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    Smile Visa for Spain with Canadian residency

    Hi,
    My husband wants to apply for a Spanish visa so we can attend a family wedding in August, he's a permanent resident in Canada, and I'm a Canadian Citizen, and British Citizen. Does anyone have experience applying for the Schengen Visa from Canada? I did a quick search but couldn't find the requirements or forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bijoux View Post
    The only way to get to Europe with your husband is through Switzerland. Switzerland is the only country that does not require a visa for DR citizen and will accept them if they are Permanent Resident in Canada. Then you cross your fingers that border controls are laxed and try to get out of Switzerland. You might get lucky, who knows.
    Other than that, you have almost no chance to get a visitor visa for Spain for your husband. The paperwork is very heavy.

    I read that Switzerland now requires a Schengen visa. If that is incorrect please post otherwise. Please see the article about Switzerland joining the Schengen group:

    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7013387424
    Last edited by windeguy; 05-07-2009 at 02:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    I read that Switzerland now requires a Schengen visa. If that is incorrect please post otherwise. Please see the article about Switzerland joining the Schengen group:

    Switzerland Joins Schengen Agreement | AHN | May 7, 2009

    According to this post that is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by JC171 View Post
    UPDATE!!!!
    Dominican nationals with Valid United States/Canada/United Kingdom/Ireland
    Permament Residency Cards are NO LONGER Exempt from obtaining SWISS VISAS before arrival
    Switzerland in recent weeks has Joined The Schengen Visa Regimen requiering Dominican Citizens who dont hold a Valid Permament Residency Card to a Schengen Country to Apply for a Swiss Visa before departing their country of residence

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    Hey Santos
    The Visa for Spain or Any European Visa for a Dominican with Canadian residency is pretty easy to Obtain and if you bring everything that is asked for you will almost for sure Get it.Its a Long List but pretty straightFoward
    You will need to submit the Following along with a Xerox Copy

    2 Schengen Application forms dully filled out and signed.

    2 photos passport size with a white background.

    Passport valid for a minimum of three months after the expected visa stay.

    Canadian Resident Card or residence visa valid in Canada (except Visitors Visa).

    Confirmed reservation of your airline ticket (Round-Trip).

    Hotel reservations or notarized invitation issued by the "Policía Nacional" in Spain.

    Proof of financial status, i.e. a major Credit Card along with the 3 latest statements as well as your latest 3 bank statements.

    Travel medical insurance document for Spain with a minimum coverage of €30,000 Euros.

    For professional or business trips you must submit an invitation from a company based in Spain, organization to participate in a meeting, convention, fair or congress, etc.
    Letter from employer stating your job title, length of time employed and annual salary or other proof of ties with Canada If you are ecomically dependent, the last Tax Return. If you are student, a letter from your school or college.

    "Money-Order" to pay the non-refundable visa fee (no personal checks or cash accepted).I dont recall exactly how much the Fee was but its something like 90 something Canadian Dollars but I believe its waived if Youre Married to an EU national..call To confirm this

    The Visa is usually issued in 2-7 Business Days and You should apply atleast 15 days before traveling but no more than 90 days.
    I have been through this process several times with several Dominican and Other Latino Friends In Canada

    Best Of Luck!!!!!!!!!

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    Hi,
    I started this thread looking for info on the visa to Spain. The information posted by JC171 was spot on. The visa was granted in 3 days. The invitation letter from Spain was the only thing that caused a bit of trouble, it took a while and my family had to have an interview. At the interview they needed a copy of the deed to their home as well as a notorized letter from the priest who will be performing the wedding ceremony we were invited to.

    We paid the fee in cash. I asked if the fee would be waived based on my British Citizenship, but they said those were only residency visas.

    There were no lines or wait at the consulate (Toronto), and they were polite to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santos View Post
    Hi,
    I started this thread looking for info on the visa to Spain. The information posted by JC171 was spot on. The visa was granted in 3 days. The invitation letter from Spain was the only thing that caused a bit of trouble, it took a while and my family had to have an interview. At the interview they needed a copy of the deed to their home as well as a notorized letter from the priest who will be performing the wedding ceremony we were invited to.

    We paid the fee in cash. I asked if the fee would be waived based on my British Citizenship, but they said those were only residency visas.

    There were no lines or wait at the consulate (Toronto), and they were polite to us.
    Thanks for the update!Im glad that all went well

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    That's awesome!!!!! Congratulations!!! Have a GREAT time at the wedding!

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    Thanks for the info JC171.
    We now have a definite answer to " how a Dominican citizen with a Canadian PR can apply for a visitor visa to Spain" as well as someone who applied and got it.

    Thanks again
    Last edited by AnnaC; 08-13-2009 at 03:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santos View Post
    Hi,
    I started this thread looking for info on the visa to Spain. The information posted by JC171 was spot on. The visa was granted in 3 days. The invitation letter from Spain was the only thing that caused a bit of trouble, it took a while and my family had to have an interview. At the interview they needed a copy of the deed to their home as well as a notorized letter from the priest who will be performing the wedding ceremony we were invited to.

    We paid the fee in cash. I asked if the fee would be waived based on my British Citizenship, but they said those were only residency visas.

    There were no lines or wait at the consulate (Toronto), and they were polite to us.

    Great news. Congrats! I may apply for schengen visa for my wife later this year. We would like to visit spain and maybe Italy. She has US residency, and has been to 11 countries without a problem.
    I hope it goes as smoothly.

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