Short-stay Schengen Visa (Tourist/Business)


 From July 1 2019 onwards, all Short stay Schengen visa applications (type C, up to 90 days of stay) - including tourist and business visas must be submitted at BLS Visa Service for Spain (250 Catalonia Ave, Suite 706, Coral Gables Miami 33134).

Appointments can be obtained through the following website:  
Tel:  786-329-7199  
For the rest of the visas modalities (studies, residence…), the Visa Section of this Consulate will continue to receive visa applications in person, from Monday to Friday (8:30 AM-1:30 PM). In these cases it is not necessary to request an appointment. We kindly suggest applicants to arrive early at our premises.
The issuance of a Schengen Visa must occur in the consulate of the country which is considered your main destination. If the visit includes more than one destination, or if several separate visits are to be carried out within a period of two months, the Member State whose territory constitutes the main destination of the visit(s) in terms of the length of stay, counted in days, or the purpose of stay. The Schengen States are: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.
Honorary Vice Consulates of Spain are not allowed to issue visas.
You can apply for a visa at this Consulate General (through BLS Visa Service for Spain) if Spain is the main destination of your trip and you are a permanent resident of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina. Due to the quantity of applications received by this office, it is recommended that you plan your trip to the Schengen area with sufficient time to apply for an appointment and to process your visa application. Holders of a B1/B2 visa must apply for a Schengen visa in their country of origin or permanent residence.

To know if, due to your nationality, you need a short-term visa or not, and stay in Spain for a maximum of 90 days over a period of 180 days, you can review the following lists ofcountries.pdfcountries.pdf

Application for visa must be submitted in person with no more than six months in advance to your trip and at least 15 days before.  Applications with more than 180 days in advance to your trip will not be accepted.

Frequent or regular travelers may obtain multiple entry visas following cascading rules, depending on the applicant's background:

- If you have had 3 short-term visas in the last 2 years, you can obtain a 1-year visa.
- If you have had a 1-year visa in the last 2 years, you can obtain a 2-year visa.
- If you have had a two-year visa in the last 3 years, you can obtain a 5-year visa.

Obtaining a visa is not a legal right and the Administration has complete authority to evaluate, deny and request additional information to complete the file. The purpose of the trip cannot be altered.

Application for minors must be made by parents or legal guardian with proper legal documentation.  Children of 12 years and older must be present at the time of appointment in order to get fingerprints.



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