Regional Consular Centre Madrid

Living in Spain

Useful tips about emigration, and staying in the country, as well as information about the return of Swiss expatriates to Switzerland


Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland

From 1 May 2012, consular services are handled by the Regional Consular Centre Madrid, attached to the Swiss Embassy there.

The following districts and countries are treated by this Regional Consular Centre:

  • Portugal
  • The autonomous regions of d'Andalucía, Asturias, País Vasco, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Navarra, La Rioja as well as the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.


the General Consulate in Barcelona is an exception. It continues to be responsible for the consular services in the following districts:

  • the autonomous regions of Aragón, Murcia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Valencia and the Principality of Andorra.

Swiss citizens living in these districts should continue to contact the General Consulate in Barcelona.

General Consulate in Barcelona (de)

Information can be found on the websites concerned:

Spain – Services
Spain – Visa

Detailed information can be found on the Spanish page.