There are two ways to check your non-lucrative visa application. The Spanish Consulate has an online portal where you can check the progress of your visa application, and on the Spanish immigration website you can check the status of your residency application.
Check the status of Your Non-Lucrative Visa Application – Spanish Consulate Online
To check the status of your non-lucrative visa application on the Spanish consulate website, you will need your application reference found on the non-lucrative application receipt, ‘resguardo‘ that you should have been given when you handed in your application at the Consulate.
The reference number is the ‘Identificador‘ and for non-lucrative visa applications at the Spanish Consulates in the UK, it begins ESP160GB followed by combination of 16 numbers and letters.
You then need to go to the website: https://sutramiteconsular.maec.es/Home.aspx and choose SOLICITUD DE VISADO in the first option (‘Tipo de trámite‘ – Type of procedure).
Next, enter your year of birth (Año de nacimiento), enter the numbers shown, (Escriba los números) and click on ‘consultar trámite.
You will then see that your application is IN PROCESS, (EN TRAMITACIÓN). The status will remain like this until a decision is made on your application.
Once a decision has been made, the status will be updated to RESOLVED, (RESUELTO), and you should hear from the Consulate soon hopefully advising you that your visa is ready.
Unfortunately the Consulate portal does not indicate whether your application has been favourably or not. However if you have an NIE, you can check the Spanish immigration residency application portal and it will show if the ‘resolution’ is ‘FAVORABLE or NO-FAVORABLE‘
Check the status of Your Non-Lucrative Visa Application using NIE – Spanish Immigration Online
To check the status of a non-lucrative visa application on the Spanish immigration website, you need to know the NIE of the applicant, the date that the application was submitted at the Consulate, and the year of birth of the applicant.
The residency application portal can be access via the following link: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/infoext2/index.html
Click on ‘ENTRADA CON FORMULARIO’, to choose the option to check by entering details in a form.
The application status will then be shown.
If the application has not yet been ‘resolved’, the ‘state of resolution’, (Estado de resolución), will show as IN PROCESS, ‘EN TRAMITE‘,
The residency portal also shows the date that Spanish immigration received your application, the ‘Fecha de Entrada‘ or ‘Date of Entry’.
The difference between the date of your appointment at the Consulate and the date of entry, is the length of time the Consulate took to process your application and submit your residency application to immigration for approval.