Visas New York
10/20/2017

VISA DEPT. NEW YORK

 
To apply for a visa you need a confirmed appointment.
To get an appointment you must follow the instructions depending on the type of visa to be requested.
 Appointments cannot be made by phone or in person.
One appointment per applicant!
 
Requirements to apply for a visa
- To apply for a visa you must appear in person except Student Visas applicants, that must complete the process through their own university or study abroad program.
- Applicants must have permanent residency status in the USA: alien residence card (Green Card) or valid visa in the US (except B-1 and B-2).
- The request for a visa must be made at the jurisdiction of the Consulate of Spain where the applicant resides. This Consulate General has jurisdiction over the following states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
- The visa will be affixed to the passport, in the country of residence of the applicant, before the departure and must be presented to the Schengen border officials at the port of entry.
- The visa can not be requested in Spain or by mail.
 
It is highly recommended to check our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section. Most asked questions about visas are answered there.
 
There are two types of visas:
1. Short Stay (Schengen visa)
2. Long Stay
 

1. SHORT STAY VISA (Schengen Visa)

Important: all Short stay Schengen visa appointments (type C, up to 90 days of stay) must be made at BLS Visa Service for Spain (55 West 39th Street Suite 800, New York NY 10008. Phone: 201 366-6600).

 

    
 
        2.  LONG STAY VISA

****    SPECIAL NOTES FOR POLICE CERTIFICATES   ****

 
For the United States of America records issued by the F.B.I. or State Police background checks are valid.
Local Police background checks will not be accepted.
 
Also remember that an apostille certification is required for Spain.
 
-----> Does the FBI provide apostilles*?
 
(*An apostille is a certification that a document that has been “legalized” or “authenticated” by the issuing agency through a process in which various seals are placed on the document.)
 
Yes. The CJIS Division will authenticate U.S. Department of Justice Order 556-73 fingerprint search results for international requests by placing the FBI seal and the signature of a division official on the results if requested at the time of submission.
 
Documents prepared in this way may then be sent to the U.S. Department of State by the requester to obtain an apostille if necessary.
This procedure became effective on January 25, 2010 and will apply only to documents finalized after that date.
Requests to authenticate previously processed results will not be accepted.
This procedure replaces the letter formerly provided by the CJIS Division that indicated the service was not provided. The apostille service is not provided to individuals requesting search results for Canadian immigration, as it is not required for this purpose.

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