Visa Required:
Visa Processing Time:
At least 2 weeks.
Visa Appointment Required:
Yes but only for the consulate in London and Manchester.
Appointment is not required for the consulate in Edinburgh. Applications can be made in person between 9-12hrs Monday to Friday (Only residents of Scotland or the Scottish Islands can apply at this consulate).
Visa Appointment Procedure:
Consulate in London. Only the applicants residing in the following regions can apply at this consulate:
Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Dyfed, Essex, Glamorgan (W M S), Gloucestershire, Greater London, Guernsey, Gwent, Hampshire, Hereford & Worcester, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Powys, Scilly Island, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Wiltshire
Appointments can be booked by calling 09065540714 (Calls cost 1 per minute from BT landlines).
Consulate in Manchester. Only the applicants residing in the following regions can apply at this consulate:
Northern Ireland, Cheshire, Cleveland, Clwyd, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, Manchester, Gwynedd, Humberside, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, the Isle of Man, Merseyside, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Tyne Wear and Yorkshire.
Appointments can be booked by calling 09065540777 (Calls cost 1 per minute from BT landlines).
Visa Application Fee:
EUR 60 payable in GBP only.
Free for applicants related to EEA nationals.
Documents Required:
Application Form
Two completed and signed application form with 2 recent passport size photos.
Need to be valid for more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with 1 blank page to affix the visa sticker. British Residence Permit must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
Confirmed hotel booking covering all your stay in the Schengen countries.
Confirmation of airline, rail or bus ticket. If driving then ferry confirmation, registration document, proof of legal ownership of vehicle and insurance papers are required.
Financial Means
Recent full bank statement covering the last three months, sent to and showing the applicant's home address.
Status Proof
Recent letter of employment, addressed to the Spanish Consulate General (contract of employment not accepted). If self employed, a letter from one of the following: solicitor, accountant, bank manager or Local Chamber of Commerce. If working for a family: letter of employment, employer's passport and recent bank statement. If a student, recent letter from school or University on letter headed paper confirming attendance (a letter of enrolment is not acceptable).
Travel Insurance
Proof of travel insurance to cover the intended stay in the Schengen area.
Letter of Invitation
Required only if the applicant has been invited by a private person or visiting friends and family. An official letter of invitation issued by the Police in Spain, a copy of their ID or passport copy and a utility bill bearing their address.
Postal Application:
Postal applications not accepted.
Visa Application Procedure:
Copies of all supporting documents are to be provided.
Visa Collection Procedure:
The applicants must collect their visa within two months of being notified that it has been granted or if the applicant desires the passport to be posted back then a self-addressed Special Delivery envelope needs to be provided during the application submission.
General Visa Information:
Applications from non-UK residents (applicants on UK tourist/business or C visa) will not be accepted.
Visas are not issued on the same day of application.
If the applicant has just entered the UK it is unlikely that a visa will be issued even though an appointment has been given.
If the UK permit is about to expire visa will not be granted a visa, unless the applicant has renewed this before attending the appointment.
Spain Embassy Information:
20 Draycott Place
London SW3 2RZ.
Tel: 02075898989
Fax: 02075817888.
1A, Brook House,
70 Spring Gardens,
Manchester M2 2BQ
Tel: 01612361233

Consulate General of Spain
63 North Castle Street,
Edinburgh EH2 3LJ
Phone: 01312201843
Fax: 01312264568
Visa Opening Hours: 9:00 to 12hrs (Mon-Fri)
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