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Exploring Spain Tourist Visa: Requirements, Application, And Fees

Last Update: 23-04-2024

⚡Quick Summary

Do Indians require a visa to visit Spain?

Yes, Indian passport holders require a Schengen visa to visit Spain.

Processing time for Spain Visa

15 to 21 working days

Spain visa fees for Indians

  1. Appointment fees: ₹ 1,329 (~€ 15)
  2. Embassy fees: ₹ 6,883 (~€ 78)

Spain visa validity

180 Days (Depends on the discretion of the Spanish Embassy)

Spain visa stay duration

90 Days

How to apply for a Spain visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in minutes.
  2. Apply through BLS International.

Documents required for Spain visa

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport 
  3. Photograph 
  4. Round-trip flight bookings
  5. Cover Letter
  6. Bank Statement (last 6 months)
  7. Authorization Letter
  8. Courier Form
  9. Sworn Declaration Form
  10. Income Tax Return Acknowledgement (last 2 years)
  11. Travel Itinerary
  12. Travel Medical Insurance - Euro 30,000
  13. Hotel Bookings
  14. See other documents

Can Indians get a Visa on Arrival in Spain?

No, Indian passport holders are required to obtain a Schengen visa before their trip to Spain.

Do Indian Passport Holders Need a Tourist Visa to Travel to Spain?

Yes, Indians need a visa to visit Spain. Spain is a European Union (EU) member country and a part of the Schengen region. So, Indians must secure a Schengen visa before visiting Spain that allows them to stay in the country for up to 90 days within a 180 day period. The Schengen visa enables tourists to travel to 25+ other Schengen countries in addition to Spain.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. When Should You Apply for your Schengen Visa at the Spanish Diplomatic Mission (and not at other Diplomatic Missions)?
  3. What are the Different Types of Spain Visas for Indians?
  4. How can Indians Apply for a Tourist Visa to Spain?
  5. Spain Tourist Visa Documents Required for Indians
  6. Spain Visa Photo Requirements and Specifications for Indians
  7. Spain Tourist Visa Processing Time for Indians
  8. Spain Tourist Visa Fees for Indians
  9. How Long Can Indians Stay in Spain with a Schengen Visa?
  10. What is the Validity of a Spain Tourist Visa?
  11. How can I Check The Status of my Spain Visa Application?
  12. Is Travel Insurance Required for Spain Tourist Visa?
  13. Reasons for Spain Visa Rejections in India
  14. What to do if my Spain Visa Application is Denied?
  15. Do Indians Need an Airport Transit Visa for Spain?
  16. What to Do Upon Arrival at the Airport in Spain?
  17. Conclusion
  18. FAQs

Introduction

Are you an Indian, wanting to explore Spain? We present you with the ultimate tourist visa guide to Spain. 

We cover everything you need to know to successfully apply for a Spain tourist visa - from documentation, and application procedure to different Spain tourist visa fees, types and validity - nothing is left off the table. 

In case you still have doubts about your visa to Spain, feel free to reach out to us at 073148 52914 or drop us a message on WhatsApp

Is a Visa on Arrival available in Spain for Indian citizens?

No, Spain doesn’t provide a Visa on Arrival to Indians. Indian citizens must obtain a Schengen visa prior to their trip.

When Should You Apply for your Schengen Visa at the Spanish Diplomatic Mission (and not at other Diplomatic Missions)?

When you are visiting a single Schengen country, which is Spain: 

If you intend to travel solely to Spain within the Schengen region, you should submit your application to the Spanish consulate.

When you are visiting multiple Schengen countries: 

When planning to visit multiple Schengen countries, you need to apply at the Spanish consulate if:

  • You plan to spend most of your time in Spain, or
  • Spain serves as your primary entry point into the Schengen region.
  • For trips covering several Schengen countries for equal durations, such as Spain, Germany, and France, you should apply to the consulate of the country you plan to enter first, which in this case is Spain.

Main Purpose of Visit:

The main purpose of the visit can also determine where one should apply for a Schengen visa. Let’s say, your primary reason for the Schengen trip is attending a conference in Spain. In such a situation, even if you plan to visit other countries, you should apply for the Schengen visa at the Spanish consulate.

What are the Different Types of Spain Visas for Indians?

Here are the different types of visas for Indians travelling to Spain -

  1. Schengen Visa (Short Stay): Designed for individuals planning to spend up to 90 days within the 180-day period (i.e., the visa-validity period) in Spain. This category encompasses tourists, visitors to relatives or friends, short-term language students, conference attendees, or participants in cultural/sporting events.
  2. National Visa (Long Stay): Intended for individuals who plan to stay in Spain for a period exceeding 90 days within a 180-day period. This type of visa requires approval from the relevant cantonal migration authority at the intended place of residence. Examples of long-term stays include students pursuing extended courses, family reunification, and marriage in Spain.
  3. Airport Transit Visa: The airport transit visa applies to applicants who are solely transiting through the Schengen area and do not intend to exit the airport during their layover. This visa permits them to remain within the Schengen area while in transit.

How can Indians Apply for a Tourist Visa to Spain?

Apply for Spain Visa through Teleport

Step 1: Start Your Visa Application Process

Visit Teleport Spain visa application portal, navigate to the tourist visa option and click “Start Application”

Step 2: Enter Your Details and Make Payment

Put in your passport details, choose between full or partial payment, and follow Teleport's instructions for entering personal information

Step 3: Gather Your Documents With Teleport’s Help

Teleport will allot a dedicated Relationship Manager to you. That Relationship Manager will help you in collecting documents for your visa application to Spain. You only need to print and bring them to the visa application centre on your scheduled appointment day.

Step 4: Scheduling Your Appointment at the Visa Application Centre

Your Relationship Manager will also help arrange an appointment on your behalf at your preferred visa application centre.

Step 5: Attend Your Appointment at the Visa Application Centre

Arrive at the visa centre, provide biometrics and submit the required documents. Following your appointment, you have the option to have your passport couriered to your location or pick it up in person from the visa centre.

✅ Teleport makes sure your application and documents meet all the Spain tourist visa requirements before submission.

✅ We also keep you posted on your visa application status through regular WhatsApp messages and emails. You'll receive timely notifications regarding any developments on your application. Upon visa approval, you can download it from your Teleport Dashboard.

Apply for Spain Visa through BLS International

Step 1: Find out Where to Apply

Short-stay visa applications can be submitted at BLS offices based on the applicant's place of residence. 

Refer to Step 4 below for more details on Spain visa application centres.

The application can be submitted in person or by an authorised representative at the Spain Visa Application Center. Please note visa applications cannot be submitted via courier. 

If you have a group of more than 20 applicants, it's advisable to contact the application centre well in advance.

Step 2: Get Your Documents Ready

Ensure you have all the documents needed for a Spain visa. Refer to the document checklist below for details. 

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment

We recommend scheduling an appointment with BLS as soon as you decide to visit Spain. You can apply for a Spain visa up to 6 months before your intended start date for study, work, research, or other activities. Book your appointment here.

Appointment for the Visa Application center

There are Spain visa application centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Puducherry, Chandigarh, and Jalandhar. You can find more details about where to apply here.

Once you've made your Spain visa appointment, it's important to confirm your attendance. You'll receive a confirmation email 3 days before your appointment, and you'll have 2 days to confirm your attendance.

If you booked your appointment less than 3 days before the visa interview, your attendance will be automatically confirmed without needing your action.

Visa applications should be made in person. If the applicant is a minor, they should apply along with their parents or legal guardians.

The Consular Office may request missing documents or additional information if they deem fit. There's also a possibility of the applicant being called in for a personal interview.

Step 5: Track Your Application

Upon submitting your application at a BLS visa application centre, you can use the BLS online application tracking tool to check your application's status. 

Step 6: Collect Your Visa

Once a decision has been reached on your visa application, you can retrieve your documents and passport from the BLS Visa Application Centre. Alternatively, if you chose a courier service during your application submission, your documents will be returned to you by the selected courier.

Spain Tourist Visa Documents Required for Indians

Mandatory Documents

Visa Application Form

The form should be completed by hand using blue ink and capital letters, accompanied by one passport-sized photograph with a white background measuring 35mm x 45mm.

Appointment Confirmation Letter

  • The appointment letter must include essential information such as the traveller's name, appointment date, time, and location.
  • Applicants must carry this letter with them to gain entry into the visa centre.

Original Passport

  • Must have a minimum of 2 blank pages.
  • Should be valid for at least three months beyond the trip's duration.      
  • Issued within the last 10 years.
  • Copy of passport pages that contain any visa stickers or stamps from past travel.

Photograph

  • Must be a recent photograph, taken within the last 6 months.
  • The dimensions should measure between 35-45 mm.
  • The background of the photograph should be white.

Bank Statement

  • Submit your own recent bank statement, covering the past six months, with an official stamp and signature from the bank.
  • The bank statement should be no more than one week old at the time of application.
  • It is recommended to transfer funds to maintain this balance at least 15 days prior to the appointment
  • The recommended bank balance is at least 100 Euros (INR 8,500/-) per day per traveller.

Income Tax Returns

Provide ITR-V (Income Tax Return Verification) documents for the most recent two financial years, showing your income, tax compliance, and financial history for visa applications.

Cover Letter

  • Clearly state the purpose of your travel.
  • Specify the number of days you intend to stay.
  • Provide essential passport and travel details

Proof of Internal Trave

  • Bookings for internal transfers within Spain and across Schengen states should be made in advance.
  • If you plan to visit multiple Schengen countries, ensure you have proof of flight, hotel, or bus bookings for each location.

Travel Insurance

Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros, specifying coverage for accidents, illness, medical emergencies, and evacuation.

Proof of Accommodation

  • For individuals staying at a hotel: Display proof of hotel bookings covering the entire duration of your stay in Spain.
  • For individuals staying with friends/family: An invitation letter is necessary.

Flight Reservation

Confirmation of round-trip booking is necessary.

Residence Proof

  • If the city on your passport differs from your current city of residence, please provide any of the following documents:
  • Rent agreement.
  • Electricity bill.
  • Water bill.
  • Phone bill.

Pan Card Copy

Copy of PAN card is mandatory for all the applicants.

Sworn Declaration Form

  • Self-signature in case of an adult.
  • Signed by both parents in case of a minor.
  • Fill this in a blue pen only.

Authorization Letter

  • Choose the authorization form corresponding to your jurisdiction city.
  • Sign it personally if you're an adult.
  • Have both parents sign it for minors.
  • Complete the form using a blue pen only.

Courier Form

  • The Courier Form is a document authorising courier services for sending or receiving vital documents like visas, passports, or legal papers. To complete it correctly, adhere to these guidelines:
  • Adult Applicants: Affix your own signature to the form, confirming the use of a courier service.
  • For Minors: Both parents must provide their signatures on the form, indicating their consent and approval of the courier service.

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Employer's letter confirming approved leave.
  • Provide the original company letter on official letterhead, including the authorised signatory's name, designation, contact information, and company seal stamp.
  • Pay slips of last 3 months

If Self-Employed

Last 06 months company bank statement, signed by the bank.

If Married

Marriage Certificate

If Sponsored

  • Documentation of accessible and demonstrated available funds of the sponsor
  • Having at least INR 1,00,000 as balance is recommended.
  • Proof of sponsorship and support, including specifics on the nature and method of support provided.
  • Sponsor's ITR (ITR-V or Form 16) of the last 2 years.

If Minor

  • Copies of the parents' passports should be included. 
  • A notarized authorization letter signed by parents granting permission to travel. Applicable only if a minor is travelling without both parents.
  • Copy of the parents' passports, PAN cards, or driver's licences (for the absent parent).
  • Applicable if travelling with another person or either parent.
  • A parent’s signature is required in blue ink on the Visa Application Form.
  • ITR and Bank Statement of parents.

Refusal Notice

If there has been a visa denial within the past two years

Spain Visa Photo Requirements and Specifications for Indians

Photo requirements for a Spain visa as an Indian citizen are as follows:

Recent Photo: Your visa photo must be no older than 6 months.

Size and Dimensions: Your visa photo should measure 35mm x 45mm (width x height) with your face covering 80% of the photo.

Photo Requirements

Eyeglasses and Headgear: If you wear eyeglasses, make sure there is no glare obstructing your eyes. Religious headgear is allowed, but your entire face (from chin to forehead, including cheeks and ears) must be completely visible.

Quality: The photo should be in colour, high-resolution, and well-lit, with no shadows, red-eye, or reflections.

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Spain Tourist Visa Processing Time for Indians

The Spain tourist visa processing time for Indians ranges between 15 to 21 working days following your appointment at the Visa Application Centre.

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Spain Tourist Visa Fees for Indians

Visa TypeFee TypeAmount

Schengen Visa for Spain

BLS Service Fees

₹ 1,329 (€ 15)

Schengen Visa for Spain

Embassy Fees (up to 6 years old)

No Fees

Schengen Visa for Spain

Embassy Fees (6-12 years)

₹ 3,441 (€ 40)

Schengen Visa for Spain

Embassy Fees (12+ years)

₹ 6,883 (€ 78)

The Spain tourist visa fees can be paid in the form of cash or Demand Draft. The Demand Draft should be under the name of “BLS International Services Ltd Spain Visa” payable at Delhi / Mumbai (as per the applicant’s submission centre).

How Long Can Indians Stay in Spain with a Schengen Visa?

A Schengen visa allows you to stay in Spain for 90 days within a 180-day period. This visa allows short stays in Spain and other Schengen area countries for tourism, business, or transit purposes. 

Important Information

Starting April 18th, 2024: Indians who have used two Schengen visas in the past three years, are eligible for a two-year multiple entry visa. Furthermore, upon the expiration of this two-year visa, applicants with valid passports can now obtain a five-year visa. 

What is the Validity of a Spain Tourist Visa?

The validity of a Spain tourist visa can vary. It usually allows for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. The exact duration of validity depends on the specifics of the application and the discretion of the consulate issuing the visa. It's important to check your visa sticker for the exact dates and conditions of your allowed stay.

How can I Check The Status of my Spain Visa Application?

Teleport can help you in tracking your Spain visa application status. In case you have submitted your application through VFS Global, you can check your application status through them as well.

Check Your Spain Visa Application Status with Teleport

  • Visit the Teleport Dashboard.
  • Scroll down to the ‘Your Applications’ section.
  • Click on the Submitted application to check its current status.

You'll also receive regular updates from us via WhatsApp and email.

Track Your Spain Visa Application Through BLS International

If you submitted your application at a BLS visa application centre, you can use the BLS online application tracking tool to check your application's status.

  • Visit the Tracking website
  • Enter your reference number and date of birth
  • Click on ‘Submit’ to view your application status.

Is Travel Insurance Required for Spain Tourist Visa?

Yes, when applying for a Spain visa, it is mandatory to have minimum travel insurance coverage of 30,000 Euros. Here is the list of approved travel insurance companies for Indians. We recommend using the services of reputable providers such as Tata AIG and Reliance Travel Insurance. 

Reasons for Spain Visa Rejections in India

  1. Inadequate Documentation: If you don't provide all the required documents, your visa application might be rejected.
  2. False Information: Giving wrong information can lead to rejection and future bans.
  3. Insufficient Financial Proof: Not showing enough money to cover your expenses (at least 100 Pounds per day per traveller) can cause concerns.
  4. Unexplained Income Sources: If your income sources are unclear, it may raise suspicions.
  5. Poor Travel History: Overstaying visas in other countries, especially in Schengen countries, can be a problem.
  6. Suspicion of Fraudulent Intent: Failing to explain your visit's purpose clearly can make officials suspicious.
  7. Criminal Record: Having a criminal history or being involved in illegal activities can lead to rejection.
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What to do if my Spain Visa Application is Denied?

Option 1: Reapply 

If your Schengen visa has been rejected, you can re-apply at any time. There is no specific rule on how long one should wait before reapplying. Before submitting the new visa application, make sure you understand the reasons for refusal and not make the same mistake twice. 

Option 2: Appeal against the refusal

If your Spain visa application is rejected, you may appeal to the Consular Office for reconsideration within a month. within one month from the day you receive the refusal notification. 

A complaint can also be filed for a judicial review with the Madrid High Court within two months of receiving the refusal or the dismissal of the appeal. 

The appeal can be submitted online on this website or in writing at the Consular Office.

Do Indians Need an Airport Transit Visa for Spain?

Yes, Indians need an airport transit visa for transiting Spain.  

An Airport Transit Visa is meant for those travellers who need to stop and wait in the International Transit Area of an airport for their next flight. The travellers aren’t allowed to leave the International Transit Area of the airport, hence, accommodation in the city is not permissible.

Application for an Airport Transit Visa can be submitted 6 months in advance of your trip and at least 15 days before.

Do note that Spain will only process transit visas if a Spanish airport is the first point of entry.

What to Do Upon Arrival at the Airport in Spain?

Upon arriving at the airport in Spain, you should follow these steps to ensure a smooth and trouble-free exit -

  • Have your travel documents ready: Carry your passport, visa, return ticket, and hotel bookings for quick verification by immigration authorities. Have physical printouts of these documents ready or ensure they are easily accessible on your mobile device.
  • Know Spain's regulations: Proceed to the customs area if you have items to declare or your baggage needs inspection. Familiarise yourself with the Spain Customs Regulations to understand the restrictions on importing goods into the country.
  • Unaccompanied minor guidelines: Unaccompanied minors should stick with their designated flight attendant and later with their assigned adult at the destination airport.
  • Stay updated on advisories: Stay updated on airline and travel advisories to be aware of potential flight schedule changes, procedures, or regulations.

Conclusion

After reading the blog, obtaining a visa to Spain can be pretty straightforward. Just make sure you meet the Spain tourist visa requirements for your travel purpose. Spain's beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage await your exploration.

Safe travels and enjoy your Spanish journey!

For a hassle-free Spain visa application experience, consider applying with Teleport. Our user-friendly platform simplifies the application process, ensuring your submission meets all the necessary criteria.

If you have any questions or need help, ring us at 073148 52914 or message us on WhatsApp. Team Teleport is at your service!

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