A Visa is an authorisation issued by the representative of the Government of a country permitting a person, not resident in that country, to enter its boundaries.
Depending on your purpose of travel, please go to the following Link
to check if you are eligible for or require a visa.
If you plan to apply for your Schengen visa at the Spain Visa Application Centre, your main destination and the maximum period of stay in the Schengen States must be in a Spanish city only. Please provide proof to support this information.
The Spanish Consulate issues visas for Spain and for the other Schengen states. The Schengen visa issued by the Spanish Consulate gives access to 26 Schengen countries in total. However, the Schengen Visa applications will only be accepted by The Spain Visa Application Centre if Spain is the country of maximum stay. Should the duration of the stay be the same in several Schengen States, Spain must be the first point of entry if making an application at the Spain Visa Application Centre.
BLS International Services (UK) Limited is the preferred outsourced partner to the Consulate of Spain in the UK. The Spain Visa Application Centre of BLS International service UK LTD functions as a collection and processing centre to guarantee a better service in response to the growing demand for Spanish visas from applicants residing in the United Kingdom.
Applicants are free to apply up to 180 days prior to their date of travel. However, all applications must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays. This period is extended to 9 months in the case of the seamen.
In most cases, you will be informed within 15 calendar days whether your application has been successful. Sometimes it can take up to 45 days in case it is necessary to make a more detailed exam of the application.
You can contact the Spain Visa Application Centre via the Helpline, by email or in person. Please see our Contact Us page for details.
The Spain Visa Application Centre does not prepare visa applications, but accepts and processes applications in accordance with the Consulate's instructions.
Applicants must book an appointment to submit your application Please go to How To Apply page for details.
You must come in person to submit your visa application. Applications by post are not permitted.
You must apply only at the application centre which serves your location. Please go to the Jurisdiction page for more information.
Applicants must book an appointment to submit their application. Please go to How To Apply
page for details. Applicants will be asked to take a token at the entrance and be seated in the waiting area. (You can approach our Submission Counters when your token number is displayed). Our officers at the counter will check your documents and visa application form to check for completion, and your photograph to see if it meets the required specifications. Your passport will be checked for validity, empty pages and previous travel information. Your biometric information will be taken (where applicable), your fees will be collected in accordance with the visa category you have chosen, and the documents you submit will be readied in the manner in which they are required by the Consulate of Spain. You will be issued a receipt for the fees paid and given an acknowledgement for the submission of your passport.
The Spain Visa Application Centre is an acceptance centre and, as such, is not authorised to advise/recommend any visa type to a prospective applicant. The Applicant will need to ascertain the visa category he/she is eligible for based on the purpose of travel by going Here.
After deciding the eligible visa category, please follow the step-by-step guide from the How To Apply page to ascertain the documents required. Photocopies are recommended as documents will not be returned. Submit originals only where specified.
All applicants must have a passport that is not more than 10 years old as of the date of return from their scheduled trip. The same applies to passports issued more than 10 years ago that have since been extended. In this case applicants must renew their passport before making their visa application.
When your application is registered in our system, you will be issued a receipt for the fees you have paid.
The Spain Visa Application Centre will not issue any documents other than the receipts for fees collected and the stamped passport copy to an applicant.
Every Visa application needs to be accompanied by the required visa fee for the amount applicable to your chosen visa category. This can be paid by Cash, Debit or Credit card. We can also return your passport via Special Delivery for an additional fee of £24.95 per passport. This is an optional service.
Yes, the Spain Visa Application Centre will accept collective fees made in person at the centre at the time of submission.
All passports are delivered to the applicants by Courier only (Special secured delivery).
Photocopies of your Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate are the only documents that will be accepted as proof of relationship. Photocopies of your spouse's national passport can be accepted as proof of nationality.
The Spain Visa Application Centre will post your application to the address provided at the time your application is registered. Applications can be returned via Special Delivery, at a cost of 24.95 per passport/application. This service is restricted to Secure Mail coverage in the UK and Northern Ireland only. This is an optional service.
As an application centre, the Spain Visa Application Centre will not be able to guarantee you a visa. The issuance or refusal of a visa is at the sole discretion of The Consulate of Spain. The Spain Visa Application Centre cannot influence this decision in any way.
All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.
You are free to re-apply at any time if your application has been refused earlier. There is no time gap to be observed after a refusal to make a fresh application. However, it is recommended that you note the reasons for the earlier refusal before submitting a new application and make amendments where applicable.
Applications cannot be processed on the same day unless authorised by the Consulate. Requests for Emergency visa processing cannot be accommodated except in extreme medical circumstance, and documented proof of the emergency will be required. The Consulate's decision on this is the final authority.
You can ask for the Manager on duty at any time during your enquiry if you are unhappy with the response you have received from the helpline.
How To Appeal against the decision received
Should you wish to appeal against the decision of the Consulate, you must do so in writing within a month from the date of notification. You can lodge your appeal directly to the Visa Department of this Consulate (20 Draycott Place SW3 2RZ) or to the Superior Court of Justice in Madrid.
The reason for refusal was included in the decision letter.
Please enclose the following:
• Copy of the refusal letter.
• A covering letter stating your grounds of appeal and a copy of your passport and UK residence permit.
• A current contact address, email and home time telephone number must be provided.
• Documents supporting your grounds of appeal.
Pursuant to Article 123 of Act 39/2015, of 1 October, on the Common Administrative Procedure of the Public Administrations, the Consulate has one month to issue a resolution of your reconsideration appeal, understanding negative if you don’t receive an answer.