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Short term visa (Maximum stay of 90 days)

This site provides information on procedures applicable to all Russian and foreign nationals residing in the Russian Federation who wishes to apply for a short stay visa to travel to Spain

All the residents in the consular district of the Consulate General of Spain in Moscow wishing to apply for a transit or a short-stay visa (up to 90 days in periods of 180) can submit their applications in any of the Spain Visa Application Centres mentioned here previous appointment, or directly at the Consulate General of Spain in Moscow prior appointment.

Dear applicants, please note that the submission of applications at the Visa Application Centre based on the principle of territorial division.

Citizens residing in St. Petersburg, Leningrad region, Pskov, Pskov region, Novgorod, Novgorod region, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, Murmansk, Murmansk region, Karelia republic should apply for visa in the service visa application centres in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Murmansk only. Their documents will not be accepted in other visa centres. The residence in the North-West consular district can be confirmed by the registration, the job certificate as well as by the bank statement. If the applicant has the registration in the North-West consular district, but actually doesn't live in, and this is confirmed by the job certificate and/or the bank statement applicant should submit the documents in the Visa Centre competent for the region of his actual residence.

If you wish to apply for a short-term (up to 90 days stay) visa to Spain, kindly read the information on this site carefully. If you follow the guidelines listed on this site, you will be able to submit your documents accurately. This will reduce the chances of your application being rejected due to incomplete or faulty submission of documents. You can prepare your visa application WITHOUT prior consultation.

The visa application must be made within three months prior to the proposed date of travel.

The Consulate General of Spain will review the documents and make a decision within approximately 10 calendar days from the receipt of the documents at the Consulate of Spain in Moscow. Each visa application is considered individually, so, in connection with this, a decision making term can vary. In case of providing a full package of documents that satisfy the requirements of the Consulate, the decision is made in 5 working days. Payment of fees for the processing of documents must be made directly to the Visa Application Centre. The application for a visa cannot be transferred to the Consulate of Spain until paid all necessary fees.

As per the new Russian law on personal data protection, all applicants who are applying themselves or through a courier representative need to ensure that the forms are signed by each Individual and submitted along with their application. To download these forms please click here .

Dear applicants, please note that incomplete documents shall not be accepted!

Visa Fees in Russian rubles applicable for various visa types are listed in the table below:

Visa Category Visa Fee for nationals of Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Former Yugoslav, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Georgia Visa Handling Fee for nationals from other countries
Tourism 2,658 4,556
Business 2,658 4,556
Drivers & Carriers 2,658 4,556
Studies of less than 90 days 2,658 4,556
Cultural Activities 2,658 4,556
Invitation 2,658 4,556
Property owners 2,658 4,556
Sailors 2,658 4,556
Transit 2,658 4,556
Urgent (in less than 5 days) 5,316 5,316
Urgent (in less than 24 hours) 5,316 5,316

Please note:

  • Visa Fees are payable in Russian rubles as per the prevailing exchange rates.
  • There is a service charge of 1,110 rubles (inclusive of VAT) per application over and above the visa fees for all applicants.
  • The fees are non-refundable.

Visa Fees exceptions:

  • Children under 6 years;
  • Disabled persons of any group (only citizens of Russian Federation);
  • One accompanying person of a disabled person of the 1st group (only citizens of Russian Federation);
  • Relatives of EU citizens: spouses, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents and grandchildren if documents confirming family relationship are provided;
  • Close relatives of citizens of Russian Federation who have residence permit in Spain.

Service Fee exceptions:

  • Children under 6 years;
  • Disabled persons of 1st group and one companion (only citizens of Russian Federation).

Below you can find the official list of documents to obtain a Schengen visa.

Harmonised list of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for a Schengen visa in the Russian Federation.

The Spanish Consulate could request additional documents.

Please refer to the more complete information about the documents required for filing a visa. For your convenience, below is information in accordance with the purposes of trips:

How to arrange the required documents.

Requirements for urgent Visa Applications.

Supporting documents (itineraries, invitations, statements, explanations, etc.) may be submitted in Russian or Spanish. Hand written documents in Russian will not be accepted.

For applicants traveling on business, operate special windows for the submission of visa applications, these windows are marked with the corresponding label.

Before submitting your visa application, please make sure that your documents are complete.

Please note that to obtain a visa, all the applicants over 12 years who have not previously provided the biometric data for a Schengen visa in the last 59 months should go to the Visa Application Centre for the capture of fingerprints and digital photography.

In the Visa Application Centre you can find the following additional services that can be of assistance when preparing your documents: photo booth, photocopying, printing, visa application form filling and travel insurances. For more information about prices and other services available, click here.

Please, submit your Application form with the new photo format, as explained below:

  • The photograph for each visa applicant must be an unmounted, full face photo, as described below
  • The photograph must have been taken within the last 6 months.
  • The photograph must be submitted glued to the application form
  • The photo submitted must measure: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm with the head centred in the frame.
  • The head (measured from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin) should measure about 3 cm
  • The photograph must be a full-face front view in which the visa applicant is facing the camera directly.
  • The face should cover about 70-80 percent of the photo area.
  • In general, the applicant's head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side. It is preferable that ears be exposed

For more information about requirements for photos click here

Please follow these instructions carefully. If the photo does not match the requirements your application will be considered incomplete.

In the Visa Application Centres you can find the photo booth service at a cost of 200 rubles.

The Consulate General of Spain will review the documents and make a decision within 10 calendar days from the receipt of the documents at the Consulate of Spain in Moscow. Each visa application is considered individually, so, in connection with this, a decision making term can vary. In case of providing a full package of documents that satisfy the requirements of the Consulate, the decision is made in 5 working days.

Payment of fees for the processing of documents must be made directly to the Visa Application Centre. The application for a visa cannot be transferred to the Consulate of Spain until paid all necessary fees.

The visa application must be made within three months prior to the proposed date of travel.

To download the application form, please click here. Once you have completed filling the form, kindly print the form and submit it at the visa application centre along with the required documents.

Note: Number of pages: 4 (the form must be printed back-to-back).

You also can obtain the Visa Application Form at the Visa Application Centre or request our form filling: for only 200 rubles our operators will fill and print the application form for you.

Sample Visa Application Form:

The Spanish Visa Application Form can be filled in English or Spanish only.

Please, click here to see a completed Visa Application Form sample: Sample Form

Download instructions:

The Visa Application Form is in PDF format.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

Following the link below, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader:

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