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Posted on March 16 2021

Spanish Embassy in India applies new procedure for Family Reunification visa

By Editor
Updated May 10 2023

As per an official News Alert by the Embassy of Spain in India, there is now in place a “New procedure to apply for a Family Reunification Visa”.

From March 10, 2021, the Embassy of Spain in India will be applying a new procedure for applying for a Family Reunification Visa.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Embassy of Spain in India has reopened visa application process only for student, entrepreneur and family reunification visas.

An online appointment will have to be taken for applying to Spain student visa or Spanish entrepreneur visa.

Those applying for Family Reunification Visas from India, on the other hand, will be required to send an email to emb.nuevadelhi.citas@maec.es and make an appointment.

The email must include —[1] a colored copy of the passport with the information provided clearly visible, and [2] a Resolution of Authorization for residence in Spain for Family Reunification.

The text of the email must have the following details –

  • First and last name of the applicant
  • First and last name of the regrouping person
  • Passport number
  • Telephone number
  • Email address of the contact

While emphasizing the fact that “applying for an appointment is totally free”, the Spanish Embassy in India has stated that the appointment must be made 4 days prior to the date.

What is a Spanish Family reunification Visa?
Unless an individual is a citizen of the European Union [EU], Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, all foreigners that wish to enter Spain – for study abroad, work overseas or migrate overseas – will be required to hold a Spanish residence visa.   Under the Family Reunification Residence permit, a foreigner that is resident in Spain, and has renewed their initial residence permit, might be able to apply for a residence permit for their first-grade or immediate relatives.   Relatives that can be reunited in Spain with the foreigner – ·         Spouse ·         Children below 18 years of age ·         Parents and parents-in-law [as long as they are under the care of the foreigner, are 65+ years in age, and there exist reasons justifying the need for authorising their residence in Spain].   The resident in Spain would be required to complete another administrative process before the submission of the visa application.   The foreigner living in Spain must submit an application for a Family Reunification Residence permit at the Oficina de Extranjeros [Foreigners Office] of the province where he lives.   If the permit is granted, their relative can then procced to applying for a Family Reunification Residence visa at the Spanish Consulate/Embassy.

As per the Embassy of Spain in India, an appointment will be given per person and per passport. Separate emails will have to be sent for each of the applicants, even if they are minors.

Following the receipt of a confirmation email by the applicant, they can then choose the date and time of their appointment through an online link provided.

Appointments will have to be made personally.

In cases wherein the applicant has to cancel the appointment for any reason, they will have to do the same 4 days in advance.

If the Resolution is confirmed and the passport already submitted, it will be transferred for issuing the Spanish National Visa.

Currently, Spain has 2 consular offices in India. The Spanish Consulates in Mumbai and Delhi are assisted by Honorary Consulates in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai.   The Honorary Consulates carry out certain consular tasks, such as the legalization of documents, requests for renewal of Spanish passports etc.  

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