Spain Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Spain.

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

1. Spanish Law recognizes for asylum seekers who have a low income the right to free legal aid for the administrative determination procedure and also for the subsequent judicial review and appeal procedures. Free legal aid for litigation must be requested through the Bar Association Legal Assistance Service (Servicio de Orientación Jurídica del Colegio de Abogados) or through organisations such as CEAR. However, it is important to note that Bar Association's lawyers might not have specific training in refugee law. 

2. Asylum seekers at border points (checkpoints, international seaports and airports) are entitled to legal advice through a private lawyer or a public attorney, provided free of charge by NGOs or the local Bar Association.

3. Voluntary agencies can also provide free legal advice throughout the determination procedure. Due to the difficulties involved in the proceedings, it is strongly recommended to be advised by an Immigration and Asylum Law practitioner.

4. The Asylum Act also establishes that NGOs assisting asylum seekers and refugees can play a consultative role in the determination procedure by submitting written reports on individual cases.

Nationwide Umbrella Organisations

Welcome to Europe

Email: contactatw2eu [dot] info or w2eu_infoatyahoo [dot] com

This hyperlink -w2eu.info - leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. w2eu.info might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries.

Asociación Comisión Católica Española de Migración (ACCEM)

www.accem.es
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C/ Valenzuela 10, 1 Izqda, 28014, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 53 27 478 or extend 9
Fax: +34 91 53 22 059
Email: accemataccem [dot] es

Accem is an NGO that provides attention and reception to refugees and immigrants in Spain promoting their social and labour integration, as well as equal rights and duties of everyone regardless of its origin, sex, race, religion, opinions or social group. Its website gives information about asylum system and has a legal forum for questions.

The main office is in Madrid, but there are offices all over Spain.

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

www.cear.es 
Contact person: Nuria Díaz
Email: nuria [dot] diazatcear [dot] es

Main office, Madrid
Avenida General Perón 32, 2ºD
28020, Madrid
Tel: +34  91 598 05 35
Tel: +34  91 598 05 92

Fax: +34 91 597 23 61

The Spanish Commission for Refugees (CEAR) is a non-profit organization founded in 1979. Its character is volunteer, humanitarian, independent and plural. CEAR was founded based on strong ethical values, such as justice, solidarity, freedom, equality, plurality, transparency and coherence. 

Their mission is to defend and promote human rights and the complete development of refugees, stateless persons and migrants who are in need of international protection and/or exposed to social exclusion.

CEAR articulates its work through two essential strategic guidelines: 

- Social intervention model (legal department, sheltering department, social department, training and employment department).

- Advocacy/Social impact and participation model (impact, awareness and management of knowledge, social networks and movements, international strategy, intercultural coexistence, volunteer work and social participation)

These strategies are complementary and mutually dependent. They have been designed to defend the right to access asylum and Human Rights; to help eradicating the causes behind coerced movement; to defend inclusive migration policies that respect Human Rights; to promote universal citizenship for all individuals, access to all their rights and the opportunity to enjoy them completely; to encourage critical-thinking and committed citizenship towards the building of a more equal planet where intercultural coexistence is possible.

Regional offices

http://www.cear.es/donde-estamos/

Cruz Roja Española (Spanish Red Cross)

http://www.cruzroja.es/principal/web/cruz-roja/inicio
C/ Reina Victoria, 26 E-28003, Madrid
Tel: +34 913354288
Fax: +34 913354500
Email: jasanrivatcruzroja [dot] es 

Red Acoge 

http://www.redacoge.org/es
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C/ Cea Bermúdez, 43, 3º B 28003, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 56 33 779 
Fax: + 34 91 55 03 114
Email: acogeatredacoge [dot] org

The Red Acoge is a federation of 17 independent organizations spread around Spain. It was established in 1991 in order to promote the rights of migrants in Spain. The federation helps migrants to integrate into the Spanish society, especially those at risk of exclusion, such as refugees. The organisation helps migrants to integrate into the Spanish society, especially those at risk of exclusion, such as refugees. The organisation works to facilitate and provide migrants and refugees access across Spain to social services, such as health, housing, education, cultural, among others.

The main office is in Madrid, but there are offices all over Spain.

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Valencian Autonomous Community

Valencia

Valencia Acoge / València Acull 

http://www.valencia-acoge.org
C/ San Juan, 10. 46019, Valencia
Tel: +34 96 36 60 168
Email: valencia [dot] acullatredacoge [dot] org

Valencia Acoge's/Valencia Acull's main objective is to encourage and to promote the rights and integration of migrants into the host society; to create a positive integration for both groups away from stereotypes and clichés and to transform society toward greater equality, justice and peace. Each organisation provides legal services to immigrants and refugees in areas of documentation, residence/work permits, family reunification, as well as legal services regarding labor rights.

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

www.cearpv.org

C/ Francisco Moreno Usedo, nº 21-Bajo 4
6018, Valencia
Tel: +34 96 316 24 77
Fax: +34 96 344 09 31

Email: cearpvatcear [dot] es

CEAR-Valencia offers extensive amounts of legal services to immigrants and refugees. Its focus is to defend the right to asylum, access to the procedure and the legal protection of asylum seekers, stateless persons and refugees.They defend those fleeing their countries for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, political opinion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. 

Elche

Elche Acoge

http://www.elcheacoge.org

Travessia de Sant Joaquim, 2. 03203, Elche, Alicante
Tel: +34 96 54 26 172

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Elche Acoge NGO is committed to improve the living conditions of immigrants and refugees. The organisation's purpose is to promote the rights of immigrants and refugees and to create bridges between them and society, by promoting understanding , mutual respect and intercultural harmony.

Alicante

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

Cullera

C/ Colón, 2146400, Cullera, Alicante

Tel: +34 96 172 35 79

Vega Baja Acoge

Orihuela

Plaza de San Francisco, 1. 03300, Orihuela, Alicante  
Tel: +34 966 74 57 31

Email: vegabaja [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org 

Personal advice on legal matters is provided by legal professionals, specialized in different subjects, through individual examination of each situation; likewise the administrative or judicial proceedings are dealt to the needs of each case.  The legal service of the organisation ensures scrupulous respect for fundamental human rights.

Andalusia

Sevilla

Asociación Comisión Católica Española de Migración (ACCEM)

C/ Doña María Coronel, 14
41003, Sevilla
Tel: +34 95 43 13 333 / 44
Fax: +34 95 42 28 194
Contact Person: 
Manuel Sánchez

sevillaataccem [dot] es

Accem-Sevilla is an NGO that aims to improve the living conditions of people who are more vulnerable in society. Their focus is on refugees, migrants and any person at risk of social exclusion.

Centro de Acogida a Refugiados (CAR)

Plaza de la Acogida, 1, 41020, Sevilla
Tel:+34 95 45 29 685
Fax:+34 95 45 29 197

Email: car [dot] sevillaatmeyss [dot] es

They are a public establishment that provides accommodation, food, urgent psychosocial care, primary education and other social services to facilitate the coexistence and integration in the community of people seeking asylum in Spain. In addition the organization provides assistance to individuals applying for the refugee status who are displaced in Spain and who lack the financial means to meet their needs and those of their family.

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

C/ San Jorge 7, Casa 2 Bajo 
41002, Sevilla
Tel: +34 95 46 19 164 / +34 95 46 26 586
Fax: +34 95 42 36 562
 
Legal Advice Contacts:
Alejandro Romero
Tel: +34 95 65 22 439
Fax: +34 95 65 03 740
Mercedes Rubio

Email: mercedes [dot] rubioatcear [dot] es

CEAR-Sevilla's mission is to defend and promote human rights and to assist with the development of refugees, stateless persons and migrants in need of international protection and those who are at risk of social exclusion.

Málaga

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

C/ Ollerías, 31
29012, Málaga 
Tel: +34 95 26 01 321
Fax:+34 95 22 26 021

The mission of CEAR Málaga is to defend and promote human rights to assist with development of refugees, stateless persons and migrants in need of international protection and are at risk of social exclusion.

Córdoba

Córdoba Acoge

http://www.cordoba-acoge.com
C/ Músico Ziryab, 10. 14005, Córdoba
Tel: +34 95 72 30 838 or +34 95 72 30 764

Email: cordoba [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Lucena Acoge

http://lucena-acoge.blogspot.com.es
C/ Hoya del Molino, 28. 14900, Lucena
Tel: +34 95 75 16 608
Email: lucena [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Córdoba Acoge and Lucena Acoge are sister organisations under the Red Acoge organisations of Spain that work to promote the rights and provide various services to newly arrived immigrants and refugees.The legal department provides immigrants and refugees with legal advice and services in civil, criminal, commercial and immigration issues.

Asturias

Gijón

Asociación Pro Inmigrantes de Asturias (APIA)

Calle Adosinda, 8, 7º C. 33202, Gijón
Tel: + 34 98 51 54 412

Email: apia [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

APIA is a pro-immigrant organisation who provides advocacy and offers services in various areas. The objectives of APIA are the defense of immigrants' human rights , to increase the awareness and acceptance of the host society and to promote and assist with the integration of immigrants in Asturias. APIA states that 'respect for diversity and multiculturalism are values ​​that enrich us all'.

Catalonia

Barcelona

SAIER

Address: Avinguda Paral·lel 202, Barcelona 08015
Telephone number: +34 93 25 62 700

Email: saierinfoatbcn [dot] cat

SAIER is a municipal service that provides information and advice to asylum seekers living in Barcelona. Barcelona City Council is the joint manager of this free, public, specialized service, together with other associations in the city. One of the main services provided by SAIER is legal advice and document processing in relation to asylum issues. They also offer advice on applications for residence and work permits, family reunification, residence permits for students and applications for naturalisation and studying.

To get access to services, newcomers should go to SAIER headquarters located at Avinguda Paral·lel, 202, to make an appointment. Subsequent appointments can be asked in person or by phone: +34 93 25 62 700.

Bayt Al-Thaqafa

http://www.bayt-al-thaqafa.org
Carrer de la Princesa, 14, 1º. 08003, Barcelona
Tel: + 34 93 31 98 869
Fax: +34 93 310 75 08

Email: bayt-al-thaqafaatredacoge [dot] org

Thaqafa Al-Bayt Foundation is a NGO with two locations within the Barcelona Province.  The aim of the foundation is to facilitate social and cultural integration of immigrants into society without losing their own identity. They also promote the exchange and dialogue between different cultures. The organisation offers reception, information, guidance and advice to newly arrived immigrants on issues that affect the process of integration into society upon arrival. It also offers a legal service to immigrants and refugees. All the services offered by the foundation are free of charge.

Comissió Catalana d'Ajuda al Refugiat (CEAR)

C/ Junta de Comerç 26
08011, Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 30 12 539 / +34 93 45 24 031
Fax: +34 93 31 70 343

Email: ccaratcear [dot] es

CEAR-Barcelona's mission is to defend and promote human rights to assist refugees, stateless people and migrants in need of international protection and those who are at risk of social exclusion.

Sant Vicenç dels Horts

Bayt Al-Thaqafa

Carrer Jaén, 18-20, 08260, Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 65 63 870

Email: bayt-al-thaqafaatredacoge [dot] org

Red Acoge

C/ Jaen, 18-20. 08620, San Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona

Tel: + 34 93 65 63 870

The organisation helps migrants to integrate into the Spanish society, especially those at risk of exclusion, such as refugees. The organisation is under Red Acoge network which works to facilitate and provides migrants and refugees access to social services, such as health, housing, education, cultural, legal, and various others sectors.

Sabadell

Comissió Catalana d'Ajuda al Refugiat (CEAR)

Av. Barberà, 175
08203 Sabadell
Tel: +34 93 72 53 051

Email: ccaratcear [dot] es

Basque Country

Bilbao

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

www.cear-euskadi.org
C/ Cristo, 9 bis 5º
48007, Bilbao
Tel: +34 94 42 48 844

Fax: +34 94 42 45 938

CEAR-Euskadi is located in the city of Bilbao in the Biscay Province of Spain. The mission of the organisation is to defend and promote human rights and to assist refugees, stateless persons and migrants in need of international protection and at risk of social exclusion.

Castilla y León

Salamanca

Salamanca Acoge

http://salamancacoge.blogspot.co.uk
Avda. de los Cedros, 53, Bajo. 37004, Salamanca 
Tel: +34 92 30 19 031 or +34 92 30 13 398

Email: salamanca [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Salamanca Acoge's main objective is to encourage and to promote the rights and integration of migrants into the host society; to create a positive integration for both groups away from stereotypes and clichés and to transform society toward greater equality, justice and peace. It provides legal services to immigrants and refugees in areas of documentation, residence/work permits and family reunification.

Burgos

Burgos Acoge

http://www.burgosacoge.org
Avda. de Castilla y León, 34, Bajo. 09006, Burgos
Tel: +34 94 72 32 303 or +34 94 72 32 299

Email: burgos [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Burgos Acoge is a non-profit organization, founded in 1993, located in the city of Burgos.  The organisation educates and raises awareness on a variety immigrant issues, and speaks out against situations of injustice and discrimination towards migrants and refugees. Its goal is to assist immigrants in order for them to achieve succesful integration by providing various immigrant services.

Valladolid

Procomar Valladolid Acoge   

http://www.valladolidacoge.org
C/ Fray Luis de León, 14. 47002, Valladolid
Tel: +34 98 33 09 915 or +34 98 33 95 732

Email: valladolid [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Procomar Valladolid Acoge  works in the reception, assistance and social promotion of immigrants to achieve their full integration into society. It also offers various amounts of pro bono legal services to immigrants and refugees in areas of documentation, residence/work permits and family reunification.

Extremadura

Cáceres Acoge

C/ Ronda Sur, 16 Bajo, Navalmoral de la Mata, Cáceres
Tel: +34 927 534 953 / +34 659 293 365

Email:caceres [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Caceres Acoge is under the umbrella of Red Acoge organisation. Located in the Caceres Province of Spain, the organisation offers various services that defend and promote the rights of immigrants in Navalmoral de la Mata and throughout the province of Cáceres.

Canary Islands

Gran Canaria

Las Palmas

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

http://www.cear.es/proyectos-2/cear-canarias/

C/ Luis Antunez, 32 1º
35006, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 92 82 97 271
Fax: +34 92 82 47 143

Contact person: Kimi Aoki Iglesias

Vecindario

C/ Agáldar, 79
35110, Vecindario

Tel: +34 92 87 57 828

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado has two branches on the Canary Islands, one in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the other in the town of Vecindario. CEAR is committed to defend and advocate for the rights of asylees. It also fights against the causes of uprooting and forced displacement. The organisation offers various services to all migrants and refugees.

Services offered: legal and social services; employment and training services; advocacy and social participation; documentation, human rights, asylum and immigration services; and document translation and interpretation services.

Cantabria

Santander

Cantabria Acoge 

http://www.cantabriaacoge.com
C/ del Monte Caloca s/n - Cobo de la Torre, 3 Bajo. 39008, Santander
Tel: +34 94 23 64 445 or +34 94 22 10 916

cantabria [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org 

Founded in 1992, Cantabria Acoge is located in the city of Santander. The organisation is a social and civil NGO whose focus is the reception and social/legal integration of immigrants and refugees who come to this region.

Castilla La Mancha

Ciudad Real

Mancha Acoge

Valdepeñas

http://www.manchaacoge.org
C/ Rincón de Tagore s/n. 13300, Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real
Tel: +34 92 63 13 239

Email: mancha [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Mancha Acoge is a NGO located in the Spanish province of Ciudad Real in the city of Valdepenas.  The organisation has a program of temporary accommodation for immigrants and refugees. The program aims to meet the basic needs of housing, meals and job training of immigrants and refugees who are in the province of Ciudad Real; they work to provide job placement.

Guadalajara

Guada Acoge

http://www.guada-acoge.org
Avda. de Venezuela, 9, 1º. 19005, Guadalajara
Tel: + 34 94 92 53 076 or +34 94 92 15 835
Email: guada [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Azuqueca de Henares

El Foro, Calle Ciudad Real, 1. 19200, Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara
Tel: +34 94 92 77 310 or +34 94 92 66 358 

Both Red Acoge-Azuqueca de Henares and Guada Acoge are sister organisations under the Spanish NGO Red Acoge. These organisations provide various housing, social care/relief and legal services to immigrants and refugees within the province of Guadalajara.  The legal services offered by these organisations are focused on immigration law.

La Rioja

Rioja Acoge

http://riojaacoge.blogspot.com.es
Calle La Brava, 16, Bajo. 26001, Logroño
Tel: +34 94 12 63 115 or +34 94 18 91 009

Email: rioja [dot] acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Rioja Acoge was created in 1991 and aims to ¡promote the process of integration between people and society, promoting the necessary changes, on both sides, for effective democratic intercultural integration'. The organisation offers various immigration legal services to newly arrived immigrants and refugees and also offers legal services to detained immigrants. It also has other services focused on empowering immigrant and refugee women such as job and language training services.

Madrid

Centro Hispano-Africano/FUNDESO

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Manuel Marañón, 13, 28043, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 75 90 162
Fax: +34 91 30 02 739
Contact Person: Maria Dolla

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-20:00.

A cultural and educational reference for both the African population along with other nationalities in Madrid. This center offers a variety of services and activities, from judicial advice to language courses, job search and other integration oriented activities.

Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR)

C/ Hermanos García Noblejas 41. 8º Izq.
28037, Madrid

Tel. +34 91 55 50 698

Getafe

28905 Getafe, Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 695 69 68

CEAR has two branches within the province of Madrid: one in the city of Madrid and another in the city of Getafe, outside the capital. The mission of CEAR is to defend and promote human rights and to assist with the development of refugees, stateless persons and migrants in need of international protection and those who are at risk of social exclusion.

COMRADE - Comité de Defensa de los Refugiados, Asilados e Inmigrantes en el Estado Español

www.comrade.es
C / Castillo de Piñeiro 10 ( Metro: Cuatro Caminos)
Tel: +34 91 44 64 608 
Fax: +34 91 44 62 733

Email: admonatcomrade [dot] es

It provides support and legal guidance to all those who go to the headquarters of the organisation or do a telephone inquiry from other parts of the state. Legal advice is focused on the following areas: obtaining work permits and residence permits, family reunification, getting the Spanish nationality, administrative appeals against refusals, withdrawal of removal orders, asylum applications, etc. COMRADE also offers social assistance and advice on accessing education, housing, healthcare etc as well as psychological counselling.

Karibu

http://www.asociacionkaribu.org
C/ Santa Engracia, 1400. 28003, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 55 31 873 or +34 91 22 03 883

Email: karibuatredacoge [dot] org

Karibu Association is focused on immigrants and refugees arriving from Sub-Saharan Africa and promotes recognition and defends the fundamental rights of immigrants and refugees.  It provides clothing, food, temporary accomodation as well as providing legal services and job training.

ONG Rescate Internacional

www.ongrescate.org/
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C/ Luchana, 36-4º dcha, 28010, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 44 72 960 or +34 91 44 72 872
Fax: +34 91 44 72 323
Email: rescateatongrescate [dot] org
Email: Ines [dot] velezatongrescate [dot] org
 
Contact person: Berta Muñoz Aljaro
Email: berta [dot] munozatongrescate [dot] org
Contact person: Aurora Gonzalez Conde
Email: aurora [dot] condeatongrescate [dot] org

Provides legal advice and practical help to asylum seekers.

Red Acoge 

http://www.redacoge.org/es/
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C/ Cea Bermúdez, 43, 3º B 28003, Madrid
Tel: +34 91 56 33 779 
Fax: + 34 91 55 03 114

Email: acogeatredacoge [dot] org

Red Acoge is a federation of 17 independent organizations spread around Spain. It was established in 1991 in order to promote the rights of migrants in Spain. The federation helps migrants to integrate into the Spanish society, especially those at risk of exclusion, such as refugees. It also work to facilitate the access of migrants to social services, such as health, housing, education, among others.

Murcia

Murcia Acoge

All of the organisations listed below are run out by Red Acoge in different towns of Murcia Autonomous Community.  Their main objective is to encourage and promote the rights and integration of migrants into the host society; to create a positive integration for both groups away from stereotypes and clichés and to transform society toward greater equality, justice and peace. Each organisation provides legal services to refugees in areas of documentation, residence/work permits and family reunification.

http://murcia-acoge.com/

Cartagena

Avda. Nueva Cartagena, 68, Bajo. 30310, Cartagena
Tel: +34 96 85 05 301 or +34 96 81 22 625
Email: murcia [dot] acoge [dot] cartagenaatredacoge [dot] org
 

La Unión

C/ Mar Menor, 11, 1º. 30360, La Unión
Tel: +34 96 85 40 366
Email: murcia [dot] acoge [dot] launionatredacoge [dot] org
 

Lorca

C/ Ana Romero, 2, Bajo. 30800, Lorca
Tel: +34 96 84 73 272
Email: murcia [dot] acoge [dot] lorcaatredacoge [dot] org
 

Murcia

C/ Alberto Sevilla, Bloque 1, Esc. 5, Local 1. 30011, Murcia
Tel: +34 96 82 71 652 or +34 96 82 71 586
Email: murcia [dot] acoge [dot] murciaatredacoge [dot] org
 

Torre Pacheco

C/ San Cayetano, 28, F. 30700, Torre Pacheco
Tel: +34 96 85 85 352
Email: murcia [dot] acoge [dot] torrepachecoatredacoge [dot] org
 

Totana

C/ Sor Josefa Pérez, s/n. 30850, Totana
Email: murcia [dot] acoge [dot] totanaatredacoge [dot] com
 

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