Apply for a Visa

This outlines the needed information for foreigners who want to travel to Spain.


VERY IMPORTANT: Please read carefully ALL of the information before making an appointment. To obtain a visa it is necessary to fulfill ALL the requirements and to submit ALL of the correct documents. If all are not met or submitted, your application will be refused.
 
1. Make sure that you legally reside within the jurisdiction of this Consulate (B1 and B2 visas will not be accepted). This Consulate´s jurisdiction covers Southern California (Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sand Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties), Arizona, Colorado and Utah.
 
2. Remember that all applications must be submitted in person at this Consulate the day of your appointment.
 
3. A previous appointment is mandatory to submit any visa application.
 
4. All visas have a fee that the applicant will be responsible for on the day of their appointment, payable through a Money Order. 
 
 
 
SHORT STAY VISAS (SCHENGEN)
 
If your stay in Spain is less than 90 days, and your nationality is found on the list of countries required to obtain a visa, depending on the purpose of your visit, you will need to apply for one of the following visas:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LONG STAY VISAS
 
If your stay in Spain is greater than 90 days, depending on the purpose of your visit, you will need to apply for one of the following visas:
 
 
 
 
 

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