Information for Foreigners
This section provides detailed information necessary for foreigners who want to visit Spain.
  • Entry Requirements
    This section describes the different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory.
  • Visas
    A visa is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave or stay for a specific period of time in a country. This information outlines how to obtain a visa to go to Spain through the General Consulate in Los Angeles, California.
  • Foreigners' Identity Number (N.I.E.)
    Foreigners having an economic, professional or social connection with Spain may apply personally for an N.I.E.
  • Formalities after Entry into Spain
    Once a visa has been issued, there are certain formalities which must necessarily be carried out in Spain.
  • Nationality
    This section describes the different ways in which Spanish nationality may be acquired.


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