I have emailed them a few times at [email protected] and have gotten no responses. Our travel dates are coming up fast.

Any advice on how to get an appointment is greatly appreciated!

E.g. will showing up at the embassy help?

As reference:

  • Have you tried calling them?
    – xngtng
    Mar 21, 2022 at 17:04
  • 1
    Yes, but no dice. It's automated message saying all consulate employees are serving customers and email [email protected] instead
    – hihello123
    Mar 21, 2022 at 17:12
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    You could always change plans and travel to a different Schengen country.
    – JonathanReez
    Mar 21, 2022 at 20:27
  • Here the question arises: if a visa appointment is not possible at the appropriate (where the longest period is to be spent) Schengen country, would that be a justified reason to make the application elsewhere? Mar 22, 2022 at 6:55
  • Related question travel.stackexchange.com/questions/96308/… When are you planning to travel? The SF consulate looks like your only option to apply. There’s a consulate in LA but you need to reside within their jurisdiction, it might be worth trying them anyway exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/losangeles/en/Paginas/index.aspx Or change your plans and apply for a country served by VFS Global from the US vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/contact.html
    – Traveller
    Mar 22, 2022 at 9:57

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Schengen visas are usually not obtained via consulates directly but via an intermediate party such as VFS Global.

There seems to be an VFS office in San Francisco. Ask them if they do visas to Spain, book an appointment there.


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