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Spain Visit Visa from Pakistan:

Spain Short Term Visa – Business Exploration:
Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. It is – and has been for thousands of years – one of the cultural centers of Europe.

It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as well as futuristic architecture. Its various regions are all different one to each other, geographically, climatically and even in personality. It is a fascinating country to know and to know more about it. “Spain is different!”, Spaniards use to say. They don’t specify compared to what: to the rest of Europe, to the rest of the world, or even to itself ? We don’t know it either, but we do our best to supply you with loads of information so you can find the answer to this question and to many more by yourself. This website provides information on how to apply for a Schengen visa to travel to Spain as your main country of destination. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you to prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or rejected due to incomplete or faulty submission of documents.

Spain Business Exploration Visa:
This category of visa caters for people wishing to stay in Spain for a period maximum 3 months for work reasons (to sign the contract etc) but does not allow to carry out the professional activity. Applicant will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under Spain business exploration visa.
Spain Visa Required Documents:

Please note: with effect from 04 August 2016 as per instruction received from Embassy of Spain, “Checklist” needs to be duly filled in by the Applicant/Travel Agent/Authorized representative and needs to be submitted along with the Visa Application. Please note it’s mandatory to provide the same and is applicable for all Pakistan.

Please follow the below mentioned points:

  • The checklist must be submitted on back to back format only (without back to back copies being stapled to each other).
  • Application form must be filled by a Blue Ink or online filled printed form is applicable only.

Application Form: Application for Schengen Visa.

Original Application form for Schengen Visa duly filled in and signed by the applicant in blue ball point ink. 3 recent photographs (35-45 mm) of the applicant with white background must be attached in the application form. The application form must be correctly filled, facilitating all the possible information requested in the form including postal address, email address and telephone number.

Please note with effect from 01 April 13, Embassy of Spain has instructed that Sworn Declaration is mandatory to be provided along Visa Application form at the time of submission.

Two recent photographs for Islamabad (35-45 mm) of the applicant with white background and two photocopies for the application form along with three recent photographs for Lahore (35-45 mm) of the applicant with white background and two photocopies for the application form along with three recent photographs for Karachi (35-45 mm) of the applicant with white background

The application can be submitted personally or by an authorized person at the BLS International Services centre; or at the Embassy of Spain ( subject to prior appointment)

If the application is being submitted directly at the Embassy of Spain in Islamabad, then the fee must be paid via bank draft payable at Islamabad/Lahore/Karachi in favor of Embassy of Spain, Islamabad , in accordance with the place of application. The applicant must write his/her name, date of birth, and passport number behind the draft. A photocopy of the draft must be submitted along with the application.

Passport of the applicant with at least two blank pages, which should be valid for at least three months after the duration of intended stay. This document should have been issued in the last ten (10) years. Photocopy of all the pages of the present passport must be submitted.
For photocopy of all the pages (including blank pages) of the current passport and of the first previous/expired passport as well is required

Submission of all old passports is mandatory. Incase if applicant has lost old passport then he/she can submit copy of complaint lodged with Police or for any other reason of not submitting it he/she can provide a covering letter mentioning the reason for the same.

Covering letter from the applicant, explaining in detail the purpose of the visit, all cover letters must include details of any other accompanying persons as well. This includes family members, friends or business associates travelling for the same purpose

Original Invitation letter issued by the Spanish Company in Spanish language or both in English and Spanish. Letters issued only in English will not be accepted. This will be an obligatory requirement. Spanish company /companies inviting the applicant, explaining the purpose of the present visit and the nature of existing commercial relationship.

Documents related to the economic situation, ownership and business activities of the company must be submitted.

For participation in conferences, sports events or cultural activities, original invitation for the same must be submitted. All other documents to justify the purpose of the visit must also be attached.

Photocopy of the applicant’s PAN card.

Original Personal bank statements of the applicant for last 3 months for Embassy of Spain, Lahore and Karachi, with the original stamp and signature of authorized signatory of the bank (Online Bank statements are not acceptable).This is a mandatory statement. (Please note that as per Instructions received from Embassy of Spain, Company’s Bank statements/ITR are not required at the time of Application Submission).

Please Note The minimum closing balance in the Personal Account Bank Statements should be equivalent or above Euros €589.68 per person for a minimum period of stay. For longer stays applicants need to show an additional of approximately Euros €65.52 per day per applicant.

Personal Income tax returns for the last three years.

Salary slips for last six months.

Proof of travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros to cover any expense which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and /or emergency hospital treatment. The insurance must be valid throughout the territory of the Member States. The duration of the insurance cover must include the entire period of stay and additionally fifteen days more after the proposed date of departure out of the Schengen territory.
Applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Pakistani insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state.

Flight bookings.

Any other document that the applicant may consider appropriate to support his/her application.

Authorization form signed in original by the applicant, in favor of BLS International Services

  • To submit the application on behalf of the applicant.
  • To receive any notification issued by the Embassy of Spain General of Spain.
  • To collect the passport on behalf of the applicant.
  • In case of minors, this form must be signed by both the parents.

For Family visa applications applicants are requested to submit proof of family relations with the principal applicant as an additional document with the visa application, for example

For Spouse – Marriage certificate

For Children – Birth certificate

BLS International Services will accept a photocopy of the document after verifying with the original at the time of submission.

With regards to the documents submitted with the visa application such as the Marriage certificate and Birth certificate of family visa applications, documents only in English language or translated to Spanish will be acceptable for all files.

Kindly note that if the documents are in any regional language, they must be translated to English or Spanish by any language institute with official stamp and signature of the translation institute/agency.

Documents in regional languages such as Marriage certificate and Birth certificate will not be acceptable.

Spain Visa Processing Time:

Applications accepted at the Spain Visa Application Centre will be submitted on the next working day at the Embassy 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 15 Calendar days (It may delay depending on case to case).

All applications must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.

Kindly note if application submitted in Satellite centre, it may take up to 48-72 hours in transit to Islamabad/Lahore/Karachi. All the applications received from Satellite centers will be sent to Embassy on 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, Islamabad with short processing time will be required to fill up the Declaration form.

Spain Visa Application Form:

Visa Application Form (English Language)

Visa Application Form (Spanish Language)

All Application submitted at visa application center should have English/Spanish Application forms only.

Please note W.E.F 01 April 13 , Embassy of Spain has instructed that Sworn Declaration is mandatory to be provided along Visa Application form at the time of submission.

Spain Business Exploration Visa Fees:

The applicable Visa Fee in Pakistani rupee is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice. The fee is non-refundable.

Visa Fees in PKR:
Business Exploartion visa fee PKR 9403/-
The above mentioned Visa Fees is to be paid only by cash.

BLS International Service charge:
Applicants applying at the Spanish visa application Centre shall be levied a service charge of PKR 2421/- (inclusive of tax) payable in cash. Children under 6 are exempted from service charge.

Other Important Links and Downloads:

Spain Business Exploration Visa Official Webpage

Embassy of Spain in Islamabad Official Website

PLS International Official Website in Pakistan