Information on residence (national) visas
A residence (national) visa, as opposed to a Schengen visa, allows the holder to reside in Spain for an uninterrupted duration of more than 90 days in accordance with the purpose of stay. The category of the residence visa depends on the duration of stay which can be between 90 and 180 days or more than 180 days.
Residence visa applications must be submitted personally and only with prior appointment, by all applicants, including minors, at the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi, in accordance with the place of residence of the applicant.
Citizens and residents of Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bhutan must also submit their respective visa applications personally at the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi.
Nationals of India and the aforementioned countries, if residing for more than 6 months in another country (other than India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan or the Maldives), must submit the resident visa application at the corresponding Embassy/Consulate General of Spain where they are currently residing. Visa applications for residents in another country other than those mentioned will not be accepted at the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi, even if the applicant is an Indian, Sri Lankan, Nepalese, Bhutanese or Maldivian national.
Residence visa applications have a longer processing time than Schengen visa applications. Applicants must request appointments and submit their applications well in advance in order to avoid last minute. To avoid delays and misunderstandings, applicants must read the following instructions carefully. Submission of all required documents does not imply the “right to a visa”.

Residence visa applications can only be presented through prior appointment. To schedule an appointment kindly call BLS International Services Ltd. at 0124-4556710. Appointments cannot be scheduled online. BLS International Services is only responsible for scheduling appointments for the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi and does not handle applications under this category.
Note on appointments for student visas: There is a one to two month waiting period in obtaining student visa appointments, depending on the time of year. Applicants wishing to present their student visa applications (for duration of study more than 90 days) are requested to schedule appointments at least two months prior to their travel plans. Applications cannot be presented more than 90 days prior to the commencement of the course.
Note on investment visas: Applicants presenting applications under the visa category “LEY DE EMPRENDEDORES” (investment visas) do not require prior appointments and can submit the complete documentation within working hours of the Consular Section.

Visa fees for residence (national) visas are only payable via demand draft and are non-refundable. The demand draft must be issued in favour of “Embassy of Spain” for the exact amount applicable at the time of submission of the visa application.
If any additional fees are to be paid, these are also payable via separate demand draft and are also non-refundable.


Countries which are signatories of The Hague Convention on legalization of public documents endorse the “APOSTILLE OF THE HAGUE”. All public documents issued by a country signatory to this Convention must bear this stamp.
India is a signatory of The Hague Convention, hence all Indian public documents (such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, divorce deeds, medical certificates, police clearance certificates (PCCs) and adoption deeds) must bear the APOSTILLE OF THE HAGUE. This stamp is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, India.
Countries which are not part of The Hague Convention legalize public documents instead of the APOSTILLE OF THE HAGUE. Legalizations are carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the concerned country. This is the case for Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives.
Public documents from Nepal and Sri Lanka, after legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, must also be legalized by the Honorary Consulate of Spain in these countries.
Public documents from Bhutan and the Maldives require legalization by their respective diplomatic missions in New Delhi after legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Apart from the above mentioned countries, in the case of public documents issued by any other country, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the due legalization or Apostille of The Hague has been endorsed.

All public documents (after due attestation / Apostille of The Hague) and medical certificates must be translated into Spanish by a sworn translator (“Traductor Jurado”). Information on sworn translators is available on the following web page:
Applications submitted under all categories (except student visa applications) must submit the translated documents.
Police Clearance Certificates (PCCs) must be submitted by all applicants above 16 years of age. PCCs are issued by the competent Police authorities in the country. All Indian applicants must request this certificate to the REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICE.
Criminal Record Clearance certificates must be presented by applicants above 16 years only if the applicant has resided in a country other than his/her country of origin during the last 5 years. The certificate must be issued by the competent authority of that country and must be legalized / bear the Apostille of The Hague. If the document bears the Apostille of The Hague, then no further legalization is required. However, if the country is not a party to The Hague Convention, the document must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Spain in that country.
Medical certificates can be issued by any registered medical practitioner. However, it is mandatory that the certificate is issued in accordance with the “International Sanitary Act 2005”. There are no specific hospitals or tests required by the Embassy, however, the Embassy reserves the right to request a new certificate if there are doubts regarding the genuineness of the tests carried out.
All the above mentioned documents are considered valid only for 3 months from date of issue.

In case of refusal of a visa, applicants will be issued a rejection letter. In case of refusals, applicants may submit an appeal for reconsideration before the Embassy of Spain within one month from the date of its notification.
Appeals for reconsideration do not have a predefined format nor does the Embassy request for any specific documentation while presenting an appeal. The applicant can submit any new documentation which may be considered appropriate to support the appeal. It is mandatory that the appeal letter be signed in original by the applicant. Appeals can be submitted directly at the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi by the applicant or an authorized representative.
The maximum processing time for an appeal is one month starting from the day on which the written request has been received by the Embassy of Spain. The status of the appeal will be communicated to the applicant once the process has been completed. No status queries are entertained during the processing period of the appeal.
Visa status requests or appeal status requests for all categories of residence visa are not available online. Once the application/appeal has been processed, the information is communicated directly to the applicant.
Embassy of Spain in India
12, Prithviraj Road,
New Delhi- 110011
Public Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9.00-12.00 hours (except declared holidays)
Submission of new applications: Monday-Thursday, 9.00-12.00 hours (except declared holidays)





 Application for National Visa - English.pdfApplication for National Visa - English.pdf




Form EX-01(Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal no lucrativa).pdfForm EX-01(Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal no lucratIva)pdf

Form EX-07 (Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal y trabajo por cuenta propia).pdfForm EX-07 (Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal y trabajo por cuenta propia).pdf

Form EX-09 (Solicitud de autorización de estancia o residencia temporal con excepción de la autorización de trabajo).pdfForm EX-09 (Solicitud de autorización de estancia o residencia temporal con excepción de la autorización de trabajo).pdf

Modelo impreso 790. Código 052.pdfModelo impreso 790. Código 052.pdf




  • Family regrouping visas

Family regrouping visa-parents.pdfFamily regrouping visa-parents.pdf

Family regrouping visa- Spouse.pdfFamily regrouping visa- Spouse.pdf

family regrouping visa-Children.pdffamily regrouping visa-Children.pdf


  • Study visas

Study visa-duration more than 90 days and less than 180 days.pdfStudy visa-duration more than 90 days and less than 180 days.pdf

study visa-for duration more than 180 days.pdfstudy visa-for duration more than 180 days.pdf


  •  Other categories

Non-Lucrative Residence Visa.pdfNon-Lucrative Residence Visa.pdf

Visa for work.pdfVisa for work.pdf

Visa to Regain Permanent Residence .pdfVisa to Regain Permanent Residence .pdf

Visa with exception of work permit.pdfVisa with exception of work permit.pdf

Visa-Loss or stolen residence card.pdfVisa-Loss or stolen residence card.pdf




Visa Fee for residence visa.pdfVisa Fee for residence visa.pdf



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