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28 Aug 2018 12:00 by GuyT Star rating. 464 posts Send private message

Greetings! Do any of you have experience in obtaining or knowing someone who obtained, a schengen visa (with point of entry being in Spain or otherwise).

Reason I ask is that a South African friend needs one to visit us and he seems to be getting extraordinary uphill from his local Spanish consulate. He needs a letter from me inviting him, verified by national police or guards civil, officially certified translations if any Englidh used, etc. (I must say it DOES sound rather Spanish, lots of rubber stamps, lol). Another drawback is that once this excercise is completed they still say they need a minimum of fifteen days to issue the actual visa....before he can book a flight...he'll belucky to be here by Christmas.

One wonders how/if people can just go on a touring holidy on spec, arrive at Madrid, rent a car and drive around. 





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28 Aug 2018 13:09 by Kavanagh Star rating in Oil Drum Lane Newcas.... 627 posts Send private message

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Hello Guy

Been there got the T shirt twice. My wife is non EU. Basically it is as you state and it’s knob ache.

No visa and he will not even get on a flight. Basically he will have to jump through the hoops, get everything translated then stamped and signed by the Pope.

It’s a case of take it or leave it. I got a specialist to do it because I could not stand the hastle.



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29 Aug 2018 10:53 by Mickyfinn Star rating in Spain and FRance. 1809 posts Send private message

I wonder if this is the future for Brits post a no deal Brexit?



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29 Aug 2018 15:29 by Kavanagh Star rating in Oil Drum Lane Newcas.... 627 posts Send private message

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Hi Micky

If the EU want to be awkward in theory it could be. I have only explained to Guy about his post. It can be different where some countries have different arrangements, much more relaxed for USA, Canada and some South American countries.

The standard procedure for a schengen (tourist) visa can be bizarre, like book and pay for your return flight and full hotel schedule first then they will let you know if you can have a visa or not.

 


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29 Aug 2018 21:17 by nigel188 Star rating in Estepona. 572 posts Send private message

Hi Guy

If your South Africa friend wants to go to say Portugal, Gibraltar or France he/she needs to apply for a mutiple entry visa.

Here is very informative website for you.

https://www.southafrica.to/transport/visa-requirements/Schengen/Schengen-visa.php

 

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30 Aug 2018 14:35 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5109 posts Send private message

Just a thought.

  If you are having problems with the Spanish consulate have you considered trying another Schengen country consulate?

That it will not be the first country you arrive in does not I believe matter as it is a Schengen visa 

 


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30 Aug 2018 15:55 by Kavanagh Star rating in Oil Drum Lane Newcas.... 627 posts Send private message

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Hi John

The applicant cannot do that because he is using an invitation letter from Spain, inviting him, verified by national police or Guardia civil, officially certified translations if any English used.

The procedure is standard unless there is a special agreement in place. He cannot go touting around the schengen countries asking anyone to give him an invite.



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30 Aug 2018 17:09 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5109 posts Send private message

Guy said  "He needs a letter from me inviting him, verified by national police or guards civil"

 

So I assumed, maybe wrongly, that he did not yet have the invite. 

I do not know but maybe another country would not need that.

 

By coincidence I noted some of the current fees for police documentation

Letter of invitation is      6.42 € p.p.

Authorisation by police  73.57 €

 

 





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30 Aug 2018 17:21 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5109 posts Send private message

Guy said  "He needs a letter from me inviting him, verified by national police or guards civil"

 

So I assumed, maybe wrongly, that he did not yet have the invite. 

I do not know but maybe another country would not need an invitation..

 

By coincidence I noted some of the current fees for police documentation

 

 





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30 Aug 2018 18:17 by Kavanagh Star rating in Oil Drum Lane Newcas.... 627 posts Send private message

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Hello John

Police fees are not the issue here. See OP.

Nigel has already posted a link explaining all.

You cannot get an official letter of invitation from Spain and submit it at the German Embassy.



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