The Spanish Government enforce some longstanding gun import regulations that call for a visitor to certify at a Spanish Consulate that he is a bona-finder hunter in his home country and also provide information about the gun he wants to import. The Consulate then issues an Official Document that has to be presented to the police at point of entry. Failure to jump through these hoops will result in having your gun impounded by customs and held until you leave Spain.
In order to receive these temporary gun import documents, you must contact the General Consulate of Spain in your region and submit to them: a notarized photocopy of your passport; a notarized photocopy of a valid hunting license; the literal translation in Spanish of that hunting license; a money order payable to the Consulate General of Spain, plus information regarding the hunting trip (dates and places, which will be provided by us). You´ll also need to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so they can send your import documents to you. You should do all of this well in advance of your departure, as it will take some time to process the paperwork. Following is a list of General Consulates of Spain in the US and their jurisdictions:
– Tel. 617-536-2506/2527; Fax. 617-536-8512; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
– Tel. 312-782-4588/4589; Fax. 312-728-1635; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
– Tel. 713-783-6200/05/14; Fax. 713-783-6166; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
– Tel. 323-938-0158/0166; Fax. 323-938-2502; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: California (counties of Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura), Arizona, Colorado and Utah.
– Tel. 305-446-5511/12/13; Fax. 305-446-0585; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.
– Tel. 504-525-4951/7920; Fax. 504-525-4955; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
– Tel. 212-355-4080/81/82/85/90; Fax. 212-644-3751; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Not in service during summer months.) Jurisdictions: New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
– Tel. 415-922-2995/96; Fax: 415-931-9706; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: Alaska, California (except for Southern California), Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, US possessions in the Pacific.
– Tel. 202-728-2330; Fax. 202-728-2302; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia and North Carolina.
– Tel. 787-758-6090/6142/6279; Fax. 787-758-6948; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques islands, and the Virgen Islands.
For a list of General Consulates of Spain and Spanish embassies in other countries, go to embassyworld.com.
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