Spain Tourist Visa

 

Spain, a country in southwestern Europe is one of the famous tourist destinations from all the 26 Schengen Nations. Spain was the second most visited country by tourists in 2019 with 83.7 million tourists.

 

Spain is famous for several historical cities and towns and two major tourist destination cities are Madrid and Barcelona which are also leading cities in Europe for tourism. Spanish has a maximum of 15 cities declared as heritage cities by UNESCO and a total of 48 sites only next to China and Italy.

 

This all makes Spain one of the favorites in the checklist to visit as a tourist. While visiting Spain as a tourist you require a tourist visa. If you plan to apply for a visa through Spain Consulate then your itinerary must have a stay of maximum days in Spain irrespective of your entry and exit points.

 

Like other Schengen countries, Spain visa is also processed offline wherein you are required to visit Spain Visa center – BLS for submitting the documents and for biometrics. For applying for Spain Tourist Visa for Indians you need to meet certain criteria set by the Spain Consulate.

Eligibility for the tourist visa

 

  • You need to hold a Passport with the validity of 3 months from the intended date of exit from the Schengen Nations.

 

  • 2 blank Pages in the Passport.

 

  • Prove the purpose of visit to Spain.

 

  • Documents proving you hold sufficient finance covering your stay in Spain.

 

  • Social & Economic ties in your home country.

 

  • Will return to the home country before the visa expires.

 

How to apply for a tourist visa?

 

  • Spain Visa is an offline process and the applicant needs to visit the center for documents and biometrics submission at the nearby BLS center and submit the passport as the visa received will be stamped on the passport.

 

  • On the scheduled appointment day you need to visit the nearby BLS center to submit the documents as per the checklist, biometrics, and to make the payment at the center.

 

  • In case the applicant had a valid Schengen visa in the last 36 months then the travel agent can submit on behalf of them as they are not required to submit biometrics.

 

  • Children below the age of 12 years are not required to submit biometrics.

 

Process of Spain Tourist Visa

 

  • Processing of the visa is done offline as you receive the visa stamped on the passport.

 

  • While preparing for applying for the visa it is advisable to take the support & guidance of the travel agent to process the application smoothly without any hassles to avoid delays and rejections.

 

  • Once the travel plan is decided you can start collecting the documents. You can apply for a visa before the 6 months of your intended travel plans.

 

  • If you have an invite then you need to collect the documents in advance as it will be required for filling up the form & to prepare the cover letter.

 

  • Spain Visa Application form can be filled online as well as offline. All the details mentioned in the form must be true & correct.

 

  • The cover letter for Spain must have all the details with regards to the purpose of your travel, employment details, and who will bear the expenses of the trip. If you are traveling with the family then the Name of all the travelers and your relation with your and their Passport Number is mandatory and inviter’s details if any.

 

  • In the case of an invite – the invitation letter must have the inviter’s Name, Passport Number, Contact Number, Mail Id, and place of residence in Spain and Name, Passport Number, and relation to the invitee in the letter.

 

  • Once all the documents are arranged you need to schedule an appointment at the nearby BLS center.

 

  • On the day of the appointment, you must reach at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

 

  • At the BLS center, there will be a representative to assist you in the collection of documents, biometrics, and payment. You need to submit the mobile before entering the center.

 

  • At the counter, you need to submit the documents, make the payment, and then proceed for the biometrics process. Once this process gets over you will be handed over a payment receipt with reference number, your name & passport number which is to be preserved for further communication.

 

  • Payment is to be made at the counter in cash or by card.

 

  • The processing time for the visa is 04 -05 working days. You can track your application online by visiting the BLS website with the help of the reference number or call them and check it.

 

  • Once the passport is ready for collection you need to carry the original receipt given by the center and one Xerox of government ID proof.

 

  • You can select the courier service by paying the charges if you do not wish to visit the center to collect a passport.

 

  • Visa if approved will be valid for 90 days or as per the conditions mentioned on the visa.

BLS Spain Visa Checklist

 

Mandatory documents

 

  • Original Passport
  • Visa Form
  • Document Checklist
  • Appointment letter
  • Photo
  • Cover Letter
  • Air Tickets
  • Internal tickets if applicable
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Bank Statement
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pan Card
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

 

Employed

 

  • Appointment letter/ Offer letter
  • Leave letter / NOC
  • 3 months salary slips

 

Self Employed

 

  • Company Registration Papers
  • GST Certificate
  • Company Bank Statement
  • Company Income Tax Returns

 

Student

 

  • School/College ID card
  • Current Academic Year fee receipt or,
  • Bonafide Certificate

 

Sponsored Trip

 

  • Sponsorship Letter
  • Sponsor’s Passport Copy
  • Sponsor’s Bank Statement
  • Sponsor’s Income Tax Returns

 

Inviter’s Documents

 

  • Invitation letter
  • Inviter’s Passport copy
  • Inviter’s Visa copy
  • Inviter’s Residence proof
  • Inviter’s Employment proof

Additional documents may be asked by the Spain consulate apart from the checklist as some of the documents may vary according to the case.

Processing Time

 

  • The turnaround time of the application processing is the consulate’s discretion. The processing time for the application is 04 -05 working days. Processing time may vary based on the application. Submit documents are per the checklist to avoid rejection or delay in processing.

 

  • Consulate accepts application 180 days before your intended date.

 

Spain  Tourist Visa Fees

 

VISA TYPE VALIDITY CONSULATE FEE VFS FEE SERVICE FEE
Short Term 90 days Rs.6,400/- Rs.1,650/- Rs.2,000/-

 

Where to apply?

  • All the documents when ready are required to submit at the VFS center as it is an offline process with an On-Paper application. You need to carry all the documents in the original/copy at the center.

 

  • New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Goa Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Puducherry, and Bangalore VFS center accepts the application on behalf of the consulate.

 

Where to apply?

 

  • All the documents are required to be submitted at the BLS center as it is an offline process. You need to carry all the documents in the original/copy at the center.

 

  • Fly For Holidays is the best visa expert which will not only help you with your Spain visa application but also guide you about the documentation and help you with all official formats.

 

  • Applications are accepted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Jalandhar, and Cochin BLS center on behalf of the consulate.

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Spain Tourist Visa FAQ’s

How earlier can I apply for the Spain tourist visa?
You can apply for Spain Tourist Visa 180 days before your intended date of travel or at least 30 days in advance before your intended travel date.
How long can I stay with a valid tourist visa in Spain?
You can stay up to 90 days in Spain or as per the conditions mentioned on the visa.
What are the Spain Visa Photo requirements?
For Spain Visa, you need to submit 3 photographs with a dimension of 35mm x 45mm with white background, matt finish, and not older than 6 months.
Is it mandatory to book a travel insurance before applying for a tourist visa for Spain?
Yes. Travel insurance is a mandatory document for applying for Spain Tourist Visa with a coverage of 30,000 Euros. Travel Insurance must be taken from Indian Companies.
Do I need to have confirmed Air Tickets & Hotel Booking while applying for Spain Tourist Visa?
Yes, you need to submit a confirmed air ticket and accommodation proof covering your stay in Spain. Internal travel bookings are mandatory. In the case of an invite, hotel accommodation is not required.
Are the visa fees refunded in case of the visa getting rejected?
No, Consulate fees & BLS fees are nonrefundable.
Can I reapply again for the Spain Tourist visa if my visa gets rejected?
Yes, you can apply immediately if your visa is rejected. You need to submit all the documents again and the documents which were insufficient earlier to get the visa rejected.
What is the Spain Visa processing time in India?
Spain visa is processed in 04 -05 working days. However, except for Mumbai & New Delhi center, the processing time is more as the application is forwarded by courier to Mumbai & New Delhi BLS center whichever is applicable as per the jurisdiction.

Terms & conditions

 

Grant of visas are at the sole discretion of the visa officer at the consulate. We at Fly for Holidays will provide you guidance and advise to submit your visa application to the best of our knowledge and as per our information and experience. Possible time taken to process visas and turnaround time as advised by us to you is as per an estimate that is provided by Consulates. Applications are reviewed based on the information and documents submitted by you. Fly for Holidays is not responsible for the validity ,approval or rejection of your visa application at any point of time

 

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