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Jurisdiction: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas
Important Information for Non Lucrative Visa Applications at the Spanish Consulate in Houston
As of 2020, this consulate is requiring a greater sum of funds to prove financial means:
The Houston Consulate does not accept criminal background checks from approved FBI channelers. Your background check must be issued from the FBI or the state department of justice for any states you’ve lived in within the last five years.
The Houston Consulate will require you to leave your passport with them during application processing, which they state may take up to two months. Arrange international travel plans accordingly.
The most challenging piece of your application process for this consulate will likely be their requirement to provide house property or leasing contract. See my tips on this issue here.