The Visa Section of the Consulate General of Spain in San Francisco will consider applications IN PERSON AND BY APPOINTMENT for all kind of visas. Please note that ONE APPOINTMENT is required PER APPLICANT. Family members have to apply for as many appointments as persons seeking a visa.

Due to the temporary lack of human resources and the high number of visa applications received at this consular office, we recommend you to schedule an appointment and to process your visa application with sufficient time for your planned trip to the Schengen Area.

We will do our best to help with all your visa requests. Nevertheless, please note that currently there are not free slots for an appointment before December 31, 2016.

To make an appointment for January 2017 and onwards, please visit


For additional information about visas, please check the information below.


At the time of your appointment, you must present the following:

  1. Printed confirmation of your appointment 
  2. Visa Fees (exact cash or money order)
  3. Completed Visa application form (Photo requirements)
  4. All documentation required for the visa which you are applying for:

Short Stay (Tourism and Business Visa)

Long Stay (National Visa)

Please take one minute to review our Frequently Asked Questions, where you will find most of the information needed to go through this process.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not bring these items, you will NOT be allowed to pass through security at the entrance to the Consulate.

To check the status of your visa, visit: with your personal code given at your interview. No information will be provided over the phone regarding the status of the visa.


To collect your visa in person: Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ONLY (no appointment needed)

Information for EU citizens and Family:



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