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Ultimate Manual for Applying Spanish Schengen Visa from Vietnam

Spain, an alluring destination for travelers from Vietnam, invites exploration with its storied past, cultural richness, and scenic vistas. Whether you’re an intrepid newcomer or a seasoned voyager within the Schengen region, Spain promises an unforgettable journey. The bustling streets of Barcelona beckon with architectural marvels, while Madrid enthralls with its vibrant energy and top-notch museums. Seville, steeped in history, and the stunning shores of the Costa del Sol offer additional delights. To embark on this Spanish escapade, acquaint yourself with the step-by-step process of securing a Spanish Schengen visa from Vietnam in this comprehensive guide. Delve into the detailed instructions covering the visa application process, appointment arrangements, processing timelines, Schengen travel insurance prerequisites, and specific directives for Vietnamese nationals. Prepare to immerse yourself in Spain’s diverse culture, relish its delectable cuisine, and forge lasting memories amidst its breathtaking landscapes.

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Visitors who applied for a Spanish Schengen Visa from Vietnam

According to Schengen Visa Statistics, about 2,436 Vietnamese applied for a Spanish Schengen visa in 2022.

Years Schengen State Country Consulate Number of Visa Applications Visas Issued Visas Denied Not issued rate for uniform visas
2018 Spain VIETNAM HANOI 2,620 2,275 239 9.12%
2019 Spain VIETNAM HANOI 3,208 2,679 320 9.98%
2020 Spain VIETNAM HANOI 582 403 22 5.18%

Seeking a Spanish Schengen Visa from Vietnam

Vietnamese travelers planning a trip to Spain for either leisure or business must obtain a Spanish Schengen Visa. The process involves submitting paperwork at the Embassy of the Schengen nation, or in this scenario the Spanish Embassy Consulate, corresponding to the intended longest stay. The Schengen Visa allows stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period, contingent upon its validity.

For Vietnamese passport holders seeking a Spanish Schengen visa from Vietnam, applications can be made at the BLS International Spain Visa Application Centre in Hanoi, as BLS International is the official partner of the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the BLS International Spanish Visa Application Centre ensures a smooth and efficient visa application process. Whether traveling for leisure, business, or educational purposes, the center’s friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist applicants every step of the way.


Types of Spanish Schengen Visas available at The Spanish Embassy in Vietnam

The visa requirements vary depending upon the purpose of your travel from Vietnam to Spain

Short-stay Spanish Schengen Visa

Valid for up to ninety days, it is required for tourists, individuals visiting family or friends, or those with short-term business or educational goals, or transit visas for Spanish airports for passengers with connecting flights or seamen moving through a Spanish port. 

Long-term Spanish Schengen Visa

A visa for a stay lasting more than 90 days allows for extended residency in the issuing state. Moreover, it grants the holder unrestricted travel for up to 90 days per semester within the territories of other Member States. It is for those intending to go to Spain for long-term remote work, entrepreneurship, training and research, family living in Spain, internships, studies, long-term residence, employment, or investment of capital in Spain.


Procedure for Applying for a Spanish Schengen Visa from Vietnam

BLS International is the designated service provider for the Spanish Embassy Consulate in Vietnam, offering administrative support services exclusively to visa applicants.

Here are the sequential stages when seeking a Spanish visa:

1. Identify Visa Category

2. Commence Visa Application

3. Schedule Appointment

4. Settle Fees

5. Lodge Visa Application

6. Monitor Application Status

7. Retrieve Passport

Stage 1 – Identify Visa Category

It is essential to determine the suitable Spanish Schengen visa category and confirm eligibility before applying for a visa. Once the category is selected, take note of the mandatory application fee, and the required documentation, and complete the application accordingly. Translation of any document not originally in English is obligatory and must be completed and submitted as per requirements.


Stage 2 – Commence Visa Application

When you’re prepared to submit your application for the Spanish Schengen Visa, access the application form from the consulate website corresponding to your location, which is Vietnam in this case. Fill it out diligently, ensuring accuracy, and then print a hard copy. Finally, compile all required documents to present along with the Schengen Visa Application Form at the BLS International Visa Application Centre.


Application Form:


Stage 3 – Schedule Appointment

Select a Visa Application Centre where you’ll submit your Spanish Schengen Visa application and schedule an appointment. At the designated time, visit the Visa Application Centre to provide biometric data, including fingerprints and photographs. Remember, each applicant needs to schedule their appointment separately for the Spanish Schengen Visa. Once booked, you’ll receive confirmation of the appointment and an appointment letter via email. For more details, visit the BLS International website and book an appointment using the provided link. 


Stage 4 – Settle Fees

At the time of submission at the Visa Application Centre, the applicant will physically pay the visa application fee along with the application form.

Tourist Visa = 2,122,000 VND

Children under 6 = 0 VND

Children between 6 and 12 years = 1,061,000 VND



Stage 5 – Lodge Visa Application

The Visa Application Centres require applicants to physically submit the completed application form, along with the necessary documents. For applicants under 16 years of age, the application form must bear the valid signatures of both parents.

Stage 6 – Monitor Application Status

To monitor the status of your Spanish Schengen Visa application, utilize the reference number printed on the invoice or receipt provided by the BLS International Visa application center. Access the online tracking system and enter the reference number to stay informed about the progress of your application.


Stage 7 – Retrieve Passport

Once the Embassy of Spain in Vietnam completes processing your Spanish Schengen Visa application, you will receive an email notification. Subsequently, you can proceed to the BLS International Visa Application Centre to collect your passport. When visiting the center, ensure to bring along a copy of your identification card.

If you are unable to collect the passport yourself, you may authorize a close relative to retrieve it on your behalf. They must present a letter of authorization bearing your signature, copies of both your and their identification cards, and evidence of your familial relationship. Alternatively, for those who have chosen the Courier Return Service, passports will be delivered to the address provided during submission.


Documents required for obtaining a Spanish Schengen Visa from Vietnam

The required documents for obtaining a Spanish Schengen Visa from Vietnam are as follows:

  • Completed Schengen visa application form with a passport-type photo attached.
  • Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area, with at least 2 blank pages. A photocopy of all passport pages containing information such as visas and stamps must also be provided.
  • Proof of residence in Vietnam for non-Vietnamese citizens 
  • Authorization from both parents or accredited legal representatives for minors or disabled persons traveling unaccompanied, along with birth certificates or supporting documents of legal representation.
  • Proof of the purpose of the trip, including:

Invitation letter from a police station or notary public in Spain for family visits, along with proof of family ties.

– Detailed itinerary, accommodation reservations, and letters of motivation for tourism.

– Documentation for organized tours or incentive trips, including letters from tour operators, contracts, and lists of delegation members.

  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the entire stay in Schengen territory.
  • Documents demonstrating the intention to leave Schengen territory, such as proof of employment, financial assets, and social/family ties.
  • Airline ticket booking that is a round-trip ticket reservation
  • Travel medical insurance covering repatriation, emergency medical assistance, and hospital care for the entire stay in the Schengen area, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros.
  • Proof of accommodation or means to pay for accommodation during the stay in the Schengen territory, such as hotel reservations.




BLS International Contact Information Centers in Vietnam

For assistance or inquiries, please reach out to the call center at the following numbers: 

Hanoi: +84 2432191755

Ho Chi Minh: +84 2835357102

Email: info.han@blshelpline.com or info.hcmc@blshelpline.com. 

They typically respond to email queries from Monday to Friday within 2 working days.


Additional Services Offered at BLS International Visa Application Center

For further guidance regarding the additional services offered visit BLS International’s official website.


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