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.
This Passports can be identified by the symbol on its cover:
|Nationals of Russian Federation, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Georgia, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine||Others Nationals||Children between 6-12 years||Children under 6||Spouses and relatives of EU citizens|
|178 AED||357 AED||178 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 69 (inclusive of all Tax) payable in cash.
* Passport must contain at least two empty pages.
Short stay visas (Schengen)
Visa application form for minors (under the age of 18) must be signed by both parents/legal guardians.
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:
In any case, according to Spanish regulations, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Spain in Abu Dhabi, through BLS:
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, and for minors below 3 years old photograph must not be more than 1 month old, which should not have been used previously in the passport. The photograph should be in colour and:
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 3 week (It may delay depending on case to case).
All applications must be submitted at least 3 week prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.
Kindly note that application submitted in Dubai & Abu Dhabi centers will be sent to Embassy of Spain in Abu Dhabi 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.