Schengen Visas

This visa allows stays in the Schengen area of up to 90 days (in any period of 180 days) for reasons of tourism, business, family visit, medical treatment, for studies, non-work practices or volunteer activities of less than 3 months duration , or for other non-profit activities. It also allows territorial and airport transit.

The procedures and conditions for the issuance of these visas are contained in Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 which establishes a Community Code on visas (Visa Code)

The Schengen visa is issued to nationals of third States included in Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2018/1806.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ES/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R1806&from=EN

 

The short-term visa application must be submitted using an official application form, duly completed (original and copy), which can be downloaded free of charge from this website or obtained, also free of charge, at the Diplomatic Missions or Consular Offices of Spain at the Foreign.

 

The visa must be requested in person at the Spanish Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office in whose demarcation the applicant legally resides. If there is no Spanish Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office in a specific country, it will be requested at the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office representing Spain in that country.

At the time of submitting the visa application, the corresponding fee must be paid through the established payment method. This amount will not be returned in case of visa denial. The basic visa fee is 80 euros for applicants from 12 years old, 40 euros for minors between 6 and 11 years old and free for applicants under 6 years old. Check with the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office where the visa is requested for the existence of exemptions or reduced fees, applicable by virtue of international regulations or agreements. In the case of applications submitted to the visa outsourcing company, a service fee will also be paid and, on a voluntary basis, additional services may be accessed at an extra cost to the applicant.

 

The maximum term to resolve the short-term visa application files is 15 calendar days from the date of submission of the application. This period may be extended to a maximum of 45 calendar days in specific cases, especially when a more detailed examination of the application is necessary.

 

If the visa is denied, the applicant will be notified by means of a standardized form indicating the cause of the denial. In this case, a contentious-administrative appeal may be filed before the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid within a period of two months from the date of notification. Optionally, an appeal for reconsideration may be filed before the same Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office within a period of one month from the date of notification of the denial.

 

Visas for relatives of citizens of the European Union, the States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and Switzerland

The procedure and conditions for issuing entry visas under the Community regime are set out in Directive 2004/38 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of April 29, 2004, and in Royal Decree 240/2007, of April 16, 2004. February, on the entry, free movement and residence in Spain of citizens of the Member States of the EU and of other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

 

Beneficiaries of the community regime are those nationals of third States who are relatives of community citizens, provided that they appear included in articles 2 and 2 bis of Royal Decree 240/2007 and that they accompany the community citizen or meet with him.

 

The processing of these visas will be preferential. Visas will be issued free of charge.

 

In those consular districts where there is an external service provider, the interested party may choose to submit their request directly to the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office of Spain, or to the offices of said provider, in which case they must pay the fee for provision of the service and, on a voluntary basis, additional services may be accessed at an extra cost to the applicant.

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