Entry Requirements
This section describes the different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory.
01/01/2013

Entry into Spain for stays not exceeding ninety days per six-month period is subject to the conditions set forth in Regulation (EC) Nº 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006. 

 

Being in possession of a valid passport or travel document

The document must be valid for the entirety of the projected stay. Citizens from any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein only need a valid national identity document or passport. 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 EU's external borders, unless they are 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 move for a maximum of three months, during any six-month period, through the territory of the other Schengen States, provided that they are in possession of a valid passport or travel document, that they justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, as well as having sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay in Spain, and that they accredit that they are not 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 regard. Moreover, they shall be required not to appear on the national list of alerts of the Member State in question.

 

Being in possession of documents that justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, and having sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay in Spain

-  Journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons
In these cases, submission 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 hosting the foreigner concerned in their home, issued by the Police Station of 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 accredit economic means, the provisions of Order PRE/1282/2007, of 10 May, on economic means, shall be taken into account; foreigners must prove that they have sufficient means of subsistence available in order to enter Spain. The minimum amount that must be accredited is € 64.53 per person per day, with a minimum of € 580.77 or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.
 
- Journeys of a professional, political, scientific, sporting or religious nature or undertaken for other reasons

Submission of any of the following documents may be required:
1.  Invitation from a company or from an authority to participate in meetings, conferences, etc., either commercial, business, etc.
2. Document proving the existence of commercial or business relations, etc.
3. Access cards to trade fairs, congresses, conferences, etc.
4. Invitations, entrance cards, bookings or programmes indicating, as far as possible, the name of the hosting organization 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

Submission of any of the following documents may be required:
1.  Certificate of enrolment at a teaching institute for the purposes of attending theory and practice training courses.
2. Certificates regarding the courses attended.

Exceptionally, submission of medical certificates required by the Ministry of the Interior, in accordance with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, or pursuant to European Union legislation. The need to submit these certificates shall be made known, as far as possible, sufficiently in advance.
 
Not being subject to a ban on entry (recorded in the S.I.S. 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 notorious connections with criminal organizations.
3. Being wanted internationally for criminal reasons.
 
Not 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 regard.
 
Not having already stayed for three months during a six-month period.

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