How to Apply for the Spain Tourist/Visitor Visa?

To apply for the Spain tourist/visitor visa, simply follow the steps listed below:

  1. Apply early! You should submit your application at least 3 weeks before your travel date, which means you should set an appointment much earlier. In many Spanish embassies, the waiting times for an appointment can take weeks or months.
  2. Locate the nearest Spanish embassy/consulate and set an appointment. If there is no Spanish embassy/consulate in your country, you should locate the Spanish embassy in a neighbouring country, which is responsible for taking Schengen visa applications. Similarly, the embassy of another Schengen country may take visa submissions on behalf of Spain, or visa submissions may have been outsourced to a visa application center.
  3. Fill in the application form with precision and sincerity. When applying for a Spanish tourist visa, you will be asked to complete a visa application form. Depending on the way you are applying, this can be done online or by hand. Regardless of the way you complete the application form, you must submit two signed copies for the visa application.
  4. Pay the visa fee. The embassy, consulate, or visa application center will let you know how to pay the fee. Oftentimes, it may be online or through a bank transfer. You must take the payment confirmation and attach it to the rest of your documents.
  5. Prepare for the visa interview. Look up common questions asked in Spanish tourist visa applications so you are prepared for the visa interview.
  6. Double check you have all your documents before submitting the application.
  7. Submit the application on the day of your visa appointment. Make sure you are on time, not too late and not too early either.
What’s the Processing Time for the Spanish Tourist/Visitor Visa?

The processing time for the Spanish tourist/visitor visa highly depends on the Spanish embassy/consulate and their workload at the time. Generally, the waiting time around the world for a Spanish visitor/tourist visa is two weeks, but one can never be too sure, that is why it is important to apply as early as possible.
In some cases, the waiting time for the Spanish tourist/visitor visa is 30 days, but depending on different circumstances, it may take up to 60 calendar days. As said, it largely depends on the workload.

When Should I Apply for the Spanish Tourist/visitor Visa?

It is advised that you apply as early as possible. Up until recently, you could submit an application 3 months prior to your travel date. However, according to the new Schengen visa rules, you can now submit an application 6 months before you’re set to travel.

How Much is the Spanish Tourist/Visitor Visa Fee?

The Spanish tourist/visitor visa fee is €80 for adults. Children aged 6-12 are required to pay €40. Nationals of countries that have visa-facilitation agreements with the EU will have to pay €35. Note: The Schengen visa fee is subject to change at any time, and if your visa application gets rejected, your money will not get reimbursed.

*The above was taken from 18th of October 2023 and WCAworld/LOGNET will not be held responsible for any visa issues. Please take it upon yourself to check with your local Spanish embassy/consulate.