Documents required to bring on the appointment date

Please note, that you may only apply for a visa if you are resident in the United Kingdom and your residence permit is stamped in your passport or in a separated card. Your individual circumstances in the UK will denote the documents that you must produce when you come to lodge your application. Please see below the conditions which may apply to you application.

 

The request for a visa must be lodged at the Spanish Consulate where the applicant is resident. If the applicant is not a permanent resident the application will have to be referred to the corresponding Spanish Embassy or Consulate and may be refused.

 

When travelling to different Schengen countries, the visa must be applied for at the consulate of the country which is going to be your main destination (i.e., the country where you plan to stay longer). If you are staying the same number of days in different Schengen countries, then you must apply at the consulate of the country you enter first.

 

An appointment does not guarantee a visa. Visas are not issued on the day and may take up to 4 weeks depending on the passport.

 

Family members of EU/EEA/Spanish national

Under Directive 2004/38/EC and according to Real Decreto 240/2007, 16 February, family members of an EU/EEA national in possession of a valid UK Residence Card specifying its condition as a family member do not require a visa to enter Spain when travelling with the EU/EEA National or joining him/her in Spain. Otherwise, a visa will be still required (Real Decreto 1161/2009, 10th July 2009). For spouses or children of Spanish Nationals the above condition applies provided that the marriage or birth is registered according with the Spanish Civil Register (original Libro de Familia).

 

Please note, that the UK Residence Permit must state literally that the holder is a family member of an EU/EEA National. If not, a visa is required under the following conditions:

Original documents and photocopies must be provided at the time of application. Please note that you will not be able to change the dates once the visa is issued. The visa processing time from the day the application arrives at the Consulate is a minimum of least 5 working days and up to 4 weeks depending on the applicant's nationality. To avoid unnecessary complications, please apply well in advance.

  • Passport or travel document valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from Spain and with at least two full blank pages to affix the visa. A passport that has been issued (not extended) during the past 10 years can be endorsed with a visa.
  • UK residence permit and photocopy with a validity of at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area.
  • One completed and signed Application for Schengen Visa - EN.pdfvisa application form.
  • One recent passport colour photograph with a white background. 
  • Original and photocopy of EU passport or National ID card of the EU National or Spanish National. 
  • Original and photocopy of the Libro de Familia (with the marriage registered), applicable to family members of Spanish Nationals.
  • Original and photocopy of the marriage certificate translated into Spanish or English.
  • Proof of joint travel to Spain (i.e. confirmed tickets to travel to Spain both for the applicant and the EU/EEA national), or of the intention to join the EU/EEA national who already is in Spain.
  • Dependant children must have original and copy of Birth certificate translated into Spanish or English and a school letter.
  • Dependant ascendants (parents) must present the original birth certificate for the son/daughter proving the family link to the EEA/EU national and copy translated into Spanish or English.

If these conditions are not met, the family members of EU/EEA/Spanish nationals can still apply for a visa under the general rules for a Schengen and Tourist visa.

 

List of required documents for a Schengen and Tourist visa

Original documents and photocopies must be provided at the time of application. Please note that you will not be able to change the dates once the visa is issued. The visa processing time from the day the application arrives at the Consulate is a minimum of least 5 working days and up to 4 weeks depending on the applicant's nationality. To avoid unnecessary complications, please apply well in advance.

  1. Passport or travel document valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area with at least two blank pages to affix the visa. A passport that has been issued (not extended) during the past 10 years can be endorsed with a visa.
  2. One completed and signed visa application form.
  3. One recent passport colour photograph with a white background.
  4. A UK residence permit valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area.
  5. Visa application fee, if applicable.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance obtained in the UK (not applicable to airport transit visas). This document shall cover the entire period of the intended stay, be valid for all Schengen States and cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during the stay. The minimum coverage must be €30.000. If a bank covers the visa applicant while abroad, a letter from the bank stating that the above conditions are fulfilled must be provided.
  7. Recent, official and signed letters of employment on letter headed paper from the companies in the UK / Spain addressed to the Spanish Consulate.
  8. Self employed: recent, official and signed letter from Accountant / Bank manager / solicitor / Local chamber of commerce stating self employment / business ownership in the UK. Letter from the UK tax authorities.
  9. Students: recent, official and signed letter from the UK school / college / university on headed paper stating date of issue, name of the applicant, type of studies, number of lessons (hours) per week and confirming attendance record (a letter of enrolment is not acceptable). The minimum attendance must appear on the letter.
  10. Last 3 months bank statements in the applicant’s name and address showing details and a balance showing that applicant has sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the UK or his country of origin, or for the transit to a third country into which he is certain to be admitted, or that he is in a position to acquire such means lawfully, in accordance with Article 5(1)(c) and (c) of the Schengen Borders Code; or travellers cheques showing the same as above. The minimum amount required, regardless of the length of the stay, is 90% of the Spanish monthly minimum wages (for reference, approximately £500), plus an extra 10% of this amount per day and per person for stays beyond 10 days. The bank statements must show the last three months salary paid into the account. If the applicant is financially supported by their spouse, please also provide a marriage certificate and your spouse's bank statement. Please note, cash is not accepted as proof of sufficient means.
  11. Payslips for the last 3 months (optional).
  12. Proof of confirmed and paid return ticket to the UK or to the country of final destination*.
  13. Accommodation: Hotel Bookings / Deeds of property in Spain or IBI annual payment of the property in Spain / Letter of invitation from the host issued by the Police in Spain on an official document.
  14. Minors under 18: Declaration of consent for minor children signed by both parents, or the parent with the legal custody, and copy of their passports and copy of child's Birth certificate.

Business visa 

  • Recent, official and signed letters of invitation (detailing the purpose of the visit) on headed paper from the companies in UK and Spain.
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Medical treatment

  • An official document of the medical institution confirming necessity for medical care in that institution.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means to pay for the medical treatment.
  • Proof of prepayment of medical treatment.

 

Transit visa

  • Guarantee of admission in the country of destination (visa, if required).

Airport transit:

  • Closed flight tickets* regarding the onward journey to the final country of destination.

Land transit (by car):

  • Original car documents and insurance papers. 
  • Closed flight tickets*, if the purpose of the transit is to take a flight in Spain.

 

House Maid or Nanny/Au Pair visa 

  • Employment letter stating:
    • Start date of contract.
    • Terms of the contract. Must include: salary and bonuses, etc.
  • Current form P-60. Original and photocopy.
  • Bank statements for the last three months from the employee, showing entries:
    • The exact amount detailed on the P-60.
    • The employee's salary.
    • Sufficient balance to cover the cost during the whole stay in Spain. 
  • For domestic personnel employed by diplomatic or consular staff accredited in the UK, applicants must be in possession of the corresponding residence for domestic staff employed by diplomatic staff.

 

Notes

* This Consulate General is not responsible for the expenses of the planned travel already paid by applicants and will not accept any claim for them in case of a visa refusal.

 

Depending on individual circumstances additional documents may be required.

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