Consulate of Spain in New York
@ Madrid: 16.11.2018 18:08 @ Nueva York: 16.11.2018 13:08
Long-Term Visas
These visas entitle their holders to reside, work, study or research in Spain.

Procedures and conditions for issuing these visas can be found in Organic Law 4/2000 and in its Regulations, approved by Royal Decree 557/2011.
These visas entitle their holders to reside, to reside and work, to study, or to research in Spain. All foreigners wishing to enter Spain to reside, reside and work, or study, need to hold a visa of this kind, unless they are citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland

Applications for long-term visas must be submitted through a duly completed application form (original and copy), which may be downloaded for free on this website or may also be obtained for free at Spain's Diplomatic Missions or Consular Posts abroad.


Visa applications must be filed in person. However, applications may also be filed by a duly accredited representative if you do not reside in the town or city where the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office is located and you can demonstrate due cause preventing you from travelling, such as the distance from the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office in question, transport difficulties that make the journey particularly problematic or accredited reasons related to a sickness or physical condition that significantly reduces your mobility.
When submitting an application for a visa, an established fee must be paid (generally € 60), which shall not be refunded in the event of the application being denied. In certain cases, which should be consulted at Spanish Diplomatic Missions or Consular Posts, current legislation sets forth a reduction or waiver of the fee. Other requirements should be consulted at the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Post where the visa is to be applied for, because they can vary depending on the reason for the trip and the applicant's country of origin.

Persons wishing to reside in Spain must obtain prior information about the procedures from the relevant bodies, mainly from the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.


The deadline for processing long-term visa applications is one month after the application has been submitted, except for the case of non-lucrative residence visas, in which the deadline shall be three months. In the event that a visa is issued, it must be collected personally at the relevant Diplomatic Mission or Consular Post within a month after notification of issuance.
In the event that a visa is refused, the applicant shall be notified. In this case, a contentious-administrative appeal may be lodged before the High Court of Justice of Madrid within two months after the notification date, or, optionally, an appeal for reversal before the same Diplomatic Mission or Consular Post within a month after the refusal notification date.


  • 16 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @nGlobal_143: 🔉Irene Lozano has something to tell you! We are launching #GlobalSpain and we want you to be a part of it! Over the next f…
  • 15 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @MarcaEspana: ¿Conoces tu historia? ¿Cuál fue el papel que desempeñaron los españoles en la construcción de Estados Unidos? ¿Sabías que…
  • 15 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * Cada año, cadetes españoles estudian un semestre en la Academia Militar de #WestPoint, #NY mientras que cadetes de…
  • 15 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: Do you believe in love at first sight? Can you fall in love with a country in the same amount of time? Join the challeng…
  • 15 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * @AnaBiebsmiler Hola Ana, para poder dar asistencia individualizada al respecto, envía por favor la consulta vía ema…
  • 15 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * @bealozanoi @SpainInTheUSA Deberá ser suficiente en su caso (sin perjuicio de cumplir otros requisitos que pudieran…
  • 15 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * @bealozanoi @SpainInTheUSA En caso de un ciudadano USA casado con española, los trámites de residencia se harán dir…
  • 14 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * 🏆 ¡Convocado el IV Torneo Mus-NYC! 📆 El 2-Dic, desde las 15h. 📍 En @centroespañolnyc. Habrá cestas para los gana…
  • 12 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: Get to know @raicex_es the Network of Associations of Spanish Scientists and Researchers Abroad that seeks to contribute…
  • 12 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell highlighted the importance of the relations & transatlantic value…
  • 10 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * 📩 #EleccionesAndalucía #2Diciembre Si solicitaste la documentación electoral, puedes consultar el estado del envío…
  • 09 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @SpainInTheUSA: Ambassador Cabanas, @USembassyMadrid Ambassador Buchan, Senator @timkaine (Honorary Chair @usspaincouncil) & José Manuel…
  • 09 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: Two Spanish cities are part of @UNESCO new network to promote sustainable tourist destinations and raise awareness of it…
  • 09 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * RT @alce_eeuu: 3,2,1 ¡Acción! 🎬3º día de grabación de un vídeo sobre La Constitución con los alumnos del aula de White Plains 🇪🇸🇪🇸🎬🎬¡Gracia…
  • 08 Nov @ConsuladoEspNY * Enjoy Catalonia! Enjoy Spain! Catalonia is a great choice for your trip to Spain 🌅 🏖⛰🔝🙋🙋‍♂️
  • Instagram
  • Twitter SpainMFA
  • Twitter
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016