Consular Services

Please read carefully.

  • US citizens with ordinary passports who wish to travel to Spain and stay for tourist, study or business purposes for up to 90 days DO NOT NEED A VISA.
  • 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.).
    • U.S. Travel Document. Only if the document guarantees returns "permit to re-enter" and indicates “permanent resident".
    • Holders of B1/B2 visas may only apply for Airport Transit visa.  
  • The Consulate General in Chicago accepts and processes applications from residents in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota y Wisconsin.
  • Please find all the necessary information on visas in this website.
  • No additional information or mail tracking information will be provided by phone, email or in person.
  • Appointments can only be made ONLINE, not by email and not at the Consulate. Visas cannot be obtained in Spain.
  • One appointment per applicant and one application per person.
  • Appoinments are free.
  • A confirmed appointment is needed to submit IN PERSON the visa application at the Consulate.
  • No appointment is required to pick up your passport once the visa has been issued. At the visa interview, you will be given a date after which the passport is available for collection. The applicant (or other authorized person) may collect the passport at the Consulate's front window from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. If applicants are not able to collect the visa in person, they must provide a United States Postal Services Express Mail or Priority Mail with tracking number envelope, pre-paid and self-addressed
  • 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.
​(Appoinments are free of charge)
ONLY ONE APPOINTMENT PER APPLICANT. 
 
VISA REQUIREMENTS.
 
Tourism, Business and Transit Schengen
Long Term Visa Requirements
 
Please note, that emails asking for the status of visa applications will not be answered.

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