Visa Services
  
     
SCHENGEN VISA APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY NON-AMERICAN NATIONALITIES PLANNING TO ENTER SPAIN FOR TOURIST PURPOSES. AMERICANS DONT NEED A SCHENGEN VISA TO ENTER SPAIN.
 
APPOINTMENTS FOR ALL THE REST OF NATIONAL VISAS MUST BE MAKE UNDER THE NATIONAL VISA.
 
PLEASE, INCLUDE IN THE SUBJECT THE REASON YOU ARE MAKING THE APPOINTMENT AND THE TYPE OF VISA YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, SO WE CAN CONFIRM YOUR APPOINTMENT, IF YOU DONT INCLUDE THE COMMENTS/COMENTARIOS YOUR APPOINTMENT COULD BE DENIED.
 
 
​(Appointments are free of charge)
Appointments are loaded every day, at the top of the hour, we don't know the exact time, but you should check every top of the hour, Spanish time
ONLY ONE APPOINTMENT PER APPLICANT PERSON
BE AWARE: MULTIPLE APPOINTMENTS UNDER SAME NAME WILL BE ERASED 
 
 
GENERAL VISA INFORMATION 
 
Appointments must be made by each applicant online at this same website at the link above and down below.
 
ALL THE VISA APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A RETURN ENVELOPE TO RETURN THEIR VISAS.
 
If you apply for your visa in person your visa will be returned to you only by mail.We will only accept a US Postal Service self-addressed and stamped envelope with tracking number and complete disclaimer (included in the visa instructions). If you need your visa faster you can use Express Mail service. 

Holders of one of the following documents are eligible to apply for a visa, providing that they are  valid at least three months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen territory:

    • U.S. Passport.
    • Foreign passport and U.S. Permanent Resident Card (formerly Green Card).
    • Valid International Student visas and valid re-entry ("travel") signature on  I-20.
    • Valid Exchange visitors visas and DS-2019.
    • Long term U.S. visas (e.g. L1, L2, H1, H2, R1 etc.).
    • For U.S. Travel Documents and some type of Passports, some restrictions apply
    • Holders of B1/B2 visas may only apply for Airport Transit visa.  
  • Please find all the necessary information on different types of visas in this website.
  • No additional information or mail tracking information will be provided by phone, email or in person.
  • Appointments are free.
  • A confirmed appointment is needed to submit IN PERSON the visa application at the Consulate.
  • Please read carefully instructions given for every type of visa before obtaining an appointment. (Visa Requirements).
  • Visa applications are accepted 3 months prior to the departure date, not before. Student visas are accepted 3 months prior to the beginning of the studies, not before.
  • Before scheduling the flight to the Schengen area, please reckon specific processing times given for every type of visa plus 10 days for mail delivery.
  • Authorized stay is printed in the visa (“del…al”). Note order of date in European format: dd/mm/yyyy.
  • Passport with affixed visa must be presented at the border of Schengen port of entry. Passport must have a blank page to affix visa.
  • Please note that the expiry date of passport must be at least 3 months after expected return to the US.
  • Once a Schengen visa is issued, all travelers must declare their presence by ensuring that their passports are duly stamped by the Border Authorities upon entry into the Schengen area.
  • The original documents submitted to obtain a visa WILL NOT BE RETURNED, even if the visa is not granted. (Green Cards and passports are obviously returned).
  • All documents required are to be presented in 1 original form + 1 copy.
  • The processing fees are not refundable, even if the visa is not granted.
  • There is no legal right to a visa.
  • The Consulate of Spain in Chicago will not accept incomplete visa applications.
 Click on link below to make an appointment
 
​(Appointments are free of charge)
ONLY ONE APPOINTMENT PER APPLICANT PERSON
BE AWARE: MULTIPLE APPOINTMENTS UNDER SAME NAME WILL BE ERASED
 
 
VISA REQUIREMENTS. 
 
Tourism, Business and Transit Schengen 
 
Long Term Visa Requirements 
 
Recuperación 
 
Please note, that emails asking for the status of visa applications will not be answered.
 

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