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Citizens living in Spain
If you come to Spain from an European country, an Spanish visa won´t be required for entry into the country -If you are coming and plan to stay for a period of three months no longer that 6 months per year, your passport must be valid for a period of 90 days after the length of the planned stay in Spain.
In the case of children travelling with an ID document, this must be accompanied by written permission from their parents.
If you come to Spain from a non European country, citizens must be in possession of Spanish visa or documents which justify the object and the conditions of your stay, and be in possession of sufficient economic means for maintenance yourself throughout the period you are intending to remain legally in Spain. Of course applying for an Spanish visa in advance before coming to Spain.
For more information please visit Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación.
Turist and short stays Spanish visas
The Schengen Agreement establishes a unified type of Spanish visa for short stays (up to 90 days) for the participant European countries, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply at the consulate of your main destination (where you are spending most of the days).
If you are part of a cruise please note the number of days spent in each port. If you are spending the same amount of days in several countries, you must apply at the consulate of your country of first entry.
US citizens and citizens of other nationalities are not included in the list of countries that need an Spanish visa to cross the Schengen borders, they can stay up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without an Spanish visa.
There are three general rules to travelling with your pet, animals should be accompanied by their owners or representatives, must be duly identified and must have their accompanying animal health certificate, which should include a copy written in Spanish. Please take into account that all pets must be in possession of the correct veterinary certificate or passport, according to the species of animal.
Spanish Work visa
EU/EEA and Swiss citizens, with the exception of Croatians up until 30 June 2020, can work without a work permit in Spain but almost everyone else needs one.
It’s the employer’s responsibility to apply for one on your behalf so first you need to get an offer of work and a work contract; once you have that and your employer has obtained the work authorisation on your behalf, you can apply for a visa to come to Spain.
Spanish GOLD visa
The designated Golden Investors Spanish Visa program offer non EU applicants and theirs families the opportunity to obtain the right to live in Spain and reach an Spanish travel visa free travel within the 26 EU countries that signed the Schengen Convention.
The Golden Spanish Visa Program which presents the option of citizenship by economic investment.
Late in the year 2013, the Spanish Government approved its long anticipated investors visa that is kept to non EU foreign national who are investing by purchasing Real estate property, investment in government bonds or in shares in private companies or undertake an Spanish business project.
Family Spanish visa
You can apply for family reunification if you have already lived legally in Spain, with a resident permit, for one year and if you have the residence permit for at least one more year. Your relatives have to enter with their corresponding Spanish visa of residence granted to them for family reunification.
In order to be granted this permit, before they arrive you have to personally apply for their residence permit for family reunification. Also you have to show that you have enough living space for your family members.
In Spain you can be reunited with your husband, wife or civil partner, your children and the minors of your spouse or civil partner, including adopted minors and disabled children of any age.
Also your ancestors and those of your spouse or civil partner if they are economically independent from the Spanish welfare state and if there are reasons that justify their residence permit for Spain.
Student Spanish visa
If you are coming to Spain to study, you have to find a course or programme that will accept you first and then you can apply for an Spanish visa before your arrival. All students intending to study in Spain for more than 180 days will be required to obtain a Certification of absence of police records.
Student Spanish visas are required for those whose time of study in Spain exceeds 90 days.
Non lucrative Spanish visas
These Spanish visas allow citizens to reside in Spain but do not entitle to engage in a professional activity or employment. Non-Lucrative Residence Visas cannot be issued without previous approval of the central services in Madrid. Resolution time is about three months.
As you can see, there are many types of Spanish Visa, depending on each case, different procedures are carried out and different documentation is requested. Settling in Spain is not easy, so from AssistyouUP we will help you throughout the visa processing services in Valencia.