Visas
6/1/2018
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. In the case of student visas, it will be done through the representative of the university or study abroad program. If a representative is not available, the student will request a visa through an individual appointment.
- Applicants must have permanent residency status in the USA: alien residence card (Green Card) or valid visa in the US (except B-1/B-2).
- The visa must be requested at the Consulate General of Spain that corresponds according to the different consular circumscriptions. In the case of the Consulate General of Spain in New York, the jurisdiction includes the following states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
- The visa will be affixed to the passport, in the country of residence, 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 visit our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section. Most asked questions about visas are answered there.
 
There are two types of visas:
 
1.- Short Stay Visas (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 Visas

Attention: for all the long stay visas procedures at the Consulate please stick the photo on the space provided in the application form. Do not staple or use any other option apart from glue to attach the photo to the form.

 

**** 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.

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