Visas New York
4/3/2013

VISA DEPT. NEW YORK
 
 
To apply for a visa you need a confirmed appointment except for Student Visas.
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 for Student Visas.
Applicants must have permanent residency status in the USA. The request for a visa must be made at the Spain's Consulate 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 your passport, in your country of residence, before your departure and must be presented at the Schengen border officials at the port of entry. You can not request the visa in Spain or through the mail.
 
There are two types of visas:
1. Short Stay (Schengen visa)
2.  Long Stay
 
  1. SHORT STAY VISA (Schengen Visa)
       2.  LONG STAY VISA
  • Residence visa with Non-Lucrative purposes
  • Residence visa to work in Spain as an employee
  • Residency visa exempt from requesting a work permit
  • Residence visa for investors or self-employment
  • Residence visa to reunite a family member with a legal resident in Spain
  • Residence visa to reunite a family member with a citizen of Spain or a EU member
Residency visa with Non-Lucrative purposes. This visa allows you to reside in Spain without working or doing any lucrative activities
 
To obtain an appointment for this type of visa please send an e-mail to: cog.nuevayork@maec.es
 
-2 National Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
-2 photos passport size with a white background.
-Passport valid for a minimum of one year.
-Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B-2).
-Documents that prove family ties translated into Spanish.
-Police Records Certificate*** from the country of origin or place of you residence for the last five years bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" (*** See special notes at the bottom of this page) or if the country issuing such document is not part of the "Hague Convention" such documents must be dully legalized and translated into Spanish.
-Original medical certificate typed on doctor’s stationary verifying that the applicant is free from any contagious diseases; this certificate must also certify specifically that the applicant is free of drug addictions, mental illnesses or any kind of illnesses which could lead to Public Health repercussions according to the International Sanitary Regulations translated into Spanish.
-Proof/s that you have sufficient financial means for you (and your accompanying family) during the stay in Spain without the need to work translated into Spanish.
-"Money-Order" to pay the non-refundable visa fee.
 
-Applicants must submit originals and 2 copies of the above mentioned documents. If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
 
Resolution time for this type of visa is three months, without counting the time used to consult your case with "Delegación o Subdelegación de Gobierno" of the city where you are planning to reside in Spain. After that time your application could be considered dismissed.
 
If the visa is approved, the foreigner has one month (from the approval notice day) to appear in person to pick up the visa. Failure to pick up your visa within one month will be considered as a refusal of the visa and your application will be filed.
 
Once you pick up your visa, you must enter Spain within the period the visa is valid for and your entry must be stamped on your passport or travel document, after that you must appear in person to apply for your residency card within one month.
 
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
 
Residence visa: To work in Spain as an employee
 
To obtain an appointment for this type of visa please send an e-mail to: cog.nuevayork@maec.es
 
This visa allows a foreigner, sixteen years and older, to work in Spain as an employee. You must submit the following:
 
- 2 National Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
-Letter from the Immigration Office in Spain ("Extranjería") addressed to the company or employer in Spain notifying of the approval for the working permit and residency visa. (This must be done by the company or employer before your visa's application).
-Passport valid for a minimum of four months.
-Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B-2).
-2 photos passport size with a white background.
-Police Records Certificate*** from the country of origin or place of you residence for the last five years bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" (*** See special notes at the bottom of this page) or if the country issuing such document is not part of the "Hague Convention" such documents must be dully legalized.
-Original medical certificate typed on doctor’s stationary verifying that the applicant is free from any contagious diseases; this certificate must also certify that the applicant is free of drug addictions, mental illnesses or any kind of illnesses which could lead to Public Health repercussions according to the International Sanitary Regulations.
-"Money-Order" to pay the non-refundable visa fee.
 
Applicants must submit originals and 1 copy of the above mentioned documents. If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
 
If the visa is approved, the foreigner has one month (from the approval notice day) to appear in person to pick up the visa. Failure to pick up your visa within one month will be considered as a refusal of the visa and your application will be filed.
 
Once you pick up your visa, you must enter Spain within the period the visa is valid for and your entry must be stamped on your passport or travel document, after that you must appear in person to apply for your residency card within one month.
 
Once you enter Spain, you can start working and you must register with the Social Security System as established by law.
 
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
 
Residence visa exempt from requesting a work permit
 
To obtain an appointment for this type of visa please send an e-mail to: cog.nuevayork@maec.es
 
This visa allows a foreigner, to reside in Spain and develop artistic, cultural, teaching, religious or scientific activities which are exempt from requesting a work permit. You must submit the following:
 
- 2 National Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
-Passport valid for a minimum of 1 year.
Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B-2).
2 photos passport size with a white background.
Police Records Certificate*** from the country of origin or place of you residence for the last five years bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" (*** See special notes at the bottom of this page) or if the country issuing such document is not part of the "Hague Convention" such documents must be dully legalized and translated into Spanish.
Original medical certificate typed on doctor’s stationary verifying that the applicant is free from any contagious diseases; this certificate must also certify that the applicant is free of drug addictions, mental illnesses or any kind of illnesses which could lead to Public Health repercussions according to the International Sanitary Regulations and translated into Spanish.
Original invitation or documents describing the activities and translation into Spanish.
Documents which verify that the organization in Spain is dully accredited by the appropriate governmental authorities in Spain.
For the spouse of the applicant; marriage certificate bearing the Apostille* of the Hague Convection,  Health Certificate and Police Records Certificate ***bearing the Apostille and translations into Spanish.
For the children of the applicant, Birth Certificates bearing the Apostille *, Health Certificates and translations into Spanish.
"Money-Order" to pay the non-refundable visa fee.
Applicants must submit originals and 2 photocopies of the above documents.
 
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
 
Residence visa for investors or self-employment. This visa allows a foreigner to reside in Spain as an investor or self-employed person.
 
To obtain an appointment for this type of visa please send an e-mail to: cog.nuevayork@maec.es
 
You must submit the following:
 
-2 National Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
-Passport valid for a minimum of four months.
-2 photos passport size with a white background.
-Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B-2).
-Official form EX07 requesting authorization for residence and self-employment which the Consulate will forward to the proper local authorities in Spain ("Delegación o Subdelegación de Gobierno de la provincia correspondiente").
-Police Records Certificate*** from the country of origin or place of you residence for the last five years bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" (*** See special notes at the bottom of this page) or if the country issuing such document is not part of the "Hague Convention" such documents must be dully legalized and translated into Spanish.
-Original medical certificate typed on doctor’s stationary verifying that the applicant is free from any contagious diseases; this certificate must also certify that the applicant is free of drug addictions, mental illnesses or any kind of illnesses which could lead to Public Health repercussions according to the International Sanitary Regulations and translation into Spanish.
 
If needed proper Academic Title or Degree required in your line of work. (The Title or Degree must be dully legalized for Spain) and translated into Spanish.
 
-Documentation that shows that you are financially sound or letter/s from the Bank/s regarding that matter and translated into Spanish. 
-Work or Investment Project that shows the kind and/or type of business to conduct as well as the projected financial gains and, if applicable, any work positions to be created by such project and translated into Spanish.
-List of the required authorizations and/or permits required to open or conduct your future business along with the status of such permits and /or licenses already obtained if any from the proper authorities.
-"Money-Order" to pay the non-refundable visa fees.
 
Applicants must submit originals and 2 photocopies of the above mentioned documents. If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
 
Once you pick up your visa, you must enter Spain within the period the visa is valid for and your entry must be stamped on your passport or travel document, after that you must appear in person to apply for your residency card within one month.
 
Once you enter Spain, you can start working and you must register with the Social Security System as established by law.
 
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
 
Residence visa to reunite a family member with a legal resident in Spain
 
To obtain an appointment for this type of visa please send an e-mail to: cog.nuevayork@maec.es
 
The foreigner, who has been a legal resident in Spain for one year and had its residency permit renewed for another year can reunite the following family members:
  1. Spouse. (If they are not legally separated)
  2. Their children or their spouse's, who are not married and are under 18 years of age or incapacitated and are not married.
  3. Minors (under 18 years old) or incapacitated that are under his/her legal custody.
  4. Parents, or from the spouse's, if they are dependents and there are proven reasons for them to justify their need for residency in Spain.
The following requirements must be submitted:
 
-2 National Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
-Passport valid for a minimum of four months.
-Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B-2).
-Copy of the residency permit authorization notified to the foreign resident that wants to reunite a member of his family. This process is done in Spain by the resident that wants to reunite a member of his family mentioned above and it must obtain the proper resolution from the "Delegación o Subdelegación del Gobierno".
-2 photos passport size with a white background.
-Documents proving the family ties and if applicable the legal ones.
-Birth certificate or Marriage certificate bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" or if the country issuing such document is not part of the "Hague Convention" such documents must be dully legalized. 
-Copy of the passport from the foreigner residing Spain.
-Police Records Certificate*** from the country of origin or place of you residence for the last five years bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" (*** See special notes at the bottom of this page) or if the country issuing such document is not part of the "Hague Convention" such documents must be dully legalized.
-Original medical certificate typed on doctor’s stationary verifying that the applicant is free from any contagious diseases; this certificate must also certify that the applicant is free of drug addictions, mental illnesses or any kind of illnesses which could lead to Public Health repercussions according to the International Sanitary Regulations.
-"Money-Order" to pay the non-refundable visa fee.
 
Applicants must submit originals and 1 copy of the above mentioned documents.
 
If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
 
Once you pick up your visa, you must enter Spain within the period the visa is valid for and your entry must be stamped on your passport or travel document, after that you must appear in person to apply for your residency card within one month.
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
 
Residence visa to reunite a family member with a citizen of Spain or an EU member
 
To obtain an appointment for this type of visa please send an e-mail to: cog.nuevayork@maec.es
 
It must be obtained by all nationals that are not EU citizens or they are from the countries that require visas to travel to the Schengen countries to reunite for residence in Spain with a Spaniard or an EU citizen including Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland with whom they have the following family ties:
  1. Spouse. If you are not legally separated.
  2. Their children or their spouse's, who are not married and are under 21 years of age or incapacitated and are not married.
  3. Minors (under 21 years old) or incapacitated that are under the resident's legal custody.
  4. Parents, or from the spouse's, if they are dependents and there are proven reasons for them to justify their need for residency in Spain
 
American citizens and those of nationalities that do not require visa according the  list (Anejo 1 ICC) do not require a residence visa and must apply for their residence card once they arrive in Spain.
Nationals of the countries that require a visa to enter Spain must submit the following requirements:
 
-2 National Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
-Valid passport
-Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B-2).
-2 photos passport size with a white background.
-Documents proving the family ties.
Spain's "Libro de Familia" or Birth certificate or Marriage certificate bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" or if the country issuing such document is not part of the "Hague Convention" such documents must be dully legalized. 
 
For descendants or ascendants older that 21 years of age documents that prove that the citizen of the EU residing in Spain is their financial supporter.
-Copy of the passport from the Spaniard or EU member residing in Spain.
-"Certificado de Empadronamiento" from the person residing in Spain.
 
Applicants must submit originals and 1 copy of the above mentioned documents.
 
If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
Notarized document that proves that the European Citizen wishes to reunite with the visa applicant.
 
If approved this visa must be picked up in person within two months from the approval date notice.
Failure to pick up your visa within two months will be considered as a refusal of the visa and your application will be filed.
 
This visa will be valid for all of the Schengen countries.
 
Once you pick up your visa, you must enter Spain within the period the visa is valid for and your entry must be stamped on your passport or travel document, after that you must appear in person to apply for your residency card within one month.
 
The holder of this type of visa has the same working privileges as any citizen of Spain or EU member
 
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
  
****    SPECIAL NOTES FOR POLICE CERTIFICATES   ****
 
For the United States of America records issued by the F.B.I. or State Police Background Check are valid.
Local Police Background Check 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.

Twitter

  • 31 Oct @MAECgob * #ONU abre convocatoria especial para seleccionar médicos,técnicos de laboratorio y enfermeros. Toda la info aquí: https://t.co/7EklR9kUOS
  • 31 Oct @MAECgob * Nuevo boletín de vacantes de #empleo en organismos internacionales: http://t.co/TSuljUUJXl #FuncionarioInternacional
  • 31 Oct @MAECgob * Hemos hablado sobre #Africa Occidental en @radio5_rne, región de especial interés para #España. Miradas al Exterior: http://t.co/LYOPYpqxHK
  • 31 Oct @MAECgob * Nuestra honda preocupación por los actos de violencia en #BurkinaFaso. Llamamos al cese inmediato de la violencia: http://t.co/mT6ANOs2B1
  • 30 Oct @MAECgob * Si viajas al #extranjero revisa si debes contratar seguro médico y de #viaje http://t.co/W8DFqyUEPZ http://t.co/WTOGHcX5W9 #ViajaSeguroMAEC
  • 30 Oct @MAECgob * Hemos actualizado nuestras recomendaciones de viaje sobre #India #Irlanda #Egipto #Mali y #SriLanka http://t.co/UfnP9QTAZZ #RegistroViajeros
  • 30 Oct @MAECgob * Resumen del encuentro entre ministro Margallo y su homólogo chileno: #CSONU, @SEGIBdigital, Alianza del Pacífico... http://t.co/BPBXIbAreV
  • 30 Oct @MAECgob * #España se duele con #SriLanka por las trágicas consecuencias del reciente alud en la localidad de Haldummulla: http://t.co/Z6o93MoRCp
  • 29 Oct @MAECgob * El ministro Margallo pudo felicitar a Ernesto Samper por su nombramiento como secretario general de @unasursecgral: http://t.co/gFHphwsgPE
  • 29 Oct @MAECgob * RT @EmbajadaEspGTA: Partenariado empresarial se centra en sectores energía, infraestucturas, medioambiente, agua y ciudades inteligentes. h…
  • 29 Oct @MAECgob * José Ángel Gurría, secretario general de la #OCDE, condecorado con la Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil http://t.co/aYJiuZe6cK
  • 29 Oct @MAECgob * Desde hoy, una muestra en nuestra sede de Torres Ágora recuerda el trabajo realizado para entrar en el #CSONU http://t.co/l5iGPWlAhX
  • 28 Oct @MAECgob * Aplaudimos la celebración de las elecciones parlamentarias en #Ucrania, pero lamentamos que no hayan podido celebrarse en todo el país
  • 28 Oct @MAECgob * Hemos hablado en @radio5_rne del gran proyecto-país que supone #MarcaEspaña.#Podcast Miradas al Exterior http://t.co/JzKayuCNGi @MarcaEspana
  • 28 Oct @MAECgob * Satisfacción por la reciente celebración de elecciones en #Botsuana, nueva muestra de su compromiso con la democracia http://t.co/Efj4YrNBxN
  • MAEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • AECID
    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 y Migratorios
    Ruiz de Alarcón, 5 (esq. Juan de Mena, 4)
    28014 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Oficina de Información Diplomática