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Israel Embassy in Madrid

April 23, 2024 80 Time to read: 5 min.

The Israel Embassy in Madrid is one of the most important and significant diplomatic missions of this country. It deals with issues related to visa and migration processes, as well as provides services for registration and legalization of documents.

Map and Directions

Country Spain
City Madrid
Address c/ Velázquez, 150 7º
Working days Monday – Friday
Hours 10:00 – 13:00
Phone +33 0140 76 55 13
Fax +33 1 40 76 55 55
Email info@madrid.mfa.gov.il, consular@madrid.mfa.gov.il
Website https://embassies.gov.il/madrid/Pages/default.aspx
Time difference between Jerusalem and Madrid – 1 Hour

Where is the Israeli Embassy in Madrid located? It is at c/ Velázquez, 150 7º. Here are some options to get to the embassy: 

  1. By metro: the nearest station is “República Argentina”. From there, you can walk or take a taxi. 
  2. By bus: Several public transport vehicles with numbers 16, 19, 51, N1 stop near the embassy. You need the “Velázquez – Rodríguez Marín” stop. 
  3. By taxi: You can call a taxi from any area of Madrid.
  4. By car: If you choose this option, please note that parking in the embassy area may be limited or expensive. It is better to leave your car in a paid parking lot and get to the embassy on foot. 
  5. By bike: This option is possible, but not recommended. Traffic outside the embassy is heavy and there are no cycle paths in El Viso. 


Мake sure to check the opening hours of Madrid Israeli Embassy before your visit.

Working Days and Office Hours

The diplomatic office is open to visitors from 10:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday. On the days leading up to national Jewish holidays, working hours are reduced.

In addition to Saturdays and Sundays, employees of the Israeli Embassy rest on national and religious Jewish holidays. It also does not operate on important holidays in the Spain, which are non-working. If the holiday date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the day off is postponed to the nearest date.

To be sure, it is better to contact the embassy in advance to make an appointment by phone +34 91 782 9500 or by Israeli Embassy Madrid e-mail address: info@madrid.mfa.gov.il, consular@madrid.mfa.gov.il.

Services Offered

The Israeli Embassy in Spain offers a variety of services to Israeli citizens and anyone interested in Israel. Here are the main ones: 

  1. Processing and issuing various types of visas to visit Israel, including tourist, student, work, and visitor visas. 
  2. Registration of marriages between Israeli citizens and foreigners, as long as both partners agree and have prepared all the necessary documents.
  3. Provision of civil and consular services for legalization of documents, certification of copies, execution of birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates, request and translation of documents. 
  4. Assisting Israeli citizens with a variety of issues related to passport renewal, civil registration, proof of Israeli citizenship, and support in emergency situations. 
  5. Advising tourists on entry into Israel, accommodation, transportation, health insurance, and other aspects of travel.  

The mission organizes cultural and educational events: exhibitions, lectures, seminars and conferences.

How to behave at the embassy

It is necessary to seriously prepare for a visit to an important diplomatic mission of the country. In your mind’s eye, imagine what questions you might be asked. Find out from people who have already visited the Israeli embassy in Madrid. 

Be calm, don’t be nervous. If you’re doing well, you don’t have to worry. 

Here are some more tips to help you solve problems during one visit. 

  1. Prepare for your visit to the embassy in advance: gather all the necessary documents, make a list of questions and prepare all the necessary visa applications and questionnaires. 
  2. Find the Israeli Embassy in Madrid address and contact information. This can usually be done through search engines or on the official website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. Write down the opening hours of the embassy and specify what documents you need to have with you. 
  4. Arrive at the embassy in advance. You may have to wait your turn, especially if you are applying for a visa. 
  5. Be polite and patient with the embassy staff. They can be busy, so don’t rush or annoy them. 
  6. If possible, find out in advance what language the embassy staff speaks so that you can communicate with them without any problems. 
  7. Feel free to ask questions and clarify details if something is not clear to you. 

After submitting the documents, you may be asked to come back for the result later. In this case, comply with all the deadlines provided and be sure to bring all the documents you may need. 

Historical Insights

Israel and Spain officially established diplomatic relations in January 1986. Prior to this, Spain’s political ties with Arab countries and its authoritarian regime under Franco were significant reasons for the delayed recognition of Israel. The embassy also engages with the Jewish community in Spain, one of the oldest in Europe, helping to preserve Jewish heritage and culture while promoting Israel’s image and interests.

Currently, the position of the Israeli ambassador to Spain is vacant. The previous ambassador, Rodica Radian-Gordon, was recalled to Jerusalem for consultations following a diplomatic dispute between Israel and Spain, triggered by comments from Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez criticizing Israel’s actions in Gaza. This recall is part of a broader diplomatic tension and there hasn’t been an announcement regarding her replacement or return to Madrid as of now​.

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