5055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 860, Los Angeles, CA 90036 [email protected]
Jurisdiction: Arizona, Colorado, Utah and California counties of Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
The Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles has some of the most stringent requirements for the non lucrative visa application. Their website clearly states that incorrect or incomplete applications will be rejected during the interview. That means you’ll need to wait months to make another appointment should something go wrong.
On the up side, this consulate has most clearly delineated instructions of any of the Spanish consulates in the US. They include very specific details on translation expectations and a thorough FAQ page.
They also offer the option to make a short (10 to 15 minute) appointment to speak to a consulate employee with questions before your formal application appointment. If you live close by, take advantage of it. But fret not. Between their thoroughly outlined instructions plus their responsiveness to my emails clarifying details, I’m confident my application documents checklist will provide everything you need.
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Specifics to note when applying in Los Angeles:
Their instructions specifically require original bank statements to demonstrate your Proof of Financial Means, sealed with your bank’s official stamp and signature. (The Spanish love their official stamps.) Plan accordingly if obtaining them will require will require some lead time to get those from your bank.
The Los Angeles Consulate will hold your passport during processing time, and they do not state a typical resolution time. Plan international travel accordingly.