Visa information and Requirements (updated: August 5th. 2021)
Effective on September 6th 2021, passengers residing in the US (US citizens, Green card or visa holder´s) arriving to Spain from the US shall be granted entry provided they show the necessary QR code to the Spanish authorities, obtainable at https://spth.gob.es/  and a vaccination card accepted by the Spanish Health Ministry.  This regulation does not exempt passengers on a layover at an EU country, prior to their arrival to a Spanish airport, from complying with the entry requisites of the said country, which can be found in their respective websites.
 
 
The Visa Office of the Consular Section is open to process short-term visas (Schengen visas) on Mondays and Thursdays from 9AM. - 12PM. Appoinments are not required and you will be attended first come, first served. 
 

VISA REQUIREMENTS: 

 
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT APLICATIONS FROM OUT OF OUR JURISDICTION (VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, WASHINGTON D.C, WEST VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE)
 

 

Applicants must have permanent or temporary residency status in the USA. B1/B2 holders do not qualify to apply for any type of visa in this Consular Office, they must apply in their country of legal residence. You must apply at the Spanish Consulate that belongs to your jurisdiction. This Consular Section has jurisdiction over the following states: Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina. If you live elsewhere make sure to check what consulate you need to go to.

The visa will be affixed to your passport and must be presented at the Schengen border officials at the port of entry. You can not request the visa in Spain.

 

 

1. Short Stay Visa (Schengen Visa):

 


 

The Visa Office of the Consular Section is open to process short-term visas (Schengen visas) on Mondays and Thursdays from 9AM. - 12PM. Appoinments are not required and you will be attended first come, first served.

The Schengen Agreement establishes a unified type of visa for short stays (up to 90 days) for the participant European countries, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. 

A Schengen Visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of the aforementioned countries allows the holder to travel freely throughout all of them. If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Consulate of that particular country. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply at the consulate of your main destination (where you are spending the most days). If you are part of a cruise please note the number of days spent in each port. If you are spending the same amount of days in several countries, you must apply at the consulate of your country of first entry. 
 
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 for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

 

For a transit airport visa the holders of the travel documents issued by any of the following countries must be in possession of an airport transit visa to go through any of the Schengen countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Irak, Nigeria, Pakistán, Somalia y Sri Lanka.
The holders of the travel documents issued by any of the following countries must be in possession of an airport transit visa to go through Spain: : Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Syria, Togo, Yemen and those travel documents issued by the Palestinian Authorities.
These nationalities will not need an airport transit visa if the holders are permanent residents in the United States and are in possession of a valid Green Card at the moment of their transit.

  

 
-Tourist and business visa-
 

The Visa Office of the Consular Section is open to process short-term visas (Schengen visas) on Mondays and Thursdays from 9AM. - 12PM. Appoinments are not required and you will be attended first come, first served​

You MUST apply in person. You CANNOT apply earlier than 90 days from your departure date

 

1.Schenguen visa application form:
 

Solicitud de visado Schengen - Inglés.pdfSolicitud de visado Schengen - Inglés.pdf

 

2.Requirements for Schengen visa:


TOURISM VISA.pdfTOURISM VISA.pdf


 

 
 
Your visa may take between one to two weeks to be approved. Plan your trip ahead.
 

•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•


2. Long stay visas:

 

These visas will allow you to remain in Spain for longer than 90 days. Once approved and issued you will be able to obtain a residency card once in Spain that will cover your stay there.   
 
B1-B2 visas can not apply for a long stay visa at this Consular Section. They need to return to their country of legal residence and contact our Consulate there.
 
-Student visa- 
 
 
We just accept student visa applications by mail (USPS - United States Postal Services). Please, remember that to send the application you must have all the requirements. We do not accept incomplete applications or applications from outside of our jurisdiction (Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, West Virginia and North Carolina).
 
VISA OFFICE - CONSULATE OF SPAIN IN WASHINGTON DC
2375 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW WASHINGTON DC 20037
 
According to the new regulation, you cannot enter Spain earlier than 15 days prior to the start of your program.
   
1. VISA FORM:
 
 
2. VISA REQUIREMENTS:
 
 
 
FEES- ONLY CASH OR MONEY ORDER (MADE TO: EMBASSY OF SPAIN)     
 
US citizens- $160.00 non-refundable
NON US citizens — $73 non-refundable
British, Canadian and Australian citizens: Consult
 
The visa process could take eight weeks therefore plan your application in advance. If you apply less than eight weeks before your travel date keep in mind that your visa may not be ready on time and you may have to rearrange your departure. 
 
 
-Residence visa to work in Spain as an Employee-
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
 
This visa allows a foreigner to work in Spain as an employee.
 
ORIGINAL AND ONE PHOTOCOPY of each of the following items:
 
 
Requirements:
- National Visa Application form dully filled out and signed.
- Passport valid for a minimum of six months.
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in the USA.
- One passport size photo with a white background.
 - 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).
-Federal or State Police Report where the applicant has lived during the past year bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention" issued by the office of the Secretary of the State where the report has been issued. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date.
- 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. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This documents needs to be translated into Spanish.
- Money Order (MADE TO: EMBASSY OF SPAIN) or Cash to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $190 for US citizens. The fee for other nationalities (not US citizens) is $73. The visa fee for nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldavia is $43.
 
If you wish for your passport to be mailed back to you(you must be in the US territory) , you should include with your application a prepaid Express Mail envelope from the US Post Office. No other courier service is accepted. This Consulate does not track mail, it is the applicant's responsibility.
 
Resolution time for this type of visa is between two to seven business days.
 
 
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
 
-Residence Visa for Investors or self-employment- 
 
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
 
This visa allows a foreigner to reside in Spain as an investor or self-employed person.
ORIGINAL AND ONE PHOTOCOPY of each of the following items:
- Passport valid for a minimum of one year.
- One passport size photo with a white background.
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card) or residence visa valid in the USA.
- 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
").
- Federal or State Police Report from the country of origin or place of you residence for the past year bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention". We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date.
- 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.We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- Proper Academic Title or Degree required in your line of work. (The Title or Degree must be dully legalized for Spain with the Hague Apostille).
- 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.
- There are several fees applicable to this type of visa. Please ask the Consulate prior to your application.
 
If you wish for your passport to be mailed back to you (you must be in the US territory), you should include with your application a prepaid Express Mail envelope from the US Post Office. No other courier service is accepted. This Consulate does not track mail, it is the applicant's responsibility.
 
Resolution time for this type of visa is between two to three months.
 
 
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY -
  
 
-Residence Visa to Reunite a Family Member with a Legal Residence in Spain-
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
 
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.
ORIGINAL AND ONE PHOTOCOPY of each of the following items:
Requirements:
 
- National Visa Application forms dully filled out and signed.
- Passport valid for a minimum of six months.
- Alien Residence Card (Green-Card)  or residence visa valid in the USA.
- 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
".
- O
ne passport size photo 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.
- Federal or State Police Report from the country of origin or place of your residence where you have lived during the past year bearing the "Apostille of the Hague Convention". We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date.
- 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. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
- Money Order (MADE TO: EMBASSY OF SPAIN) or Cash to pay the non-refundable visa fee of $73 for adults, $49 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 $43.
If you wish for your passport to be mailed back to you (you must be in the US territory), you should include with your application a prepaid Express Mail envelope from the US Post Office. No other courier service is accepted. This Consulate does not track mail, it is the applicant's responsibility
 Resolution time for this type of visa is between two to four weeks.
•ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY•
 
-Non Lucrative/Retirement Visa-
 
 
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
 
This visa will allow you to live in Spain but you will not hold a working permit. Remote workers are NOT eligible for this type of visa. The main requirement is having the funds to move to Spain, not the possibility of making that money throughout the year.    
You MUST apply in person
ORIGINAL AND ONE PHOTOCOPY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
 
1.Passport  issued in the last ten years and 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.Financial proof. This is the most important requirement for this type of visa. You must bring documents showing that you have enough means – either in bank accounts, savings or investments – to be able to live in Spain without earning money.  You need to have $30.000 per year. If you are going as a dependant, you must bring a marriage certificate (spouse) and birth certificates (children). These documents (marriage and birth certificates) need to have the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information. 
 
3.If you have already a place to live or a lease agreement, you should support your application with any documents you may have.
 
4.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 in Spain.
 
5.Federal or State Police Report where the applicant has lived during the past year. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to be legalized with the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information. This document is not required for minors (under 18 years of age).
 
6.Medical Certificate typed on doctors stationary verifying that the applicant is in good physical and mental health and free of any contagious illness. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
7.The are two different fees, a visa fee and a residency permit fee  (Money Order (MADE TO: EMBASSY OF SPAIN) or exact cash only): US citizens - $140 non refundable. Non US citizens $73 non refundable. Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13
If you wish for your passport to be mailed back to you (you must be in the US territory), you should include with your application a prepaid Express Mail envelope from the US Post Office. No other courier service is accepted. This Consulate does not track mail, it is the applicant's responsibility.
 
Resolution time for this type of visa is between three to five weeks.
 
-ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY-
 
 
-Residency with the Excemption of Work Permit
(Scientific Reasons)-
 
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
 
This visa will allow you to cooperate and work with a Spanish institution focused on research and investigation.

ORIGINAL AND ONE PHOTOCOPY of each of the following items:
 

Requirements:
National Visa application form.
Passport issued in the last ten years and 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.
- One recent passport photo with white background.
- Original Letter of invitation from a Spanish institution, explaining the purpose and length of your stay.
- Federal or State Police Record from where the applicant has lived during the past year. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date.This document needs to 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 health and it is free of contagious diseases. The document must be signed by the doctor. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to be translated into Spanish. 

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

US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens $73 non refundable.
Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13

If you wish for your passport to be mailed back to you (you must be in the US territory), you should include with your application a prepaid Express Mail envelope from the US Post Office. No other courier service is accepted. This Consulate does not track mail, it is the applicant's responsibilit.
 
 
 
Resolution time for this type of visa is between three to five weeks
 
 
 
 -ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY-
 
 
-Residency with the Excemption of Work Permit
(Academic Reasons)-

 

In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
 
This visa will allow you to cooperate and work with a Spanish Universityor a private school.

ORI

GINAL AND ONE PHOTOCOPY of each of the following items:

Requirements:
National visa application form.
- Passport issued in the last ten years and 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).
-One 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.
- Federal or State Police Record from where the applicant has lived during the past year. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to 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. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. The document must be signed by the doctor. This document needs to be translated into Spanish. 

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

US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens (most nationalities) $73 non refundable.
Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13

 
If you wish for your passport to be mailed back to you (you must be in the US territory), you should include with your application a prepaid Express Mail envelope from the US Post Office. No other courier service is accepted. This Consulate does not track mail, it is the applicant's responsibilit.
 
Resolution time for this type of visa is between three to five weeks
 
 
 -ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY-
 
-Residency with the Excemption of Work Permit 
(Religious Reasons)-
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
 
This visa will allow you to cooperate and work with a religious institution or organization based in Spain.
 
You MUST apply in person.
National Visa application form completed and signed.
1 recent passport photo with white background.

 

ORIGINAL  AND ONE PHOTOCOPY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

 
1.Passport issued in the last ten years and 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.Letter of invitation from the religious order of Spain, explaining the purpose and length of your stay.
 
3.Certificate of the Ministry of Justice in Spain that confirms the legal registry of the religious order. This document must certify that person applying for the visa has been designated to work in Spain under the religious order.
 
4. Feral or State Police Report where the applicant has lived during the past year. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to  have the Hague Apostille. Please contact the Secretary of State of the state you live in for further information.
 
5.Medical Certificate 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. We will not accept certificates issued more than 90 days prior to the application date. This document needs to be translated into Spanish.
 
6.There are two different fees, a visa fee and a residency permit fee  (Money Order (MADE TO: EMBASSY OF SPAIN) (or exact cash only):
 
 US citizens - $140 non refundable.
Non US citizens $73 non refundable. 
Residency Permit Fee.- $ 13
 
 -ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY.

 

Residence visas under Law 14/2013
The information attached hereunder covers the residence visas created by Law 14/2013, dated 27 September, of support to entrepreneurs and their internationalization. You may find more information in the Law itself (english translation), in this presentation (.pdf) or the brochure (.pdf).
Before purchasing a property in Spain, you must inform yourself properly of the different steps to be taken. You may find more information in the guide (.pdf) published by the Association of Land Registrars of Spain.
The visas regulated in this Law are the following:
-Residence visas for capital investors (brochure .pdf)
-Residence visas for buyers of real state  (brochure .pdf).
-Residence visas for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activities  (brochure .pdf).
-Residence visas for highly qualified professionals  (brochure .pdf).
-Residence visas for educational or research activities  (brochure .pdf).
-Residence visas for intra-company moves (brochure .pdf). 
 
The Law establishes the following COMMON REQUIREMENTS to all these categories:  
1.Applicant must be above 18 years old.
2.Application form:
 
A.Ful
ly completed in English or Spanish and signed and dated by the applicant himself.
B
.If the applicant is under the age of 18, both parents or legal guardian must sign a “Letter of consent”; passport copies of the father and mother have to be attached.
 
3.One recent biometric passport sized photographs with the following requirements:
 
A.Pict
ures must comply with EU recommendations (can be consulted in this Website)
B.S
hould not be older than 6 months.
C.Pa
ssport must have a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of issuance of the requested visa.
D
.Signed by bearer
E
.Passport not older than 10 year
s
F
.Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport
 
4.Previous passport if applicable.
 
5.Overseas medical insurance:
A. Valid for the duration of the requested visa and all Schengen countries.
B.Must cover all risks expected during the time of stay in the Schengen area, including repatriat
ion.
C.Minimum coverage is 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances connected to credit cards are not accepted).
 
 
D.Conditions must be stated either on insurance document or on separate confirmation letter.
E.The insurance company must be licensed to operate in Spain.
 
6. Criminal record: For the past five years issued by the competent authorities of the country (or countries) where the applicant has lived in the five years prior to submission of the application. For applicants who have resided (or currently reside) in the UAE, the criminal record must be dully legalized, translated into Spanish or English and have been issued within three months prior to submission of the application.
 
7.Payment of the visa fee.
 
8.Proof of sufficient financial availability for a minimum of two years after the date of submission. These means must cover an approximate amount of 2.130 € per month (for the main applicant) and 532 € for each dependant person under the applicant’s charge (each applicant’s family member applying for residence visa). In order to prove these financial guarantees, the applicant must submit original and photocopy of the following documents
 
 
A.savings accounts/current account bank statements for the last 12 months
B.bank deposits/ etc. held for the last 12 months
 
9.YOUR NAME as account holder HAS TO BE STATED in every document.
 
Applicant’s family members (sons/daughters & spouse) must request a:
RESIDENCE VISA FOR FAMILY MEMBERS:
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
Requirements:
-Each family member must present a separate application and a separate set of required documents.
-Family members entitled to apply for this kind of visa:
          .Spouse
          .Children under 18 years
          .Children over 18 who are objectively unable to provide their own needs due to their state of health.
-Requirements number 2 to number 7 mentioned above. NOTE: criminal records certificate for children only over 14 years.
(x) For spouse: authenticated birth certificate; if the country is not UAE, the certificate must be legalized by the Spanish Consulate in the country of issuance. If the certificate is in a language other than English or Spanish, it must be officially translated into Spanish or English and the translation must be certified by the Spanish Consulate in the country of issuance.  
(x) For children: authenticated birth certificate; if the country is not UAE, the certificate must be legalized by the Spanish Consulate in the country of issuance. If the certificate is in a language other than English or Spanish, it must be officially translated into Spanish or English and the translation must be certified by the Spanish Consulate in the country of issuance. 
 
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR:
RESIDENCE VISAS FOR CAPITAL INVESTORS
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
These visas require a capital investment of at least to 2 million euros in Spanish bonds or of at least 1 million euros in the acquisition of shares of Spanish companies or deposits of at least 1 million euros in Spanish banks.
The investment has to be carried out a maximum of 60 days before the application is submitted.
The investments are justified:
·         In the case of acquisition of shares of non publicly traded companies, a certificate issued by the “Registro de Inversiones Exteriores dl Ministerio de Economía y Competitiv
idad
·         In the case of acquisitions of publicly traded companies, certificate of a registered broker.
·         In case of a bank deposit, a bank certificate.
In case the visa is approved it will have a period of validity of one year.
RESIDENCE VISAS FOR BUYERS OF REAL ESTATE
 In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
These visas are available for those who acquire real estate property in Spain worth at least 500.000 euros.
The property must have been purchased a maximum of 90 days before the visa application is submitted.
The investment is accredited by the “certificado de dominio y cargas del Registro de la Propiedad
”.
In case the visa is approved it will have a period of validity of one year.
RESIDENCE VISAS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
These visas are available for those who present a business or entrepreneurial project to be carried out in Spain and which is considered of “general interest”.
The project must be presented to the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Dubai (UAE) for evaluation. If the evaluation of the project is positive, a report will be issued which must then be presented together with the visa application in this Embassy.
In case the visa is approved it will have a period of validity of one year.
RESIDENCE VISAS FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
These visas are available for highly qualified professional who are to be engaged by companies in Spain. It is for the company in Spain to request the residence permit through the “Unidad de Grandes Empresas y Colectivos Estratégicos”. Once the visa is approved by the “Dirección General de Migraciones”, the applicant must submit the application form and all the documents specified in the “common requirements”.
In case the visa is approved it will have a period of validity of one year.
RESIDENCE VISAS FOR EDUCATIONAL OR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
These visas are available to those foreigners who intend to carry out in Spain activities in the field of research, academic activities in universities and other tertiary educational institutions and scientific and technical activities in public or private R+D institutions.
In case the visa is approved it will have a period of validity of one year.
RESIDENCE VISAS FOR INTRA-COMPANY MOVES
In order to apply for this visa you will need an appointment. Once you have your documents ready, you will need to send an email to cog.washington@maec.es to request an appointment to drop off your application.
These visas are available for professionals moving within the same company. It is for the company in Spain to request the residence permit through the “Unidad de Grandes Empresas y Colectivos Estratégicos”. Once the visa is approved by the “Dirección General de Migraciones”, the applicant must submit the application form and all the “common requirements” .
In case the visa is approved it will have a period of validity of one year.




 




 
 

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