Spain Visa Types, Requirements, and Application

Spain is an EU country famous for its long history and incredible culture, so what are the types of Spanish visa? Are Spanish visa requirements the same as those of Schengen members? This article will answer you.

Who needs a visa to enter Spain?

As Spain belongs to both Schengen Area and European Union, Spain visa conforms to the regulations of both schemes. You will not need to apply for a Spanish visa if you are from:

  • European Union (EU) countries:
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย Poland
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พย Cyprus ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg
  • EFTA countries: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway and ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
  • Stay limited to a maximum of 90 days, include:
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑย Albania ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Kiribati ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ Samoa
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and Barbuda ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทย Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด Macau ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บย Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ Seychelles
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Islands ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon Islands
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Micronesia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunei ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ Timor-Leste
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด Tonga
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป Tuvalu
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Nicaragua ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Dominica ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปย El Salvador ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ Palau ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ Vanuatu
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel

Spain visa types

Two main types of Spain visa are Spain short-term visas and Spain long-stay visas.

Short-term visa

These visas are also called short-term visas. Types of Spain visa bear relation to the purposes of the visit.

  • Transit visa: This type of visa will be necessary for the travelers stopping over at Spain airports to reach non-Schengen destinations. Unlike some transit visas of EU countries, there are two kinds of transit visa included: airport transit visa and seamen transit visa.
  • Tourist visa: This sort of visa is granted for anyone wishing to arrive in Spain to go on a vacation or visit family members. Some necessary documents include proof of civil status, accommodation confirmation papers and the bank balance which is at least โ‚ฌ909 per day of stay.
  • Business visa: You will need to make a visa application for your business trip as long as you are not from the EU, EFTA and 67 countries accepted under the Schengen agreement.
  • Medical visa: This kind of visa is issued for applicants who need urgent medical treatment in Spain.
  • Cultural visa
  • Training visa: If you plan to attend a training course in Spain within 3 months, you should applyย on this matter.
  • EU/ EEA dependent visa: This kind of visa is used for the dependents of a citizen from EU members. They can be husband, wife or children aged under 18.
Spain visa
Spain visa

Long-stay visa

This is a list of some long-stay Spain visa:

  • Student visa: The international students wishing to pursue education in Spain in the long run will apply for this kind of visa.
  • Work visa: This type of visa contains employment visas (entrepreneur visa, etc.) and self-employment visa.
  • Family visa: A visa application is needed when you serve the purpose of family reunion in Spain. In addition, a required document in this kind is an original family reunification permit and its copy.
  • Au Pair visa: If you are working for a family in Spain, you need to apply for an Au Pair Visa and ensure to satisfy some specific conditions. For instance, you do not have a baby or you are fluent in one of these languages (English, Spanish, French, German).
  • Golden visa: This sort of visa is suitable for non-EU citizens who are influential investors in Spain, especially in the field or real estate or company investment.

Spain visa requirements

Compulsory visa requirements

These are some compulsory criteria of Spain visa requirements. They are a must when you apply for a visa:

  • A completed visa application form.
  • Two biometric photos following Spain visa requirements.
  • Biographic documents such as birth certificate and ID card.
  • The current passport and the copies of its pages with specific details. The expiring date of passport should not exceed 10 years.
  • Proof of flight booking.
  • Confirmation document of accommodation.
  • Medical Insurance covering at least 30,000 euro and unpredictable illness.
  • Medical Certificate lasting at least 3 months.
  • Documents to justify that you have adequate finance.

Additional documents

Aside from aforementioned documents, you will also submit supplement papers. Each Spain visa type will have specific requirements for additional documentation. Some noticeable supplement papers include:

  • Bank statement making up at least 10% of the Minimum Interpersonal Salary.
  • Educational proof such as the acceptance letter of institution or certificates.
  • Proof of civil status.
  • A notarised authorisation letter for young people aged under 18.

How to apply for Spain visa?

Santiago de Compostela - Spain
Santiago de Compostela – Spain

Step#1. Make a plan

It is suggested that you first pick a reasonable time to apply for Norway visa.

You will prepare your Norway visa application, including but not limited to: your duration of visa, your purpose of the stay, your type of Norway visa and choose the nearest destination of the Embassy or Consulate to apply.

Step#2. Fill out visa application form

You ought to get access to the Schengen visa form. Next, you will complete the application form and gather the necessary documents to satisfy all visa requirements.

Step#3. Pay the fee

The Spain visa fee hinges on your age.

  • The fee for adults is 80 euros.
  • The fee for young people aged between 6 and 12 is 40
  • People aged under 6 years old are waived the fee.

Step#4. Book a Spain visa appointment

You then book a Spain visa appointment with your chosen Embassy. There are three ways of booking the appointment, which are:

  • Via phone call
  • Via the Internet
  • In person

The availability of these alternatives will depend on your domestic regulations.

Step#5. Head to the interview

You will submit the necessary papers to your application destination. This will be the step to finalize your visa application. Besides, if this is the first time you have visited the Schengen area, you will be required to submit your biometric information.

Step#6. Receive your visa

If you are accepted, your visa will be handed back together with your passport.