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The application process at the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco is strict but straightforward. Their translation mandates are significant. Even Apostilles must be translated. This will up your costs. Try to have as much original documentation as possible issued in Spanish to save money on translation fees.
In 2018, the San Francisco consulate changed its appointment solicitation procedures. When you have all the required documents:
- Scan all the required documents as explained at the visa instructions
- Send one PDF document per applicant as an email attachment
- In the e-mail subject line write your surname, date of departure, visa type and country of citizenship
The consulate will review your documents and you will be given an appointment.
They didn’t specify a wait time to secure an appointment. Expect 6 to 8 weeks. You may apply no earlier than 90 days before desired departure date. Track your timeline to order documents accordingly. Your criminal record clearance, marriage and birth certificates (all of which must have an Apostille) as well as your medical certificate may be no older than 3 months from issue date at the time of your appointment.
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