Entry Requirements
This section describes the different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory.
3/30/2017
Entry into Spain for stays not exceeding 90 days within a 180-day period is subject to the conditions provided for in Regulation (EU) Nº 2016/399, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 9 March 2016 on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code)
 
Being in possession of a valid passport or travel document
The document must be valid for al least three months following the projected exit from the territory of the Members States, and must have been issued within the last ten years. Citizens from any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein only need a valid national identity document or passport. Citizens from the United Kingdom and Ireland will require a passport since their countries are not members of the Schengen Area. In the event of a minor travelling with a national identity document, the latter must be accompanied by parental authorization.
 
Being in possession of a valid visa

This is required of nationals of third countries included on the list of countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders, unless in possession of a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Member State.
Foreigners holding a valid residence permit or a long-term visa issued by another Schengen State may travel through the territory of the other Schengen States for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day period, provided that they are in possession of a valid passport or travel document, that they justify the purpose and conditions of their intended stay, substantiate having sufficient means to support themselves for the duration of their intended stay in Spain, and that they can prove they are not threat to public health, public order, national security, or international relations of Spain or of other States with which Spain has an agreement to this end. Furthermore, they must not to appear on the national list of alerts [for refusal of entry] of the Member State in question.
 
At any event, entry may be refused (even with a valid passport and/or visa) at police checks in the following cases:

-  Journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons
In these cases, the presentation of any of the following documents may be required:
1.  A supporting document from the establishment providing accommodation or a letter of invitation from a private individual if the foreigner concerned is staying in their home, issued by the Police Station corresponding to their place of residence.
IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances shall the letter of invitation replace the foreigner's accreditation of all other entry requirements.
2.   Confirmation of the booking of an organised trip, indicating the itinerary.
3.   A return or round-trip ticket.
In order to substantiate economic means, the provisions of Order PRE/1282/2007, of 10 May, on economic means, shall be taken into account, which provides that foreigners must demonstrate that they have sufficient means of support available in order to enter Spain. The minimum amount that must be substantiated is € 73,59 per person per day, with a minimum of € 661,50 or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.
 
- Journeys of a professional, political, scientific, sporting or religious nature or undertaken for other reasons

The presentation of any of the following documents may be required:
1.  Invitation from a company or an institution to take part in meetings, conferences, etc., of a commercial, industrial or similar nature.
2. Document proving the existence of commercial, industrial relations, etc.
3. Entry tickets to trade fairs, congresses, conventions, etc.
4. Invitations, tickets, bookings or programmes indicating, as far as possible, the name of the host organisation and the duration of the stay, or any other document indicating the purpose of the visit.
 
- Journeys undertaken for the purposes of study or other types of training

The presentation of any of the following documents may be required:
1.  Certificate of enrolment at a teaching centre for the purposes of attending theoretical or practical training courses.
2. Certificates related to the courses to be attended.

Exceptionally, the presentation of medical certificates may be required by the Ministry of Home Affairs, in accordance with guidelines from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality or the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, or pursuant to European Union legislation. The need to present these certificates shall be made known sufficiently in advance, as far as possible.
 
Not being subject to a ban on entry (recorded in the S.I.S. [Schengen Information System] or in the National Register).
The following are causes for refusing entry:
1.  Having previously been expelled or returned by Spain or another Schengen State.
2. Having been expressly denied entry for activities contrary to the interests of Spain, activities against human rights, or for close links with criminal organisations.
3. Being subject to an international arrest for criminal activities.
4. Being considered a threat to the public health, public order, national security, or international relations of Spain or of other States with which Spain has agreements in this end.
5. Having already stayed for 90 days during a 180-day period.

Twitter@CogLosangeles

  • 19 Jun @CogLosangeles * RT @zuazola_: @CogLosangeles Casa de España, Inc. tendrá su Romería anual el próximo domingo día 24 de 13 a las 20 horas en el POA PARK de…
  • 19 Jun @CogLosangeles * RT @SpainInTheUSA: Who are you rooting for? #ESP #WorldCup #VamosEspaña @SeFutbol #Russia2018 #HagamosQueOcurra https://t.co/mgjgrtWL38
  • 19 Jun @CogLosangeles * The Premiere Latino International Film Festival “LALIFF” Returns!  -June 20-24 at The TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollyw… https://t.co/KzkrUMl1f7
  • 13 Jun @CogLosangeles * Mañana empieza el Mundial de Fútbol 2018 en Rusia, si queréis seguir los partidos de la roja en la mejor compañía l… https://t.co/CLMk6gjv7j
  • 09 Jun @CogLosangeles * Feast of San Juan. Celebrate San Juan Pot-luck Saturday, June 23 6:30-9:00PM Casita, Balboa Park, SD. Entrance fee… https://t.co/x7UBO8hkUx
  • 08 Jun @CogLosangeles * Yolanda y Paco Arroyo, en colaboración con Ángel Muñoz presentan "HERENCIA FLAMENCA" el sábado, 23 junio, 2018 a la… https://t.co/r3hWvaoeVj
  • 05 Jun @CogLosangeles * Strangers on the earth, a journey on the Camino de Santiago. Laemmie Music Hall, Beverly Hills, CA. Trailer: … https://t.co/zdyf5VZaqF
  • 05 Jun @CogLosangeles * La actriz y académica Saida Santana, presenta "Poemas Visuales, Una Josefina del siglo XXI" Pieza teatral multimedi… https://t.co/IXA4PujTqZ
  • 05 Jun @CogLosangeles * ANTONIO CARNOTA in concert June, Friday 8 at 7pm and Saturday 16 at 5pm in Las Vegas. For more info, please visit: … https://t.co/uF178yHn18
  • 23 May @CogLosangeles * El Cónsul Vallaure junto al prestigioso director de orquesta Gustavo Dudamel con ocasión de su visita al Consulado… https://t.co/aQyowadIPL
  • 17 May @CogLosangeles * LA OLA 2018 - Independent Films from Spain - Thursday, May 31st - Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 - Egyptian Theatre and The… https://t.co/vbf9psnHiG
  • 17 May @CogLosangeles * Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present a provocative exhibition of works by the celebrated contemporary Catalan artist… https://t.co/mZ9xdkm0rK
  • 17 May @CogLosangeles * Chano Domínguez: Flamenco Sketches in Los Angeles. Flamenco Sketches pays homage to Miles Davis through Chano Domín… https://t.co/CntE0G886x
  • 10 May @CogLosangeles * José Menor in concert in Los Angeles. Pre-eminent Spanish virtuoso pianist José Menor makes his Los Angeles debut a… https://t.co/Hij3d31Txm
  • 10 May @CogLosangeles * Os recordamos que el próximo 12 de Mayo, entre las 5 y las 7 de la tarde tendrá lugar la inauguración de la exposic… https://t.co/VCEXaq1zIa
  • TWITTER
  • FACEBOOK
  • YOUTUBE
  • FLICKR
  • Instagram
  • Twitter SpainMFA
  • BLOGS
  • ATLAS DE REDES SOCIALES
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares y Migratorios
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016