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, subjected to immigration control of the country.
To check whether you require a Visa to travel to Spain, You can contact the Spain Visa Application Centre via the Helpline, by email or in person. Please see our contact information section for details. Click here
Yes. Once you have entered the Schengen territory, single entry visa allows the holder to circulate within the Schengen territory multiple number of times. However, if the holder of this visa leaves the Schengen territory, he/she cannot re-enter again without a new valid visa.
BLS is the outsourced partner to the Consulate General of Spain in New York. The Spain Visa Application Centre of BLS functions as a collection and managing centre to guarantee a better service in response to the growing demand for Spanish visas from applicants residing in New York.
You can contact the Spain Visa Application Centre via the Helpline, by email or in person. Please see our contact information section for details. Click here
Applicants are free to apply up to 90 days prior to their date of travel. However, all applications must be submitted at least 15 working days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.
After submission of the visa application, if there be need, further documents can be requested to the applicant. Please note as per the instructions received from Consulate General of Spain minimum processing time is 15 working days (It may delay depending on case to case).
Applicants need to walk into the Spain Visa Application Centre to submit application.
Applicants can book an appointment for any working day at BLS application centre during the specified submission timings. 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 collect your visa application form to check that the documents are complete and your photograph meets the required specifications. Your passport will be checked for validity empty pages and previous travel information. Your fees will be collected in accordance with the visa category you have chosen and the documents you submit will be checked in the manner in which they are required by the Consulate General of Spain. You will be issued a receipt for the fees paid and given an acknowledgement for the submission of your passport.
After deciding the eligible visa category applicants can visit visa type category on our webpage and see the list of required documents. Photocopies are recommended as documents will not be returned. Submit originals only where specified.
Every visa application needs to be accompanied by a visa fee for the amount applicable to your chosen visa category. Kindly visit the Visa Fees page under each category.
You can take courier service at the time of submission and once your passport gets ready our Visa Application Centre will dispatch the same.
Check here the common list of countries whose citizens require visas to enter the Schengen Area: Click Here
The list of countries in the Schengen Area: Click Here
For further information on Schengen Information System (SIS II) click here
1º FIRSTLY: In the Consulate General of the country where you are staying most of the nights of your trip.
2º SECONDLY: If you are spending the same number of nights in two countries, of these two, you have to apply in the Consulate General of the country that is your point of entry Europe.
3º If none of those two countries is your point of entry, then, from the two countries where you are spending the same number of nights, you can apply in anyone of these two Embassies.
You can apply for a visa within 90 days before your departure for Schengen Area.
As a general rule, 15 days from the date your complete application is received by the Consulate General of Spain. Visa Applications for certain nationals will require an additional security check that may result in longer visa processing time. Check the Annex 16 for the list of these countries.
Your passport must have a validity of at least three months after the date in which you will leave Schengen Area.
All applicants need to apply in person at the BLS-Spain office in New York.
The fact that you apply for a multiple entry does not guarantee that you will be granted it. You may be or may be not granted a multiple entry depending on various circumstances that the Authority in charge will consider.
Yes, your passport will be held during the processing time.
• Visa applicants must show their ICR for visa collection;
• If somebody else is collecting the visa on the applicant behalf, he/she will need to submit a true copy of the applicant’s ICR/passport along with a written authorization signed by the visa applicant.
Visa Fees, once paid, are non-refundable regardless of the result of your application.