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Residence of different provinces must apply at specific centres. For this and legibility of Nationalities applicable. Please click here to read more.

For Prospective Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or take a longer time to be processed.

Please note that personal appearance may be required, a Visa / Immigrations officer may require a personal interview at The Embassy of Spain in Pretoria or the Consulate General in Cape Town prior to a decision being taken on your application. The Visa Application Centres shall assist you to make an appointment for the same.
Visa Application PROCESS
The visa fee can be paid in advance and to our bank account before handing in the application or by Credit/Debit Card at the application centre. Please remember to bring/submit your original deposit slip and please put your passport number as the reference.  
Please click on the link to make an appointment. Also note that it is mandatory to schedule an appointment. Please visit our schedule an appointment for more information.  

Step 1 : Applications for Spanish Schengen visas (Short-stay) tourist, business, transit, studies up to 90 are accepted at the Visa Application Centres.
Step 2 : Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your purpose of visit. Kindly remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process your application or how long it will be issued for, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy or Consulate.
Step 3 : Please go to the link “All About Your Visas” to understand details of various visas.
Step 4 : Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.
Step 5 : Track you application online and collect during the collection times. Passports will only be handed back to applicants during the collection times (10:00 -12:30 and 13:30-16:00).
Step 6 : Short-stay (tourist, business, transit, studies up to 90) visa applications are to be directed to the aforementioned VACs in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. It is mandatory to schedule an appointment for any visa application.

Long-stay visa applications (work permit, students over 90 days, etc…) must be submitted directly to either the Embassy or the Consulate General in Cape Town. For information on requirements (for long-stay visas only), please visit our websites (see Useful Links on the left side of this page) and email us at:

Pretoria: emb.pretoria.vis@mae.es

Cape Town & Durban: visacapetown@maec.es

Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service passports on an official trip must contact directly either the Embassy in Pretoria or the Consulate General in Cape Town.

Those applicants who prefer to address their application directly to the Embassy or the Consulate, should make a written request and an appointment will be given within two weeks.
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Visa Application Centre you can track your application here. You may collect your passport between 10:00 -12:30 and 13:30 – 16:00 and provide proper identification and authoriz ation letters (if needed).

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth. Please click here
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