Visa regulations for Spain

Are you planning on visiting Spain? Do you want to know what the visa regulations are in Spain? Our guide to visa regulations in Spain gives you the facts & information you’ll want to know.

Spain is a member of the European Union and has signed up to an agreement that allows citizens from other EU countries to enter Spain without the need for a visa. If you are and EU citizen planning to work in Spain you can do so for a period of up to three months before you have to register yourself.

Spain visa for non EU nationals

If you are a non EU national applying for a visa to Spain then you will need to start the visa application process at the embassy of Spain in your country of residence.
It is likely that in order to be successful in your visa application for Spain that you must attend the embassy of Spain in person, where you will be interviewed and asked to provide evidence of your ability to fund yourself in Spain. This usually means producing a bank statement or a hotel reservation in Spain. Non EU nationals wanting a visa to visit Spain are advised to apply for a Schengen visa. The Schengen visa is issued at the embassy of Spain and allows entry to Spain as well as other countries within the EU. This type of visa is preferable if you are intending to visit other countries in Europe other than Spain as it saves you from having to apply for a separate visa for every country you visit after Spain.  The Schengen visa for Spain and the rest of the EU is valid for 90 days from the day of entry into Spain or whatever EU country you arrive in. The Schengen visa for Spain and the EU is not extendable. If you intend on remaining in Spain past the duration allowed on the visa then you must report to the local police station in Spain and apply for a residence card.

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