Spanish Embassies and Consulates
Spain has around 104 embassies and many other consulates spread all over the world - meaning it has representation in most states.
Who needs to apply for a Schengen Visa at a Spanish Embassy or Consulate?
If you’re traveling to Spain from a country without a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries, of which Spain is a member, you will need a short-stay visa for a trip lasting up to 90 days, or a residence permit and work or study visa if you plan to spend longer in Spain. You will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
What services do Spain’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
In addition to informing people about Spain and carrying out diplomatic instructions, its embassies and consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration and asylum issues - such as issuing visas.
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below you will find a list of the cities where the Spanish Embassy or Consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Spanish mission on the foreign ministry website (linked below). In most countries these will be located in administrative or major population centers.
Spanish foreign ministry website : exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/Paginas/inicio.aspx
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Spain’s embassy is located in Washington, D.C. and it has consulates in Albuquerque, Anchorage, Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denver, El Paso, Honolulu, Houston, Jackson, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Pensacola, Phoenix, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Seattle, St. Louis, and Tampa.
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
Spain is represented in the U.K through two Consulate Generals in London and Edinburgh and three honorary vice consulates in Birmingham, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda.
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in China
Spain’s embassy is based in Beijing and it has consulates in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in India
Spain’s embassy is based in New Delhi and it has consulates in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Spain’s embassy is in Jakarta and it also has a consulate in Bali.
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Spain has an embassy in Brasília and consulates in Fortaleza, Ilheus, Joao Pessoa, Maceió, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Sao Luis, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, and Teresina.
Spanish Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Spain’s embassy is in Mexico City and it also has consulates in Acapulco, Cancun, Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Durango, Guadalajara, Leon, Los Mochis, Monterrey, Morelia, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Jose del Cabo, Tampico, Tijuana, Tlaxcala, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and Veracruz.
Do I have to apply for a Spain Schengen Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Spain’s embassy or consulate officials do not directly process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. In many countries, including parts of the U.S., the firm BLS is Spain’s visa partner - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation.
BLS can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : blsspainvisa.com
How long will it take the Spanish Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Spanish Schengen visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Spain, you need travel and medical cover, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Spain, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Spanish Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
Will I have to turn up in person to be interviewed when obtaining my visa?
You need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents you supplied alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data - an essential part of your application unless you have a valid reason not to or have already provided it.
I want to travel to Spain for business, but also visit for tourist purposes, which visa type should I apply for at the embassy?
If you are planning to conduct business while in Spain, you will need to state this as the main reason for your trip - what you do in your downtime is up to you - there are some great golf courses and beaches!
If I previously applied for a Schengen Visa, do I have to fill in another form and attend a visa appointment?
Yes, unless your Schengen Visa is a multi-trip one and still valid. If your visa application was in the past five years, you may not need to submit new biometric data with your application.