Documents and Formalities
Documentation and Formalities
Spaniards residing outside of the country should register with Consular Registration Program. The registration will allow them to renew official documents, verify that they are residents of a foreign country, participate in Spanish elections, and request help from the consulate if necessary. 

For general information about consular services, visit this link. For information about formalities of registration, document renewal, civil register, or notary services consult directly with the General Consulate for your district. 


Driving in the U.S.
Regulations regarding driver’s licenses vary by state. Spain does not have an agreement regarding the validity of driver’s licenses with any state. Check the requirements for obtaining a driver’s license in the state where you will be living. Typically, use of an international driver’s license is considered valid for a limited time, especially for use of rental vehicles. 

Customs Formalities
Visit the website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to learn about the rules and regulations on bringing pets, food, cash, etc. into the U.S. 

Starting a Business
If you would like to start a business in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, the best course of action is to visit the Exterior Economic and Commercial Office’s website. They will be able to inform you of requirements and other formalities in order to advise you on how to promote your business in the U.S.  

Frequent Tax Questions
In this document​ you can find FAQs by Spanish citizens who generate income in the U.S., including questions regarding avoiding double taxation. 

Twitter

  • 30 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Today Embassy staff bid farewell to Ambassador Gil-Casares with this surprise video. ¡Gracias por todo Embajador! https://t.co/J3MeQVeZmY
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @VFF_USA: #VFFUSA and spanish community thanks the @SpainInTheUSA for all their support. Via @hoylosangeles #WashingtonDc https://t.co/
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * A new exhibit in Bilbao by @iberdrola highlights the importance of Spain during the U.S. Revolution.… https://t.co/EwKwyzUlSj
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Looking for the perfect Spanish omelette recipe? Here's a great one from @nytimes! https://t.co/Aw5ItOG1hS
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @thomassanchez: Evening at the Ambassador's residence. Amb. Ramón Gil-Casares says America has touched his heart @Red_Carolina @SpainInT…
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * The @NHLAgenda is being recognized with one of Spain's highest honors for its tireless support of the Hispanic comm… https://t.co/I3PMZirl5E
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * "Without renouncing their heritage, hispanics have embraced the values and opportunities given by this country." -… https://t.co/yais8XPPe6
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * This evening in his last official act, Amb. Gil-Casares bestowed the Order of Civil merit on @NHLAgenda for the pro… https://t.co/WY1R8bxxwi
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * #DidYouKnow that two of the butlers at Blair House, the official @WhiteHouse guest house are from #Spain? Amb Gil-C… https://t.co/48aAsJWMso
  • 29 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Gil-Casares this morning at Blair House for his formal farewell reception with Acting Deputy Secretary o… https://t.co/e08PfPKtt3
  • 27 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @nancysnegron: Amb #Gil-Casares is the epitome of a gentleman & skilled diplomat. It was a pleasure getting to know and work with him. h…
  • 27 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Amb Gil-Casares was delighted to receive a flag flown over @uscapitol in his honor from Marie Royce, wife of… https://t.co/GiH7hXJkKZ
  • 27 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Gil-Casares candidly reflects on his nearly half-decade of service as Spain's chief representative in th… https://t.co/geoAEGvfvF
  • 27 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @MarForEUR_AF: Learning about the @HecklerAndKoch G36 rifle from our Spanish Marine Allies! #SendTheMarines #ReadyForces https://t.co/GU
  • 25 Mar @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SmithsonianFolk: Catalonians have been building human towers for centuries. See how it's done on this Instagram Folklife Fieldtrip: htt…

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