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
|Visa Category||Visa Fee in Pound|
|Children between 6-12 years||36.30 £|
|Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Republic of Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, The Republic of Serbia, The Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have a special agreement with the EU.||31.75 £|
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. If applying as a family, all family members must provide their own individual documents.
Please provide 2 sets of all documents per person: 1 original and 1 copy
The Spanish Consulate could request additional documents.
1. Employment letter – Original signature (must be hand-signed, not digital or scanned signature), and not older than 30 days. It has to be addressed to the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh and Proof of paid taxes if SELF EMPLOYED.
2. Student letter for school or University letter Original signature (must be hand-signed, not digital or scanned signature), and not older than 30 days. It has to be addressed to the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh.
3. Accountant’s letter – Original signature (must be hand-signed, not digital or scanned signature), and not older than 30 days. It has to be addressed to the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh.
4. Job centre letter
5. Pension letter.
If you are a dependant – please provide your sponsor’s letter of employment/self-employment, his/hers bank statements, his/hers passport copy and proof of relationship (marriage certificate, Civil partnership certificate or birth certificate – whichever is applicable in your case). You must provide original and copy of these documents. Please note – the specific requirements mentioned on this page still apply to the documents supplied by the sponsor.
1. Please ensure that when submitting your current account statements on the day of your appointment, the date of your closing balance in your current account must not be more than 1 week old.
2. Please make sure you show sufficient funds in your account – a minimum of £ 800. If your trip is planned for more than 8 days, then starting from the 9th day you must show additional £80 per day. Any extra funds you wish to show can be shown in your savings account statements. Please provide originals and copies when applying.
3. Important – we do not accept – traveller’s cheques, credit card statements or bank statements that are currently overdrawn.
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. 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.
1. If invited to stay in Spain with a family member or friend, you must provide an original and copy of the Official Invitation letter issued by Police of Spain with a copy of host’s Passport. (Original will be returned to you after visa decision has been made). Please note: only an official invitation issued by Police of Spain will be accepted. A letter written by the host will not be accepted.
1. If your travel insurance is provided by your bank, please ensure that you provide a recent letter from the bank confirming the cover and the insurance booklet. Your name must be on the letter, otherwise proof of relationship must be provided if the insurance covers dependants.
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.
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:
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 .
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