Visa information

 

Visa Application Requirements

 

  

To apply for a visa you must appear in person. Applications for visas will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

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: Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina.

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 mail.

There are two types of visas:

- Short Stay (Schengen visa)
- Long Stay

 

Short Stay Visa (Schengen Visa)

 

The Schengen Agreement establishes a unified type of visa for short stays (up to 90 days) for the participant European countries. A Schengen Visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of the aforementioned countries allows the holder to travel freely in all these countries and it will be issued by the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your main destination (the one where you will spend the longer period of time).
 
US citizens and citizens of other nationalities not included in the list of countries that need visa to cross the Schengen borders can stay up to 90 days in Spain for tourist or business purposes without a visa. The citizens of the nationalities not included in that list have to met other requirements to enter into Spain.

This Visa will be stamped on your passport before you leave the United States and must be presented to Immigration Control upon first entry into a Schengen country.


Tourist and business visa requirements:

 

- 1 Schengen Application form dully filled out and signed.
- 1 passport size photo with a white background.
- Passport (original and copy) valid for a minimum of three months after the expected visa stay.
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1,B-2) (ORIGINAL AND COPY).
- Confirmed reservation of your airline ticket (Round-Trip).
- Hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from a Citizen or a Legal Resident of Spain issued by the local police station. We need the original document and a copy.
- Proof of financial status, i.e. your latest 3 bank statements.
- 10. Proof of health insurance coverage while in Spain. We do not accept insurance cards. We need a letter from your insurance stating that you will be covered while travelling in Europe with a minimum coverage of 30,000Euros or its equivalent in US dollars.

- For professional or business trips you must submit an invitation from a company based in Spain, organization to participate in a meeting, convention, fair or congress, etc.
- Letter from employer stating your job title, length of time employed and annual salary.
- Cash in exact change to pay the non-refundable visa fee of 82,00. There is no fee for children younger than 6, the fee foe children between 6 and 12 is $48. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $48. 

 Applicants must submit originals and copies of the above mentioned documents (including copy of the passport). If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.

•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•

 


Long Stay Visa

 

- Residence visa to retire in Spain
- Residence visa to work in Spain as an employee
- 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
- Student visa

- Non lucrative visa

- Residence with exemption of work permit.

 

Residency Visa to Retire in Spain.

 

This visa allows you to reside in Spain without working or doing any lucrative activities

 

Requirements:


- 2 Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
- 2 passport size photos with a white background.
- Passport (original and copy) valid for a minimum of one year.
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1,B-2) (Original and copy).
- Documents that prove family ties.
- 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". 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 and mental illness.
- Proof/s that you have sufficient financial means for you (and your accompanying family) during the stay in Spain without the need to work.
- Cash in exact change to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $160 for US citizens. The fee for other nationalities (not US citizens) is $82. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $46.

Applicants must submit originals and 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 del 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.
 
This visa will be valid only for Spain but allows up to five days for transit in the Schengen area before entering Spain.
 
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.
 
 
This visa allows a foreigner, sixteen years and older, to work in Spain as an employee.
 
 
Requirements:
 
2 Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed you must submit the following documents:
 - 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 (original and copy) valid for a minimum of four months.
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B- 2) (original and copy).
- 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". 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 and mental illness.
- Cash in exact change to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $190 for US citizens. The fee for other nationalities (not US citizens) is $82,00. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $48.
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY
 
Applicants must submit originals and copies of the above mentioned documents (including copy of the passport). 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.
 
This visa will be valid only for Spain but allows up to five days for transit in the Schengen area before entering Spain.
 
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.
 
  
 
Residence Visa for Investors or self-employment 
 
This visa allows a foreigner to reside in Spain as an investor or self-employed person.
 
Requirements:
 
- Passport (original and copy) 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) (Original and Copy).
- Official form EX01 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" 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 and mental illness.
- If needed, proper Academic Title or Degree required in your line of work. (The Title or Degree must be dully legalized for Spain).
- Documentation that shows that you are financially sound or letter/s from the Bank/s regarding that matter. 
- 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.
- 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.
- Cash in exact change to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $270 for US citizens. The fee for other nationalities (not US citizens) is $82,00. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $46.
Applicants must submit originals and copies of the above mentioned documents (including copy of the passport). If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY.
 
This visa will be valid only for Spain but allows up to five days for transit in the Schengen area before entering Spain. 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.
 
  
 
Residence Visa to Reunite a Family Member with a Legal Resident in Spain.
 
 
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:
 
- Spouse. If they are not legally separated.
- Their children or their spouse's, who are not married and are under 18 years of age or incapacitated and are not married.
- Minors (under 18 years old) or incapacitated that are under his/her legal custody.
- 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.
 
Requirements:
 
- 2 Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
- Passport (original and copy) valid for a minimum of four months.
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card)  or residence visa valid in USA (except B-1, B-2) (original and copy).
- 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 passport size photos  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". 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 in Spain.
- Police Records Certificate from the country of origin or place of you residence where you have lived at least 6 months in the past five years bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention". 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 and mental illness.
- Cash in exact change to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $82 for adults, $48 for children between 6 and 12 and there is no fee for children younger than 6. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $46.
 
Applicants must submit originals and copies of the above mentioned documents. If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
 
This visa will be valid only for Spain but allows up to five days for transit in the Schengen area before entering Spain. 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 Other EU Country.
 
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 (See Anejo 1 ICC) 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:
 
- Spouse. If you are not legally separated.
- Their children or their spouse's, who are not married and are under 21 years of age or incapacitated and are not married.
- Minors (under 21 years old) or incapacitated that are under the resident's legal custody.
- 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 above mentioned 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 Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
- Valid passport (original and copy).
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in USA  (except B-1, B-2) (original and copy).
- 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". If the country issuing such documents 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.
"Empadronamiento" from the person residing in Spain.
- Cash in exact change to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $82 for adults, $48 for children between 6 and 12 and there is no fee for children younger than 6. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $46.
 -ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY.
 
Applicants must submit originals and copies of the above mentioned documents. If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
 
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.
 
This visa will be valid for One entry and three months. 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.
 
 
Student Visa
 
 
This type of visa allows you to study or do research work in Spain for periods exceeding 3 months.
 
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to study in Spain for less than 90 days.
 
This visa must be obtained for studies under 3 months by all nationals that are not EU citizens or they are from the countries that require visas to travel to the Schengen countries (see Anejo 1 ICC ).
 
You can apply at this Consulate if you have your permanent residency or study in our jurisdiction (Washington,DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina).If you live or study in another area please check with the appropriate Consulate.
 
The application must be submitted in person by you or through your parents. If the parents apply for the visa on behalf of their son/daughter, the student must pick up the visa in person (We need to see the student at least once).
 
We do NOT accept applications by mail. Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis.  By submitting your student visa application you can also apply for the visa for your spouse and children under 18 years of age.
The visa will be affixed to your passport before you depart the United States and it must be presented at your point of entry into the Schengen countries.
 
Requirements:
 
- 1 Visa Application form dully filled out and signed.
- Passport (original and copy). The passport must be valid for the intended period of your stay in Spain with at least one blank page to affix the visa.
- 1 recent passport size photo with a white background.
- Letter of acceptance as a full time student from Spain's University/School or US program indicating: name, address and registration number of the school with Spain's Department of Education; (Ministerio de Educación de España) full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of the study and hours of study per week which must be no less than 20.
- Health Insurance (original form): International insurance coverage for health/accident with a minimum coverage equal to €30,000 during the planning period of stay in Spain (or its equivalency in dollars).
- Proofs of financial means during your stay: Please provide one of the following:
- Letter from the University or School in Spain or in the USA assuming full financial responsibility during your stay (this is often included into the acceptance letter) - Proof of financial aid or scholarship for at least $1,000 per month for room and board. - Notarized letter from your parents or legal guardians assuming full financial responsibility for at least $1,000 per month for room and board. Suggested wording: “I hereby certify that I'm the (father/mother/other) of (...), will support him/her with a monthly allowance of at least $1,000 while he/she is in Spain and that I'm financially responsible for any emergency that may arise".
Personal bank account statements showing at least $1,000 per month of stay.
- Cash in exact change to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $160 for US citizens. The fee for other nationalities (not US citizens) is $82 for adults, $48 for children between 6 and 12 and there is no fee for children younger than 6. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $46.
- Self-addressed and Pre-Paid US "Express-Mail" envelope from the USPS if you wish to have your passport retuned by mail. We do NOT accept any other type of courier of messenger service. Tracking of mailed items is the sole responsibility of the applicant.
- Evidence of your migratory status in the USA (Only for non US citizens): Provide your "Alien Registration Card" or “US Visa with I-20/IAP-66”(except B1-B2). Original and copy. 
- Certificate of Absence of Police Records (Only for stays of more than 180 days) issued by the  state police. This Certificate must bear the "Apostille of The Hague Convention" (Contact the Secretary of State of the issuing state). If the Certificate is issued outside the USA it must be duly legalized by the corresponding Consulate of Spain.
- Medical Certificate (for periods longer than 180 days): Doctor's statement on a doctor or medical center letterhead, indicating that  the student has been examined and found in good physical and mental health to travel to study abroad and is free of contagious diseases.
- Notarized authorization letter to travel and study abroad from the parents or custodians (only if the applicant is under 18 years of age).
-ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY.
 
Applicants must submit originals and copies of the above mentioned documents (including copy of the passport). If your documents are accepted to process the visa they will not be returned.
 
Applications for this type of visa will neither be accepted more than three months in advance nor less than one month before the departure date.
 
The passport must be left in our office so we can process your visa.
 
It generally takes about six weeks to process this type of visa.
 
During this time no telephone consultations will be taken by this office regarding your visa status.
 
If granted your visa will allow you to study in Spain for the requested period of time, as specified on the visa sticker, (“del….al….”). Keep in mind the date format in Europe: Day, Month and Year.
 
If your stay in Spain is for a period longer than 180 days you will have to request, within one month of your arrival in Spain, an authorization for the completion of your studies as well as the proper student ID card from the Police Department  in Spain ("Policia Nacional").
 
Due to the high number of applicants, we recommend all students to apply for their visas as soon as possible, at the latest six weeks prior to the departure date. Plan your trip in advance
 
This visa will allow you for transit in the Schengen countries to and from Spain up to a maximum of 5 days (total).
 
 
 
Non Lucrative Visa
 
Requirements:
- Passport  valid for a minimum of 6 months. If you are not a US citizen you must show proof of legal residency in the US (Green Card or proper visa). B1/B2 holders do not qualify to apply for a visa in this Consulate Office. 
2 recent passport size photos, with white background.
- Financial proof. This is the most important requirement for this type of visa. You must bring documents showing that you have at least $100,000 – either in bank accounts, savings or investments – to be able to live in Spain without earning money. If you are going as a dependent, you must bring a marriage certificate (spouse) and birth certificates (children). These documents need to be translated into Spanish and once translated they must have the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information.
- If you have already a place to live or a lease agreement, you should support your application with any documents you may have.
- Health Insurance. Proof of health insurance coverage while in Spain. We do not accept insurance cards. We need a letter from your insurance stating that you will be covered while travelling to Spain. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros or its equivalent in US dollars. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
Police Record. Certificate of good conduct issued by the state police in which the applicant has spent 6 months or more during the last year. This document needs to be translated into Spanish and once translated it must have the Hague Apostille. 
Medical Certificate  typed on doctors stationary verifying that the applicant is in good physical and mental health and free of any contagious illness. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- You must bring all original documents plus two photocopies of each
- The are two different fees, a visa fee and a residency permit fee ( exact cash only):

US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens (most nationalities) $82 non refundable.

Residency Permit Fee.- $13
 
 
 
Non Lucrative Visa for Family Members
Requirements:
 
- 2 Visa application forms.
- Passport  valid for a minimum of 6 months. If you are not a US citizen you must show proof of legal residency in the US (Green Card or proper visa). B1/B2 holders do not qualify to apply for a visa in this Consulate Office.
- 2 recent passport size photos, with white background.
- Financial proof. If you are going as a dependent, you must bring a marriage certificate (spouse) and birth certificates (children). These documents need to be translated into Spanish and once translated they must have the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information. A LETTER FROM THE COMPANY, WHERE THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY WORKS, STATING THAT HIS SALARY WILL TAKE CARE OF ANY EXPENSES MAY BE SUFFICIENT. THIS LETTER MUST INCLUDE THE NAMES OF EVERYONE DEPENDING ON THE EMPLOYEE. (THIS LETTER HAS TO BE IN SPANISH OR TRANSLATED INTO IT).
- Health Insurance. Proof of health insurance coverage while in Spain. We do not accept insurance cards. We need a letter from your insurance stating that you will be covered while travelling to Spain. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros or its equivalent in US dollars. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- Police Record. Certificate of good conduct issued by the police department of the city or cities in which the applicant has spent 6 months or more during the last year. This document needs to be translated into Spanish and once translated it must have the Hague Apostille.
- Medical Certificate  typed on doctors stationary verifying that the applicant is in good physical and mental health and free of any contagious illness. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- You must bring all original documents plus two photocopies of each.
- The are two different fees, a visa fee and a residency permit fee  (Money Order or exact cash only):

US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens (most nationalities) $82 non refundable.

Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13
 

Residency with the Excemption of Work Permit (Scientific Reasons)


2 National Visa application forms.
Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months. If you are not a US citizen you must show proof of legal residency in the US with a Green Card or proper visa. (Original and 2 copies) B1/B2 holders do not qualify to apply for a visa in this Consulate office.
- 2 recent passport photos with white background.
- Original Letter of invitation from a Spanish institution, explaining the purpose and length of your stay. (Original and 2 copies)
- Police Record (original and 2 copies) issued by the Police Department from the city where the applicant has been living for the past year. This document needs to be translated into Spanish and once translated it must have the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information.
- Medical Certificate (original and 2 copies) typed on doctors stationary verifying that the applicant is in good mental and physical health and it is free of contagious diseases. The document must be signed by the doctor. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- You need to present original and 2 copies of each document, including the passport. 

 The are two different fees, a visa fee and a residency permit fee  (Money Order or exact cash only):

US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens $82 non refundable.

Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13



Residency with the Excemption of Work Permit (Academic Reasons)

- You must apply in person.
- Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months and 2 copies of you passport. If you are not a US citizen you must show proof of legal residency in the US (Green Card or proper visa) and 2 copies. B1/B2 holders do not qualify to apply for a visa in this Consulate office.
2 National  Visa application forms
- 2 recent passport photos with white background.
- Letter of invitation from a Spanish University or Institution inviting the applicant and explaining the purpose and length of stay.
- Certificate of the Ministry of Education that confirms the registry of the University.
- Police Record issued by the State Police where the applicant has been living for the past year. This document needs to be translated into Spanish and once translated it must have the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information.
- Medical Certificate typed on doctors stationary verifying that the applicant is in good mental and physical and it is free of contagious diseases. The document must be signed by the doctor. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- You need to bring all the original documents and 2 copies of each.

The are two different fees, a visa fee and a residency permit fee  (exact cash only):

US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens (most nationalities) $82 non refundable.

Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13
 
 
Residency with the Excemption of Work Permit  (Religious Reasons)


- You must apply in person.
- Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months (original and 2 copies) of your passport. If you are not a US citizen you must show proof of legal residency in the US (Green Card or proper visa). B1/B2 holders do not qualify to apply for a visa in this Consulate office.
2 National Visa application forms completed and signed.
- 2 recent passport photos with white background.
Letter of invitation from a religious order of Spain, explaining the purpose and length of your stay. (Original and 2 copies)
Certificate of the Ministry of Justice in Spain (original and 2 copies) that confirms the legal registry of the religious order.
- Police Record (original and 2 copies) issued by the Police Department from the city where the applicant has been living for the past year. This document needs to be translated into Spanish and once translated it must have the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information.
- Medical Certificate (original and 2 copies) typed on doctors stationary verifying that the applicant is in good mental and physical health and it is free of contagious diseases. The document must be signed by the doctor. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- You need to present originals and 2 copies of each document, including the passport.

The are two different fees, a visa fee and a residency permit fee  (exact cash only):

US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens (most nationalities) $82 non refundable.

Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13




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  • 29 Jul @MAECgob * Hablamos de #Europa en nuestro último #podcast para @radio5_rne. Ventajas de ser europeos: http://t.co/oYQZgfkuqo
  • 29 Jul @MAECgob * Se acaba de aprobar el Reglamento de la Carrera Diplomática, ¿qué novedades presenta? http://t.co/daVMRjnM98 #DiplomaciaSXXI
  • 29 Jul @MAECgob * RT @desdelamoncloa: Buenos días. Ya está disponible el resumen de prensa nacional que elabora la Secretaría de Estado de Comunicación: http…
  • 29 Jul @MAECgob * ¿Qué debes hacer antes de un #viaje al #extranjero este #verano? Toda la información en #ViajaSeguroMAEC. http://t.co/psDt7Mt66w
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