You must apply at the Embassy of a country you are intending to go. If you are planning to visit several countries, you need to apply at the Embassy of the country of the longest intended period of stay.
No, you will need to schedule an appointment first in order to submit your visa application by calling the Spain Visa Application Centre or by going to the web site.
The new Visa Application Centres are located at
The Spain Visa Application Centre is located at:
Iraq, Erbil City, English Village villa number 4
Helpline No: +9647503635736
Application Submission Timings: 09:00 to 15:00 (Sunday to Thursday)
Passport and Document Collection: 15:00 to 17:00 (Sunday to Thursday)
Under normal circumstances for an individual it takes up to 21 days, we recommend you to apply at least four weeks before your planned travel.
After submission of the visa application at the visa application center an applicant pays a service charge and the Visa Fee directly at the Visa Application Centre. Please note that Visa Fee is decided by the Spanish Embassy.
Applications should be submitted by an applicant in person.
Application/Passport can be collected either by the applicant in person or through an authorized representative that has an authority letter .
No. Short term visa enables you to stay in Spain for the period of its validity only. According to the law in the area of rights and matters of foreigners in Spain, in order to settle in Spain, you must have a necessary settlement or National Spain visa. Please contact the Spanish Embassy directly. For more information you can also visit the Important Links section
Yes. Medical insurance is an important part of the dossier.
If you consider it to be reasonable, you can appeal against the refusal. In case of a refusal the Embassy will provide you with a refusal letter mentioning the terms and the place where you can appeal. For more information regarding appeals, please contact the Spanish Embassy.