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APPLY FOR VISA TO SPAIN IN EDINBURGH

EEA/EU Spouse

This category of visa caters for people wishing to stay in Spain for a period maximum 3 months and may be applied if the person does not have a guarantor in Spain and buys a tour in a travel agency, or make a booking of tickets and hotel.

Applicant will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category

There is a service charge of 13 £ (inclusive of VAT) per visa application in addition to the visa, fee payable by all applicants and visa categories.

Visa Category Visa Fee in Pound
EEA/EU Spouse Free
Children between 6-12 years Free

Please note:

  • The applicable visa fee in Pound Sterling (£) is as per the current exchange rate and is subject to change without notice.
  • Only children under 6 years are exempted of Visa fees

BLS International Service charge

There is a service charge of 13 £ (inclusive of VAT) per visa application in addition to the visa, fee payable by all applicants and visa categories.

  • The Special Delivery facility for the return of processed applications is available at a fee of £24.95 (Inclusive of VAT) per application. This is an Additional service.
  • The SMS and email notification for the processing of the applications is available at a fee of £1.95 (Inclusive of VAT) per application. This is an Additional service.
  • The Visa fees can be paid by cash, credit/debit card or postal orders in the name of “Spain Visa Application Centre". Cheque payments and direct bank transfers are not accepted.
  • All fees are non-refundable

"Checklist"

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Under Directive 2004/38/EC and according to Real Decreto 240/2007, 16 February, Family members of an EU/EEA National in possession of a valid 1*UK Residence Permit / 2* British Residence Permit card are not required of a visa to enter Spain if traveling with or intending to join the EEA family member. If the person travels without the family member, they would be required to apply under the Tourist visa category and provide all of the required documentation for the same, and would be required to pay the visa fee in addition to the service charge. Please note that the UK Residence Permit/BRP card must state the exact following wording

1* “Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA/EU National”

2 * “Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union Citizen”

Please note all of the required documentation listed below is mandatory for all applicants, including such cases where flights, accommodation, insurance and other items may be arranged by applicant’s employer, travel companies or any other companies or individuals.

  • Online Application Form. Please ensure it is fully completed, signed in both required fields, and bring with you when attending for your appointment Please note that forms submitted from any other source will not be accepted.
  • Passport/travel document. Please provide the original and a copy of the page with your personal data and photo. Your passport will not be accepted if it has been issued more than 10 years ago as of the date of return from your scheduled trip. The same applies to passports issued more than 10 years ago that have since been extended. Your passport must also be valid for at least another 90 days beyond your return date from Schengen area, and must have at least 2 blank adjacent visa pages in it.
  • UK residence permit. You must be a resident in UK to be eligible to apply. Your residence permit must be valid for at least another 90 days beyond your return date from Schengen area. Please provide original and a copy (If card type, please copy both sides)
  • EU family member’s. valid PASSPORT or ID CARD. Please provide originals and copies.
  • Marriage/birth certificate. Document must be in English or Spanish or duly translated in these languages. Translation must be official and provided only by a certified, professional translator.
  • 1. Important - If you are a Family member of a Spanish national, you must provide the LIBRO DE FAMILIA document.

  • Proof of address - You can use recent utility bills or bank statements. Please note – driving licences will not be accepted. Please note that you would need to submit proof of address of the applicant and spouse.
  • Travel tickets. You must provide tickets or email confirmation (reservation alone will not be accepted) for all international trips issued only by the carrier company (We will not accept documents issued by Travel Agencies).
  • 1. If you plan to travel by car, you will need to provide copy of driving licence (if someone else is driving – a letter from them and their passport copy to be provided), car insurance and V5 (Car registration documentation), or car rental documentation.

    2. Please complete the following Travel Plan document showing details of your full travel itinerary, and bring this document with you when attending for your appointment.

  • Photo. You must provide a photo that complies with all requirements listed in the above tab ‘Photo Specifications’ and must not be older than 6 months. Please make sure your photo is clean and not damaged in any way and please do not paste (glue, tape, staple or attach it any other way) it on application form. It is important to have photo that complies with requirements with you when attending as the Visa Application centre has no photo booth facilities.
  • 1. If you plan to travel by car, you will need to provide copy of driving licence (if someone else is driving – a letter from them and copy of their passport), car insurance and V5 document (Car registration documentation) or car rental documentation. You will also be required to provide full documentation showing means of crossing the borders other than by air or land (e.g. ferry tickets or Eurotunnel tickets).

    2. If travelling by ferry, you will need to provide your hotel bookings.

    Important:

    1. Please do not staple any documents.

    2. All documents must be in English or Spanish or duly translated in these languages. Translation must be officially translated by a certified, professional translator.

    3. An appointment does not guarantee the issuance of a visa.

    4. Processing time is minimum amount as stated on the Processing Time section above; please be aware that it may take longer in some cases

    5. The acceptance of a visa application and documents by BLS does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. Once an application is forwarded to the Consulate, they may request more documentation or make further requests from you in order to process the application.

    6.All decisions regarding the issuance of, duration and number of entries for a visa are at the sole discretion of the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh.

  • MINORS: Original and copy of birth certificate, original travel consent signed by both parents/legal guardians, copies of passports parents/legal guardians. Application form to be signed by both parents.

Note: We regret we cannot accept photographs that do not meet these requirements

Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) of yourself, which should not have been used previously in the passport. The photograph should be in colour and:

  • Taken against a white so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background.
  • Clear share quality and with the face in focus.
  • Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print).
  • Full face, non-smiling [without sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background]
  • Please stick the Photograph on the Visa Application Form.

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. A photo booth meeting these requirements is available at the centre..

Applications accepted at the Spain Visa Application Centre will be submitted on the next working day at Consulate General of Spain in Edinburgh . Once the application has been submitted, the applicant can be further requested additional documentation in support of the same. Please note that the minimum processing time is between 3 and 4 weeks.

Kindly note if application submitted in Manchester centre, it may take up to 48-72 hours in transit to Edinburgh. All the applications received in Manchester will be sent to Embassy/Consulate on next working day.

Please click here to see which nationalities take longer .

Visa Application Form (English)

Visa Application Form (Spanish and Spanish)

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