South Africa BLS Spain Visa: Apply Short Term Spain Visa from South African Citizen

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Spain Visa Applications

Visa is valid to visit all the Schengen States


the Embassy of Spain in LEBANON. Only LEBANON nationals and nationals of third countries that are legal residents in LEBANON can apply for a visa at


Visa applicants are requested to appear in person at the time of submission.


Incomplete, unclear or unsigned applications will not be accepted.


Visa fees are non-refundable and have to be paid only in cash at the time of application


If the visit involves two or more Schengen countries, the Embassy responsible for the issuance of the visa will be:

  • The Embassy of the country in which the traveler is going to stay the longest.
  • If the traveler is to stay the same time in different Schengen countries, the Embassy of the country of first entry.

Visa Type Visa Fees in Rands
Schengen Visa - Short Stay 871
Children (6-12 years) 508
Children (< 6years) 0
  • Applicants applying at the Spanish visa application Centre shall be levied a service charge of 224. Children under 6 are exempted from service charge.
  • Cash Deposit at a ABSA

Not Accepted

It is important that the following methods of payment will Not be accepted: Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), Cheque payments and any methods not mentioned above are currently not accepted.

Note: Please note that the processing fees is that the applicant have to pay the fees at ABSA BANK before they attend to their appointments.

Applicants must pay the processing fees at the ABSA BANK in addition to the visa fees.

Bank Details :

Bankname : ABSA
Branch : four ways
Branch code: 632005
Account number: 93-2795-2802.
Reference : Passport Number

N.B - Refunds: Visa fee is not refundable if visa is not granted

The visa fee will be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

(a) children under six years;

(b) school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training; (at official institutions)

(c) researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research (as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005) (at official institutions)

(d) representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.

(e) Spouses of EU citizens and their children under 21 if travelling together with/or joining the EU Citizen

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED



"Checklist"

You will need to complete the Application for Schengen Application Form

To enter Spain, South African passport holders need a valid passport and a visa.

IMPORTANT


All applicants need to submit their Visa applications at the Spain visa application centre no longer than three months ahead of their journey. Please visit the page “processing time” to find out more about the processing time for an application.

All applicants need to submit their Visa applications at the Spain visa application centre no longer than three months ahead of their journey. Please visit the page “processing time” to find out more about the processing time for an application.

SPANISH EMBASSY VISA REQUIREMENTS


Kindly submit your supporting documents, without staples in the documents, in the following order:

  • Passport and copy of passport, copies of previous Schengen visas (if not in current passport)
  • Application form completed and signed by the applicant, plus two colour photographs.
  • Itinerary (see checklist)
  • Copy of flight reservation
  • Copy of travel insurance certificate (the schedule might be requested in some cases).
  • Bank statements (see checklist).
  • Proof of all accommodation (see checklist)
  • Minors (if applicable) Copy full/unabridged birth certificate (minor children), Parental consent (if needed)
  • Original signed letter of employment on company letterhead (stating salary or annual cost to company and employment inception)
  • /pension/retirement/university/school letter
  • Invitation letter, copy of host’s passport, police registration (when staying with family/friends in Spain – see checklist)
  • Non South African students and nationals (if applicable)
  • Signed checklist by applicant and representative (if applicable).
  • Note See requirements for groups bigger that 15 people on checklist

Note: When travelling with a family, please submit copy of flight reservation and insurance with each application, remaining documents may be submitted with the main application.

South African citizens require a visa to enter the Schengen territory, i.e. Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvian Republic, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Before applying please make sure you fulfill all the following requirements.
  • Please note that applications submitted by a representative must be accompanied by a signed copy of the requirements/checklist.
  • Important Note: Additional documents may be requested depending on the individual case.

Processing time:

  • Some applications may require further processing, which could take from 30-60 days.
  • Kindly note that all applications are processed individually. The Visa Officer may invite you for an interview or request further documentation or information, which can prolong the processing time.
  • Visas can only be processed once all supporting documents have been received!

Please note:

  • Visa applications will be rejected if application forms are not fully completed, signed and are not accompanied by the required supporting documents.
  • The possession of a visa is only one of the prerequisites for entry into the territory of the Schengen State. Should the Schengen State’s border authority refuse entry, no claim to refund of the visa can be submitted.
  • The Schengen State’s Consular Offices reserve the right to request further documentation should it be deemed necessary.
  • For organized groups, arrangements should be made well in advance with relevant issuing authority.
  • There is no guarantee that a visa will be issued and no rights can be derived from the information obtained in the general Schengen visa requirements
  • Visa processing fees are non-refundable if a visa is rejected.
  • The border police at your arrival in the Schengen area may request the presentation of sufficient funds, a letter of invitation, hotel reservation and proof of medical insurance. Failure to present said funds/documents may result in entry being refused.
  • Delays and procedure: It is the responsibility of the applicant to be aware of delays and requirements for the issuance of visas, before making travel arrangements and applying for a visa.

Applicants, submit your Application form with the new photo format, as explained below:


Note : The photographs submitted must meet with these specifications.

Please provide two recent photographs (not more than 3 months old) of yourself. The photographs should be in colour and:


1. Taken against a light white background so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background.


2. Clear share quality and with the face in focus.


3. Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print).


4. Full face, non-smiling [without sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background].


5. Please stick ( not stapled) one Photograph on the Visa Application Form and the second photograph to be handed over separately along with the documentation during submission at the visa application center.


Note : Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. Kindly download the Photo Specification file for more information.

Applications submitted in Cape Town:

Visa applications, even though the legal period is 15 days, usually take up to 3 working days to process once received at the Consulate after you present it at BLS.


The issuing delays may vary and do not include the time required to get an appointment. They are only applicable for South African passport holders. For other nationalities may take longer.

If, after 5 days of handing in your application at BLS, you cannot see it marked as “ready to be collected” on the “TRACK YOUR APPLICATION” link, please send an email to visacapetown@maec.es, to ascertain the status of your application.

Please note that all applications are processed individually. The Visa Officer may invite you for an interview or request further documentation or information, which will prolong the processing time.

Applications submitted in Pretoria:

Applications submitted in Pretoria take 5 working days for processing.

Some applications may require further processing, which could take from 14-30 days.

Please note that all applications are processed individually. The Visa Officer may invite you for an interview or request further documentation or information, which can prolong the processing time.

Applications submitted in Durban:

Visa applications, even though the legal period is 15 days, usually take up to 5 working days to process once received at the Consulate after you present it at BLS.

The issuing delays may vary and do not include the time required to get an appointment. They are only applicable for South African passport holders. For other nationalities may take longer.

If, after 7 days of handing in your application at BLS, you cannot see it marked as “ready to be collected” on the “TRACK YOUR APPLICATION” link, please send an email to visacapetown@maec.es, to ascertain the status of your application.

Please note that all applications are processed individually. The Visa Officer may invite you for an interview or request further documentation or information, which will prolong the processing time.

Visa Application Form (English Language)

Visa Application Form (Spanish Language)

When you apply for a visa the "Application for Schengen Visa" and the "Application for Schengen Visa, Supplementary Information" forms must be submitted together. Links to both forms can be found below:

1. Application for Schengen Visa

2. Visa check list for Cape Town applications

3. Visa check list for Pretoria applications

4. Visa check list for Durban applications

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