VFS has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the SPANISH CONSULATE
GENERAL IN LONDON, United Kingdom to facilitate visa applications to Spain and
Schengen countries. Applications will be accepted by appointment at the below
|Spain Visa Application Centre
|The Battleship Building
179 Harrow Road,
London W2 6NB
You must apply in person at the Spain Visa Application Center to lodge your application. If you are not a resident of the UK you should apply at the Embassy in your country of residence.
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". Fees in Cash will also be accepted at the Centre.
Processed applications can also be returned by DX Securemail couriers at an additional cost of 8.90 per passport.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLY FULLY WITH THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE CATEGORY OF VISA THEY ARE APPLYING FOR. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, AND ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTATION OTHER THAN THAT WHICH IS STATED ON THE WEBSITE WILL ALSO NOT BE ACCEPTED.
IN THE EVENT AN APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED UNACCEPTABLE AT THE TIME OF THE APPOINTMENT, IF THE APPLICANT CANNOT PROVIDE THE CORRECT DOCUMENTATION ON THE DAY OF THEIR APPOINTMENT, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO RETURN AND TAKE A NEW APPOINTMENT FROM OUR WEBSITE AT A LATER DATE TO SUBMIT THE COMPLETE APPLICATION.
PLESE NOTE IF THE APPLICANT WISHES TO GO AHEAD AND SUBMIT AND APPLICATION WHEREBY DOCUMENTS MAY BE MISSING, INCORRECT OR IN ANY WAY DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AS PER THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED, WE MAY ACCEPT THE APPLICATION AND SEND IT TO THE CONSULATE. HOWEVER, PLEASE BE ADVISED IF THE APPLICATION IS RETURNED BY THE EMBASSY REQUESTING THE MISSING DOCUMENTS OR ANY OTHER MISSING OR INCORRECT INFORMATION, THE APPLICANT MUST ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DELAY THAT MAY OCCUR IN PROCESSING THE APPLICATION IN TIME FOR THEIR DATE OF TRAVEL.
A Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy of the country where the
MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies. Therefore, please check your travel plans before
applying at the Spain Visa Application Centre in London
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. If the
number of days to be spent in multiple
countries is the same, 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.
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
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:
58 Whitworth Street
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
There is a service charge of £16.20 (inclusive of VAT) per application over and above the visa fees payable by all applicants
Coin -operated Photocopier and Photo Booth are available for your use at the
centre, should you require it.
Only Tourists, Business, Transit and Dependents/ Spouses of EU/Spanish Nationals applications are accepted at the VFS application centre.
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.
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.
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. - 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.
- 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 ensure you have checked the Jurisdiction link
before making your appointment, to ensure you are eligible to apply at the London Visa Application Centre. Please note
that you should submit your visa application no more than 90 days prior to your date of travel.