Spain closes visa office in Islamabad 170

LAHORE: Spain has closed its visa office in Islamabad for security reasons, Geo News quoted sources as saying on Thursday. The channel, however, did not say how long the office will remain closed. daily times monitor

Source: Daily Times, 10/10/2008

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170 thoughts on “Spain closes visa office in Islamabad

  • Naveed Hassan


    According to the reference of email dated 19-11-2008, sent by spain embassy islamabad, the embassy is closed because of construction work and it will resume the normal activity within one week, but i think that you are right and they are closed because of security reasons.

    in General, the embassies make appropriate arrangments such as hotel booking, or receive applications through any other embassy but if they say the embassy is closed for construction work, it totally lie.

  • Tahir

    I am coming in Basque contry for a job from France, an am a pakistani national. Can i call my parents for long term visit to spain. DO spanish embassy give visit visas easily?

  • sajid

    sir i want to now about visa section and also
    want to know embassy is opened or closed, if
    open then giving visas of families,please give
    me information about this,thanxxxx

  • Overseas Post author

    Sajid sahib
    I do not have the latest information but you may try to contact at the following address.
    Country of Embassy: Spain
    Embassy: Spanish Embassy
    Address: Street 6, Ramna 5.- Diplomatic Enclave I. P.O.Box 1144
    Town/City: Islamabad

    Telephone: + 92 51 2279489 + 92 51 2279481-2
    Fax: + 92 51 2279489

    • Sana

      Sir i have submitted case in December 2017 passport return in fub but abi tk inquiry ni hui sir plz ap bta skty hain k how much time more because suna hai k total 7 month hi lgty hain fmly reunion single case msin so plz tell us aabout something

  • farrukh

    hi salam,sir i have applied family visa in nov2007 in spain embassy islamabad. and documentos have been verified in nov2008. but still i have not any response. i called embassy alot of times but responsed same that your file is in visa section you have to wait. can u tell me embassy is working now. And can u give me visa section telefone number. I called embassy on this number 92512088777. Pleaze response me thanx

  • Raheem Post author

    Farrukh sahib
    I am sorry but I am not in a position to help you. Below is the address of Spanis Embassy

    Spain Embassy , Pakistan
    Street 6, Ramna, 5. Diplomatic Enclave I
    PO Box 1144

    • Mr.Nadeem Farooqi

      Dear Sir
      I want to go for europ or schengen visa if u have any information or any guideline for me i am very thankful to you



    Dear Sir / madam,
    I want to have complete information about the family visitor’s visa.I have got a sponsor letter from Spain. Kindly advise, how to apply.

  • Naveed Hassan

    Kindly tell me, how much time is required to receive the call letter from Spain embassy after inquiry for family reunion visa?


    hi,dear sir my wife is a spanish lady.we applied for family book on march 2009.embassy has completed our verification too.but they havn,t issued us family book or any respons.plz tell me when they ll be issue us fAMILY BOOK.PLEASE

  • sheeraz

    Muy buenas mis SR/AS.
    He solicitado visado establecimiento de reino unido al dia 29 de julio,y al dia siguente me han llamado y mean pedido que tengo que tener mis certificado de la boda legalizado del españa y ademas me han dado poco tiempo para representar mi certificado era unos 45 dias.He tenido certificado de la boda solo registrado de ministerio interrior de pakistan.Entonces he enviado mi certificado a pakistan y prsentado en oficina de correo como TCS en islmabad.Ahora pido que hazme caso y verficas mi certificado mas antes que puedras por fi.Imaginate que nada mas difficil en mundo a vivir sin su compañera de la vida.El recibo de la TCS y recibo de embajada de britanico de madrid mando adjunto en archivo.

    Atentamente desamparado.

  • Naveed Hassan

    I woulk like to inform about all those Pakistanies who have applied family reunion visa in Spain embassy islamabad that embassy takes 7 to 8 months in making decision on every case after lawayer’s report. The total processing time is one year to one and half year.

  • zahid khan

    i want to ask few questions ! will be greatfull for answers.

    1. whats the procedure now a days to apply visa for spain ?

    2. Spanish Embassy giving “Work Visa” ?
    3. If “yes” how long it takes ?


  • hijab

    can anybody plz tell me after applying for visa when enquiry will held ? actually we applied for family reunion visa in may 2009 yet they did not enquire or verify.

  • nadem abbas

    mery name nadem mery ape se 1 swal merey shadi telephon per hoe he pakistan min mery wife ke
    shathe spain embessy asept kerlege is shdi ko familey visa ke leye i am live in spain

    • Naveed Hassan

      Hi Nadem,

      Telephonic marriage is not acceptable according to Spainish law. Physical get together is requried to make the solid proof. This law restrics the fake marriages.

  • Yasir

    Dear Sir
    iwana apply in sapin for study purpose.. could u plzz tell me how much Spainish embassy will take time over the studnet application.
    hope to hear from u soon

    • Naveed Hassan


      8 weeks are usually requried but you need to apply as early as possible because Spain embassy has rush of applications in all categories.

  • khalid

    Respected sir or madam,

    I am legal residance in spain.i have applied my wife,s visa in spain and it is favourible now i have these papers.My question is can i submit my wife,s papers here without my passport and residency attestation from spain because i am in pakistan now{if u want i can send you orignal documents}.Or when i will go back to spain i will send you these papers with attestation.Kindly informe me i will be thankfull.


  • Admin Post author

    Kindly call spanish embassy in Islamabad for accurate information.
    Spain Embassy , Pakistan
    Street 6, Ramna, 5. Diplomatic Enclave I
    PO Box 1144

  • aman khan

    salaaaam i want to apply vist visa for spain could u tell me however it easly to me and in 204 i went to japan for 4 months,now i want to visit spain my friend is there.

  • adnan

    hi i want to know wot papere work i need 2 get vist visa 4 spain when im holdin pakistani pasport n liven in pakistan to how lang they will take for all pross n i been uk for 5 years

  • amara

    hi main nay family visa submit karwaya hai mear nikha ph par howa hai inquary ko bi 9 mounth ho gay hain plz mujhy yai batayin aur kitna time laghy ga

  • shoukat hussain jalali

    My name is shoukat hussain.On 17th December 2009 I applied for a business visa of Spain.The duration of visa process is mentioned about only 5 weeks but.But after 7 weeks spanish embassy did not return my passport.All my appointments are changed.So inform me how much time is further required? For the new appointments in spain, would I be inform to embassy? If so, What the process will be

  • amara

    salam,main nay january 2009 main tcs office paper submit karway march main leter racive kiya tcs office say 15 may 2009 ko inqaury hooi meri uss kay bad koi jawab nahi aya. doosara mujhay yai batayin kay ph par nikha kia spanish embaccy excepet nahi karti?

    • hijab

      @amara, w.salam , dont get upset , main bhi to hon i submitted my case in may 2009 but still no inquiry , INSHALLAH aap ka visa jaldi lag jaye ga , i think k phone par nikkah acceptable hai . do u have any e-mail id ? i wanna ask something or add me

  • amara

    hello hijab. mujhy embacy say ik leter aya hai jis main hai kay apna nikha velidation karwaiyn family court say ab wo karwaoon gi. plz apni duwaoon main yad rakhyin mujhy . yai family court kia hai mujhy batayin plz

  • amara

    naveed bahi ap hi help kar dein main jis say poochti hoon kisi ko bi nahi pata family court ka mujhy leter aya hai kay valiidatin of marrige nikha nama through family court . copy of the order/ decree of the family court.copy of marrige certificate issued/corrected as per the orders of family court, attested by ministry of foreigen affairs. plz koi bi meri help karay

    • Naveed Hassan

      AOa amara,

      sorry for the late response. i came to this blog far and between. anyway, you have simple process donot worry about the walidation of nikah nama. i can send you all the details if you drop me an email. i am also from gujrat and going through the process of family reunion visa for Spain.

  • amara

    thanks, hijab bas duwaoon main yad rakhyin mujhy main gujart main rahti hoon meray husband sapin barcelona main hain aur main nay apany documents islamabad t.c.s office say karwayi thay

  • amara

    thanks hijab bas duwa karna meray liya sahid kisi ki duwa meri zindaghi badal dey duwaoon main yad rakhna main nay wasyy ajj embacy cal ki thi mujhy sarii information mil gai hai merai liya zaroore duwa karna

  • Amer

    Regards, Nice Blog / Discussion.
    Dear I applied for Family Book in Spain Embassy Islamabad in May 2008. Inquiry June 2008 mai ho gaee thi per us k baad kuch pata nae. mai regularly call kerta hoo spain embassy (051-2088777) laiken pichaly 1 saal se wo kahtay hain still pending hai case. final decision visa section officer ki taraf se rahta hai. Any one help me in this case what should i do next ya kitna more time lagay ga. q k taqreeban 2 year honay wlay hain.

  • amara

    hello hijab kasyy hain app kia bana ap kay kam ka inquiry hooi kay nahi aur ap ka bi kia amily visa hai hijab ap nay jab peper submit karway ap ko kia leter aya tha koi

    • hijab

      @amara, i m from islamabad , main ne kafi martaba phone kia hai embassy k no par that is 2088777 , magar koi uthata hi nahi hai ? agar aap ko kisi aur number ka pata ho to plz bataye ga .

  • amara

    hijab number to yahi hai app subha 9 bajhy try karna aur bar bar ph karna insha Allha ap ki bat ho gi main bi try karti hoon par kahin 20 ya 25 dafa dail karnay kay bad bat hoti hai app try karna zaroore aur ap ko spain jana kaha hai ap ki sahdi ko kitna time howa hai

  • amara

    chaloo hijab meri duwayin app kay sath hai allha jaldi app ko milay kyun kay bohat mshkil hai alhag alhag rehna job kia kartay hain waha ap kay husband meri ikm dost hai us ki bi inqaury 2 sal bad hooi hai aur ab visa lag giya hai jab meri inqaury hooi uss kay peper submit howay 20 mounth ho gay thay aur inqury nahi hooi thi us nay rozz phoe kiya embacy aur us ki meray 20 din bad inqaury aa ai aur ab 7 mounth bad inqaury kay visa lag giya ap bi ph karay embacy Allha karay app ka bi visa lag jaiy

  • sana

    can plz some one answer to my question,i submitted family reunion visa on 11 jan 2010 i recieved a letter after 1 much time it takes now a days
    i met some ladies at tcs visa office they told i only takes 5 to 6 months now

  • amara

    jee sana ab ap ki inquiry ho gi in two or three mounts insha Allha uss kay bad app ko 8 mounth main call aa jaiy gi total time 8 mounth hai sahi app ko 5 ya 6 mounth bi cal aa sakti hai par 8 mounth bad to must cal ayi gi merii 2 frinds gain hai isi time par bas duwa karoo koi masla na nikal ayi pepers main shadi ko kitna time howa hai ap ki nikha howa hai ya shadi aghar nikha hai to phone par to nahi howa

    • Maryiam

      I have applied for my Spanish Family Reunion visa and i need your help in this regard. Actually my inquiry was conducted 50 days ago and embassy has not replied yet. I am much worried and i want to know that after how many days embassy calls for passport submission and in how many days they grant visa??? Looking forward to have prompt response, help and support from your side. I will be highly obliged for this act of kindness. JazakaAllah.

  • asif mahmood

    hii i hav applied family visa in april 2008 spain embassay islamabad and document hav been verified in mar 2009 but still i dont got any respons from embassy.i tried to call embassy alot but thre was no respons.can i any one tell me what to do now or how can i connect with them,thnx

  • Malik Assad Awan

    hello ,

    it is requested to you that i am intrested to study in spain plz inform me is in pakistan spain embassy/consulate working ?? where i can sumbit my study visa application and also informe me the visa procedure and documents requriment ?

  • amara

    hi naveed bahi .mainnay nikha namay ki validation karwa k throu family court embecy main bajh diya hai ab yai bataoo k kitna time laghy ga aur plz tell me

  • Asghar Hussain

    Salam To all

    i need a info about the visit visa for Spain my friend is there in Spain he is Spanish he send me air ticket i confirmd it its paid by him its a visit only for 7 days i want to know that for 7 days visit visa is requird or not becoz he ask me that visa is not requird you are coming here for only 7 days please answer this urgently becoz i want to know that i will be thank full to you all experts

    Asghar Hussain

  • amara

    salam naveed bahi acha unn ko abhi bi koi objection ho sakta hai ? pata nahi kasyy mera masla hal ho ga koi asa tareqa nahi k embacy wally jaldi jawab dey bohat time laghatay hain

        • Karim Gilani

          my name is karim i have recieved a sponsor letter for visit visa for portugal from my brother over there unfortunately the portugal embassy has been closed in pakistan i was then informed that spain is dealing the visa affairs for portugal now i hear that embassy for spain is also closed down i am really clueless for what to do need help

          my email is

          kindly email me if u can help

    • umar waqas

      sir ma spain ka study viza apply kurna cahta hn is ke requirment mujy mail kur dain ma matric base py kurna cahta hn payment ka shadol be send kur dain………….

    • Naveed Hassan

      Hi Asghar Hussian,

      Visa is based on single entry and multiple entries. It is an option for the visitor. Spain Embassy does not collect the documents directly. You should visit your nearest TCS visa center. You will get the forms and all kind of relevant information there. You must have solid bank statement and assets and strong ties with home countries. It does not matter that you have sponsor from your Spanish friend. Good luck J

  • jawad khan

    Dear all,
    i hope all ov u will b fine.
    Mr Asghar Hussain yes you can apply for 7 days visa.its a short term visa, but by air ticket i think its nt such a gd idea. well u cant even mention this in ur visa forms, that he is paying for your ticket, and btw its a very long process. ..without strong invitation its impossible for u to apply for a visa.
    i already applied for a 7 days visa (short term visa: sports visa) now its been 1 month i haven’t heard anything from them.
    Tommorow i m gnna make a call let see..

  • amara

    salam, naved bahi mujhy ap say yai poochna tha kay ap ko nadaza hai kay kitna uar time lay gay embassy waly mujhy call karnay main mujhy ik maheena ho giya hai peper bajhy howay

    • Naveed Hassan

      Hi Amara,

      Generally, two weeks to one month is required for family visa stamp. Whenever your original passport and documents will reach the TCS center, they will call you. In certain cases, embassy directly calls the applicant to embassy office.

  • amara

    naveed bahi main nay abhi apna nika validate karwa k bajha hai throu family court . abhi takk mujhy koi call nahi aii ik maheena ho giya hai mera khyal say unn ko aghar objection na hota koi to abhi tak cal kar detay mujh say pasport mang letay abhi tak ap yai bataoo kia main embassy phone kar kay apnaya case kay mutaliq pochoon unn say mujhy kisi nay kaha hai kay phone na karna khud hi wo cal kar lay gay app bataoo meray ko main kia karon

    • Naveed Hassan

      You should wait until embassy assesses your documents. Keep of the second receipt of your Nikah Nama receipt as a proof that you have submitted the requried documents.

  • Naveed Hassan

    Hi guys and girls,

    Anybody can tell me please , what is the time duration of return of orginal documents after final call from embassy in case of family reunion visa. Now the policy has been changed, anybody will please update me in this direction. Waiting….

  • amara

    hi naveed bahi mera pasport jama kar liya hai embaccy waloon nay ab app yai bataoo kay mera visa lagg jaiy ga kay nahi reject to nahi karay gay aur kitna time letay hain pasport jama karnay kay bad

  • Raiz

    Salam to all .my question is That hom much time takes embassy after taking orignal doucoments.becouse my wifes submited her pasport more then one month but no replay .is it normal for family Visa.

  • Naveed Hassan

    Hi Guys and Girls,

    I am leaving this blog right now. If you have any question regarding family reunion visa for Spain, you can ask me via email ( ) or through facebook.

    Wish you all the best for all of you.



    • ambreen rafique

      i hav submitted my passport in spanish embassy in case of family visa as a wife.6 weeks have passed n i didnot get any response 4rm TCS office.plz give me som information abt it.I M REALLY VERY WORRIED ABT IT.plz plz plz 4 GOD SAKE.i wil b vry grateful 2 u.answer me as soon as possible.thx

  • asif mahmood

    ASIF slaam to evry one please any body tell me.i submitted passboard for one month still no is normal for faimly visa pls answer me

  • Imran Ahmed

    Dear sir ,

    I had submitted work visa application which was rejected by the Spain embassy Islamabad and advise me submitting appeal with in one months , when I submitted appeal in Spanish language on dated. 08/02/2010 . then the Spain embassy sent me letter and asking to sending appeal in the English language on date.12/02/2010.
    It has passed 4 months but I did not get any reply while I tried to contact by telephone 2088777 but they never listen me . I am disappointed in this situation .
    Kindly help me in this matter and inform me about my visa application status .
    I shall pray to god for your live long and progress.

    Yours truly
    Imran Ahmed S/o Sharif Ahmed
    NIV. 20090002305
    Passport Nr. NW. 1157841
    Tel. 0347-7808064


    I want to apply 15 days visit visa of SPAIN, As website of TCS, they receive only Student Visa Applications. So for Visit visa what is the way and process. Looking forward for kind reply please. Zahid

  • Raja Ibrahim

    Assalam o Alaikum ! To all
    Main nay intermidate kia hua hai, aur main spain main work karna chahta hon aur immigration bi hasil karna chahta hon but kesay ho ga yeh sab, kia mujay work visa mil sakta hai or immigration, aur iss k liay kia documets required hain, aur kia aap mujay information e-mail kar saktay hain i am very thankful to you.
    Email :

  • E cigarettes Pakistan

    slaam to evry one please any body tell me.i submitted passboard for one month still no answer.I want to apply 15 days visit visa of SPAIN, As website of TCS, they receive only Student Visa Applications. So for Visit visa what is the way and process. Looking forward for kind reply please. Zahid

  • amara

    salam plz mujhy ko yai batay ga kay passport jama karanay kay kitnii dre bad visa lag jata hai mujhy 5 weeks ho gay hain mujhy say badd 3 din meri dost nay karwaya tha us ka visa lag giya hai mujhy call kyun nahi aii aur kitn atime wait karna paray ga plz koi bata dey mujhy

  • shakir mehmood

    salam to all readers
    dear i m pakistani national & spain embassy in pakistan gave me 15 days vist visa 3 days befor from 02-10-2010 to 17-10-2010. i want to long stay & work in spain any body who live in spain can help me for accomodation & for searching job & any body can tell me how i can get legal paper for work while live in spain
    pakistan main bahut say log kehtay hain k spain ja kar work permit asani say ban jata hai or wahan kaam be asaani say mil jata hay kia ye log such boltay hain
    kia koi pakistan jo spain main medird ya barcelona rehta hoo mujay kam dilwa sakta hai meray paas vist visa hai or kia koi pakistan esa hay jo mujay apney pas rakh le meri spain main koi jaan pehchan nahi hay

  • Dr Asmat

    dear,my qualification is is BDS(dental surgeon) from Kyrgyz republic & i want to go for lenguage+internship to spain.i found a intenational lenguage school in madrid(spain) with this programe.they advice me before applying for visa u should consult with spain embassy for visa conformation.because when i apply for invitation i have to pay all their fees.i want to know if i pay all fee i can get study visa easily or not .pls help me.thanks

    • tarik

      w.s , u must first go to any tcs centre that is courier service, thay will guide u where to go and take visa form . when u go to that place the will also give u a paper on which all detail information that what paper must be attached to visa form will be given.

  • azhar manzoor

    hello salaaaaaam to all my spanish friends,
    How are you?
    I want to visit spain,
    Do u tell me how it was easy to me,,,
    My cell, 00923134646998

  • zaheer

    Dir Sir

    Hi, i want to know that about visit visa process for one month visit and what documents are required for this
    process and kindly tell me about the required bank statement,what should be the minimum amount in this statement.


  • shumaila

    i am shumaila.i am a christain. i want to attend the world youth day which is coming in august in this year. but i dont know what is the visa process and what documents are required for this.please help me.

  • aasher

    Hello …..
    I am Aasher and i want to attend the coming WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 IN Spain, So please tell me that in which month the case processing will be start for this purpose. And is there any visa fee for this purpose because last time it was held in Australia and Australian High Commision granted Visas free of cost……
    please replly me.
    wating for you reply…..

  • Nasar Khan

    A Spanish Law Firm has offered me a volunteer work visa for spain. Kindly tell me is it approved by the govt of spain or not? kindly also guide me about that is it free of charge or not? Nasar khan

  • Nasar Khan

    A Spanish Law Firm has offered me a volunteer work visa for spain. kindly tell me that is it true and approved by the govt of Spain or not and is it free of charge or not ?? Nasar Khan Pakistan

  • sana

    hi naveedd bhai i have some question regarding family reunion visa ,my inquiry has done , and now how much time they will take to submitt my passport , 2 WEEks ago.thx

  • farhan ali

    sir give me detail my frnd give me sponsrship & all requirment from spain govt is ok but still i have no call from embassy . plz check it plz & snd it in my e mail my pasport nmbr is TR1790191

  • ali

    I would like to knows about Spain study visa
    (1) what is total cost of visa processing including show of money
    (2) iwhat is document required for apply in Spain
    (3) cheapest university in spain
    it could be better advantage if i get reply as soon as,
    hearing from u soon

  • Nabila Khan

    we want visit visa of Spain for few days with my Husband, my husband has Rs. 21 Lakh Bank statement, this is enough bank statement and we have not any more Financial proof, Please any one tell us more about visit visa requirement.
    Nabila Khan

    • saeed

      @ Nabila Khan , if you want to want to get advice and requirements of Spain and Shengen visa kindly email me at with details about work or business detail of your husband , i mean what he does at the moment.

      Any one else who wants to know visa requirements and advice are free to contact.


  • saqib khan

    Dear Sir,
    I was living in spain illegal before marriage.when i did marriage with spainish girl after one week the spainish immigration deport me to i have family book marriage certificate from register de civil.please tell me what i do now because my wife is in spain she is so worry about happened and immigration sent back me to pakistan.please reply me soon as possible thank you.


    please tell me where i contect for spainish family attestation because 6 months ago inquiry officer also complete his work now pak embassy saying me to wait more here…but how many time more ? i submit embasyy fees also but yet no respomce from embassy..
    please help
    my number

  • sarfraz

    A.o.a i have submitted my family visa on 28 agust 2014 .on 7 janury 2015 my inqury was done but stiil i revieve no response i called to embassy nd they said we are not giving information on phone check your visa information on net.but i dont know how i can check .plzz help nd pray for me

  • bilal

    Slam i apply family visa for spain the inquiery hace be en taken for three month but still no ambasy call for visa plz give me information

  • imran ali

    i want to get my educational documents gets legalization from Spain embassy can anyone tell me that how much time Spain embassy take to legalization of documents please tell me

  • noreen

    AoA plz spain embassy meri help kerny family papper attestation k ly diya tha inqury b ho gyi hai 6 month ho gay hain koi respons nai aya.mai boht pershan hun plzzzzzzzzz meri help kern.

  • Muhammad Imran

    Dear Sir,
    How many days spain embassy attestation or verify educational docs. and police character certificate..
    Plz fast reply

    • imran ali

      ma ny b apny documents bhejy huey hen legalization k liye abi tak nai aey almost 2 and half month have been passed

      • Ayesha shahbaz

        Aoa Naveed bhai ma ny 4 sep k PAPRZ jma kray huy hn r pasport bhi rcive kr lia h lkn ab embassy se Aj leter Aya ha k sary orignal documnts legalisation valy jma kraay mje tu pta he nai thA k k ab rules chang hn legalisation k bad paprz jma kraty tcs valo ny bhi ni kisi ko btaya tu plzz ab ap btay k kya krna chaye qk mry sary orignl paprz embasy k pas hn