Thursday, May 20, 2021

Spain Starts Reopening its Visa Application Centres Abroad

The Spanish visa centre in Casablanca will resume the reception of Schengen visa applications; BLS International Company has announced in a recent statement on its official page on Facebook.

However, BLS clarified that only persons who have had a minimum of one Schengen visa of six months or more, “or two Schengen visas of 3 months and within the past two years,” will be eligible to file an application this year, reports.

Applications that do not fulfil the requirements mentioned above will not be accepted; BLS International has stressed while urging applicants not to come to the visa centre application centre unless they receive the new appointment by email.

The country’s high rates of Coronavirus infection, recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, pushed its authorities to follow the example of many European countries by imposing entry bans and travel restrictions to halt the spread of the virus. In addition, Spain’s government temporarily froze the issuance of visas in order to prevent an upsurge in the number of infections.

Spain is the tenth hardest-hit country by the Coronavirus pandemic, with over 3,625,920 reported cases and 79,568 deaths.

However, even amid the COVID-19 situation, when the B.1.617.2 variant of the virus continues to affect countries worldwide, Spain’s authorities have decided to gradually resume the reception of conditional Schengen visa applications in other countries.

Earlier today, BLS International also announced that Spain’s visa application centre in St Petersburg, Russia, has resumed accepting applications for some visa types.

In this regard, Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International, stressed that “Being the trusted partner to the Spanish MOFA globally for more than four years now, BLS continues to build on its robust expertise in the field of visa outsourcing and is committed to providing high-quality services coupled with the highest customer satisfaction.”

Aggarwal added that “the amenities at the centre illustrate our commitment to efficient, faster, and secure operations along with strict health & safety measures and Covid protocols to facilitate safe travel to Spain.”

On May 18, BLS International stressed that it would once again accept applications in its visa centre located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On the same day, the visa application centre in Ankara, Istanbul, also resumed accepting visa applications.

Earlier this month, Spain’s visa application centres in Nursultan, Kazakhstan, as well as those in Minsk, Belarus, and Yerevan, Armenia, resumed visa application acceptance after being closed for months due to the Coronavirus situation.

BLS International is an outsourcing service provider in charge of receiving visa applications for Spain in several countries in the world.

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