APPOINTMENTS FOR VISAS; OTHER PROCEDURES.

First, check what kind of visa you need. 

You will know in due course if you need an appointment and how to fix it.   

 

 

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11/16/2017
 
Stays of more than 90 days: Click here.
Relatives of EU citizens: Click here.
 
 
Stays of less than 90 days (Schengen visas):
 
FIRST OF ALL, CHECK WHERE YOU RESIDE LEGALLY.
 
 
1 If you reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories, you may apply for your Schengen visa at the Consulate of Switzerland in Vancouver. If you take that choice, go to https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/canada/en/home/visa/entry-residency/visas-for-spain.html 
If you still decide to apply in our Consulate in Toronto, keep on reading.
 
 
2 If you reside in one of these provinces: Ontario (Ottawa not included),  Manitoba and Nunavut,  you must come to our Consulate in Toronto. There is no other place where you can apply.
 
If you are currently in Spain, whatever your nationality, contact your local Oficina de extranjería in Spain. 
If you reside in another province in Canada, check the websites of our Embassy in Ottawa and our Consulate General in Montreal.
 
 
  
 
Stays of less than 90 days (Schengen visas).
 
 
1 If you are Canadian and you want to be in Spain less than 90 days, you don´t need a visa unless you are going to work. In that case, consult your employer in Spain. He must obtain a "autorización para trabajar por cuenta ajena".  
 
2  If you are not Canadian, check this FAQ page from the European Commission.
   
 
 3 Gather these documents that you will be finding in this part of the page. Then go to step 4.
 
  • One (1) completed visa application form with one recent full-face Canadian possport size photograph in color, on a light, plain and uniform background, without dark glasses or any garment that may prevent identification of the applicant
  • Passport or recognized travel document (valid for at least three months after the planned journey). Please make sure the passport has two blank pages (one to affix the visa, one for stamps). The passport must not be older than 10 years at the moment of the visa request.
  • Proof of status in Canada (permanent residence card, work permit, study permit, etc...)
  • Print out of travel itinerary - please do not purchase the ticket before visa approval is granted.
  • Proof that you can proceed to the connection destination after you have visited the Schengen countries, i.e., confirmed airline reservation with itinerary/required visa for following destination/legal residency in Canada.
  • Proof of financial means: Bank statements for the last three months, as well as any proof of income or credit card statements. You need to prove  104 CADs per day and per person. There is a minimum amount of the equivalent of 637 euros no matter how long you are going to stay.
  • Medical travel insurance valid for all Schengen Member States providing:
      • It is valid throughout Schengen territory.
      • The coverage is at least € 30.000 (approx. CAD 50.000)
      • The coverage includes repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical care and/or emergency treatment in a hospital.
  • Visa fee: CAN $ 83.40. Only cash, money order or certified cheque payable to the "Consulate of Spain" will be accepted.
  • Supporting documents concerning the purpose of travel, for example:
      • When visiting relatives or friends, an invitation letter issued at a police station in Spain.
      • For tourism, please submit confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number and/or proof of group travel participation, etc.
      • For business, a letter of support from the company concerned in the Schengen country where you travel to, and a letter from your employer stating your position within the company and the reason for your business travel. Either letter should clarify who is responsible for expenses and where you will be staying (such as a hotel reservation).
  • An Express post with your adress to send you your passport with the visa back
 
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4 You must  make an appointment first. Appointments are free of charge. If you money to a third person to fix the appointment, you don´t get any advantage.
 
Reckon three weeks to fix the appointment. In the high season, June to September, reckon up to eight weeks.  If you want to advance your appointment, check in the system to see if other people have cancelled their appointments; if so, fix a new one and cancel the other. You cannot have your appointment 90 days before your date of travel to Schengen.
 
 Once you come to the Consulate, your visa will take other four weeks to be processed.
 
So only if you fulfill all the conditions and you are the same person who is going to travel,   make an appointment.
Before you fix it:
  • one appointment per person. If two persons travel together, they can fix the appointment together. Three or more persons cannot. All siblings can be included in the appointment of their parents.    
  • One single date of appointment. If you make more than one appointment, they will not be considered valid.
  • Fill all the required data. Write your name and surname. If any data is missing, or if you do not write your name and surname, we will cancel the appointment.  
 
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT: cog.toronto.vis@maec.es
 
 
If you still have doubts, send it  to cog.toronto.vis@maec.es . Before sending your email, take into account that...
... we cannot advance your appointment. It is an automated system.
... we cannot tell you by email if the documents that you attach are enough or OK, or if a specific document is valid or not. We can only make a judgement about your application once you have come to the Consulate and applied for your visa.
... there is no point in asking us to skip one of the requirements, especially not coming to the Consulate in Toronto.
 
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Stays of more than 90 days (national visas)
 
Except EU and EEE citizens, all foreigners need a visa to stay more than 90 days in Spain. 
 
If you are Canadian and younger than 36, you can apply for a youth mobility visa whatever the reason of your stay. If you do, you don´t need another visa. It is up to you to choose between youth mobility or another visa.
 
Check our internet page for other national visas. Open the factsheet that fits the reason of your stay.  
 
Once you have your documents ready, send them by post to our address. You cannot make an appointment.  
  
 If you still have doubts, send it  to cog.toronto.vis@maec.es . If that doubt is answered in this page, it will take longer for us to answer it.
 
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Spouses, dependent parents and dependent sons of EU and EEE citizens.
If you are married, you are the son or daughter, or you are the dependent ascendant of an EU or EEE citizen, you must prove your family relation and the nationality of the EU or EEE citizen relative; check if you need a visa to enter Spain. If you do, come to the consulate with your passport,  a form and two photographs. You don´t need more documents, but the proof of your family relationship and of the nationality of your relative must be valid. Ask for an appointment.
If you don´t need a visa, just go to Spain and contact the nearest Oficina de Extranjería. 
 
 
 
 
 
You must have all these documents to apply for a Schengen visa.
 
 
 One (1) completed visa application form with one (1) recent full-face photograph attached to its right top corner. The photograph should be a Canadian passport size picture, in color, on a light, plain and uniform background, without dark glasses or any garment that may prevent identification of the applicant
  • Passport or recognized travel document (valid for at least three months after the planned journey). Please make sure the passport has two blank pages (one to affix the visa, one for stamps). The passport must not be older than 10 years at the moment of the visa request.
  • Proof of status in Canada (permanent residence card, work permit, study permit and academic transcript, etc...)
  • Print out of travel itinerary - please do not purchase the ticket before visa approval is granted.
  • Proof that you can proceed to the connection destination after you have visited the Schengen countries, i.e., confirmed airline reservation with itinerary/required visa for following destination/legal residency in Canada.
  • Proof of financial means: Bank statements for the last three months, as well as any proof of income or credit card statements. If it were the case, confirmation of employment and last three payrolls.
  • During 2017, the amount required for a stay in Spain must exceed 104 CADs daily, multiplied by the number of days visiting and by the number of dependents travelling together. In any case, regardless of the length of stay, it should be in excess of € 637.00 or the equivalent in a foreign currency, per person.
    • Medical travel insurance with coverage of at least € 30.000 (approx. CAD $ 50.000) valid for all Schengen Member States. You must provide proof of your medical insurance company providing the following:
      • It is valid throughout Schengen territory.
      • The coverage is at least € 30.000 (approx. CAD 50.000)
      • The coverage includes repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical care and/or emergency treatment in a hospital.
    • Visa fee: CAN $ 83.40. Only cash, money order or certified cheque payable to the "Embassy of Spain" will be accepted.
      There are exemptions and reductions on the visa fee depending on the age and nationality of an applicant. Please refer to the consular fee chart.
    • Supporting documents concerning the purpose of travel, for example:
      • When visiting relatives or friends, an invitation letter issued at a police station in Spain.
      • For tourism, please submit confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number and/or proof of group travel participation, etc.
      • If the purpose of your trip is business, please present a letter of support from the company concerned in the Schengen country where you travel to, and a letter from your employer stating your position within the company and the reason for your business travel. Either letter should clarify who is responsible for expenses and where you will be staying (such as a hotel reservation).
    • An Express post with your adress to send you your passport with the visa back.
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