US Citizens traveling for up to 3 months as a tourist or business visit do not need a visa.A valid US Passport is required.
All other applicants are required to appear in person to obtain a visa. The consulate that has jurisdiction over the state in which the applicant resides must process a visa for Spain.
In some cases there may be delays of several days, or even weeks, issuing visas for some foreigners traveling to Spain and/or a personal appearance for an interview at the consulate may be required.
Please contact the consulate to confirm these details.
Regarding The Schengen Area
Travelers to Europe on business or tourism purposes may receive a visa for a short stay of one to ninety days, valid for all of the Schengen area countries. A Schengen visa issued by an embassy or consulate allows the holder to travel freely to all of these countries.
If you wish to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply through the embassy or consulate of that particular country.
If you wish to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa through the embassy or consulate of the country which is your main destination.
If you wish to visit several countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
If you do not need a visa for the Schengen country which is your main destination or first point of entry, please note that you may require a visa for other Schengen countries you wish to visit. You should then apply through the embassy or consulate of the first country which does require a visa.