Introduction
Welcome to the Spain Visa Application Centre

VF Services (UK) Limited in Manchester is pleased to announce the opening of its Visa Application Centre on behalf of the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh . This service is open to all nationals in the following areas only , who wish to apply for a tourist, business or transit visa to Spain:
Cleveland, Cumbria , Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

Residents in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Scottish Islands, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham must still need to apply trough the Spanish Consulate In Edinburgh directly, on the following link.
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/EDIMBURGO/en/Consulado/Pages/
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IMPORTANT – it is a mandatory requirement that all applicants must produce their last 3 months UK bank statements (Please note that this rule does not apply if you are applying under the EU Family Membercategory).

For Prospective Applicants

If you wish to apply for a visa for Spain, we strongly recommend that you read all of the information on this site. The provided guidelines will help you prepare your application as accurately as possible and minimise any processing delays
 
Visa Application Process
Step 1 : Only Tourists, Business, Transit and Dependents/ Spouses of EU/Spanish Nationals applications are accepted at the VFS application centre.
Step 2 : Please go to the section at top left of this page "All about your Visas", "Short Term Visa" to select the required category of visa . Please click on this link for an overview on the Application Procedure. Please ensure that you read the ‘documents required’ and ‘processing times’ sections carefully by clicking on these links. Please also be aware that documentary requirements may change from time to time, and applicants are therefore advised to check the requirements EVERY time when making a visa application, and should not proceed on information provided on previous applications.
Step 3 : ALL persons travelling MUST apply in person to lodge their application. If you are not a resident of the UK you should apply at the Embassy in your country of residence. On arriving the visa application centre, you will be required to take a token at the entrance and be seated in the waiting area – you will next be called to our submission counter, where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized, and your photograph and passport will be checked for validity Finally, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charges paid as an acknowledgement of your application

NOTE - please be aware that no documentation will be returned with your passport, so unless specifically requested please do not give original copies of documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificate’s etc. Only copies of such documents should be submitted with your application. when requesting multiple entry visa or long term visa’s ie 6 months or 1 year, please note that the decision to issue such visa’s rests solely with the Consulate itself. You may request such visa’s at the time of application, but we cannot guarantee the outcome of such requests.
Step 4 : Mandatory - Please Schedule an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your Short Stay Tourists, Business and EU/Spanish Nationals &Transit application. Click on the link to make an appointment. Please click on the following link for jurisdiction to ascertain you are eligible to apply for your visa at the Manchester Visa Application Centre. You must check that you are eligible to apply at this office before scheduling an appointment.. Please note that you should submit your visa application no more than 90 days prior to your date of travel.
 
Track Your Application Online
If you have already submitted an application at Spanish Visa Application Centre in Manchester you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth. Please click here

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