If you are looking for for a short term visit (E-Visa, ESTA, Visa Waiver) to America then you can start on this site by clicking ‘Start Application‘ and choose ‘ESTA: Visitor Visa Waiver’. If you are looking for a longer term visa please select the relevant option on the form or call us for advice.
Please Note: Visa approvals are not guaranteed. Be aware of persons / companies claiming they can guarantee approvals of visas as the process can be complex. If you wish to know more please call us or email with your questions. For a visa waiver you should apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before travel as per the advice from the U.S. Embassy.
What is an ESTA? Do I Need a Full Visa?
The visa waiver program, also known as an ESTA (Electronic System For Travel Authorization) is a online document that allows an individual to travel as a visitor to America without the need for a ‘full visa’.
Your Spain to USA is completed online and if you are approved the travel authorization is electronically linked to your passport. Citizens of the Visa Waiver Program are eligible to apply for an ESTA. You can view the full list of Visa Waiver countries here.
You may visit the USA for up to 90 days at a time for up to 2 years or until your passport expires, whichever is first.
If you are making multiple applications, each member of your party must submit an individual application. Once you submit an application, it will go through our 8 point check to ensure there will be no issues with your authorization. Sometimes it can take up to 72 hours for an application to receive a determination but you will be kept up to date from the moment your application is submitted.
You will receive all updates via the email you provide on your application and our phone lines are open 9am-5pm (GMT+0) if you have any queries.
USA Visa Process For Applicants From Spain
Spanish citizens who are eligible for the ESTA visa waiver can complete their application online with no in-person requirements.
If you are not eligible for the visa waiver program, you must apply for a non-immigrant visa which requires an interview at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain.
By submitting an application on our website you will be guided through the process by one of our experts.
For an ESTA, you simply require your passport and some personal details to complete the online application.
For non-immigrant visas, you must attend an interview and bring the following:
Your valid passport
Your confirmation page as provided to you after documentation processing
Criminal records / police documents
Any other documents you feel may support your application
The majority of administrative tasks are resolved within sixty days. However, the duration varies depending on the specifics of each instance. Please wait at least 60 days following your interview before enquiring about the administrative processing status.
The wait periods for US Visa appointments might vary weekly dependent on demand and personnel availability. The current wait time at the embassy in Madrid, Spain is approximately ~400 days.
To be eligible for emergency appointments, you must fulfil urgency requirements, such as a medical emergency, the start of school, a death in the family, etc.
Entry Into The United States
Daily, about one million people enter the United States. Customs and Border Protection officials check all individuals entering at a U.S. port of entry for compliance with immigration, customs, and agriculture requirements. The more foreign tourists understand what to anticipate, the simpler and faster the procedure gets.
As part of the entrance procedure, you must present proper travel papers while entering the United States. The papers you require and whether your passport must be valid for six months beyond your departure date depend on the nation from where you are departing and your citizenship or legal status.
A Visa is required for any Spanish national wishing to enter the United States. It could be a non-immigrant visa for a short period of time or an immigrant visa for a long period of time. To enter the United States, Indians must get a non-immigrant visa.
What To Do If Your Spain to USA Visa is Refused
There are several reasons why an ESTA application might be denied. In the majority of instances, it is because the prerequisites for visa-free entry have not been satisfied, and a visa from the US Embassy is necessary to travel to the United States in the absence of an ESTA. Sadly, it is also possible for the ESTA to be denied, even if all eligibility questions are answered correctly. To apply for a “regular” non-immigrant visa, the applicant must visit the US Consulate.
Spanish citizens with an ESTA may enter the United States several times and remain for 90 days per entry.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP), operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in conjunction with the State Department, allows residents of 38 countries, including Spain and Andorra, to travel to the United States without a ‘full’ visa for stays of up to 90 days for business or tourism.