Who can apply?
The following persons can apply for visa:
- holders of visa with a period of at least one year (ESM, ELM, EXM code);
- relatives of EU citizens;
- property owners in Spain;
- legal residents of Spain with an expired residence permit, no more than a year at the time of submission of documents;
- passed a course of vaccination with one of the vaccines approved by EMA or WHO (Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm y Sinovac), without the obligation to have previously obtained Schengen visas NEW (with the provision of a copy of the vaccination certificate).
As well as previously allowed categories:
- seaman or seafarers;
- sports participants (been previously authorized letter by Ministry of Culture and Sports, Spain);
- business travelers (with the provision of: an invitation from a Spanish company, a copy of the ID card of the signatory of the invitation, a copy of the first page of the applicant's passport, air tickets booking in English + USB with the above documents scanned in PDF format);
- truck drivers, pilots including air hostess and steward;
- highly qualified workers (been previously authorized by Spanish Consulate);
- students (Masters less 90 days);
- Applicants who are intending to travel to Spain on medical/humanitarian grounds OR as unregistered partners of EU national with permanent resident in Spain, require pre-authorization from the Consulate of Spain in Moscow;
- Applicants who are in possession of the certificate of the « CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE DEPORTE» can apply by presenting a copy of the certificate (without pre-authorization from the Consulate of Spain in Moscow).
What are the expiry dates of visas that allow applying for a new visa?
Holders of visas that have expired in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 (by the moment of submission of documents for a new visa) can apply for a new visa.
Visa holders of which Schengen country can apply for a new visa?
Holders of visas of any Schengen state (with a period of at least one year; ESM, ELM, EXM code) that have expired in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 (by the moment of submission of documents for a new visa) can apply for a new visa.
What will be the validity period of new visas?
This will depend on the validity period of previous visas and the correctness of their use. In the event that previously issued visas were used incorrectly, the Consulate General of Spain may refuse to issue a visa or shorten its validity.
How should the applications be submitted?
From November 08, 2021, every applicant over the age of 12 applying for a visa is required to submit biometric data in person at the Spanish Visa Application Center, regardless of the period of previously submitted biometric data.
Exceptions are applications for minor children who will not be 12 years old at the time of the trip.
The Consulate may request to retake fingerprints if it deems it necessary.
Term for an application processing?
As a rule, the applications will be processing within 14 working days, however, the period may be extended up to 30 days if an additional verification of the submitted documentation is required in accordance with Art. 7 of the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation.
Required documents for submission of the application?
- Schengen Visa Application form;
- A valid identity document (travelling passport) with a minimum validity period of 3 months after the expiry of the requested visa. Photocopy (all pages) of valid travelling passport, photocopy of previous travelling passports and of the citizenship passport;
- Air ticket reservation;
- Accommodation reservation;
- Certificate of employment or certificate on the working activity;
- Bank reference;
- Medical insurance;
- Signed forms of consent for the processing of personal data by BLS International and the Consulate General of Spain;
- For minors traveling with one parent: a notarized power of attorney with travel authorization from the other parent.
Minors traveling alone or accompanied by a family member other than their parents: a notarized power of attorney from both parents, which must include the name and serial number of the identity document, as well as the contact details of the adult who is responsible for the minor;
- For relatives of EU citizens: the official document confirming relationship;
- For owners: the extract from the real estate register (Nota simple), obtained within the last three months;
- Citizens of other countries: confirmation of legal grounds for residence in Russia within 6 months before applying for a visa, with a period of at least 3 months after returning from the trip.
THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN IN MOSCOW RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THE CASE.
Important notice of travel restrictions due to COVID-19
As part of measures on prevention of the spread of COVID-19, the Schengen states have introduced travel restrictions, including at the borders between these states.
Depending on the development of the epidemiologic situation both inside and outside the EU, travel restrictions may be relaxed or reintroduced. All travelers are responsible for checking of travel restrictions in effect prior to departure. The Schengen visa holders are not automatically entitled to enter the Schengen zone and must comply with applicable travel restrictions.
More details: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
APPLICANTS FOR VISA CATEGORY C (SCHENGEN VISA) CANNOT GO TO SPAIN OR OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE SCHENGEN ZONE, WHILE RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY TO THE EU AND STATES OF THE SHENGEN TREATY FROM THIRD COUNTRIES EXIST FOR THE PUBLIC ORDER AND HEALTH DUE TO PANDEMIC COVID-19.