On 13 March, the Spanish Government decreed the State of Alarm in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with the provisions of the Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, the Australian Embassy will operate with reduced staff until further notice.
Our Embassy in Madrid and Consulate in Barcelona are open for emergencies only. If you require consular or passport services, please contact the Embassy Switchboard (+34) 91 353 6600 (24-hour number) or email email@example.com.
The Embassy provides notarial services and document legalisation overseas.
Notarial acts (including the issuing of Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage and Certificates of Residence) are only available at the Australian Embassy in Madrid.
The Honorary Consulate in Barcelona is unable to provide these services.
It is essential to make an appointment and attend an interview at the Australian Embassy in Madrid for any Notarial Acts.
Please note that only when the Embassy replies to your email confirming date and time, is when your appointment will be booked and confirmed. You can also request an appointment by contacting the Embassy Switchboard (+34) 91 353 6600.
Getting married in Spain. See also Marriage overseas
Please visit the Notarial services and document legalisation overseas website for the full range of notarial services provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy in Spain guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.