Applying for a Visa in Spain



Expats entering Spain need specific visas depending on how long you'll be staying in the country and what you'll be doing. Make sure that you have the appropriate visas.

As a member of the EU, Spain is open to EU citizens for work and travel. If you are not from the EU, learn more about visas and requirements through the information below.

Tourist Visa

Citizens of EU countries do not require a visa for Spain since they already have the right to residency. Citizens of many other countries also do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. During their stay in Spain, engaging in any form of paid employment is prohibited. For more detailed information on visa requirements, check with your nearest Spanish embassy or consulate.

Student Visa

Spain offers student visas for anyone who wishes to study in the country. To apply for the visa, you will need to submit your passport and supporting documents, such as a letter of acceptance, from your sponsor, which is usually the educational institution. Most applications are granted provided all qualifications are met and all documents are validated and submitted.

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