MANCHESTER BLS Visa Processing Centre

In order to live in Spain, UK passport holders need to apply for a Non-Lucrative Visa at a visa processing centre and each centre covers a specific area of the country. If you live in Wales, the Isle of Man or anywhere between Northamptonshire and North Yorkshire, your processing centre is BLS in Manchester. IMPORTANT:…

UK PASSPORT VALIDITY – IMPORTANT- Check your passport dates

Since the UK left the European Union, British passport holders have been subject to more stringent rules regarding their travel documents. Fall foul of these new rules and you may find yourself having problems when travelling and potentially with a visa application. While UK passport holders still enjoy visa-free travel to the EU for 90…

How to register your Non Lucrative Visa in Spain – 5 top tips

Congratulations! You’ve got your visa in your passport and you’re on your way to a new life in the sun – woo.-hooo! Y enhorabuena! Here are Upsticks 5 top tips for what comes next – registering your NLV in Spain  Top Tip 1 – Check your visa document First and foremost you must  make sure…

How does your UK GP verify their signature with the FCDO?

A key part of the Non-Lucrative Visa application process is getting a medical certificate stating that you have “no exportable diseases in accordance with the provisions of the 2005 International Health Regulations”. These certificates can be obtained privately in both the UK and Spain, but many applicants choose to request this certificate from their local…

Big Update – How to book an appointment at the BLS London office for a Non Lucrative Visa

https://youtu.be/4W-BJ34W5Nk Over the past weekend, individuals seeking to apply for a non-lucrative visa through the Consulate General of Spain in London faced a stressful situation. An email with necessary information regarding visa appointments was sent out, confusing many. However, we’ve got you covered with the latest updates and a step-by-step guide to help you through…