A family visa is granted for those who are visiting Spain for family visit.
|Duration||Visa Fees in CFA|
|Family member (Parents or Children’s only)||Gratis|
'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 10.134 /- (inclusive of service tax 15 % & education cess) payable in cash. Children under 6 are exempted from service charge.
As per instruction received from Embassy of Spain, "Checklist" needs to be duly filled in by the Applicant/Travel Agent/Authorized representative and needs to submit along with the Visa Application. Please note it's mandatory to provide the same and is applicable for all Ivory Coast.
Please follow the below mentioned points:
Application Form: Application for Schengen Visa.
Original Application form for Schengen Visa duly filled in and signed by the applicant in blue ball point ink. 3 recent photographs (35-45 mm) of the applicant with white background must be attached in the application form. The application form must be correctly filled, facilitating all the possible information requested in the form including postal address, email address and telephone number.
Please note with effect from 01 April 13, Embassy of Spain has instructed that Sworn Declaration is mandatory to be provided along Visa Application form at the time of submission.
The application can be submitted personally or by an authorized person at the BLS International Services centre; or at the Embassy of Spain General of Spain (subject to prior appointment)
If the application is being submitted directly at the Embassy of Spain in Abidjan, then the fee must be paid via bank draft payable at Abidjan in favor of Embassy of Spain in Abidjan, in accordance with the place of application. The applicant must write his/her name, date of birth, and passport number behind the draft. A photocopy of the draft must be submitted along with the application.
Passport of the applicant with at least two blank pages, which should be valid for at least three months after the duration of intended stay. This document should have been issued in the last ten (10) years. Photocopy of all the pages of the present passport must be submitted.
Submission of all old passports is mandatory. In case if applicant has lost old passport then he/she can submit copy of complaint lodged with Police or for any other reason of not submitting it he/she can provide a covering letter mentioning the reason for the same
In case of minors (below 18 years), the application form must be signed by both the parents. Photocopies of passports of both the parents, attested by notary public, must be attached. In case parents does not have passports then they need to provide a government ID proof having signatures.
In case the minor (below 18 years), is accompanied by either of the parents, a no objection affidavit must be submitted
Two recent photographs for Abidjan (35-45 mm) of the applicant with white background and two photocopies for the application form along with three recent photographs.
Covering letter from the applicant, explaining in detail the purpose of the visit. All cover letters must include details of any other accompanying persons as well. This includes family members, friends or business associates travelling for the same purpose.
For visiting family or friends:
For tourism purpose:
Photocopy of the applicant’s PAN card.
Original Personal bank statements of the applicant for last 3 months for Embassy of Spain, Abidjan with the original stamp and signature of authorized signatory of the bank (Online Bank statements are not acceptable).This is a mandatory statement
Please Note for Embassy General of Spain, Abidjan: The minimum closing Balance in the Personal Account Bank Statements should be equivalent or above Euros €589.68 per person for a minimum period of stay. For longer stays applicants need to show an additional of approximately Euros €65.52 per day per applicant.
Personal Income tax returns for the last three years. In case, the returns have not been filed, submit a letter of explanation.
Salary slips for last six months.
Proof of travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros to cover any expense which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and /or emergency hospital treatment. The insurance must be valid throughout the territory of the Member States. The duration of the insurance cover must include the entire period of stay and additionally fifteen days more after the proposed date of departure out of the Schengen territory.
Applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Ivory Coast insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state.
Any other document that the applicant may consider appropriate to support his/her application.
Authorization form signed in original by the applicant, in favour of BLS International Services
If the applicant is not a national of Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal or the Maldives, a proof of his/her legal residence in any of these countries (Residence permit).
For Family visa applications applicants are requested to submit proof of family relations with the principal applicant as an additional document with the visa application, for example
For Spouse - Marriage certificate
For Children - Birth certificate
BLS International will accept a photocopy of the document after verifying with the original at the time of submission. In case if you are unable to present an original, kindly submit the photocopy of the same legalized before a Notary public. (This is requirement is only applicable for West and South jurisdiction as per The Embassy General of Spain, Abidjan)
With regards to the documents submitted with the visa application such as the Marriage certificate and Birth certificate of family visa applications, documents only in English language or translated to Spanish will be acceptable for all files.
Kindly note that if the documents are in any regional language, they must be translated to English or Spanish by any language institute with official stamp and signature of the translation institute/agency.
Documents in regional languages such as Marriage certificate and Birth certificate will not be acceptable.
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
Applicants submitting the applications towards the Embassy of Spain, Abidjan 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.
Please note W.E.F 01 April 13 , Embassy of Spain has instructed that Sworn Declaration is mandatory to be provided along Visa Application form at the time of submission.
The forms are in PDF format.
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