How to apply for the work visa?
Please submit the ‘Application for a National Visa’ form and present it along with the required documents. Application form must be signed and submitted
in person. Every document must be in Spanish or officially translated into Spanish or English. Documents in Chinese will be also accepted as long as they are officially translated into Spanish or
English. Applicants might be invited for an interview concerning the visa application.
Working hours: Visa application submission and collection from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
Where should I apply for a Visa?
Only Hong Kong/Macao residents can apply for a visa at the Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong. Residents in the People’s Republic of China should
apply at our Consulate General in Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai depending on their residence.
Requirements to be completed by applicants: (Original and 1 copy of every document is needed)
- 1 form ‘Application for a National Visa’ duly filled in and signed by the applicant.
- 1 recent color photograph, 26-35 mm width and 32-45 mm height, with white background.
- Passport of the applicant which must be valid for at least 120 days, including photocopies of all pages
- Hong Kong / Macao ID card.
- Work and Residence Permit (Autorización de Residencia inicial y Trabajo por cuenta ajena) issued by the Ministry of Labour
(Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales). As stated above, no more than 1 month should elapse between the day in which the approval is notified to your employer and the day you apply
for the visa.
- Copy of the employment contract submitted and stamped by the Spanish Immigration Department (Oficina de Extranjería).
- Certificate of No Criminal Conviction from every country that the applicant has lived in the last 5 years. Hong Kong Police Department:
- Macao Direcçao dos Serviços de Identificaçao: no letter of request is needed. Certificates of No Criminal Conviction
issued in other countries must be legalised, i.e. the Clearance Certificate issued in Philippines must be legalised by the Consulate General of Spain in Manila.
- Medical certificate1 : Letter typed on doctor’s stationery stating that you do not suffer from any of the diseases which need quarantine under the International Health Regulation 2005. It has also to state which tests were done and their results
Please note that the Consulate General reserves the right to request additional documents