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Step-by-Step Guide to Apply Spanish Schengen Visa from Belarus

Spain is an exceptional travel destination for Belarusian tourists, presenting abundant cultural marvels and picturesque landscapes. Whether you are an experienced traveler or a novice explorer in the Schengen area, Spain offers a diverse range of experiences. Madrid, the dynamic capital, is widely recognized for its vivacious plazas, art museums, and vibrant entertainment. Barcelona, renowned for its distinctive architectural style, prominently features the Sagrada Familia, while Seville’s historic labyrinthine streets further enhance the appeal. This exhaustive guide will teach you how to apply for a Spanish Schengen Visa from Belarus so that you can begin your journey to Spain. The document provides comprehensive information regarding the Schengen Visa application procedure, including scheduling appointments, processing periods, mandatory Schengen travel insurance, and steps specific to Belarusian citizens. Engage across Spain to experience its cultural abundance, investigate remarkable architectural structures, and forge unforgettable recollections.

Furthermore, individuals interested in applying for a Spanish Schengen Visa from countries other than Belarus, such as Thailand, China, Pakistan, Morocco, Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, or Bangladesh, may find the relevant information in the links attached.

Visitors who applied for a Spanish Schengen Visa from Belarus

In 2018, about 297,983 Belarusians applied for Spanish Schengen Visas.

Applying for a Spanish Schengen Visa from Belarus

Belarus nationals who wish to travel to Spain for business or pleasure must obtain a Schengen visa. The application must be submitted to the Spanish Embassy Consulate, the Schengen country’s Consulate, where the longest-planned stay is anticipated. Schengen Visa holders are granted an extended stay of no more than 90 days within 180 days within the Schengen area, provided their visa remains valid.

Travelers with Belarusian passports who desire to apply for a Schengen visa for Spain from Belarus may do so at the BLS Spain Visa Application Centre located in Minsk. The BLS Spain Visa Application Centre ensures a streamlined and efficient process for submitting visa applications through its fully equipped facilities. At each stage of the application procedure, business, leisure, and educational applicants are greeted by the center’s cordial and knowledgeable staff.

Type of Spanish Schengen Visa offered at The Spanish Embassy in Belarus

Visa requirements vary depending on the reason for your trip from Belarus to Spain:

  • Short stay Spanish Schengen Visa valid for a maximum of ninety days for travelers, visitors to family or acquaintances, or those with brief educational objectives.
  • Airport Transit Visa for passengers with an aircraft connecting to a different location


Steps to apply for a Spanish Schengen Visa from Belarus

BLS International is the exclusive service provider for the Spanish government, authorized to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Belarus.

The steps to follow when applying for a Visa are as follows:

Step 1 – Required Visa Type Identification

Step 2 – Fill out the Visa application

Step 3 – Appointment booking

Step 4 – Fee payment

Step 5 – Visa application center visit

Step 6 – Tracking your application

Step 7 – Document Collection

Step 1 – Required Visa Type Identification

Eligibility is confirmed, and the necessary visa type is determined before continuing. The application fee, the documents that are mandatory for submission, and the application form are indicated after the type selection. Any document in which the source language is not English must have a translation prepared and presented.


Step 2 – Fill out the Visa application

Step two on the BLS Spanish Visa website is to initiate the visa application process: your visa application form will be generated for filling out and accessible for printing.


Step 3 – Appointment booking

A visa application center is chosen, and a subsequent appointment is made. The biometric information, including photographs and fingerprints, will be submitted during the scheduled meeting at the designated Visa Application Centre. Appointments must be reserved in advance for each applicant seeking a Spanish Schengen Visa. Confirmation of the appointment is provided via email in addition to the appointment letter.


Step 4 – Fee payment

The applicant will pay the fee for an online visa application during the online application process. Payment may be submitted concurrently with the application when the document is presented in person at the application center.

Short-stay = 3,597 BYN

Children under 6 = 0 BYN

Children aged 6 – 12 = 4,111 BYN


Step 5 – Visa application center visit

Present your Spanish visa application along with the necessary documentation at the visa application center, where you can promptly schedule an appointment. The application document necessitates the authentic signatures of both parents of applicants under 16.



Step 6 – Tracking your application

The online monitoring of the Spanish Schengen Visa application’s status is possible by using the reference number on the invoice or receipt provided by the Visa application center.


Step 7 – Document Collection

Once the envelope containing your passport has been returned to the BLS Spanish Visa Application Centre by the Spanish Consulate, the authorized courier service will deliver it to the address you specified.


Required Documents for Spanish Schengen Visa from Belarus

Belarus citizens require a set of documents to apply for a Spanish Schengen Visa. The documents required are:

  • The visa application must be duly completed and signed by the applicant in either Spanish or English. For minors without their passport, a copy of the visa application form along with a photograph must be enclosed in the passport of their parent or guardian. When dealing with minors, the application form must bear the signature of the individual exercising guardianship or parental rights, whether temporarily or permanently.
  • Two color photographs measuring 3.5 x 4.5 cm on a white background.
  • A travel document issued within the previous ten years is valid for at least three months following the intended departure date to the Schengen area. It includes a minimum of two vacant pages.
  • Duplicate each document of the travel passport.
  • Other travel passports that are either legitimate or expired.
  • Duplicate each page of the domestic passport.
  • A copy of the birth certificate for minors.
  • Evidence of lodging (such as a hotel reservation or a rental agreement for a house or flat).
  • Travel medical insurance that provides coverage for the entire duration of the intended stay is valid in all Schengen States and provides coverage for any costs that may occur during the stay in the event of medical repatriation, urgent medical attention, emergency hospital treatment, or death. A minimum coverage of €30,000 is required.
  • Round-trip ticket reservation (airline, transport cruise, and so forth)
  • Copies of the vehicle’s “Technical Passport,” international driver’s license, and auto insurance (Green Card) are required for passengers traveling by automobile. The vehicle’s leasing agreement applies if it is rented. 
  • Financial guarantees include a printed itinerary of the intended journey and a certificate of employment specifying the position and salary. Applicants who own a business must furnish a duplicate of the tax identification number (TIN) and proof of business registration.
  • Capital availability (€810 minimum, €90 per person per day): A bank statement accompanied by travel checks, a recent certificate of exchanged currency, an extract of the bank account on bank-headed paper, and a credit card. In the event of sponsorship, a non-handwritten letter from the sponsor and financial guarantees (such as a recent certificate of exchange for currency, bank account extract, or similar documentation) is required.
  • Proof of legal residence in the Russian Federation (residence permit, long-term visa, or FMS registration with a minimum validity period of six months; not mandatory for Belarus, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) is required for nationals of third countries. Submission of a copy of the work permit is compulsory if a Russian organization or company issues the job certificate. Foreign nationals of nations subject to a visa regime with the Russian Federation must also present a long-term visa.
  • Adolescents who are proceeding without their guardians or parents: Travel authorization from both parents or guardians or the parent or guardian who is not accompanying the minor has been notarized. Suppose a child is accompanied by their parents. In that case, one of their parents or an escort, and those individuals already possess a valid Schengen visa, both a copy of the visa and the escort’s round-trip tickets are required as evidence that the minor is not traveling alone. Furthermore, the notarized consent to travel is mandatory in the subsequent circumstances:
  • A minor and the parents or one of the parents resides in the Spanish territory temporarily or permanently.
  • The minor and the parents/parents/escort return on separate dates
  • Although the child and the parents/parents/escort return together, the parents/parents/escort intend to depart the Spanish territory for some time during the minor’s stay in Spain
  • The minor and the parents/parents/escort leave on separate flights


Recommended Guidelines for Applying Spanish Schengen visa from Belarus

  • Kindly be advised that expedited visa applications (submitting them within five days or less than twenty-four hours) will be processed directly at the Consulate General of Spain in Belarus. 
  • Kindly transmit the inquiry to the Consulate via email at consulhonorario.minsk@gmail.com
  • It should be noted that this service does not pertain to visitor visas.
  • Submitting supporting documents (such as itineraries, invitations, statements, and explanations) is permissible in Russian or Spanish.
  • Documents written by hand in Russian are not acceptable.
  • Before submitting your visa application, kindly verify the completeness of all supporting documents.
  • To acquire a visa, applicants aged 12 years and above who have yet to furnish biometric data for a Schengen visa within the previous 59 months must visit the Visa Application Centre for fingerprint capture and digital photography.


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