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.
  • Airport Transit Visa
    This visa entitles its holder to go through the international transit area of Spanish airports.
  • Uniform Schengen Visa
    Procedures and conditions for issuing these visas can be found in Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Code on Visas.
  • Long-Term Visas
    These visas entitle their holders to reside, work, study or research in Spain.
  • 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.
  • Legalisations
    Legalisation is an administrative act whereby a foreign public document is validated, by verifying the authenticity of the signature on the document, and the capacity in which the signatory of the document has acted.
  • Tourism in Spain
    Spain is the world's leading destination for holiday tourism, and the second most visited country in the world.
  • Working in Spain
    Here are some guidelines for people who want to work in Spain.
  • Studying in Spain
    This section includes some basic considerations and a series of links to further information.
  • Residing in Spain
    Foreigners wishing to reside in Spain must have prior authorization to do so. Once said authorization has been obtained, it shall be necessary to obtain the corresponding visa allowing entry into Spain.

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