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REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO SPAIN FOR A STAY NOT EXCEEDING NINETY DAYS IN ANY SIX MONTH PERIOD

Art. 5 of the Schengen Borders Code
Art. 25 of the Aliens Act
Arts. 4 ff. of the Aliens Regulation

In order to enter Spain for a stay not exceeding ninety days in any six month period, the following requirements must be met:

1. Passports or travel documents must be valid for the total duration of the planned stay and exceeding 03 months after return.

Citizens of any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein only require a National Identity Card or valid passport. In the case of minors, the National Identity Card must also be accompanied by written parental consent.

2. Relevant visas (where applicable) A Schengen visa allows the holder to travel within the countries contained within Schengen area, and therefore does not allow access to territory that does not belong to the aforementioned zone (the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Cyprus).

3. Justification of purpose and conditions of the stay, and accreditation of sufficient economic means of support for the duration of the stay in Spain

Tourism or private trips. Presentation of any of the following types of documentation may be required:

1. Substantiating documentation of accommodation reservation, or private letter of invitation from a private individual if staying in their dwelling, issued in compliance with Order PRE/1283/2007, of May 10, which establishes the terms and conditions for the issuing of a letter of invitation by private individuals in favor of foreigners who are interested in entering the country for tourism or private reasons The letter of invitation does not under any circumstances exempt the foreigner from any of the other requirements for entry into Spain.

2. Proof of confirmation of the reservation of an organized trip with itinerary.

Trips with a professional, political, scientific, sporting, religious, or other purpose. Presentation of any of the following types of documentation may be required:

1. Invitation from a company or entity to participate in meetings, conventions, etc, of a commercial, industrial, or other nature.

2. Document certifying the existence of commercial, industrial, or other relations.

3. Access cards to fairs, conventions, congresses, etc.

4. Invitations, admission cards, reservations or programs which indicate insofar as is possible the name of the organization that has issued the invitation, the duration of the stay, or any other document that indicates the purpose of the visit.

Trips for the purpose of study or training. Presentation of any of the following types of documentation may be required:

1. Document of registration in an educational institution to participate in a theoretical or practical educational/training course.

2. Certificates related to the courses taken.

4. In exceptional cases, presentation of the medical certificates required by the Ministry of the Interior, in accordance with the Ministries of Health and Consumption and Work and Immigration, or the application of the regulations of the European Union. Every effort will be made to ensure that these certificates are requested with sufficient notice, presentation of medical certificates, where appropriate.

5. Applicants must not be subject to an exclusion order (appearing on the Schengen Information System [SIS] or the National Register of persons banned from entering the country). Possible causes of exclusion:

1. Having previously been deported or returned to another country by Spain or by any Schengen State.

2. Having been expressly denied entry for activities contrary to the interests of Spain, activities against human rights, or for notorious connections with criminal organizations.

3. Being internationally sought for criminal activity.

Applicants must not represent a danger to the public health, public order, national security, or the international relations of Spain or any State with which Spain holds an agreement related to these matters.

Not having stayed in Spanish territory for a total of 90 days in the last 6 months, counting from the date of last entry (art. 20.1 Schengen, and art. 30 Law).
VISA APPLYING PROCESS

Step 1
Applications for Schengen Visa for Spain are accepted at the Visa Application Centre.

Step 2
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process your application, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy or Consulate.

Step 3
Please go to the link “All About Your Visas” to understand details of various visas.

Step 4
Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.