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
|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
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 14.80 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
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 not only to a single, consecutive trip
to multiple Schengen countries, but also if separate trips to several Schengen
countries are planned closely together.
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
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.
Visa Exemptions for School Children Groups
|A Schengen visa is
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 £17.00 (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.