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Information Offices

The Information Offices abroad are bodies of the State Administration of Foreign Affairs dependent on the Ministry of the Presidency through its State Secretariat for Communications and incorporated into the diplomatic representations as established by Royal Decree 632/1987 of 8 May on the organisation of the State Administration of Foreign Affairs.

The heads of these offices (Information Directors) are Civil Servants with diplomatic status who report both to the Head of the respective Diplomatic Mission and to the State Secretary for Communications through the Directorate General for International Information that is responsible for their management and coordination.

The Offices are a support instrument for information and for the creation of image for foreign policy actions of the State. The following are some of their functions: 

• To promote and disseminate information about Spain abroad and, in particular, about the activities and communiqués from the Government and its President.

• To inform the Government of Spain about international current affairs of interest for our country through the analysis of media content.

• To organise news coverage on State visits and official visits of His Majesty the King, the President of the Government, members of the Government and other State authorities.

• Assistance and support to Spanish correspondents and to Spanish media companies. The Information Offices manage the accreditation of special envoys of the Spanish press with local authorities; processing of applications for permits - based on temporary importation - of work material for Graphics and Radio Journalists and, in general, they do everything necessary to facilitate the work of the Spanish press. They also facilitate journalists' credentials to attend official meetings.

• Accreditation in Spain of correspondents, collaborators and special envoys of the country in which the Office is located.

• Relations with the media of the country in which the Office is located.