Applying for a long-term Visa
9/25/2018
These visas entitle their holders to reside, to reside and work or to study in Spain for a period over 90 days during any 180 days period.
 
National visas entitle their holders to reside, to reside and work or to study in Spain. Foreigners wishing to reside in Spain, to reside and work or to study need this kind of visa unless they are citizens from any State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. In case a visa is required, please follow these instructions:
 

Submitting the application. The application form has to be submitted in person at the Embassy after previous appointment through the Visa Department e-mail address (emb.riad.vis@maec.es) within the three months prior to the departure date.  Applications must be submitted through an official application form which may be downloaded for free here or may also be obtained for free at the Embassy.

 

Requirements. When submitting the application form, it is mandatory to submit as well the requirements included in the following links, plus the corresponding visa fee.

- Requirements to apply for a visa with the purpose of study stay, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary services.

 

- Residence visas

- Requirements to apply for a non-lucrative residence visa

- Requirements to apply for a family re-grouping residence visa

- Requirements to apply for a residence visa for investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals, researches and intra-company moves (beneficiaries of Law 14/2013, of 27 September 2013, on support for entrepreneurs and their internationalization).

 - Work and residence visa

 

Lead times. When submitting the application, you will receive a receipt. Once the file is finished, the Visa Department will contact you. As an exception, when applying for a family re-grouping residence visa for minors, the legal representative can come to collect their passport. Same situation for those applying for a residence visa for investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals, researches and workers subject to intra-corporate transfers.

 

If you would like to get more information about different procedures in Spain related to authorizations for residence, residence and work or study stay, please visit the website of the General Secretariat for Immigration and Emigration. Ministry of Employment and Social Security.

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