Spain Non Lucrative Visa: Passport Pickup at Miami Consulate – May 2024

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On May 2nd, I had a spain non lucrative visa appointment at BLS Miami Consulate. On May 6th, I received an email from the consulate requesting additional documents, including my 2023 tax return with all pages and a notarized letter of non-working.

My application was submitted on May 8th and received a text message from BLS. On May 17th, my status was changed to ‘Resuelto’. I emailed the consulate on May 28th and found out that BLS had my passport since May 16th.

I collected my passport from BLS on May 28th after following up with the consulate as recommended. Happy that we decided to follow up and look for our passports without waiting to be contacted by BLS.

  • May 2, 2024: Visa appointment at BLS Miami.
  • May 6, 2024: Received an email from the consulate requesting additional documents, including the 2023 tax return and a notarized letter of non-working.
  • May 8, 2024: Submitted all requested documents.
  • May 17, 2024: Status updated to ‘Resuelto’.
  • May 16, 2024: Passport became available at BLS (found out later).
  • May 28, 2024: Emailed the consulate for status; learned that the passport had been ready since May 16. Collected the passport from BLS after proactive follow-up.

The passport was ready 14 days after the initial appointment (from May 2, 2024, to May 16, 2024).


The process for obtaining a Spain Non Lucrative Visa at the Miami Consulate can be efficient if you are proactive and meticulous with your documentation. It is vital to respond promptly to any requests from the consulate and to keep track of your application’s status.

Ensuring all documents, including those verifying non-employment, are prepared and correct at the time of your appointment can help prevent delays.