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Two different services are offered via the Telegram application:

  • News, service content, access to administrative procedures and general information are published on @gencat in an approachable, relevant way. The service can be accessed at the following address http://telegram.me/gencat
  • Or by calling 681 012 012 or by searching for the username @gencat012. Information can also be requested from the Government of Catalonia at the following address http://telegram.me/gencat012). The maximum response time for this service is two hours within the hours the service is open.


@gencat Channel


It is an asynchronous and unidirectional communication system for conveying news, service content, access to administrative procedures and general information to the public in an approachable, relevant way.

It was launched in May 2016. To receive messages from this channel, access http://telegram.me/gencat from the browser


Consultes per missatgeria instantània

Requests for information from the Government of Catalonia can be made free of charge by sending an SMS to 681 012 012. The only limitations are those inherent to the nature of this channel, such as complex queries or those that may violate protection of personal data.

The maximum response time for this service is two hours within opening hours.

The opening hours for queries is Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8 am to 10 pm.

The instant messaging application for accessing the 012 Citizen Service free of charge can be downloaded to your phone from the virtual store by searching on Telegram. To use this service, you need to register the 681012012 number on our agenda or enter http://telegram.me/gencat012.


Legal conditions

The sequence of messages of information provided in the queries made is recorded to have a record of the operations undertaken and to monitor service quality.

Any personal information provided in the query is done so voluntarily by the interested party and implies their acceptance of the conditions of use and operation of the instant messaging services.

The Administration of the Government of Catalonia guarantees the confidentiality of citizens’ data provided to its instant messaging service, in accordance with the provisions of Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on the Protection of Personal Information.

These data will be collected and processed in an automated file, the purpose of which is to support the comprehensive management of the Government’s 012 telephone and IM service.

The agency responsible for the file is the Directorate-General for Citizen Services. To exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, you must send a written request to the Direcció General d’Atenció Ciutadana at this address: Via Laietana, 14, 3r pis, 08003 Barcelona.



Telegram page of the gencat012 profile

Update:  29.01.2015