Welcome to the Spain Visa
The SPANISH CONSULATE GENERAL IN LONDON is pleased to announce the opening of its Visa Application Centre operated by VF Services (UK) Limited in London. This service is available to all nationals who are resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 months under the jurisdiction of the SPANISH CONSULATE GENERAL IN LONDON ,who wish to apply for a tourist, business or transit visa to Spain. NOTE – your passport, resident permit or UK visa must be valid for 3 months beyond the return date of your trip.
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 Spouse category). If you have not been
resident in the UK for at least 3 months and cannot provide these documents,
you will not be eligible to apply for a visa for Spain.
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
Please click on the following link for jurisdiction to ascertain you are
eligible to apply for your visa at the London Visa Application Centre. You must
check that you are eligible to apply at this office before scheduling an
appointment. Please note that if you do not come under the jurisdiction of the
London Spanish Consulate as per the above link, you must apply only at the
Edinburgh Spanish Consulate at the following link.
|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 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
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/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 and 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. If you do not fall under the jurisdiction of the London Spanish
Consulate, you must apply at the Edinburgh Spanish Consulate via the following link. Please note that you should
submit your visa application no more than 90 days prior to your date of travel.
If you have already submitted an
application at Spanish Visa Application Centre in London you can track your
You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number
and your Date of Birth