Istanbul Turkey BLS Spain Visa: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Spain Visa from Istanbul

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What is a uniform Schengen visa? A visa is time-limited and is valid for a maximum of 90 days in any six-month period. To which countries can i travel on the basis of my uniform Schengen visa? Who can apply for a Schengen visa in Turkey? Which member state is competent for examining and deciding on my visa application? Where can i lodge my application? What happens if my application is lodged with the member state that is not competent for examining and deciding on my visa? VISA FEE Applicants exempted from visa fee When can an application be lodged? Do i need an appointment for submitting my application? What are the documents that i need to lodge my application ? What is the minimum duration of validity of travel documents that can be accepted? Do i have to go through an interview? How long does it take to decide on my application? What can i do if the visa is refused? What documents do i have to take with me when i travel on a Schengen visa? What rules apply if my family members are EU/EEA nationals? Links to the web sites of the member states of the Schengen area and to the external service providers Does the civil servants has to submit all documents? Which documents has to be original? Which documents can submit as photocopy or e-government print out? Does it make any problem if the surname is different in newly married people? Can someone else submit my documents to apply a visa? Can someone else collect my passport back? Does the minors have to come to the application personally? Does the minors can travel to Spain alone? Which situations do I need a Transit Visa? What is the official web site address of The Consulate General of Spain? As a foreign applicant, when should i apply, how long the process will take? In case of sponsorship which documents has to be submitted by the sponsor. How much is the visa fee? May i pay extra to get the visa decision faster? How can i check the process after my submission? How can I get the tracking number to track my courier?