A business visa is granted for those who are visiting Spain for business or conference meetings.
|Duration||Visa Fees in CFA|
|Schengen Visa (A, C): Short- stay||40000|
|Schengen Visa (A, C) children 6-12 years minus one day||23000|
The above mentioned Visa Fee is to be paid only by cash.
Note: Exemption of Visa Fee for a child is applicable only in the case of Short Term category, if the child's age is less than 6 years at the date of submission.
The Visa Fee is subject to change without notice'
BLS International Service charge
Applicants applying at the Spanish visa application Centre shall be levied a service charge of CFA 10140 /- (inclusive of service tax 15% & education cess) payable in cash. Children under 6 are exempted from service charge.
A valid passport Minimum 3 months beyond the expiration date of the visa requested and a photocopy of the Identity document.
Consular chart and certificate of residence for the non Ivoirians excluded sierraleonais, Liberians and Burkinabe who are not living in Ivory Coast.
To fill two dated forms of visa application, signed and accompanied with two passport photographs color on white background (photographs going back to less than sixmonths);
Air ticket reservation return ticket (presentation of the ticket and it photocopy during the withdrawal of the visa);
An international travel Insurance envisaging the medical repatriation which covers the applicant stay;
Certificate of work;
The last three pay slips; Orders of the company;
Certificate of social security (CNPS for the Ivory Coast)
Invitation letter in Spanish or Portuguese of the company installed in the country of destination (the invitations in English or French are not accepted for international forums)
Hotel Reservation and confirmation per fax, telex or e-mail with the address and the telephone of the hotel.
The last three months personal bank statements (account domiciled in Ivory Coast), international credit card or documents in proof of purchases of currencies of 369,000 minimum FCFA except expenses of hotel.
For the stays higher than
9 days, it will be necessary to add to this amount, the sum of 41,000 FCFA per day.
1. The general and administration fees of visa application treatment which is (40,000FCFA or approximately 61 Euros) will be paid at the time of application deposit and will not be the object of refund including in case of application withdrawal or visa refusal .
2. The visa applications will have to be submitted at least two weeks in advance and by person
3. Provide for each document an original and a photocopy including the passport.
4. Complementary documents could be required.
5. The presentation of all documents does not automatically involve the delivery of visa.
Note: We regret we cannot accept photographs that do not meet these requirements
Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) of yourself, which should not have been used previously in the passport. The photograph should be in colour and:
Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. A photo booth meeting these requirements is available at the centre..
Applications accepted at the Spain Visa Application Centre will be submitted on the next working day at the Embassy of Spain General of Spain. Once the application has been submitted, the applicant can be further requested additional documentation in support of the same. Please note as per the instructions received from Embassy of Spain minimum processing time is 15 Calendar days (It may delay depending on case to case).
All applications must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.
Kindly note if application submitted in Satellite centre, it may take up to 48-72 hours in transit to Abidjan. All the applications received from Satellite centers will be sent to Embassy on next working day
Processing time will start excluding the date of submission of application at BLS International Services.Applicants submitting the applications with short processing time will be required to fill up the Declaration form.
All Application submitted at visa application centre should have English/Spanish Application forms only.
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