Honorary Consulate of Spain in Manchester

Picture with Patricia Roldan


Antonio Guillen Hederich is the Honorary Consul for Spain in Manchester since June 2013.

An Honorary Consul is a person who voluntarily provides help assuming the functions that the General Consulate delegates on him. In the case of Antonio, his functions depend on the General Consulate of Spain in Edinburgh.

In the UK there are two General Consulates, one in Edinburgh and one in London.

Antonio’s area of jurisdiction is North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester and his main tasks are to help with the first passports and passports renewals of Spanish children in the mentioned area that are less than 12 years old. For that, he gives faith that he has seen the minor and the parents stamping and signing the corresponding forms and he checks that the documentation is ready to be sent in a special delivery to the Consulate in Edinburgh that will process the passports.

Antonio also can assist in certain circumstances with the NIE applications (Número de Identifidad Extranjero) for those British individuals that need a tax identification number for any official transaction in Spain.

The Honorary Consulate is located in the building of gunnercooke LLP law firm in Manchester.

As well as the Honorary Consul, Antonio is a dual qualified Spanish lawyer and English solicitor working for law firm gunnercooke LLP. Together with his usual Notary Public, Antonio can prepare powers of attorney and wills for Spain as well as advise on Anglo-Spanish matters.

For further information, please contact Antonio Guillen on 07872 808 598.

Patricia Roldan

Picture: Antonio Guillen and Patricia Roldan in a recent consular event.

Antonio Guillen appointed an Honorary Consul for Spain

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Antonio Guillen, Head of the Foreign Property team at DWF, has been appointed as an Honorary Consul for Spain for the Greater Manchester, West and North Yorkshire regions.

Antonio, dual-qualified in Spain and England, will support the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh, which covers the north of the UK with delegated powers in his assigned areas.

The role will allow DWF to forge stronger links with the Spanish ex-patriot community across the north.

Antonio said: “I am honoured to accept the role as Honorary Consul for Spain and look forward to providing assistance to the Spanish community in the area. I have worked as a solicitor in the UK for over ten years and know Manchester and the surrounding areas very well. It will be a privilege to be a member of the city’s diplomatic community in my new role.”

Antonio is not the only Consul on the DWF team – Mark Green, a partner in the Leeds office specialising in commercial law, is a German Consul for the north of England.

Photograph. Antonio Guillén and Laura Pérez, members of the Foreign Property Team