AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE COMPLETE SUSPENSION OF THE VISA FACILITATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, BY COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2022/1500 OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2022:
- AS OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 THE FEE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TYPE C VISAS FOR RUSSIAN NATIONALS WILL BE 80 EUROS (FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 6 AND 12 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE 40 EUROS).
- THE PERIOD FOR RESOLUTION OF VISAS MAY BE UP TO 45 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION AT THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN.
By Order of the Ministry of the Interior 452/2022 of May 20, Spain has modified the criteria for the application of temporary restrictions on non-essential travel from third countries to the European Union adopted by Order 657/2020 of July 17.
In this sense, as of May 21, 2022, travelers from third countries (including the Russian Federation) will be able to travel to Spain with their valid passport and visa if they have a COVID Certificate recognized by the European Union, a Recovery Certificate recognized by the European Union or a negative Certificate of said disease (PCR) issued within 72 hours before boarding. For more information, please click here.
Applicants are required to book their appointments only from the Website. Contact Centre will provide only information services, not appointments. If you already have an appointment and would like to book for a new date, please cancel the existing one through our website, and then proceed to make the new booking.
EU family members have the right to go directly to the Consulate/Embassy to manage their visa application with prior appointment.
Submission of documents to the Spanish visa application center is possible only with personal attendance. Beware of scammers offering submission services without a personal attendance at the BLS Spain Visa Application Center.
From 08th November 2021, every applicant over 12 years old applying for a visa is required to submit biometric data in person at the Spanish Visa Application Centre, regardless of the period of previously submitted biometric data. Exceptions are applications for minor children who at the time of the trip will not be 12 years old.
BLS International is the exclusive External Service Provider for the Spain Consulates in Russia. We inform all the applicants to be careful with other unauthorized websites (example – www.blsspain-visa.ru) running in the similar name and style of BLS or SPAIN VISA APPLICATION CENTRES, and also with some agencies and offices that appear to offer Spain Visa Application services, preparing applications with false documentation. We hereby inform to all applicants that applications coming from such agencies or intermediaries will not be accepted at any of our Visa Application Centers.
"BLS Visa Application Centre do not promote and is not responsible for any application submitted to any travel agent or any third-party vendor outside the Spain Visa Application Centre."
LLC «BLS International Services» carries out its activity of collecting Visa Applications EXCUSIVELY within the premises of the Visa Application Centers. All the additional Value-Added Services are also provided within the Visa Application Centers.
BLS Employee must provide receipt for all the services availed and paid at BLS Spain Visa Application Centre. Please write to [email protected] if you have not received receipt for any payments made in the Spain Visa Application Centre.
The services of the Spain Visa Center in Moscow are currently only available for applicants submitting their respective documents in person, or via a close relative bearing documentary proof of kinship (no copies accepted). BLS International Services are not to be held liable for the actions of third parties, promoting options for submission of documents without a personal visit from the applicant.
We ask you to await additional announcements regarding the possibilities for submission of documents via an accredited travel agency (along with a list of such agencies) on our website and the official website for the Consulate General in Moscow.
We recommend that you treat any related offers from third parties with caution, and refer to our e-mail ([email protected]) for confirmation regarding the availability of submission of documents via a travel agency or any other method that does not involve a personal visit.