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Dear Applicant/s,

We would like to inform you that effective from April 17th 2024, Spain Visa Application Centers under Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Shenyang, Xi'an, Wuhan, Chongqing, Jinan and Chengdu) start to accept TEL (RESIDENCE VISA FOR TELEWORKING ABROAD) visa application.

Dear Applicant/s,

We would like to inform you of a new requirement for those applying for RIC, RIV, RPE, REM, TAC, RIN, TTI, and RFI visas under the Beijing jurisdiction (Beijing, Jinan, Xian, Wuhan, Shenyang, Chongqing, and Chengdu).

Effective from tomorrow onwards( March 26th 2024) , applicants are requested to submit a criminal record certificate issued by their country or countries of residence for the past 2 years. Additionally, a personal responsible declaration will be attached, affirming the absence of criminal records in the past 5 years.

Foreign documents must be legalized or apostilled, and if applicable, must be submitted with an official translation into Spanish.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these new requirements.

With the application volume increasing, we would like to inform you that applicants in the Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Jinan, Chengdu, Shenyang, Xi'an, Wuhan and Chongqing) are requested to book the appointment prior to submitting the application documents starting from Feb. 26th.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Walk-In Applications for Spain Visa in Beijing Jurisdiction

Dear Applicants,

As per the requirement of Spain Consulate in Shanghai, RES visa (Non-Lucrative Residence)applicants are required to submit the supporting documents of demonstrating financial ability(bank statement, fixed deposit, real estate ownership certificate, etc.), which must be translated in Spanish and notarized by Apostille.

We would like to formally inform you that, effective from 25th January onwards, applicants can now apply as walk-ins under the Beijing jurisdiction for Spain visa without the need for prior appointments. This arrangement is applicable for the following locations: Beijing, Jinan, Wuhan, Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Shenyang.

Please take note of the following details:

We appreciate your cooperation and encourage you all to make use of this convenient option for visa applications.

Important Information :

Dear applicant/s,

We would like to inform you that for airport transit visas application, nationals of the following countries require a visa to transit through the international area of any airport located in the territory of the Schengen States in order to take a connecting flight to a country outside the Schengen area.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka.

In addition, nationals of the following countries require a visa to transit through the international area of any airport located in Spain in order to take a connecting flight to a country outside the Schengen area:

Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibuti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, India, Liberia, Mali, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Syria, Tayikistán, Togo, Turkey, Uzbekistan y Yemen. Holders of passports issued by the Palestinian Authority also require a visa.

Nationals of the States included on the foregoing lists do not require an airport transit visa if they have a Schengen visa, or another type of visa, or a residence card permitting their return, issued by a Member State of the European Union or of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, or by Andorra, Canada, the United States of America, Japan, or San Marino, or by any of the overseas countries and territories of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, or if they are a diplomatic passport holder, or a family member of a citizen of the EU or of the EEA, or a flight crew member of a State that is party to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Dear applicant,

Starting from now on, there is no need to make an appointment in advance when applying for a national visa in the Shanghai Jurisdiction. You can go to the nearest center (Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou) in the Shanghai Jurisdiction based on your household registration and city of residence to submit your application. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dear applicants,

Here is to inform you that the students who apply for long-term study visa under Beijing Jurisdiction are requested to collect the passports by visiting Spain Visa Application Center in person. The courier service, photo service, printing service and photocopy service for long-term study visa applicants are not provided. In addition, the applicants who apply for D-visa (long-term visa) are requested to take their passports at 9:00-10:00 am on the working days in the Spain Visa Application Center in Beijing. Thanks for your cooperation.

Dear Applicants,

All applicants under Beijing Jurisdiction (Beijing, Jinan, Xian, Wuhan, Shenyang, Chongqing and Chengdu) who gave biometrics in 2019 or before are requested to come to Spain Visa Application Centers to re-do biometrics (fingerprints and live photo) in person. We would like to also inform you that service fee doesn’t include photograph service (35 Yuan), photo copy (1 Yuan/page), printing service (5 Yuan/ page) and courier fee (60 Yuan).

Dear Applicant/s,

For applicants under Guangzhou jurisdiction (namely, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Fuzhou and Kunming), we are going to release appointments randomly. You all are kindly requested to check the appointments page for the appointments.

Dear Applicant/s,

Kindly note that the applicants under Guangzhou jurisdiction (specifically in Guangzhou, Kunming, Changsha, Shenzhen Fuzhou centers) who are family of EU can directly go to visa application center for submission without appointment. Thank you for your cooperation.

Dear Applicants,

Kindly note that, following the Schengen visa code article 9, the starting date of the trip must be at least 15 days after the day visa application is submitted. Applicants who are intending to depart within 15 days or if the departure date is more than six months will also not be accepted.

Dear Applicant/s,

Please update the correct personal information including your name and passport number while making an appointment. If the personal information is not same as per passport details, you may be requested to book new appointment. Application may not be accepted at visa application center if the information on appointment letter is wrong. Thank you for your cooperation.

Passport collection is free of charge in all Spain centers.


- EU family members have the right to go directly to the Consulate/Embassy to manage their visa application.

1. Important information for the applicants of Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Shenyang, Chongqing, Jinan & Wuhan visa application center

2. For the minor applicants, the notarial kinship certificate and guardianship certificate authorized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be submitted whether the minor applicants travel with one of their parents or both of their parents.

3. Important information for the applicants of Shanghai, Hangzhou & Nanjing visa application center

4. Important information for the applicants of Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Kunming, Changsha & Shenzhen visa application center

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