  Any other entity or individual is not allowed to send medication through packaged mail because they are unable to guarantee the quality and security of the products.

Can an individual receive medication in Spain from another country by mail?
Article 72 of the aforementioned Law 29 of July 26th, 2009 and implementing regulations establish that only pharmaceutical laboratories can import medication. Therefore, individuals outside of the country, cannot send medicines because it is not possible to guarantee their quality and security.

Can an individual bring his/her necessary medication to their destination in Spain?
Article 74 of Law 29/2006 of July 26th  states that: "medication that accompanies travelers following a medical treatment is excluded from the established protocols in the previous articles". Thus, in order to avoid problems with the Spanish customs office, it is recommended that the patient traveling with medication to Spain brings a doctor’s prescription/medical report that justifies the treatment.  However, one should consider the previously stated regulations of the country of destination. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In the case of medicines containing narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, patients should send inquiries to the Spanish Agency of Drugs and Health Products in order to receive a permit to travel with their medication.  Interested parties can contact: estupefacientes@aemps.es

 

http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ministerio/funciones-estructura/organizacion-organismos/ministerio-exterior/consejerias/americadelnorte/eeuu-canada/importaciones/#

 

For additional information, please contact the Ministry of Health, Consumption, and Social Welfare:

  • Information and Customer Service Office: oiac@mssi.es 
  • Medicine Inspection and Control Department, Spanish Agency for Medicine and Sanitary Products: sgicm@msssi.es
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