Spain Tourist Visa is a legal permit that allows a foreign tourist to enter the country of Spain for a limited period of time. It allows a non-Spanish citizen to enter and stay in Spain if the purpose of his travel to the country is holidaying or tourism. A Spain Tourist visa for Indians is a type of short term Spain visa and issued for a maximum duration of 90 days.
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A Spain Tourist visa is only granted to foreigners who do not have a guarantor in Spain. Such travellers need to have a booking with a hotel or tour agency in Spain or should have bought tickets with a travel agency for Spain.
The procedure to apply for a Tourist visa for Spain is very simple. The Spain Embassy in India allows the applicants to apply for the tourist visa online from their home or offline by visiting the nearest office of BLS International. BLS International has been officially appointed by the Embassy of Spain to accept and process the visa applications on its behalf. Follow the steps given below to apply for a Spain Tourist visa for Indians:
It is important for every applicant of Spain Tourist visa for Indians to confirm the location of Spain Embassy or Consulate where he needs to submit his visa application. The Spain visa application should be submitted to the Embassy/ Consulate covering the applicant’s city of residence under its jurisdiction.
Every applicant of a Tourist visa for Spain needs to submit certain documents to complete their application process. Following are the list of documents that you would have to submit while applying for a Spain Tourist visa for Indians:
Few applicants may have to submit additional documents in order to obtain their Tourist visa for Spain. The following table lists the additional documents that different types of travellers will have to submit at the time of applying for their Spain Tourist visa for Indians:
|Types of Travellers||Additional Documents Required|
In order to complete the application procedure, every applicant for Spain Tourist visa for Indians needs to pay visa fees. In addition, a service charge of INR 1237 should also be paid by each applicant in order to obtain their Tourist visa. Take a look at the table given below to know the visa fees for different types of Tourist visa applicants for Spain:
|Types of Applicants||Visa Fees (In INR)*|
|Children below 6 years||Free|
|Children between 6-12 years||2802|
|Above 12 years of age||4804|
*The visa fee may vary as per the conversion rate of Euro and Indian rupee.
An applicant can pay the visa fee and the service charge for Spain Tourist visa online as well as offline. People who want to pay visa fees online can do so using internet banking. On the other hand, people who want to pay the fees offline for Spain Tourist visa for Indians can make the payment through demand draft or cash at their Visa Application Centre (VAC). Make sure that the demand draft is drawn in the favour of ‘BLS International Services Ltd Spain Visa’ and payable at Mumbai or New Delhi depending on your VAC location.
Please note that family members of EU and EEA citizens do not need to pay any visa fees to obtain their Tourist visa for Spain.
A Spain Tourist visa application usually takes about 15 working days to get processed. Until you get your Tourist visa for Spain, you can check the status of your application online. In order to track an application for Spain Tourist visa for Indians, the following steps need to be followed:
Buying overseas travel insurance is compulsory for people applying for a Spain Tourist visa for Indians. It is one of the documents that you need to possess in order to obtain a Tourist visa for your trip to Spain. Travel insurance is a safety shield that will protect you from any unfortunate incidents faced while travelling to Spain. It will safeguard you from incidents such as loss of passport, emergency hospitalization, trip delay, baggage loss, personal liabilities, etc that may cause a financial loss during your Spain trip. To ensure that foreign travellers do not get stranded if faced with an emergency during their trip to Spain, the Spanish Government has made travel insurance a pre-requisite to obtaining a Tourist visa for Spain.
People who want to apply for travel insurance online can follow the steps given below: