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

  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * At yesterday's #Marea undersea cable unveiling, Virginia Senator @timkaine said, "We celebrate our Spanish roots he… https://t.co/cKFhDNtIaX
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Morenés participated in the unveiling of the #Marea undersea cable along with @TerryMcAuliffe, @timkaine… https://t.co/vWfIIdibCq
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * RT @Microsoft: Today marks the completion of the Marea subsea cable, which links Bilbao, Spain to Virginia, USA. https://t.co/kdfUUW4yxM
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * RT @Microsoft: Over 80,000 U.S. workers are employed by U.S. subsidiaries of Spanish companies. (4/5)
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * RT @BradSmi: Today, subsea cables link our world. In 1866, a transatlantic cable was as likely as “raising a ladder to the moon.” https://t…
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * In this video you can learn more about #Marea, the undersea cable directly connecting Spain and the U.S.! https://t.co/yFObQjDDTC
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * RT @timkaine: With @GovernorVA, @MarkWarner & @BradSmi in Williamsburg unveiling a new subsea cable b/t Hampton Roads & Spain! https://t.co
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * Yesterday #Marea, the highest-capacity & most advanced subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic was unveiled between… https://t.co/oHWTpFhFo9
  • 24 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * This weekend's #USSpain17 Forum 🇺🇸🇪🇸 is focusing on: ✅@NATO 🚆Infrastructure & 📈 Economy ✈️Tourism & 📱Tech 🥘Food & 🍷Wine 🏰Spanish Heritage
  • 23 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * Spain’s Defense Minister @mdcospedal meets with U.S. Secretary of @DeptofDefense Mattis to review bilateral cooper… https://t.co/3EFqg4vdMu
  • 23 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ discusses the future of @NATO & the role of Spain & the U.S. at the #USSpain17 For… https://t.co/mTlyiecR1G
  • 23 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * Defense Minister @mdcospedal is participating in the U.S. Spain Forum today in Williamsburg, VA along with… https://t.co/vG6sqbipQU
  • 23 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * RT @usspaincouncil: It was an #honor having Defense Secretary Mattis discuss the #future of #NATO #USSpain17 #ROTC #Army https://t.co/n9970
  • 23 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * RT @usspaincouncil: #Congratulations to @timkaine on receiving the Berñardo de Galvez award! #USSpain17 https://t.co/qIcSUH7Xvz
  • 23 Sep @SpainInTheUSA * El @AeropuertoSJU empieza a reanudar vuelos comerciales después de #María. Se recomienda contactar con la aerolínea… https://t.co/5gzn42m7Dz

Featured

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • TWITTER
  • FACEBOOK
  • YOUTUBE
  • FLICKR
  • Instagram
  • Twitter SpainMFA
  • BLOGS
  • ATLAS DE REDES SOCIALES
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C.
    2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    20037 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-452-0100
  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    2801 16th Street NW
    20009 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: (202) 728-2334
  • Defense Attaché Office
    4801 Wisconsin Ave. NW
    20016 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-244-0093
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Oficina de Información Diplomática