UAE BLS Spain Visa: Apply Spain Transit Visa from UAE

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Transit Visa

A transit visa allows visa holders to stay in the international transit area of a Spanish airport, without access to the national territory, during stopovers or flight connections. Entry clearance requirements depend on the citizenship and resident status of the applicant (sometimes in a third country). You must confirm with your travel agent or airline whether your flight is scheduled via another airport. If you leave the airport’s international transit area (for instance, if you change the terminal), you will have to apply for a Schengen Visa – Category C.

VTA is not required to holders of diplomatic, official or service or ordinary passport holders who are residents or holders of a valid entry visa in a Member State of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, in Canada or the United States. VTA is not required for holders of diplomatic, official and service passports, or holders of a residence permit of a European Economic Area country, Andorra, Canada, United States, Japan, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland.

(In the case of Ghana and Nigeria, VTA is limited to citizens of these countries without a valid visa issued by a Member State of the European Union or a valid visa for a State party to the Agreement on European Economic Area, or to Canada, Japan, United States and Switzerland)

The maximum period for processing airport transit visa applications is fifteen calendar days from the date the application is submitted. This period can be extended to a maximum of 30 calendar days in specific cases, especially if a more detailed examination of the application is required.

Dear Applicants, Travel Agents and Representatives, please view the revised visa fee and service charges applicable from 1 January 2017 -:

Visa Fees
Nationals of Russian, Albanian, Ukrainian, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonian, Bosnia & Herzegovina Others Nationals Children between 6-12 years Children under 6 Spouses and relatives of UE citizens
137 AED 234 AED 137 AED 0 0

The above mentioned Visa Fees is to be paid only by cash.

Note: Exemption of Visa Fee for a child is applicable only in the case of Short Term category, if the child's age is less than 6 years at the date of submission.

The Visa Fee is subject to change without notice'

BLS International Service charge

Applicants applying at the Spanish visa application Centre shall be levied a service charge of AED 60 (inclusive of all Tax) payable in cash.

Please Note:

  • The applicable Visa Fee in United Arab Emirates dirham is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice
  • The fee is non-refundable

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Short stay visas (Schengen)

Please Note:

Visa application form for minors (under the age of 18) must be signed by both parents/legal guardians.

  • No objection letters for children below the age of 18 must be signed by both the parents who must attach their original passports for verification
  • A birth certificate of the minor is required to be submitted with the application
  • Children between the age of 12 and 18 are also required to visit the application center for Biometrics enrollment.
  • In the case of minors travelling with guardians or travelling with one single parent will need authorization letter of the parent (parent who does not travel with the minor).

All the above NOC’s are to be supported with the copy of the Passports to prove the identity of the Parents/Guardian. Below mentioned documents are required for spouse/children/dependents who are not applying with their sponsor:

  • NOC from the sponsor along with his/her passport copy and residence visa copy.
  • Employment letter for the sponsor stating position, salary and start date of employment in UAE or copy of trade license if self-sponsor.
  • Sponsors up-to-date personal and original bank account statements for the last 3 months which states periodical salary transfer. (Embassy will not accept internet extracts)

In any case, according to Spanish regulations, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Spain in Abu Dhabi, through BLS:

  • may request any other documents, the appearance of the applicant or a personal interview
  • should resolve all application within a maximum period of 3 months
  • may archive the visa application process if it has not been picked up by the applicant within one month of notification or grant

Note: We regret we cannot accept photographs that do not meet these requirements

Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) of yourself, which should not have been used previously in the passport. The photograph should be in colour and:

  • Taken against white so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background.
  • Clear share quality and with the face in focus.
  • Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print).
  • 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]
  • Please stick the Photograph on the Visa Application Form.

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. A photo booth meeting these requirements is available at the centre..

Applications accepted at the Spain Visa Application Centre will be submitted on the next working day at the Embassy of Spain/Consulate General of Spain. Once the application has been submitted, the applicant can be further requested additional documentation in support of the same. Please note as per the instructions received from Embassy of Spain minimum processing time is 21 Calendar days (It may delay depending on case to case).

All applications must be submitted at least 15 working days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.

Kindly note if application submitted in Satellite centre, it may take up to 48-72 hours in transit to Abu Dhabi. All the applications received from Satellite centers will be sent to Embassy/Consulate on next working day

Processing time will start excluding the date of submission of application at BLS International Services.

Applicants submitting the applications towards the Embassy of Spain, Abu Dhabi with short processing time will be required to fill up the Declaration form.

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