The U.K. Citizens do not need visa to visit Spain they can freely plan their trip to Spain. But not all the residents enjoy this facility, the U.K. Residents can visit Spain without visa for short duration but if they plan it for above 90 days then a visa is required.
Guidelines for Visa requirement and application for Spanish Schengen Visa
Spain is one of the most attractive destinations of Europe, A UK Passport holder or a BOC, BOTC, BS or BPP can travel freely to Spain whereas specific nationalities UK residents require Schengen visa . Only a UK resident can apply Spain visa from consulate of Spain in UK otherwise one may do it in their own country.
Who can apply for a Spanish Visa in the UK
Citizens of some nationalities,who have been residing in London for at least three months and plan to visit Spain are required to get a visato visit Spain.
One needs to apply for a visa at the Consulate of Spain in the UK if:
• When the only country you plan on visiting in Schengen is Spain
• The main destination that is, the country one is going to stay in the longest , is Spain.
• Spain being the first Schengen country one is going to be visiting
• In case the plan is to stay in Spain for more than 90 days then one must apply for a residency permit, instead of Spain Schengen visa.visasrus spanish visa London can assist in getting a long term visa.
UK residentsapplication documents and requirements for Spain Visa
• A valid passport or other Travel document is the first requirement::
o The passport has been issued within the last 10 years,
o The passport is valid for three (3) months at least after the date of exiting the Schengen Area.
o Your passport needs to have 2 full blank pages, one to put the visa stamp and an another spare page
• A UK residence permit or any other form of valid Identity Card.
• Biometric fingerprint and digital photograph has been introduced since November 2015
o With exception for Children under the age of 12
o Biometric appointment cannot be booked with an injured finger, in that case wait till finger is healed completely or your application can get rejected.
• A completely filled and signed application form along with the visa fee has to be submitted. Point to note is that one can hire serves of visasrus spain visa uk, this may incur some additional fee but will facilitate the whole process from documentation, by checking the documents before hand till collecting passport after visa.
• One passport sized photo with light colored background, showing clear features is attached along.
• Proof of travel arrangements like hotel booking or relatives address , printed ticket or incase of road travel a valid driver’s license is required.
• Proof of financial support during visit is required which is minimum £500 ion bank account, availability in cash is not accepted.
There are much more documentation requirement for purpose of employment or in case of education for students.