Welcome to the Spain Visa Application Centre

VF Services (UK) Limited in Manchester and Edinburgh 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, EU-Spouse or transit visa to Spain:

People reside in Cleveland, Cumbria , Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire can apply in Manchester Office. For Appointment please click here and select Manchester

Residents in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Scottish Islands, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham can apply at Spain Visa application centre at Edinburgh. For appointment please click here and select Edinburgh

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 Member category).

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. Please note that only applicants and carers/assistants will be permitted to enter the visa 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 those 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. Upon  arriving at  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 the decision to grant your request is at the sole discretion of the Spanish Consulate.

Step 4 : Mandatory - Please click here to schedule an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your Short Stay Tourists, Business and EU/Spanish Nationals &Transit application. 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.

IMPORTANT – Please ensure that you complete and print the online form, check that it is signed by all relevant persons, and bring this with you when attending for your appointment.
Track Your Application Online
If you have already submitted an application at Spanish Visa Application Centre in Manchester you can track your application here by entering the reference number from your receipt and your date of birth.

Useful Information
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Frequently Asked Questions