Visas
1/18/2022
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: CONSULAR SERVICES INTERRUPTED
 
 
Due to the transfer to the new headquarters, this Consulate General will be closed between Monday, Jan. 24th and Monday Jan. 31st (both inclusive). For this reason, during those days the management of the different dossiers in progress and the attention to the public will be interrupted in the following modalities: face-to-face, email and telephone.
 
As of February 1st, 2022, the Consulate General of Spain in Houston will resume its activity in its new headquarters at 1800 Bering Drive, Suite 750, Houston, Texas, 77057.
 
We appreciate you regularly check our website (http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/HOUSTON/en/Consulado/Pages/inicio.aspx  ) and our twitter account: @CGEspHouston. And for emergency situations, Spanish citizens always have the consular emergency telephone number 24/7 (+1 713 962 6284).
 
"Students and Language Assistant applicants should not purchase their plane tickets until their visas have been granted".
 
 
 
From November 1st 2021 there are new medical insurance requirements for student visas. Please, pay special attention. 
 
SCHENGEN VISA - ONLY FOR FULLY COVID-19 VACCINATED APPLICANTS
 
Once you gather all visa requirements, duly fill out the Visa appointment request and email it to   cog.houston.vis@maec.es, with Subject: Schengen appointment request + your nationality.
You will be assigned and appointment according availability.
Plan your visa appointment with plenty time and before buying your flight tickets.
There is no expedite service.
Visa process typically takes 3 weeks.
 
 
STUDENT / MINORS / DEPENDENTS   VISA
AND LANGUAGE ASSISTANT VISA  
 
Applying in groups through the University representative/ Study Abroad Advisor will have priority on processing the visa, besides the process might be expedited.
 
 
Once you gather all visa requirements, duly fill out this check list and send it along with all visa requirements by postal mail (with tracking number) to the following address:
 
CONSULATE OF SPAIN IN HOUSTON
STUDENT VISA/ LANGUAGE ASSISTANT VISA
1800 BERING DR STE 750
HOUSTON TX 77057
 
Send your visa application with plenty time before the starting of your student program
There is no expedite service.
Visa process takes up to 6 weeks, after the reception of  your visa dossier.
 
RESIDENCE VISA FOR INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFERS
Once you meet all visa requirements and your visa dossier is complete, send it by postal mail (with tracking number) to the following address:
CONSULATE OF SPAIN IN HOUSTON
RESIDENCE VISA FOR INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFERS
1800 BERING DR STE 750
HOUSTON TX 77057
 
Make sure you send:
1)            one set with all the original documents and  
2)            another set with photocopies of all of them.
 
Visa process might take up to 4 weeks
   
RESIDENCE VISA FOR HIGHLY-QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS
Once you meet all visa requirements and your visa dossier is complete, send it by postal mail (with tracking number) to the following address:
CONSULATE OF SPAIN IN HOUSTON
RESIDENCE VISA FOR HIGHLY-QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS
1800 BERING DR STE 750
HOUSTON TX 77057
 
Make sure you send:
1)            one set with all the original documents and  
2)            another set with photocopies of all of them.
 
  Visa process might take up to 4 weeks
 
RESIDENCE NON LUCRATIVE / RETIREMENT VISA
Once you meet all visa requirements and your visa dossier is complete,  duly fill out this check list and send it along with all visa requirements by postal mail (with tracking number) to the following address:
 
CONSULATE OF SPAIN IN HOUSTON
NON LUCRATIVE/RETIREMENT VISA
1800 BERING DR STE 750
HOUSTON TX 77057
 
Send your visa application with plenty time.
There is no expedite service.
The process might take 6 to 8 weeks after the reception of your visa dossier.
 
 
RESIDENCE AND WORK VISA
 
Once you meet all visa requirements and your visa dossier is complete, send it by postal mail (with tracking number) to the following address:
 
CONSULATE OF SPAIN IN HOUSTON
RESIDENCE AND WORK VISA
1800 BERING DR STE 750
HOUSTON TX 77057
 
Make sure you send:
1)    one set with all the original documents and
2)    another set with photocopies of all of them.
The visa process might take up to 4 weeks, after the reception of your visa dossier.
 
 
RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES RESIDENCE VISA
 
Once you meet all visa requirements and your visa dossier is complete, send it by postal mail (with tracking number) to the following address:
 
CONSULATE OF SPAIN IN HOUSTON
RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
1800 BERING DR STE 750
HOUSTON TX 77057
 
Make sure you send:
 
1)    one set with all the original documents and
2)    another set with photocopies of all of them.
 
The visa process might take 2 months,  after the reception of your visa dossier.
   
OTHER TYPE OF VISAS
 
Once you gather all visa requirements, send an email to cog.houston.vis@maec.es
 
 
 

SCHENGEN VISAS (UNDER 90 DAYS)

 
 
LONG-TERM VISAS (OVER 90 DAYS)   
 
 

OTHER VISAS

 
 

FORMS,TEMPLATES AND FEES

 
 

If after reviewing the documents listed below you still have questions about the visa process, please review our visa frequently asked questions section:

 
 
 
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