Spain Tourist Visa is intended for the applicants who are planning to visit Spain as the main destination for a holiday. It permits the third-country nationals enter Spain & travel across the Schengen Zone for a maximum of 90 days within a 6-month period. Tourist Visa does not permit the visa holder to study or work in Spain apart from the purpose mentioned at the time of Visa Application.
It should be noted that a service charge of ____USD per application over & above the Visa Fees is payable by all the applicants.
Minors below 6 years of age are exempted from service charge & Visa Fees. In addition to that, special passport holders are exempted from the Visa fees.
For smooth & hassle-free Visa acquisition from the embassy, it is mandatory to provide all the required documents.
Important documents that can be requested by a Spanish consulate include:
A Duly Filled Schengen Visa Application form is the most important part of the Spain Visa Application Process. The Applicant needs to fill the complete form & sign at the required fields.
2 colored passport sized photos should be attached to the Visa Application. The photo should be recent & not older than six months.
The applicant needs to provide original passport & a colored copy of the page containing personal details & photo. It should be noted that a passport should be valid for at least a minimum of 3 months from the date of departure from Spain.
UK residents who are the residents of the country are authorized to freely travel across the Schengen Region for business or vacation without a Schengen Visa for up to 90 days. However, UK residents holding UK Residence Permit & other nationals need to apply for a Spain Tourist Visa. It should be noted that a UK Residence permit should be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of departure from Schengen Zone.
The Applicant should present reserved return travel tickets & entire travel document to the Embassy during Schengen Visa Application Process. The travel tickets should bear the name of the applicant & dates of travel to & from the Schengen Area.
The Applicant should present Hotel bookings for every single night to be spent in the Schengen Zone to the Embassy. In case the applicant decides to stay at a friend’s or relative’s place, an original Official Invitation Letter & a copy of the same should be provided. The Official Invitation should be issued by the Police of Spain. The invitation written by the host will not be accepted under any circumstances.
The applicant also needs to provide original document or a copy of the travel insurance certificate. Ensure that the insurance covers all the member states that are a part of the Schengen Treaty. It should have a minimum coverage of at least 30,000 EUR (equivalent to 50,000 USD).
The applicant is required to present official bank statement for the latest three months from the date of application. The statement of the current account should have a minimum balance of 500.00 EUR (positive). Original statements & copies obtained from bank, internet or any other source must be stamped by the applicant’s bank prior submitting it to the Embassy.
Please note that the Embassy reserves the right to call the applicants for an interview in case any further details or documents are required.
Applicants photos count among the vital requirements for the completion of Schengen Visa Application. Irrespective of the type of Visa you are applying for, you are required to submit 2 recent photos along with the documents.
The photo specifications required for Short-term (90 days) visa application are as follows:
Schengen Visa Applications accepted at the Spain Visa Application Centre will be submitted at the Spain Embassy / Consulate general of Spain on the next working day. Once the application has been submitted, the Embassy can further request the applicant to present some additional documents in support of the same.
The minimum Schengen Visa processing time intimated by the Spain Embassy is 21 working days (processing time may vary from case to case).
Applicants must ensure to submit their Schengen Visa Application at least 21 days prior to the date of travel so as to avoid any unpredicted processing delays.
People looking forward to travel to Dubai must fill Schengen Visa Application Form, irrespective of their travel intent.
Below mentioned Schengen Visa Application forms/ checklists are requisite for all the visa types/categories.