How Do You Get A Visa To Spain?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
To apply for a visa to allow you to enter Spain, you will most likely need to contact the Spanish embassy or consulate in your country of origin.

How to apply for a Spanish visa

Whilst the rules may be slightly different for the citizens of each individual country, there are general rules governing the Spanish visa application that you will need to know.
The first thing to find out is whether or not citizens of your country require a visa. To do this you can visit the Spanish consulate website.

If you find that you do, then you may want to determine exactly what the circumstances of your travel are, as this will have an impact on what type of visa you will apply for. For example someone intending to do trade during their stay in Spain will require a business visa, whilst someone who is simply visiting for leisure would apply for a tourist visa.

What will I need for a Spanish Visa Application?

There are several forms of documentation I advise you prepare, as the application process can be fairly lengthy - so it's a good idea to have everything prepared beforehand.

The list of things you will need include:

  • A completed visa application form
  • Two passport photos
  • A valid passport
  • Proof of return or onward flight from Spain
You may also be required to provide information regarding your income and financial situation, as well as evidence regarding the circumstances you are travelling under.

For help finding the details of the Spanish consulate closest to you, I'd recommend the Spanish Foreign Office Website.

What is a Schengen Area visa?

Another useful piece of information is that Spain is part of what is known as the Schengen Area, which is an area of Europe whose borders are governed by the Schengen Agreement of 1985.

This essentially means that travellers entering the area can apply for a general Schengen visa that will allow the holder access to all the countries in the area without the need for individual visas for each country visited.

Countries that are part of this agreement include:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
Stuti Ahuja Profile
Stuti Ahuja answered
To obtain a Visa to go to Spain, you will have to visit the Embassy of Spain in your country. Since Spain is a member of the Schengen Countries, there are certain countries that do not need a visa to stay in Spain for 90 days.

The citizens of all countries except the following will need a visa to come to Spain: Argentina, Austria, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Panama, Norway, Malta, Mexico and many others. To view a complete list, click:

One of the most important documents that you require to obtain a visa for Spain is your valid passport. You will be required to fill in an application form to obtain the visa which you will have to submit with your passport and the required vaccination certificates. You can download the visa application from here:

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