The Spanish Consulate Where You Apply for Your Non Lucrative Visa Depends on Where You Live
There are eight Spanish Consulates in the US. Each has specific jurisdiction over all the US states and territories. You must apply at the consulate with authority over the state in which you live.
But here’s the deal… The specific requirements for Non Lucrative Visa Applications can vary tremendously from one consulate to the next. They all have the same core set of documents. But some of them have additional demands that make the process A LOT harder and A LOT more costly. (I’m looking at you, Spanish Consulate of Houston!)
Knowing that, you’re probably thinking… Why not just apply at a more easygoing consulate? (Hand’s down, the one in Washington D.C.)
Not going to happen. You’ll prove your residence within that consulate’s district by showing your driver’s license or government issued State ID at your visa application appointment. So, unless you’re prepared to legally change your residence just to get an ID for a state governed by one of the more chill consulates, you’re out of luck.
The take away in all of this? Make sure you follow the instructions for your consulate. This is the only way to assure you do everything you need to do, and minimize what you don’t.
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To make the process easier for you, I’ve created a FREE application checklist specific to each consulate. Each checklist embodies hours of research to dumb down the instructions from each consulate into an easy to understand format with exact details on what needs to be translated, copied, Apostilled and more.
First, use the chart below to find your Spanish Consulate. Then, on that consulate page, enter your email to get your free checklist.
|Washington DC||Washington DC|
|West Virginia||Washington DC|
|North Carolina||Washington DC|
|California (Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura)||Los Angeles|
|California (Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Buttle, Calaveras, Colusa, Contracosta, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humbboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehema, Trinity, Tulare, Toulumne, Yolo, Yuba)||San Francisco|
|New York||New York|
|New Jersey||New York|