Uniform Schengen Visa

This visa allows stays in the Schengen Area of up to 90 days (within any period of 180 days) for the purpose of tourism, business, family visits, medical treatment, studies, placements in companies or volunteer activities with a duration of less than 3 months, or for other unremunerated activities. It also allows transit across the territory and within an airport.

The procedures and conditions for issuing these visas are included in Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)

31/01/2020
The Schengen visa is issued to third nationals of states included in Annex I of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1806.
 
The application for a short-term visa must be presented via an official application form duly filled in (original and copy).The form may be downloaded free from this website or may be obtained, also free, from Spanish Diplomatic Missions or Consular Offices abroad.
 
The visa must be applied for in person at the Spanish Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office in whose territory the applicant is a legal resident. If there is no Spanish Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office in a particular country, it the application must be made at a Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office that represents Spain in the country in question.
 
At the time of presenting the application for a visa the corresponding fee must be paid in the form of payment that has been established. This amount is not returnable if the visa application is rejected. The basic visa fee is 80 euros for applicants over the age of 12; 40 euros for applicants aged 6 to 11; and free for applicants under the age of 6.  Check with the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office where you are applying for the visa whether there are any exemptions or reduced fees applicable in virtue of international regulations or agreements. A service fee is payable for applications presented via a visa outsourcing firm; applicants may voluntarily access additional services at an extra cost.
 
The maximum period for processing short-term visa applications is 15 calendar days from the date the application is submitted. This period may be extended to a maximum of 45 calendar days in specific cases, particularly when it the application has to be examined in more detail.
 
If the visa is refused, the applicant will be notified by a standard form indicating the reason for the refusal. In this case, an appeal may be lodged before the administrative division of the High Court of Justice of Madrid within two months from the notification date. Optionally, an administrative appeal for review may be presented before same Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office within one month from the date the refusal is notified.
 
Data protection
The personal data of the visa applicants will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
 
Applicants who wish to exercise their rights of access, correction or deletion of their personal data in the Visa Information System (VIS) must do so by writing to:
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Inspección General de Servicios
Plaza de la Provincia, 1, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Or by e-mail to: dpd@maec.es 
 
For more information on your rights and duties and how to exercise rights of access, correction and deletion of data included in the SIS, please see the website of the Spanish Data Protection Agency.


Visas for family members for citizens of the European Union, states party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area and Switzerland

The procedure and conditions for the issue of entry visas under EU law are included in Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament of the Council, of 29 April 2004, and in Royal Decree 240/2007 of 16 February, on the entry, free movement and residence in Spain of citizens of the Member States of the EU and of other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
 
The beneficiaries of the EU system are nationals of third countries who are family members of EU citizens, provided that they are included in Articles 2 and 2 bis of Royal Decree 240/2007 and that they accompany the EU citizen or are to be reunited with him or her.
 
Preferential treatment will be given to the processing of thee visas. They will be issued free.
 
In the consular districts in which there is an external service provider, applicants may choose to present the application either directly at the Spanish Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office, or in the offices of said provider, in which case they must pay the corresponding service fee; if they wish, they may also access additional services at an extra cost.

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