How to Apply for Spain Visa in Ghana

How to Apply for Spain Visa in Ghana

How to Apply for Spain Visa in Ghana. Spain is a top tourist destination in Europe with its beautiful sunny climate compared to other European destinations. However, if you are traveling to Spain you will need a visa. In this article, we will show you how to apply for Spain visa in Ghana, Spanish visa requirements for Ghana citizens, Spain visa fee for Ghanaians, Spain visa processing time in Ghana.

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Spain, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside in Spain permanently, you will have to apply for a different Schengen Visa, accordingly.


Types of Spain Visa – How to Apply for Spain Visa in Ghana

There are two broad categories of Spanish Visa, the Short Term Visa and the Long Term Visa.

Short Term Visa – A short-stay Schengen visa (visado de corta duracion) allows you to stay in Spain – but not work – for up to 90 days in a 180-day period. Types of Spanish short stay visa includes business visa, transit visa, medical visa, tourist visa, family visit, conference, sports, and events.

How to Apply for Spain Visa in Ghana
How to Apply for Spain Visa in Ghana

Long Term Visa – The long-term visa allows you to stay in Spain for a maximum of 180 days, but subject to change.

There are specific Spain visas that apply to Ghanaians and they include:

1. Spain Work Visa

The Spain work visa is issued to person(s) who want to work in Spain. The Spanish employers of these applicants will have to send proof of employment. Spanish work permit will be issued by the Labour Authorities in Spain (Delegación Provincial del Ministerio de Trabajo e Inmigracion).

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2. Spain Student Visa

The Spain student visa is a multiple-entry visa granted to applicants who want to study in Spain. Applicants must be granted admission into a Spanish institution before applying for the student visa.

3. Spanish Tourist Schengen Visa

The Spain tourist visa is issued to person(s) who want to visit family members, relatives and friends in Spain from Ghana. The tourist visas are single-entry visa and are only valid for up to 3 months (90 days).

4. Spanish Business Visa

The Spanish business visa is issued to travellers visiting the country for brief business meetings, conferences or lectures. This single-entry visa is only valid for 90 days. Applicants for this visa will have to provide necessary documents to support their reason for traveling.

For a more detailed information on Spain visa requirements click here.

General Requirements for a Spanish Visa – Spanish Visa Application Form

  • Download the application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the Spanish Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy.
  • Attach 2 photos; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.
  • Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
  • A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required
  • Schengen Travel Insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000€ coverage within Spain and the entire Schengen area
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Spain and itinerary.  (Click to find cover letter samples for visa applications)
  • Flight Reservation with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Spain
  • Hotel Booking Reservation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Spain.
  • Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)
  • Original Personal bank statement of the applicant for the last 3 months to be submitted at the Embassy of Spain, Accra with the original stamp and signature of authorized signatory of the bank (Online Bank statements are not acceptable). Personal Income tax may be added as an additional document.
  • Salary slips for last three months (if employed). See requirements for other Spain visas.
  • Proof of travel insurance with a minimum of 30,000 Euros to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment.
  1. Download the application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the Spanish Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy.
  2. Book an appointment with the Spain visa application center in Ghana. Click here to schedule an appointment
  3. Take the supporting documents listed above and the filled application form to the Spanish Embassy in Accra.
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Spain Visa Fees for Ghanaians

Duration Visa Fees in GHS
Tourist 317
Children between 6-12 years 185

The above mentioned Visa Fee is to be paid only by cash.

Note: Exemption of Visa Fee for a child is applicable only in the case of Short Term category if the child’s age is less than 6 years at the date of submission.

The Visa Fee is subject to change without notice’

BLS International Service charge

Applicants applying at the Spanish visa application Centre shall be levied a BLS Service charge will be 82 GHSs inclusive of all local taxes payable in cash. Children under 6 are exempted from service charge.

Please note:

  • The applicable Visa Fee in Ghanaian cedi is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice
  • The fee is non-refundable

Spain Visa Processing Time

Applications accepted at the Spain Visa Application Centre will be submitted on the next working day at the Embassy of Spain. Once the application has been submitted, the applicant can be further requested additional documentation in support of the same. Please note as per the instructions received from Embassy of Spain minimum processing time is 15 working days (It may delay depending on case to case).

All applications must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.

Processing time will start excluding the date of submission of application at BLS International Services.

Applicants submitting the applications with short processing time will be required to fill up the Declaration form.

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Attention! Please consult the Embassy of Spain in Accra for further enquiries.

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