We have created this page to provide you with all the information you need to contact the US Consulate in Spain as it relates to filing for an E2 Treaty Investor Visa or an E1 Treaty Trader Visa. This page is designed not only to help you find out who to contact at the US Embassy in Spain, but we have also provided other interesting facts about the E2 Visa and E1 visa.
US Consulate Spain
The following graphic includes the address where you will need to go for your interview prior to receiving your E2 or E1 visa, the specific email address you can use should you wish to communicate directly with the US Embassy in Spain, it also includes a Spanish telephone number if calling from Spain, and a U.S. number if calling from within the continental U.S. These phone numbers can be used to arrange payment of fees and schedule appointment with the US Consulate in Spain.
The relationship between the US and Spain
Spain’s relationship with the United States dates all the way back to the late 1800s, this was during the Spanish-American war where Spain saw Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines fall to the US. Fortunately, their relationship has improved somewhat since these turbulent times so much so that they have been part of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) since 1982. Other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization include countries such as Germany and Italy. Since then, the United States has welcomed thousands of Spanish workers, students, investors, and entrepreneurs helping boost the U.S. economy.
Spain & U.S. Economic Growth and Relationship
Investment constantly flows between the United States and Spain and in 2016 totaled a tremendous figure of approximately $105 billion. Spanish foreign direct investment in the United States has increased consistently every year since 2002. Annual U.S.-Spain trade in goods and services totals approximately $40 billion. 1,100 U.S. firms operate subsidiaries and branches in Spain. Affiliates of Spanish companies account for more than 83,000 jobs in the United States. These are huge figures that could not have been made possible if it wasn’t for the strong relationship these economic heavyweights have with each other, which dates back to the early 1900s.
Quick Facts about the US
- The United States States is roughly 19 times the size of Spain
- The United States population as of January 2019 is 328.2 million
- The capital city of the United States is Washington, D.C.
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Quick Facts About Spain
- [icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The current population of Spain is 46,431,000 (As of April 2019 – per United Nations estimates).
- [icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] Spain population is equivalent to 0.6% of the total world population.
- [icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] Spain ranks number 30 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
- [icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The population density in Spain is 93 per Km2 (241 people per mi2).
- [icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The total land area is 498,800 Km2 (192,588 sq. miles).
- [icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] 82.6 % of the population is urban (38,377,153 people in 2019).
- [icon name=”long-arrow-right” class=”2x” unprefixed_class=””] The median age in Spain is 43.6 years.
Follow these 5 steps when applying for the E2 Visa at the US Embassy in Spain
1. Complete Forms
Complete Form DS-160 and upload photo (your photo must meet the photograph requirements).
2. Pay Fees and Schedule
Create a user account, pay the visa fee and schedule a consular appointment interview with the US Embassy Spain or US Consulate Spain.
3. Email the Embassy
Within two days after scheduling the appointment interview, submit the supporting documents to the US Embassy by email to email@example.com using one of the required formats.
4. Attend Interview at the US Embassy Madrid
You will have to attend the interview at the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain and take your complete (printed) E visa application package with you. The embassy will keep your passport during processing and will deliver your passport, visa, and documents to you using the method you selected when registering for your visa appointment.
5. Wait to be contacted by the US Embassy in Spain
Processing time usually tends to take around 3-5 working days, at which time you will be contacted by the US Embassy.
E2 Visa Approval Rates for Spain
The graph below shows the latest 5-year summary of E2 visa approval rates for Spanish nationals from 2015 to 2019. It includes the percentage increase or decrease in the number of E2 Visa approvals per year. Spain has one of the highest numbers of E2 Visa applicants out of all the eligible E2 visa countries. Each visa application requires a comprehensive and professionally written US immigration business plan.
When the E-2 and E-1 Visas became available for Spanish Nationals
On April 14th, 1903, approximately 116 years ago, the E1 Treaty Trader Visa and the E2 Treaty Investor Visa became available for nationals of Spain. This enabled Spanish citizens to capitalize on the many opportunities that the United States has to offer. Thousands of entrepreneurs and investors have started businesses in the U.S., while others have purchased businesses and franchises. This has provided Spanish nationals with a better quality of life and has boosted the U.S. economy and created numerous jobs for U.S. workers. While there are several criteria you must meet to qualify for the E2 visa, making a substantial investment is one of the main ones. The E2 Visa Investment Amount varies depending on what type of business or franchise you are starting or buying. Some industries require less investment, while others inherently require more, such as restaurants. Please read our page dedicated to the E2 Visa Investment Amount to find out how the investment level may change depending on what type of business you are starting or investing in.
What the E-2 Visa does for the Spanish
Spain has a treaty with the United States which gives Spanish nationals the opportunity to obtain E2 visas. The E2 visa is a non-immigrant visa that is issued for a maximum of 5 years (60 months). It is quite typical for an E2 visa to be issued for 2 years (not 5), and for nationals of Spain, assuming you still qualify, you can renew the E2 visa indefinitely. All E2 visa applications must be submitted with a comprehensive 5-year business plan. The E2 Visa Business Plan must include financial projections, a market and industry analysis, competitor analysis, an executive summary, a 5-year hiring plan, and much more.
US Embassy Madrid
Calle de Serrano, 75
28006 Madrid, Spain
Website: US Embassy Spain
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone for scheduling or payment of fees:
+(34) 91 123 8866 (From within Spain)
+1 (703) 543-9306 (From within the US)
JDC Consultancy Client Review – US Embassy in Madrid
Thank you again for your E2 Business Plan consultancy and preparation for our roofing company that we started in the Atlanta area. It was crucial and helped us a lot in realizing how businesses work in the USA especially when you have to get an interview for E2 Visa with the Department of State. This type of plan also makes you more confortable for the interview because is done with sequential logic and sense, making you realize an objective way to do business in a new country.
We are so happy we were approved for our E2 visa at the US Embassy in Madrid and we thank you Jason for your help and professionalism, it was crucual in us obtaining our E2 visa and starting a new life in the USA.
Mariana Belouche – Roof-Techo
Formerly from Spain (& Panama), relocated to Atlanta, Georgia
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