Effective April 5, 2010, Spanish Consulates in the U.S. have issued a new “Community Code of Visas.” While this code does introduce several operative changes, the only change affecting visa applicants is the adoption of a new visa application form. This new form isfour pages in length. Several consulates have already adopted the new application forms and have made them available on the website, however this is not the case with all consulates (please refer to the website of the Consulate with jurisdiction over your location for specific information).

The new visa application form provided by the Consulate General of Spain – Los Angeles is available here and at the Consulate's Web site.

The NAFSA Consular Affairs Liaison (CAL) subcommittee monitors visa issues identified in NAFSA discussion forums, listservs, and IssueNet, responding to submitters and referring them to existing resources whenever possible. The subcommittee will also identify and prioritize visa issues needing liaison, and develop liaison contacts at consulates to seek information or clarification. In addition, the subcommittee will work with the KC EA Visa Education subcommittee to suggest practice resources to be developed for the field.

The CAL subcommittee currently has 4 Country Coordinators monitoring the UK, France, Italy & Spain, which are supported by Consular Liaisons with relationships at specific consulates. More updates on foreign visa law and policies can be found on the EA Visa Update page.