Spain is a paradox where medieval splendour and grandeur effortlessly blends with modern-day innovation. Renowned for the ancient palaces of Seville, the flamenco dancers of Southern Spain, sheltered coves of Mallorca and the culture of siestas, Spain attracts tourists from all over the globe every single year.
Are you planning to apply for a Spain Schengen visa appointment from Mumbai? Is the wait for the appointment getting in the way of your holiday plan? In 2017, the consulate at Mumbai issued close to 33,000 visas.
The Mumbai consulate gets a large number of applications throughout the year and trying to get an appointment can be irksome.
We have got you covered and there is absolutely no reason to panic! This article will help you find out how to get a Spain Schengen visa appointment and what you should do if you can’t get one. By filling out our Schengen visa appointment form, we can book your Spain Schengen visa appointment for you.
Once you have your appointment ready, you can get all of your required documents in order.
How to get a Spain Schengen Visa appointment in Mumbai
This is how you can book a Spain Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai:
Through third-party agents like BLS Spain Mumbai International
Visa applications from Mumbai are collected and examined by the Spanish Consulate Mumbai after they go through the BLS International appointment and tracking systems. Go to the BLS International Homepage and click on “Book Appointment”.
You will be redirected to the following page:
The collection of Visa applications happens from Mumbai and go through examination by the Spanish Consulate Mumbai after they go through the BLS International appointment and tracking systems. Go to the BLS International Homepage and click on “Book Appointment”.
Getting ready for Spain visa appointment from Spain Consulate Mumbai
Once you’re ready and your appointment for Spain Schengen visa has been set from Spain Consulate Mumbai, you have to prepare your documents.
The Consulate General of Spain in Mumbai is located south of Mumbai, in the district of Nariman Point, near Mantralaya, the Maharashtra Government Offices.
How to track Spain Schengen visa application?
Tracking Spain Schengen visa application status is easy enough. All you need to do is visit BLS Spain India website and click Track Application. You will have to enter your ‘Application Reference Number’ and your ‘Date of Birth’.
Spain visa application status can be checked only after the application submission.
What should I do when there are no appointment slots available for Spain Schengen visa?
Are you having trouble getting Spain Schengen visa appointment date? We advise you to try one of the following options:
- Approach a different jurisdiction
Have you been waiting for too long for your Spain Schengen visa? In this case, wait no longer and try to apply at the nearest jurisdiction. If you are applying from Mumbai, we suggest that you shift your focus to the jurisdiction at New Delhi.
- You could try changing the main Schengen consulate of your visit
Germany, France, Italy, and Spain are the major Schengen countries. Needless to say, the consulates of the main Schengen countries are usually booked out for a couple of months at a stretch. In these cases, you can try your luck by applying to the consulate of countries like Slovakia or Malta. These countries do not have a large number of applicants thus making it easier to secure an appointment with them.
Remember that you will have to show a tentative travel itinerary to this country in order to get a visa appointment. We can help you with this. Click this link to make the temporary flight and hotel bookings and we will take care of the rest for you.
You could read our article on how to book an appointment when no appointment slot is available.
- Wait for cancellation of someone else’s Spain Schengen visa appointment
This option is as risky as it sounds, as there are no guarantees that you will be able to secure a visa appointment. However, we strongly suggest that you do not discard this option. What you have to do is wait for someone to cancel their Spain Schengen visa appointment. Watch intently for any appointment slots to open up and book it as it becomes available. Keep multiple browser tabs open for all the consulates in a city near you and do not forget to refresh the tabs.
There have been multiple scenarios in which our customers have successfully got an appointment just by waiting patiently for a cancellation. Our dedicated team watches for cancellation of Schengen visa appointments. They can then help book it for you as soon as a spot opens up. If you are interested in this service, please fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Do you want us to get you your Spain Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your Spain Schengen visa in the following countries:
Our customers are corporate employees and business professionals who are usually in need of a visa immediately. We can arrange for Spain Schengen visas within a short span of 7-15 days.
This option is subject to the availability of slots in the consulate of your choice. We will also try to get you an appointment at the nearest consulates.
We do not fix the appointment fee, but we do get in touch with the travel agents to get a price quote from them for an appointment and this quote depends on the demand for visa appointments at any given time. Click here for our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form. Please note that no payment is needed initially. We will contact our agents for an appointment for you.
Within the first 8 hours of the payment, you will receive an email regarding the availability of a slot and the consulate where it is available.
Once we receive your confirmation, we will send you the appointment details and reference number so that you can verify.
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Now that you have your appointment date, all that’s left is to pack up and enjoy your trip!
FAQs on Schengen visa appointments
All your queries are answered in the section below.
Can I take an appointment for my whole family?
No. You will have to make separate appointments. Using a single account you can book up to 5 Schengen visa appointments. However, the dates for each of the 5 appointments may vary as they may not be available on a single day.
Can you make an appointment on my behalf?
Yes! We can surely assist you in getting your Spain Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the appointment request for your whole family as well. For this, just fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Where can I have my appointment verified?
You can verify your appointment with the government or the BLS International website.
What amount do I have to pay to get an appointment?
The amount you will pay varies from consulate to consulate. The service fee chargeable is INR 1000, above the quote specified by our agents. The date of the appointment also determines the appointment fee. The earlier your request, the higher you will have to pay for the appointment.
Can I get the appointment on priority if I pay a higher amount?
We operate purely on a first come first serve basis. You are going to have to wait until it is your turn.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
Once we have received a confirmation from you and booked the appointment, it is non-refundable.
Could my Spain Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, your Spain Schengen visa application can be rejected by the Spanish consulate for the following reasons:
- Travel insurance invalidity
- No evidence of travel itinerary
How early can I apply for the Spain Schengen visa?
Applicants should apply up to 90 days prior to the scheduled date of travel. It is also recommended that you apply at least 3 weeks prior to the date of scheduled travel to account for any unforeseeable delays.
Can I apply for my visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
At the time of application, all applicants must have a passport that is not more than 10 years old. The same applies to passports issued more than 10 years ago and have not been extended. Applicants must have their passports renewed before applying for a visa.
What details are required in order to book an appointment?
The details needed are your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date. The country you will be visiting determines the details to be shared. For additional information, we will correspond with you by email.
What is the application procedure at the Spain Visa Application Centre?
Applicants can book an appointment on any working day at BLS application centre during the specified submission timings. The applicants receive a token at the entrance and they have to wait in the designated waiting area. Our officers at the counter will collect your visa application form to check that the documents are complete. The validity, empty pages, and previous travel information is checked. You have to pay the fee in advance in accordance with the visa category you’re applying for.
After this, the embassy/consulate of Spain will check the documents submitted. You will also receive the fee receipt you paid.
Do I need to have travel insurance for Spain Schengen visa?
Yes, you have to provide proof of travel insurance that covers emergency medical expenses and costs of repatriation up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get me my Spain Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai?
We usually take about 8 to 10 hours to get back to you, as we will be checking with all nearby consulates for the availability of the earliest slot.
Within how much time must I complete the payment?
We make close to 250 appointments a day. Once an appointment slot becomes available, you will have 1 hour to complete the payment. In case we do not hear back from you within the hour, our reseller will put the appointment to auction for other customers in need of an appointment.
What mode of payment do you accept?
You can choose between making a direct bank transfer to us or online payment via PayuMoney or Western Union.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
We are currently operating in the UK, USA and India.
Contact Information for BLS International Mumbai
BLS International Mumbai Address:
Star C J Plaza, Off Apsara Cinema,
Street Nos.12, 14 D Ward,
Dr Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg Lamington Rd,
Grant Road East,
Consulate General of Spain in Mumbai Contact Information
Express Towers, 3rd floor;
Barrister Rajni Patel Marg,
Nariman Point – Mumbai- 400021
Tel: +91 22 2288 0213 / 19
Fax: +91 22 2288 0254