All About Your Visa
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 can apply at the Spain Visa Application Centre. Please click here to schedule an appointment, and select Edinburgh.  

The Visa fees can be paid by Credit/Debit card (only at the Visa Application Centre) or Postal Orders in the name of Spain Visa Application Centre".

Processed applications will be returned by DX Securemail couriers at an additional cost of £14.80 per passport.
Please be aware that there is no collection facility available at this centre.

NOTE – please be aware that once the processed application has been returned to the visa application centre by the Consulate, the time to deliver the passport from the date of receipt at the visa centre will be 2 working days.

Schengen Visa Information -

In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please apply to the Embassy of the country where you will be staying for the maximum number of days during your first separate trip to Schengen area. If the number of days to be spent in multiple countries is the same and therefore you have no main destination, you must apply to the embassy of the country which will be your first point of entry.

Please note that the above rule applies only in the case of a single, consecutive trip to multiple Schengen countries, it does not apply to separate trips to either one or more countries. If you are planning on separate trips to one or more countries, you must apply to the embassy of your first port of entry.

Please note that all decisions regarding the issuance of, duration and number of entries regarding the visa are at the sole discretion of the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh.

For more Information and to view list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Spain: Click Do I Need A visa

Please note that holders of Schengen visas are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.

A Schengen visa is valid for
Austria Belgium Denmark
Finland France Germany
Greece Iceland Italy
Luxembourg Netherlands Norway
Portugal Spain Sweden
Switzerland Poland Slovak Republic
Hungary Slovenia Czech Republic
Malta Latvia Lithuania

Visa Exemptions for School Children Groups

Visa exemptions may be obtained for school children normally requiring a visa to travel to Spain or any other European Union Country as part of an organised school trip, as a group, which must be accompanied by a teacher.
Pupils who have British passports, but who are British Overseas Citizens or British Dependant Citizens, will have to apply for visas or be included in the "List of Travellers" form or Visa exemption form.

For further information and application forms for a visa waiver please contact:

British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
M1 6BB

Tel: + 44 (0) 161 957 7755
Fax: + 44 (0) 161 957 7762

Request form online:

The British Council is an independent organisation and is not connected to the Spanish Consulate

Applicants requiring special physical assistance are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre so that appropriate support can be offered.

Coin -operated Photocopier is available for your use at the centre, should you require it.