The entry of foreign citizens to Spain for periods not exceeding 90 days, is subject to the conditions established in Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of March 9, 2016, (Border Code Schengen).
Any foreign citizen who wishes to travel to Spain, must do so through the entry mechanisms enabled for this purpose and must bring with them a passport or equivalent travel document, proving their identity, and that has been issued within the previous 10 years and valid up to three months after the expected date of departure from the Schengen territory.
National foreigners from certain countries must also have a valid and valid visa , provided they do not have a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Member State (or exceptionally, they possess a "return authorization") In these cases, they may remain a maximum of 90 days, in any 180-day period, through the territory of the other Schengen States. It is very important to have a valid passport or travel document, a justification of the object and the conditions of your stay, as well as the economic sufficiency for your support during the period of stay in Spain.
Did you know? The above requirements will not be required in cases of people wishing to apply for asylum in Spain.
Traditionally, Spanish immigration policy has been oriented to the management of labor migration flows in accordance with the needs of the labor market, influencing security aspects but without internationalization of the economy. This conception that was useful in the past becomes insufficient in the face of the new world economic reality.
The need to internationalize the Spanish economy, boost the presence of foreign companies, attract talent and foreign investment, season and diversify the Spanish tourism sector, as well as the need to eliminate barriers to foreign entrepreneurship and investment in business projects, which affect the job creation, was determined in 2012 to begin evaluating the weaknesses and strengths of Spanish immigration regulations.
On private trips or for tourist reasons, police authorities may require documents that justify availability of accommodation during the visit. For example: hotel reservation, invitation letter if you are going to stay at the home of an individual, confirmation of reservation on organized trips and / or return ticket.
Since 2007, with respect to economic means, a minimum € 70.77 per person per day has been established. The monthly minimum is € 636.93 or its legal equivalent in foreign currency. By displaying them, it is sufficient to prove solvency. It can be presented in cash, by presenting certified checks, travelers checks, payment letters or credit cards. Everything must be accompanied by the bank account statement or an updated bank book.
Important: Letters from banks, or bank statements taken from the Internet or any other means with which the amount available as credit of the aforementioned card or bank account is credited will not be accepted.
For professional trips, the presentation of certain documents may be required such as: the invitation of a company or authority to participate in meetings and / or conventions of a commercial, industrial nature; as well as, access cards to fairs, congresses, conventions, or documentation that demonstrates the existence of commercial or industrial relations.
 List of third countries whose nationals are required short-term entry visa in the EU Member States subject to Regulation (EC) No. 539/2001:
AFGANISTÁN, ANGOLA, ARABIA SAUDÍ, ARGELIA ,ARMENIA ,AZERBAIYÁN BAHRAIN ,BANGLADESH, BELARÚS ,BELICE, BENIN, BHUTÁN, BIRMANIA/MYANMAR, BOLIVIA, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CABO VERDE ,CAMBOYA, CAMERÚN, CHAD, CHINA, COMORAS, CONGO, COREA NORTE, COSTA DE MARFIL, CUBA, DJIBOUTI, ECUADOR, EGIPTO, ERITREA, ETIOPÍA, FILIPINAS, FIJI, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA GUINEA, BISSAU GUINEA, ECUATOR, GUYANA, HAITÍ, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRÁN, IRAQ, JAMAICA ,JORDANIA ,KAZAJSTÁN, KENIA, KIRGUISTÁN, KUWAIT, LAOS, LESOTO, LÍBANO, LIBERIA ,LIBIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALDIVAS, MALI ,MARRUECOS, MAURITANIA, MONGOLIA, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NEPAL, NÍGER, NIGERIA ,OMÁN, PAKISTÁN PAPUA N. GUINEA, QATAR, REP. CENTROAFRICANA ,REP. D. DEL CONGO, REP. DOMINICANA, RUSIA, RWANDA, STO. TOMÉ PRÍNCIPE ,SENEGAL ,SIERRA LEONA, SIRIA, SOMALIA, SRI LANKA ,SUDÁFRICA ,SUDÁN ,SUDAN DEL SUR, SURINAME SWAZILANDIA, TAILANDIA ,TANZANIA ,TAYIKISTÁN, TOGO, TÚNEZ TURKMENISTÁN, TURQUÍA ,UGANDA, UZBEKISTÁN ,VIETNAM, YEMEN, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE
Entities and territorial authorities not recognized as States by at least one UE Member State
- Palestinian Authority
- Kosovo (As defined in Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999, of the United Nations Security Council)
Note: The content of this page is merely indicative. Only the provisions of the regulations in force at the time the application is submitted is applicable.
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