Algeria-About 100,000 Schengen visas were issued by the Spanish embassy in Algeria during the year 2017, the ambassador of this country Santiago Cabanas Ansorena said in Algiers.
"The Consulate of Spain in Algiers has issued about 50,000 visas in 2017 and as much by the Oran consulate," the Spanish diplomat told the press on the occasion of the inauguration of the new center of application of visa for Spain, managed by "BLS international", reports the website Radioalgerie.
He affirmed that through the opening of this new headquarters, it is a question of ensuring "a better reception and more facilities for Schengen visa applicants" and "further strengthen the bonds of friendship and privileged cooperation between Spain and Algeria, "he added.
This structure will allow a "more fluid" treatment of requests for all types of visas, including tourist visas, business, family or transit in Spain, it was explained to BLS International.
The center, equipped with sophisticated facilities, includes services enabling the monitoring of all the stages of the visa application until the delivery of the passport.
BLS International, present in 61 countries, is a provider of visa, passport and consular services.