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News & Notification


St. Petersburg Applicants

Applicants can now also walk-in to Spain Visa application in St. Petersburg, Russia from 9 am till 2 pm between Monday till Friday (except holidays) for submission of their Spain visa application.

Important - Applicants with prior appointment will be attended before walk-in applicants.


From September 15, 2020, the Saint Petersburg Spanish visa application center, BLS International, will accept Schengen visa applications submitted by the following categories of people:

  • Seamen that must board a ship that is in a Spanish port.
  • Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or performed remotely.
  • People traveling to Spain for urgent medical treatment. Residents in Spain who have lost or stolen their foreign identity card.
  • Students who carry out their studies, up to 90 days, in Spain: only for face-to-face studies, full-time, in centers duly accredited by the competent Spanish authorities and after completion of which the student receives a diploma or certificate of studies. Visa applications for "cultural tourism" (eg very short language courses, etc.) will not be accepted.

The visa application center BLS International St. Peterseburgowill be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants must request an appointment at the following link: Apply For

Taking into account that these are exceptions to the application of temporary travel restrictions not essential for reasons of public order and public health due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19,all visa applications whose applicants cannot prove conclusively that are included in any of the categories exempted from the restrictions will be refused.

A new regulation has been issued by the Spanish Ministry of Health, dealing with the health measures to be implemented and concerning the travellers arriving in Spain. In this regard, it is mandatory for prospective travellers to know about the following:

  • All passengers arriving in Spain, may it by air or sea, will undergo a health check carried out by Spanish authorities before entering the country. These controls may include a temperature check as well as a documentary and a visual assessment of passengers’ condition.
  • Before initiating the travel to Spain all passengers originating from any airport or port must complete a public health form. It can be done online at or through the free application: SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH-sp TH. Once the form is filled-in, the person concerned will receive a QR code, which you will have to show upon arrival in Spain.
  • A transitional period is established, until July 31, 2020, in which international passengers who have not been able to complete the public health form electronically may fill it and present it upon arrival in Spain in paper format.


Resumption of the amission of national visit applications

The Consulate of Spain in St. Petersburg informs that from 15 May it will begin to receive again applications exclusively from NATIONAL VISAS by appointment, excluding those processed on the basis of the Entrepreneurial Support Act of 27 September 2013 (Ley 14/2013). Provisionally, and until further notice, appointments will be provided by the Consulate by email for which interested parties must apply to the address, indicating full name of all applicants (in the event that they are more than one), passport number of all applicants, contact phone number, type of visa requested (non-profit residence, studies, etc.).

The Consulate of Spain in St. Petersburg takes the opportunity to communicate that the categories of applicants exempt from temporary travel restrictions to the European Union (for example, crew members of ships travelling to Spain to board a ship in a Spanish port; persons who must travel to Spain for the death of a family member in Spain; etc.), who need to apply for a visa, they must contact the Consulate via email to request an appointment and be informed of the specific documentation they need to present.

Importance Notice

As of 2nd February’ 2020

The deadline for submitting a visa application is extended to 6 months instead of 3 months. In case of Seafarers they may be presented with a maximum advance of 9 months.

Visa application form has been changed.

Visa Fee increases from February 2nd

Russian National: 35 Euros
Above 12 years : 80 Euros
6 to 11 years: 40 Euros
Children under 6 years: Free of charge

We have updated our Privacy Policy. here to read more.

“We at BLS International have always valued and ensured the privacy of all our stakeholders and with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force effectively from 25 May 2018, BLS INTERNATIONAL has updated its Privacy Policymaking the company duly complied with all the applicable provisions of European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) along with amendments, if any.

This new regulation is designed to unify the current data protection privacy laws throughout the EU, and to enhance the rights of European residents to protect their personal information. Our privacy policy entails the details regarding processing of personal data along with lawful grounds of -collecting, retaining and protecting it.

The new Privacy Policy applies to BLS International and all its Associates, Subsidiaries and Group Companies effectively from 25th May 2018.

If you have any queries or any grievances related to GDPR, please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer through email at

From 29th of January 2018 passport collection timings wil be from 12:00 to 16:00. For further information, please contact helpline number or contact reception desk at the center.

Dear Applicants,

We Kindly Request You to Arrive Not Earlier Than 10 Minutes Before the Appointed Time. Passage to the Hall of the Visa Center Is Strictly by Time Only. Do Not Create Discomfort for Yourself and Other Applicants. With Respect From: Administration.

Website Disclaimer

BLS Spain Visa Application Centre does not provide any other services apart from reception and processing of Spanish visa applications as authorised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain.

Please note that effective from 15th April 2019 all the fees are paid only in cash at BLS Spain Visa Application Centre.

For St. Petersburg VAC new Consular fees & BLS service charges effective from January 1, 2019

Dear Applicants,

Please, note that Spain visa application centres in Pskov, Petrozavodsk, Vyborg and Velikiy Novgorod will be temporarily closed since 1st October 2018 till 31st March 2019.