Note: The following reference notices are Pre-Covid. One will need to contact the local consulate [not an honorary consulate] to determine the rules that are in place during the pandemic.
EMBASSY OF SPAIN
COURTLEIGH CORPORATE CENTRE, 6TH FLOOR
(Formerely ISLAND LIFE CENTRE)
6 ST. LUCIA AVENUE, KGN 5
TEL: 929 5555
FAX: 929 8965
Opening Hours: 9:00 am Ė 1:00 pm
VISAS FOR NON-EU SEAMEN WHO INTEND TO ENTER SPAIN TO BOARD NON-SPANISH SHIPS
1. Schengen visa application form completed with signature and date of application
2. One passport size photograph.
3. Valid passport (if passport has been issued less than one year the previous expired passport is also required. Passport must be valid for at least 3 months after validity of the visa).
4. Seamanís Passbook.
5. Travel Itinerary.
6. Letter of employment
7. A letter of invitation from the Spanish maritime agency (ship owner, agent or consignee of the ship) in which the following information should be included:
a) name and surname of the seaman
b) date and place of birth
c) passport number, date of issue and period of validity
d) seamanís passbook number, date of issue and period of validity
e) job position on the ship on which he will board (if there are various seamen this information should be included in a list, signed and stamped and attached to the letter of invitation)
f) date and port of entry in Spain
g) name of ship
h) flag of ship
i) port of boarding in Spain
j) duration of the stay on board
k) port of disembarkation
l) date of return to the country of origin
m) travel itinerary to Spain and return to country of origin
n) name and address of the agency responsible for the crew member in country of origin as well as agency responsible for the crew member in Schengen State.
Visa Fee: JMD 12,294.00 (The visa fee is non-refundable and is to be paid in cash upon submission of visa application)
Processing time: 5 days
You may submit the application within 180 days of arrival in the Schengen Zone, no earlier.
NO firearms or weapons allowed! Persons carrying firearms or weapons will NOT be permitted entry.
VISA FOR SEAFARERS IN TRANSIT
As of July 1, 2019, all applications for short‐term Schengen visas (type C, stays of up to 90
days), among them are visas for seafarers in transit, submit submitted to BLS Visa Service
Spain (250 Catalonia Ave, Suite 706, Coral
Request an appointment on the following website: https://usa.blsspainvisa.com/miami/
For the rest of visas (studies, residence ...), the Visa Section requested the submission of
applications from MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. In these cases no
appointment is necessary. Applicants are recommended to come first thing in the morning.
The Consulate responsible for processing a uniform visa application for transit purposes is: in
the case of transit through a single
Member State, the Member State concerned or; in case of
transit through several Member States, the Member State whose external border intends to
cross the applicant to initiate transit. The Schengen States are: Germany
, Austria, Belgium,
, Slovakia, Slovenia
, Spain, Estonia, Finland
, Hungary, Iceland
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta
, the Netherlands
, Czech Republic, Sweden
Honorary Vice Consulates of Spain are not allowed to issue visas.
For these purposes, ďsailorĒ means any person who is employed or who works in any position
aboard a maritime navigation
vessel or a vessel sailing in international inland waters.
You can apply for a visa at this Consulate General if you are going to start transit through a
border in Spain and you are a legal resident in Florida
or South Carolina. Due to the
quantity of applications received by this office, it is recommended that you plan your trip to
the Schengen area with sufficient time to apply for an appointment and to process your visa
application. Holders of a B1/B2 visa must apply for a Schengen visa in their country of origin or
To find out if, because of your nationality, you need a visa for transit purposes, you can check
the following lists of countries. In cases where it is enforceable, it allows one, two or,
exceptionally, several times to transit.
The Schengen visa application (official model) must be submitted personally, not more than
nine months before your trip and at least fifteen calendar days before it. Visa applications will
not be accepted more than 270 days before the planned travel date.
WHAT TO SUBMIT (Original and copy of all the documents requested)
1. Consular rate. Payment must be made with MONEY
ORDER (Non‐refundable) addressed to:
"CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN".
2. Two Schengen visa applications completed in full clearly and signed by the interested party.
3. Two recent color photographs, centered, with a uniform and clear background, preferably
white. Photographs with a dark background or in which objects or people behind the head
4. Passport or travel document recognized and issued in the last 10 years, valid for more than
3 months after the planned stay and contain at least two blank pages.
5. Driver's license
or identity card with the current
address of the State of Florida
, Georgia or
6. Immigration status in the United States: residence card, study visa or US work issued in the
passport itself, "parole". The residence permit
or visa must be valid at least three months after
the date scheduled to leave the Schengen area. B1‐B2 holders must apply for a visa at their
place of residence.
7. Letter from the cruise
line or vessel specifying the title of the position to be held by each
worker, port of entry, return test, transit period, itinerary and name of the ship
8. Letter from the company assuming all responsibility and medical coverage
9. Invitation letter from the maritime agency with the following information:
a. Name and surname of the sailor
b. Place and date of birth
c. Passport No.
d. No. of Naval Notebook
e. Sailor employment
on the ship
f. Entry day in Spain
g. Port of embarkation or airport
of entry where appropriate.
h. Name of the ship and its flag
i. Duration of the stay on the ship
j. port of landing
k. Return date and itinerary
l. Confirmation that the agency will take care of the sailor upon arrival in Spain and upon
his return to his country of residence.
In the event of granting the visa, the applicant must collect it within one month of notification.
It this is not done within that period, it will be understood that the interested party has waived
the visa granted and the procedure will be filed.
The uniform visa enables the foreigner to appear at a border post and request entry.
Possession of a visa does not, in itself, confer an irrevocable right of entry.