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

    These visas entitle their holders to pass through the international transit zone in a Spanish airport.
     
    The procedures and conditions for issuing these visas are included in Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)

  • Uniform Schengen Visa

    Este visado permite estancias en el área Schengen de hasta 90 días (en cualquier período de 180 días) por razones de turismo, negocios, visita familiar, tratamiento médico, para realizar estudios, prácticas no laborales o actividades de voluntariado de duración inferior a 3 meses, o para otras actividades que no tengan carácter lucrativo. También permite el tránsito territorial y aeroportuario.

     

    Los procedimientos y condiciones para la expedición de estos visados se encuentran recogidos en el Reglamento (CE) nº 810/2009 por el que se establece un Código comunitario sobre visados (Código de visados)

  • 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.
  • Spanish Nationality
    In this section you will find the different methods for acquiring Spanish nationality along with the important information on the loss and preservation of same.
  • 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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