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Spain Tourist Visa: Who Needs One & How to Get It

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Would you like to enter and visit Spain? Then most likely you will need a tourist visa . In this article we will explore everything you need to know about Schengen visas: if you actually need to apply for one, how to do it step by step, requirements and more!

What is a tourist visa in Spain?

A tourist visa is the term that foreigners usually use to refer to a Schengen visa ; that is, the visa that allows citizens from outside the EU to travel, enter and visit this region.

If you want to visit Spain for a maximum of 90 days, you must apply for a Schengen tourist visa .

Nevertheless, this document or permission is not granted for any specific country: you apply for a visa that allows you to enter all the 25 countries that share a common border policy within the European Union .

Also, bear in mind that according to your country of origin, it is possible that you are not required to get this tourist or Schengen visa . As long as your country and Spain have a double treaty agreement, you can enter the country without one ( but still meeting the requirements ).

Where and how can I apply for it?

The Schengen visa allows you to travel within the whole area without problems.

But if you are just visiting one specific country, then you will have to attend its embassy or consulate in your country of origin to apply for your Schengen tourist visa .

But what happens if I am visiting more than one country within those 90 days?

Then you must apply at the consulte or embassy of the country you will spend more nights at (or of that which constitutes the first point of entry if you are spending equal nights in all your destinations).

You will basically need to make an appointment with the consulate to register your biometric data and to submit all the required documents, which we explore below.

Main requirements

On the day of the appointment at the consulate or embassy, you must bring and submit:

  • Your visa application form , properly completed. You can download a model here .
  • Valid passport (which can’t expire beyond 3 months after leaving the Schengen Area).
  • Airline reservation tickets (which must be round trip flights), demonstrating entry and exiting of the Schengen area.
  • Proof of accommodation or invitation letter .
  • Proof of financial means to sustain yourself in the country during the time of your visit (via bank statement); including last tax return if you are self-employed and letter of employment if not.
  • Travel insurance . Here you can find the main providers .
  • Two recent ID photos .
  • Visa fee , which varies according to the specific consulate (but can be around € 80).

When should you apply for your tourist visa for Spain?

You can’t apply earlier than 180 before your planned entry into the country, but that same application must be made a minimum of 3 weeks before your departure .

Despite the process being quite fast, it can take up to 15 working days to receive your visa response.

Nevertheless, in some cases the application can take longer , so our recommendation is that you start as soon as possible within those 6 months.

Who needs a Spain Tourist Visa?

Basically, non-EU citizens from those countries that do not have visa-free entry into Spain , like China, Indica, African countries, and Russia.

You can find the complete list of countries that must apply for a Schengen visa to enter the Spanish territory here.

On the other hand, there are other countries that have a visa-free agreement , like the US, Brazil, or Canada, that don’t need a visa.

This exception just applies to nationals of those countries , not to residents.

But be careful!

In 2021 the new ETIAS system will be implemented , and from then on all non-European Union citizens will have to request a visa online. Learn how here .

How long can I stay in the country with a tourist or Schengen visa?

You can stay up to a maximum of 3 months (90 days in total) in the country within a period of 180 days. 

This is called the “ 90-day rule ”, and it applies to all countries within the Schengen Area .

This means that, if you spent 90 days in Spain but wish to stay longer, you will have two options:

  • You can either travel to any non-EU country and stay there for 3 extra months, then travel back to Spain
  • Or apply for any of the residence permits that can be obtained directly from Spain. Find the complete list of those residencies here .

If you are going to stay for the long run, it is crucial that you understand this last point, as many residencies must be applied from your country of origin (like the non-lucrative visa).

Can I extend my Schengen visa while being within the Schengen Area?

Even though the situations in which you can do it are limited, it is indeed possible to extend the duration of your tourist visa .

In that sense, only for the following reasons will that extension be available:

  • If you have a single-entry short-stay visa and have made a late entry to the Schengen area (meaning days after the visa became valid).
  • Due to humanitarian reasons and if the extension will help you avoid hardship, like keep receiving any kind of medical treatment or giving support to a relative going through a harsh situation.
  • If your home country is suffering any sudden situatio n (force majeure), like a conflict or war.
  • Personal reasons of major importance (even though it is unlikely you will be granted the extension in this case).

You must remain in that same country after you finish your extension application.

This application can last several days (time during which you don’t need to leave the country). In case the extension gets rejected, you will have a maximum of 2 days to leave.

Types of Schengen visas

As we have mentioned, a tourist visa is in fact a Schengen visa, a document that is equally valid for the different countries within the Schengen Area.

In that sense, we can find the following Schengen visas :

Business visa

If you are visiting Spain for less than 90 days for business reasons (like attending a business event, having certain meetings with your prospective clients, etc.) you must request a business visa .

If this is the case, the documents to be submitted will vary accordingly:

  • You will have to include on your application the invitation letter from the Spanish company you are meeting with.
  • If, on the other hand, you are attending any kind of event or fair, you must include the entry tickets .
  • A certification from your company or employer demonstrating that they allow you to embark on this business trip.

Airport transit visa (type A)

The airport transit visa will be requested if the foreigner is traveling to a different country but must stop in Spain in between (for example, to take a different plane that gets her to the final destination).

If you are from one of the following countries, you will need to get your airport transit visa in order to go through Spain : Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Syria, Togo, Yemen, and Palestina.

Nevertheless, being a permanent United States resident with any of the before mentioned nationalities eliminates the need to get this visa.

Furthermore, nationals from the following countries need an airport transit visa to go through any of the Schengen countries : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Irak, Nigeria, Pakistán, Somalia y Sri Lanka.

Student visa

In case you are enrolling in any kind of course or study in the country taking less than 3 months, you will have to get a student visa.

In that case, it will be required to include the acceptance letter from the university or school in which you are going to study.

Regular tourist visa

This is the most common type of Schengen visa, the one granted to those who want to visit the country for tourism or leisure activities .

The documentation that will be required can be found in prior sections of this article.

Other frequently asked questions

Here is a summary of the main questions foreigners wishing to visit Spain ask themselves more frequently:

What happens if my visa application gets rejected?

If that is the case, you have two different options :

  • If the reason that got your application is clear and you agree with it, you can formalize a new application but solving that what caused the rejection.
  • On the other hand, if you feel everything was right and no document was missing, you can initiate an appeal . But, again, follow with path only if you think there has been a mistake.

Can I work in Spain with a tourist visa?

No, in order to work in Spain you need a regular work permit .

You can just meet with your clients or do any other similar type of business activity in case you hold a business visa.

Can I join my relatives with my tourist visa?

No, you are allowed to visit them during the permitted 90 days, but once that period comes to an end you must leave the country.

So even though you have family members in the country, you can’t stay for the long run with them .

If that is your intention, you must apply for a family reunification visa or for a residence permit as an EU relative (if that is the case).

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Applying for a Schengen visa

This is a general overview - for more details contact the embassy or consulate of your main destination country.

What is a Schengen visa?

A Schengen visa is an entry permit for non-EU nationals to make a short, temporary visit of up to 90 days in any 180-day period to a country in the Schengen area. 

Schengen visas come in 3 forms: 

  • single-entry visa - allowing you to enter the Schengen area once;
  • multiple-entry visa - allowing several visits to the Schengen area for as long as the visa is valid;
  • airport transit visa - allows you to connect through the international transit area of an airport in the Schengen area during a stopover or a change of flights. It does not allow you to leave the international transit area.

How long can you stay?

The short-stay visa calculator can help you calculate the remaining period you are allowed to stay in a Schengen country. 

The user's guide provides step by step instructions and practical examples to help you use the calculator.

Who needs to apply for a Schengen visa?

Citizens of certain non-EU countries must hold a short-stay visa when travelling to the Schengen area. 

Consult the EU list of countries whose citizens are required to hold a visa when crossing its external borders. There are exceptions to the visa requirements for certain types of traveller to certain countries (e.g. diplomats, armed forces, refugees, pupils on school excursions).

Airport transit visas

  • Some non-EU nationals must also hold an airport transit visa when connecting through the international transit areas of airports located in any of the Schengen States . 
  • For citizens of certain additional countries , an airport transit visa is required when connecting through the international transit areas of airports located in some of the Schengen countries . 
  • There are some categories of people who are exempt from the requirement to hold an airport transit visa (see Article 3(5) of the Visa Code ).

Where to apply

You must lodge your application for a Schengen visa at the consulate of the country you intend to visit . 

  • Visiting more than 1 Schengen countries : apply at the consulate of the country where you will spend the longest time.
  • Visiting several Schengen countries (for stays of equal length): apply at the consulate of the first country you will visit.

As a general rule, you must apply for a Schengen visa at the consulate with territorial responsibility for the country where you are legally resident.

More information for each Schengen country can be found on these websites

When to apply.

You must submit your application to the consulate  at least 15 days before your intended journey and no earlier than 6 months beforehand . 

You may have to book an appointment before lodging the application.

What documents are needed to apply?

  • A valid passport . The passport’s expiry date should be at least 3 months after the date of your departure from the Schengen area. For multiple-entry visas, the expiry date should be at least 3 months after your departure from the last country visited.
  • A visa application form .
  • A photo in compliance with ICAO standards .
  • Medical insurance covering emergency medical care, hospitalisation and repatriation (including in the event of death).
  • Supporting documents relating to the purpose of your stay, evidence of financial means and accommodation during your stay, and evidence of your intention to return to your home country after your stay.
  • Your fingerprints will be collected when you submit your application (exemptions exist for specific categories of applicants).

Additional documents may also be requested by the consulates.

How much does a visa cost?

  • €90 for adults
  • €45 for children aged 6-12
  • €35 for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Belarus
  • €67,50 for applicants from Cabo Verde.

An additional fee may apply if you go through visa service centres , which collect applications on behalf of consulates in some cases.

The visa fee can be waived for specific categories of applicants.

How long does the application take to process?

The normal processing time for a visa application is 15 days . 

This period may be extended to up to 45 days if a more detailed examination of the application and/or additional documents are required.

Under certain conditions, family members of EU or EEA citizens falling under the Free Movement Directive are eligible for a free and accelerated visa procedure.

Refusal of a visa application

If your application is rejected, you will be told:

  • why it was rejected
  • how to submit an appeal.

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Don't let visa confusion stand in the way of your Spain vacation © Flashpop / Getty Images

Spain is one of the most popular countries in the world with travelers and it's not hard to see why – incredible food, culture and the kind of sun-drenched landscape you thought only existed in your wildest vacation dreams.

Now imagine you finally get there only to be turned away at the airport....no, we don't what that for you either. With our round-up of all the essential visa information for Spain , you can figure out what you need and how to get it in order to ensure smooth sailing upon arrival.

Who doesn't need a visa for Spain?

Spain is part of the Schengen Area, which is a zone comprised of 27 European countries that have established unrestricted movement across their borders. If you're a citizen of an EU/EEA country that isn't part of this travel zone, you only need to show a national ID or your passport to enter Spain and you don't need a visa to enter or move around the travel zone. 

There are also some countries outside the EU/EEA that are permitted visa-free entry to Spain and up to 90 days of travel in a 180-day period within the Schengen Area. These include the UK, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and several South American countries, among others. You will need a minimum of three months' validity on your passport to travel and check well in advance of your trip to ensure your country qualifies for visa-free travel .

Keep in mind that you can only travel within the Schengen Zone for a maximum of 90 days. If you're planning to travel around after some time in Spain, you need to take into account the number of days you’ll be spending in each country and tally up the total.

You don't have to stay in the Schengen area for a consecutive 90 days – you can move in and out as you wish but 90 days is your max allowance in a 180-day period. Gauge the length of your Schengen-wide stay with online calculators if you're at all unsure, because overstaying the limit may result in authorities deporting you or prohibiting you from re-entering the bloc.

Meanwhile, the EU is expected to introduce its ETIAS visa waiver program in 2024. If you hold a non-EU passport, you’ll need to apply online for pre-authorization, along the lines of the USA’s ESTA scheme. Costing around €7, the process should be quick and painless.

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How do I get a visa to visit Spain?

If you're a passport holder for any of the third countries listed here , you'll need to apply for a short-term tourist visa to visit Spain. This visa will cover you for up to 90 days of travel in a 180-day period within the Schengen Area, though the majority of your trip will need to be spent in Spain. Non-EU countries that require a visa include China, Ghana, India and Tanzania, among others.

Visa applications need to be made at the nearest Spanish embassy/consulate in your country of residence well in advance of your planned visit – up to three months ahead of your trip should be sufficient. You'll need two passport-sized photographs, a visa application form, your passport and evidence of health insurance to cover your planned time in Spain. You will also be asked for evidence of financial means to support yourself during your trip, as well as evidence of flight and accommodation bookings for the entire trip, including your return ticket. 

Schengen visas cost €80 for any applicant over 12, €40 for children aged between 6 and 12, and there is no charge for children under 6. Tourist visas are normally valid for six months and extensions are only possible in exceptional circumstances.

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Can I extend my tourist visa?

It is possible to extend a short-term tourist visa as long as the authorized stay is shorter than 90 days, but only in exceptional cases that arise after entering Spain. 

Getting approval for a short-term visa extension is not an easy task and you will need an exceptional reason to secure it. Schengen visa policy states those reasons include late entry, humanitarian reasons, (needing medical treatment, the death of a family member, etc), force majeure, or other important personal reasons that the immigration authorities will consider.

It's imperative that you request a visa extension from either the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation or the Ministry of the Interior in Spain before your existing visa expires.  

This article was first published Aug 31, 2021 and updated Jul 7, 2023.

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How to obtain a tourist visa for Spain?

Its culture, its food, its people and sunny beaches, so many reasons to choose Spain as your perfect get away. Before setting off on your Iberian adventure, you need to make sure you have the proper documents to legally enter the country and fully enjoy your trip. Here are a few guidelines to help you apply for a Schengen tourist visa for Spain .

Who needs to apply for a Schengen tourist visa to visit Spain?

The Schengen area includes 27 countries among which Spain. Citizens from non-European countries – such as Russia, China, India and all African nations - need to apply for a Spain Tourist visa if they wish to visit Spain for less than 90 days. Some countries such as the US, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Mexico have visa-free arrangements with the European Union which means that their citizens do not need a visa to visit Spain for stays shorter than 90 days. However starting 2023, they will need to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver to travel.   This visa-free arrangement is only valid for citizens of these countries and not their residents. Therefore the need for a Schengen visa depends on your citizenship and not your place of residence. 

How long can you stay in Spain on a tourist visa?

A tourist visa for Spain is a category C short stay visa which is granted to visitors who are travelling to Spain for their holiday i.e. for tourism purposes. Your Schengen tourist visa for Spain allows you to stay in the country for 90 days maximum over a 180 day period (the " 90 days rule" in Spain ) . This visa will also allow you to visit other Schengen countries during that time.

How do I obtain a Tourist visa for Spain?

You need to apply at your nearest Spanish embassy, consulate or visa application center if 

  • Spain is the only Schengen country you are planning to visit 
  • OR the one where your stay will be the longest (most number of nights) during your Schengen adventures 
  • OR the first Schengen country from which you will enter the Schengen area. 

  You will be given an appointment during which your biometric data (fingerprints and photo) will be taken and you will hand in your application file with all the required documents.

What are the documents required with your Tourist visa application for Spain?

For your application to be processed you will need to provide several documents. Here is a list of the basic mandatory documents (original and copy) required when applying for a Tourist Visa for Spain. Additional documents can be asked depending on your personal situation.

Spain tourist visa requirements:

  • A completed and signed visa application form
  • Your passport . It shouldn’t be older than 10 years, its expiration date should be minimum 3 months beyond the date when you will leave the Schengen area and it should have at least 2 blank pages. 
  • At least one passport type photograph
  • Proof of residence (original and copy): driver's license with current address, voter registration card, student ID, etc
  • Proof of immigration status  (eg. green card in the U.S.) if necessary
  • A health & travel insurance certificate proving that your insurance covers your medical costs for a minimum of 30,000€ in case of health emergencies (hospitalisation, repatriation). It must be valid for the entire duration of your stay in the Schengen area and in all Schengen countries even if you have no plans to visit them. 
  • Your confirmed roundtrip tickets : travel reservations showing dates of entry and departure from the Schengen area.
  • Proof of your social and professional status : a signed letter of employment with salary, proof of self-employment or business ownership, proof of enrolment for students, unemployment document, retirement statement.
  • Proof of your financial means :  recent bank statements with official bank signature or stamp, letters of sponsorship showing you have the financial means to support yourself during your entire stay.
  • Your latest credit card statement
  • confirmed hotel reservations for every night of your stay in Spain and the Schengen area with complete information (name, phone number, address and email). 
  • if you are staying with friends or family they will have to request an official  Letter of Invitation issued by the Spanish authorities. You will need to present the original and its copy. 
  • for cruise ship travellers, booking confirmation by their travel agent with complete itinerary and names of hotels where you will be staying. 
  • A notarised authorisation letter for applicants under 18
  • The visa fee which you will pay at the time of your appointment

How much bank balance is required for Spain visa?

In Spain, you are required to have 90€ per day of stay (10%  of the SMI, the Minimum Interprofessional Salary)

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How much does the tourist visa for Spain cost?

A Spain tourist visa costs 80€ for visitors aged 12 and over, 40€ for children ages 6 to 12, free for children younger than 6 years old.  

When should you apply for your Tourist visa for Spain?

You cannot apply earlier than 180 days before your planned departure date. It is recommended that you submit your application at least 3 weeks in advance . Delays to issue the visa can vary, on average it takes about 15 working days to be issued.  

How do I apply for a student visa to Spain?

Find a detailed guide on how to apply for a  Spain student visa  here

We are doing our best to provide you the most reliable and updated information possible but rules and regulations concerning visas can be modified at all times by the consulate of your country if circumstances require it. Consequently, we can not be held accountable for these changes.  Please contact the Spanish Embassy to obtain the specific terms and conditions in effect at the moment of the submission of your visa application

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The most up-to-date guide on the Schengen tourist visa, category C on the web, and for those traveling to Spain in particular.

You do not need to apply for a Schengen tourist visa to travel to Spain and the Schengen area if you meet the following conditions…

What is the Schengen visa?   What are the Schengen-area countries? Where is the Schengen visa valid?   Who needs a Schengen visa and who doesn’t need one?   How long is the Schengen visa good for?   Can I leave and enter the Schengen area more than once?   Where can I apply for the Schengen visa?

What is the Schengen visa?

The Schengen visa, category C, also known as a standard tourist visa for Europe, is a short-term visa that allows you to travel to, stay in, and travel freely within the Schengen-area countries as a tourist, student , or business person for up to 90 days . (In this article we will only concern ourselves with category C of the Schengen visa, which is intended for short stays, unlike category A, which is an airport transit visa intended for brief stop-overs at airports for people of certain nationalities, etc.) Note that the Schengen visa does not allow you to reside, work , or be self-employed in Spain or any of the Schengen-area countries . Those activities are governed by separate visas and legislation. 

The Schengen visa gets its name from the Schengen acquis , which commonly refers to the sum of two international agreements (the 1985 Schengen Agreement and the 1990 Schengen Convention) and the related European Union laws and regulations made possible by the 1999 Treaty of Amsterdam. The Schengen acquis concerns itself with the free movement of persons and provides for shared rules regarding short-stay visas, the absence of internal borders, shared rules for external borders, and the creation of the Schengen Information System database (SIS), as well as customs, judicial, and police cooperation and the sharing of information in order to combat trafficking, fraud, illegal immigration, and other crimes.

Making things a bit more complicated is the fact that being part of the Schengen area, being bound by the Schengen acquis , and/or being part of the European Union are not the same thing with regard to the Schengen visa. But I’ll explain more about this later.

What are the Schengen-area countries? Where is the Schengen visa valid?

For the purposes of the Schengen tourist visa, the current Schengen area is composed of 26 countries. That's 22 European Union countries – Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden – in addition to two associated countries, Norway and Iceland.

The Azores and Madeira, as part of Portugal, and the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, as part of Spain, are included in the Schengen area. Ceuta and Melilla – Spain’s autonomous cities in northern Africa – are a special case: they are part of the Schengen area, but border control is still in force there. France’s overseas possessions, on the other hand, are considered to be outside of the area.

Ireland, the UK, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Romania are all members of the European Union and the Schengen acquis . However, Ireland and the UK have reserved the right to only subscribe to certain provisions and do retain their own border controls. Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Romania, on the other hand, do plan to fully participate in the Schengen area, but this has not been implemented as of yet. 

Who needs to apply for a Schengen visa and who doesn’t need one?

You do not need to apply for a Schengen tourist visa to travel to Spain and the Schengen area if you meet the following conditions:

  • You have a valid passport or travel document.
  • You plan to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days.
  • You are a passport holder of one of the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong and Macao (China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, or Venezuela.

(Note that EU citizens do not need a visa to travel anywhere within the Schengen area, and neither do their official family members , i.e. spouses, when in possession of a valid residence permit from a Schengen member country, excluding permits from Ireland or the UK.)

If you meet the three conditions listed above, then you are exempt from the visa requirement, though you are considered as if you were in possession of a Schengen tourist visa when you enter the Schengen area. Exceptions include being deemed a “threat to public policy or national security” to any Schengen-area country or having earned the dubious honor of being banned from the Schengen area as recorded in the Schengen Information System database (SIS). However, even though you don’t actually need to apply for the Schengen tourist visa, as a short-stay traveler without additional authorization you must still abide by the limitations of the Schengen visa (i.e., the maximum length of stay).   If you are planning to stay in the Schengen area for less than 90 days, but you are a passport holder of a country on the following list (or if you do not currently have a country or are a national of a non-recognized country), then you will need to go ahead and apply for a Schengen tourist visa: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoro Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Granada, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Marianas, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian National Authority, Papua-New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.

If you are a national of a country that does not appear in this section on the two lists of countries, then please check with your nearest embassy or consulate of Spain or Schengen-area country regarding your particular visa requirements.

If you are not a citizen of a European Union country AND you plan to stay in Spain and/or anywhere in the entire Schengen area for more than 90 days in any 180-day period, then you will need a work, residence, long-term, and/or other type of visa (depending on what you plan to do).

Last but not least, no matter what your nationality is, if you already hold a valid residence permit with a Schengen member country (except for residence permits issued by Ireland or the UK), then that is automatically considered equal to a Schengen visa (which is only valid up to 90 days) when traveling to other Schengen countries, but you will still need to carry a valid passport or travel document issued by the country where you hold citizenship.

To further clarify in the case of those exempt from needing to apply for the Schengen tourist visa, exiting the Schengen area does not “restart” or “renew” the Schengen visa or the 90-day maximum stay limit.

How long is the Schengen visa good for?

The Schengen tourist visa is good for a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period. This means that if you enter and exit the Schengen area with a Schengen visa, the time you spend outside the Schengen area is not counted toward your maximum of 90 days only as long as you do not exceed the maximum of 90 days in ANY 180-day period .

To further clarify in the case of those exempt from needing to apply for the Schengen tourist visa, exiting the Schengen area does not “restart” or “renew” the Schengen visa or the 90-day maximum stay limit. This is only the case if you have been outside of the Schengen area for a minimum of 90 days (e.g., three months in and three months out).

Can I leave and enter the Schengen area more than once?

You can indeed leave and re-enter the Schengen area, but make sure to keep in mind how long the Schengen visa is good for . However, if you are not exempt from applying for the Schengen visa (see Who needs to apply for a Schengen Visa and who doesn’t need one? for more information on this), then you must have originally requested a two-entry or multiple-entry Schengen visa in order to leave and re-enter the Schengen area.

Where can I apply for the Schengen visa?

If you’re planning to travel to Spain and no other Schengen country on this trip, you must apply for the Schengen visa at your nearest Spanish embassy or consulate. For trips involving several Schengen countries, apply at the embassy or consulate of the country in which you will be spending the most amount of time. And for trips involving several Schengen countries in which you will be spending an equal amount of time or if you don’t have a primary destination, then apply for the visa at the embassy or consulate of the country you’ll be going to first.

You can download the Spanish Schengen visa application form here (in English and Spanish), but you must apply in person at the nearest embassy or consulate of Spain (or the particular Schengen country as advised above). Once there you must submit:

  • A completed and signed application form;
  • Three recent passport-sized photographs;
  • Your original, physical passport or travel document;
  • Proof of available financial resources;
  • Proof of plane reservations, plane tickets, or travel itinerary;
  • Proof of hotel reservations, housing, or an official invitation from a Spanish resident;
  • Proof of employment or income;
  • Proof of health, accident, and/or travel insurance for the length of your stay and its validity in the countries you will visit;
  • Payment to cover the current visa processing fee.

You will need to submit the original documents as well as one photocopy of each document. In addition, I recommend you make extra photocopies both for the embassy and to keep as a record for yourself.

Note: Additional documents and obligations may be required depending on your nationality, where you’re applying from, and if the applicant is a minor. Check with your nearest Spanish embassy or consulate for the latest requirements.

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Nationals of the countries listed in Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2018/1806 (and you introduce the direct link) need a Schengen visa to travel to any country of the Schengen area.

The Schengen area encompasses 26 European countries without border controls between them: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Immigration checkpoints are in place only at the external borders of the Schengen Area.

Ireland is one of the few EU countries that it is not part of the Schengen Area. As a result, anyone travelling from Ireland to Spain will pass through an immigration checkpoint.

A Schengen visa does not automatically entitle its holder to enter the Schengen area. The border authorities can refuse entry to the visa holder if they are unable to provide evidence of the purpose and specifics of their trip.

This visa allows its holder to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days (in any 180-day period). It also allows transit through the territory and airports of the Schengen area.

A Schengen visa may be issued for one, two or multiple entries with a maximum validity of 5 years.

Only visa applications from legal residents in Ireland are accepted. Applications must be submitted in person.

You should apply for a Spanish Schengen visa if Spain is the sole or the main destination of your planned trip. If your main destination cannot be determined, you should submit your visa application at the consular office of the country of entry into the EU.

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The issuance of a Schengen visa must be done at the consulate of the country considered to be its main destination, depending on the purpose of your trip and the length of stay, or in the first country of entry if it is the same length of stay in the different Schengen States.

Application for visa must be submitted in person with no more than 180 days in advance to your trip and at least 15 days before. Applications with more than 180 days in advance to your trip will not be accepted. Crew members can apply 9 months in advance.

The Schengen States: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.

Honorary Vice Consulates of Spain are not allowed to issue visas.

You can apply at this Consulate If the majority of the duration of your stay will be in Spain, and you are a permanent resident of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina (State ID required). Due to the quantity of applications received by this office, it is recommended that you plan your trip to the Schengen area with sufficient time to apply for an appointment and to process your visa application.

Citizens of certain countries DO NOT require a visa to travel as tourist (for a stay that does not exceed 3 months within a period of 6 months). Exceptions also apply to holders of Biometric Passports from certain countries Check list of countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders

Holders of a B1/B2 visa must apply for a Schengen visa in their country of origin or permanent residence.

Application for visa must be submitted in person with no more than 180 days in advance to your trip and at least 15 days before. Applications with more than 180 days in advance to your trip will not be accepted.

Obtaining a visa is not a legal right and the Administration has complete authority to evaluate, deny and request additional information to complete the file. The purpose of the trip cannot be altered.

Application for minors must be made by parents or legal guardian with proper legal documentation (Birth certificate, legal custody, notarized letter signed by both parents giving permission to travel and notarized copy of parent’s I.D). Children of 12 years and older must be present at the time of appointment in order to get fingerprints.

The Revised visa fee and BLS service charge are as follows:

Note: Exemption of Visa Fee for a child is applicable only in the case of Short Term category, if the child's age is less than 6 years at the date of submission.

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Applicants applying at the Spanish visa application Centre shall be levied a service charge of 18 USD /- (inclusive tax) payable in Cash or Debit Card. Children under 6 are exempted from service charge.

The Visa Fee is subject to change without notice' The fee is non-refundable

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  • Non-refundable Visa Fee, payable with only Debit Card / Cash Payments (No money Order).
  • Two applications for Schengen Visa completed and signed by applicant or both parents in case of minor. (If is incomplete if can affect the visa decision)
  • Two Recent US passport size pictures in color, 2x2 inches (51x51mm) in size, printed on matt/glossy paper, taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance in front of a white/off white background, non-smiling.
  • Ordinary passport or travel document issued in the last 10 years and within at least two empty pages, recognized by the Schengen States for the issuance of a visa, valid for a period of 3 months beyond the expected length of stay in the Schengen area or the period of validity of the visa.
  • Driver’s license or state ID (from Florida, Georgia or South Carolina) with correct physical permanent address. (No applications will be accepted without this document).
  • Permit to return to the United States of America in the form of a Residence Card, or a Student/work visa, stamped on the passport, or parole. • Holders of a B1/B2 visa must apply for a Schengen visa in their country of origin or permanent residence.
  • Complete travel itinerary (Round Trip from USA- Flight reservation with booking reference number). We urge you NOT to purchase travel tickets until your visa has been approved. We will need a booking reference number with applicant’s name on booking and clear details of travel dates, and flight numbers or bus tickets, euro pass, rent a car details when traveling from one country to another within the Schengen area.
  • Confirmed hotel reservations with address and telephone matching with flights dates.
  • Official invitation letter from a Spanish national or foreign legal resident in Spain, issued by the Police Department letter from a Spanish national or foreign legal resident in Spain, issued by the police/governing body OR letter from inviting person confirming the address of stay, hosts passport copy or host’s residence proof if not a national.
  • If the trip is arranged by tour operator, booking of the trip and itinerary with specifying hotels day by day including each locations address, phone number and email ID.
  • For Cruise: itinerary with ports day by day.
  • Medical travel insurance with a minimum coverage limit of 30,000 Euros or its equivalent in USD approx. $50,000 for the entire duration of your trip throughout Schengen territory for urgent medical assistant, hospitalization, repatriation due to an accident or death, and Zero deductible. The insurance must be valid in all the Schengen countries and covers the entire length of stay. (Insurance card not accepted. Full breakdown of coverage/visa letter must be submitted).
  • Notarized Letter assuming all cost of applicants’ stay…etc.
  • Notarized Sponsor’s ID
  • Proof of employment: letter from Company that the sponsor is working for, last 3 paystubs.
  • Most recent 3 last Bank Statement.
  • Tax Return/ W2 and 1040 Form
  • Proof of relationship (Birth Certificate, Tax returns showing dependent)
  • 2nd grade relatives may sponsor (lease proof with both names may be provided) however decision lies at the discretion of the consulate.
  • Self-employed individuals must provide most recent year income tax return (s), 3 last corporate bank statements, professional license if applicable and certificate of incorporation.
  • For retired: letter from the Social Security Administration confirming the monthly retirement income.
  • Students must provide proof of enrollment for e.g. F1 copy, School ID card, transcripts.
  • Business travelers must bring a letter from their US Company indicating purpose and length of stay and a letter of invitation from the Spanish company or conference, invitation letter of the host.
  • Application for minors must be made by parents or legal guardian with proper legal documentation: Birth certificate, legal custody, notarized letter signed by both parents giving permission to travel and notarized copy of parent’s ID and financial assets (3 latest bank statements, Taxes (W2 and 1040 Form) last 3 paystubs, notarized green card copy in specific cases).
  • Before a public Notary, legalized or apostilled and translated into Spanish (only for letter written in a language other than Spanish or English)
  • If one of the parents does not reside in Florida, Georgia or South Carolina, it can be done before the Consulate of Spain corresponding to their place of residence.

When parents are divorced, final sentence of divorce and sentence of the judge containing the provisions on custody of the child.

  • We provide express courier services for speedy return of your passport once decision is received from the Consulate (Please do not buy Pre-paid envelopes)

* Additional documents may apply * All documents must be in English or Spanish only-Certified translation if in other language * All currency must be in USD or Euros only * Screenshots will not be accepted for any documents * Payments by cash or debit card only- Money order not accepted * Express courier service provided- Pre-paid courier envelope not accepted

Note: We regret we cannot accept photographs that do not meet these requirements

Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) of yourself, which should not have been used previously in the passport. The photograph should be in colour and:

  • Taken against a white background so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background.
  • Clear share quality and with the face in focus.
  • Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print).
  • Full face, non-smiling [without sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background]
  • Please stick the Photograph on the Visa Application Form.

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. A photo booth meeting these requirements is available at the centre..

Applications accepted at the Spain Visa Application Centre will be submitted on the next working day at the Consulate General of Spain. Once the application has been submitted, the applicant can be further requested additional documentation in support of the same. Please note as per the instructions received from Consulate General of Spain minimum processing time is 15 working days (It may delay depending on case to case).

All applications must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.

Below mentioned forms/checklist are mandatory for all visa categories accepted by BLS

Note: All application form/checklist has to be filled by Blue pen

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A new regulation has been issued by the Spanish Ministry of Health, dealing with the health measures to be implemented and concerning the travellers arriving in Spain. In this regard, it is mandatory for prospective travellers to know about the following:

  • All passengers arriving in Spain, may it by air or sea, will undergo a health check carried out by Spanish authorities before entering the country. These controls may include a temperature check as well as a documentary and a visual assessment of passengers’ condition.
  • Before initiating the travel to Spain all passengers originating from any airport or port must complete a public health form. It can be done online at www.spth.gob.es or through the free application: SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH-sp TH. Once the form is filled-in, the person concerned will receive a QR code, which you will have to show upon arrival in Spain.
  • A transitional period is established, until July 31 , 2020, in which international passengers who have not been able to complete the public health form electronically may fill it and present it upon arrival in Spain in paper format.

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In Europe's Schengen area , your passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of your entry. At present, the Schengen area includes most European Union (EU) countries, except for Cyprus and Ireland.

If you are transiting through Canada or the United Kingdom (UK) enroute to the Schengen area : your passport must be valid for at least six months, even though Canada and the UK do not themselves have the six-month rule. If your passport will expire within six months, airlines may not let you board your onward flight to Europe.

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If you plan to travel in Europe, you need to know about the Schengen Borders Agreement, which allows you to move freely within a number of countries without border checks. Tourists, exchange students, and people visiting for business from certain countries, like the United States, can travel in the Schengen area for up to 90 days. The Schengen area includes most EU countries, except for Cyprus and Ireland. It also includes four non-EU countries: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.

Before you travel to the Schengen area, we recommend you do the following:

  • Check the expiration date on your passport book carefully before traveling to Europe. Ensure your passport book is valid for at least six months when you enter the Schengen area. This is especially important for minors under age 16 as their passports are only valid for five years. In contrast, U.S. citizen adults aged 16 and older receive passports that are valid for 10 years.
  • Always carry your passport book with you when traveling to another country in the Schengen area. Even if there is no border check at that time, officials may reinstate border controls without notice.
  • Be prepared to explain your purpose of travel.
  • Be prepared to provide proof of sufficient financial resources for the visit.
  • Comply with other entry requirements for each country you will visit or transit.

On our Country Information pages , you can find passport validity requirements and other important information for your destination country. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be:

  • Refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes.
  • Denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area, regardless of how long you will stay.

An immigration official will determine if you qualify for visa-free entry to the Schengen area when you first cross any external Schengen border. You will have to present your passport at that time. The officer may deny your entry if you do not qualify.

You should also check passport validity requirements if traveling onward from the Schengen area to a country outside the Schengen area. You can find this information in our Country Information pages.

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  • With a valid U.S. passport book, you can stay up to 90 days in the Schengen area for tourism or business during any 180-day period. You must wait an additional 90 days before applying to re-enter the Schengen area.
  • If you plan to stay in the Schengen area longer than three months, contact the embassy of the country where you plan to spend the majority of your time and apply for a visa.

Countries in the Schengen area may reinstate temporary internal or external border control without notice. U.S. citizens should carry their U.S. passport book at all times when entering or leaving the Schengen area. They should also bring it when traveling between Schengen countries.

How can the U.S. government help me if border officials do not let me enter?

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Welcome to the website of the Spain Visa Application Centre. This website provides information on how to apply for a Schengen visa to travel to Spain as your main country of destination. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you to prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or rejected due to incomplete or faulty submission of documents.

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DO NOT FALL INTO FRAUD AND BEWARE OF SCAMS ! BLS International advises visa applicants to exercise caution and vigilance regarding the following points: Our staff never ask visa applicants to make cash payments or any other form of payment to obtain an appointment, expedite the visa application process, secure an earlier appointment, or influence decision-making. We do not recommend any direct payments into personal bank accounts. Appointments must be booked exclusively through the BLS website. Please refer to the website for authorized service fees payable to BLS International. Always request a receipt for optional value-added services available at our center. The decision regarding visa applications is made solely by the competent authorities, and BLS International has no role or influence in this process. If you receive such a request (in writing or verbally), please report it immediately by completing the complaint form or by sending an email to  [email protected] . Be cautious of intermediaries selling visa appointments under the name of BLS International or individually outside our center. All appointments must be booked through the BLS International website. Please refrain from purchasing appointments through a third party: this is a fraudulent practice that BLS International strongly condemns. As a responsible service provider, we make every effort to inform applicants to be wary of fraudulent intermediaries charging fees to clients for appointment bookings.

"Effective 1st February, 2024 the BLS Service fee will have to be paid online in advance to book / confirm the appointment. The payment made for booking appointment is non-refundable"

Travel Insurance is mandatory for travelling to Spain and other Schengen countries. Please click here to get your travel insurance.

We are glad to inform the new address for our Visa Application Centre in Riyadh & Jeddah from 05th Oct 2023

Spain Visa Application Center - Riyadh

Address BLS Spain Visa Application Centre F1, First Floor, Al Rashid Centre, Al Ahwas ibn Tha'alabiyah, Al Murabba, Riyadh 12612 Timings Passport Collection Time From 14:00 to 16:00 hrs (Sunday to Thursday) Submission Time 8:30 to 13:00 hrs (Sunday to Thursday) Phone 011 2639100 Email [email protected]

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Address BLS Spain Visa Application Centre CENOMI HAIFA MALL, Palestine Street, Al Ruwais, Jeddah 23215 Timings Passport Collection Time From 14:00 to 16:00 hrs (Sunday to Thursday) Submission Time 8:30 to 13:00 hrs (Sunday to Thursday) Phone 011 2639100 Email [email protected]

“Eid Adha Mubark” “Eid Aladha holiday will start from Tuesday 27-Jun till Saturday 1st Jul”

If you are not able to find available appointments on our website at the required date , please contact our help desk via our info email [email protected] for further assistance.“

The original receipt must be brought upon passport collection

For make premium lounge/ Mobile Bio Appointments you have to send email to [email protected]

Importance Notice As of 2nd February’ 2020 The deadline for submitting a visa application is extended to 6 months instead of 3 months. In case of Seafarers they may be presented with a maximum advance of 9 months. Visa application form has been changed. Visa Fee increases from February 2nd Above 12 years : 80 Euros 6 to 11 years: 40 Euros Children under 6 years: Free of charge

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“We are pleased to meet you in the eastern province every week. Next Visit will be on Saturday 12th Aug from 11:00 AM till 05:00 PM , our location is the Aloft Dhahran hotel {King Saud Branch Road (Across from Dhahran Mall), Dhahran}“ . to book appointment send an email to [email protected] or call 011 2639100

All Saturday applications are considered as Prime day.

Book your appointment directly through our call centre:  https://saudi.blsspainvisa.com/contact.php Call Center Number : 011 2639100

BLS Employee must provide receipt for all the services availed and paid at BLS Spain Visa Application Centre. Please write to [email protected] if you have not received receipt for any payments made in the Spain Visa Application Centre.

Appointment, checklist and application form are available free of cost at Spain Visa Application Centre. You can also download the forms from https://blsspainvisa.com

“ Saturday will be prime working day from 8:30 am till 1:00 pm with additional fee “

BLS Spain Visa Application Centre does not provide any other services apart from reception and processing of Spanish visa applications as authorised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain.

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A new regulation has been issued by the Spanish Ministry of Health, dealing with the health measures to be implemented and concerning the travellers arriving in Spain. In this regard, it is mandatory for prospective travellers to know about the following:

  • All passengers arriving in Spain, may it by air or sea, will undergo a health check carried out by Spanish authorities before entering the country. These controls may include a temperature check as well as a documentary and a visual assessment of passengers’ condition.
  • Before initiating the travel to Spain all passengers originating from any airport or port must complete a public health form. It can be done online at www.spth.gob.es or through the free application: SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH-sp TH. Once the form is filled-in, the person concerned will receive a QR code, which you will have to show upon arrival in Spain.
  • A transitional period is established, until July 31 , 2020, in which international passengers who have not been able to complete the public health form electronically may fill it and present it upon arrival in Spain in paper format.

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Top 10 Easiest Countries To Get A Schengen Visa In 2024

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Understanding the Schengen Area

The name Schengen comes from a town in southeastern Luxembourg, where France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands signed the original Schengen Agreement in 1985.

The 29 countries in Schengen include Germany, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, and Switzerland.

Individuals possessing Schengen visas (indicated as “valid for Schengen states” in the language of the issuing country) are permitted to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within any 180 days, given that their visa remains valid during their stay. Similarly, this rule applies to holders of the majority of national residence permits and national category D visas issued by specific Schengen states for extended visits exceeding three months. It’s important to note that a distinct visa may be necessary to travel to other EU states that are not part of the Schengen area.

Countries with the Highest Approval Rates for Schengen Visas

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For prospective applicants seeking insights into countries with the highest approval rates for Schengen visas, the following list provides valuable information:

  • Switzerland: 10.7%
  • Latvia: 11.7%
  • Luxembourg: 12.7%
  • Lithuania: 12.8%
  • Slovakia: 12.9%
  • Germany: 14.3%
  • Austria: 14.3%
  • Greece: 14.7%
  • Iceland with only a 2.2 per cent rejection rate

Variance in Visa Rejection Rates

The 2023 Schengen Visa Statistics demonstrate a notable disparity in visa rejection rates across diverse countries. Prospective applicants should bear this in mind while strategising their visa applications, as choosing countries with lower rejection rates can substantially boost the likelihood of a successful application.

Countries with High Visa Denial Rates

In 2024, applicants need to take note of the elevated rejection rates in specific countries. In 2023, Malta recorded a rejection rate of 37.6%, marking it as the country with the highest visa denial rate. Close behind were Estonia, with a rejection rate of 33.1% and Belgium at 26.5%. Sweden and Croatia also reported relatively high rejection rates, reaching 23.1% and 20% respectively. The average rejection rate across all member states in 2023 was 54.2%.

Best Options for Obtaining a Schengen Visa in 2024

Based on current data, Germany is a favourable choice for securing a multiple-entry Schengen visa in 2024. The country’s efficient visa processes and approval rates make it an attractive option for travellers seeking flexibility in their Schengen travels.

Furthermore, recent developments indicate that Germany is introducing new migration measures to facilitate Romania’s full accession to the Schengen area. These measures are expected to streamline the visa process for Romanian citizens and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the context of Schengen membership.

Importance of Selecting the Right Schengen Travel Insurance Policy

Ensuring the selection of an appropriate Schengen travel insurance policy is essential in avoiding visa denials stemming from insurance-related issues. Applicants should prioritise comprehensive coverage that meets the specific requirements of the Schengen area, including sufficient medical coverage and repatriation in case of emergencies. Thoroughly understanding the terms and conditions of the chosen insurance policy is crucial for a successful visa application process.

In addition to the insurance aspect, applicants should remain vigilant about common pitfalls encountered during the visa application process. These may include incomplete documentation, insufficient proof of financial means, or inadequate travel itinerary details. By proactively addressing these potential stumbling blocks, applicants can significantly reduce the risk of visa rejection.

Future Changes in the Visa Application Process

By mid-2025, an estimated 1.4 billion travellers will be mandated to apply for an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) before embarking on journeys to the EU. This system aims to enhance security and facilitate smoother entry processes for visitors.

Notably, the EU is actively developing an ETIAS mobile app, set to debut by mid-2025, with the intention of streamlining the application process and providing greater accessibility for travelers.

Furthermore, the countries mentioned have demonstrated commendable approval rates for Schengen visas, presenting potential applicants with advantageous options to consider for their visa applications in 2024.

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General information  , ​required documents  .

  • A passport with at least two empty pages (Original and copy). The passport should have been issued within the last 10 years. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date on which you intend to leave the Schengen territory, or, in the case of multiple journeys, the date on which you intend to leave after the last stay
  • A recent passport-size identity photo.
  • Travel medical insurance . The insurance must cover the costs of repatriation for medical reasons or death, as well as for urgent healthcare and/or emergency hospital treatment for the entire stay and throughout the Schengen area. Coverage must be of at least €30,000 or its equivalent in local currency. If the application is for a multiple entry visa, the medical insurance must be valid for the first planned entry. The applicant must undertake to purchase insurance for future trips. 
  • Any document supporting your status in Canada (PR card, any other residence permit…) (Original and copy). That document must give you right to reenter in Canada at least 3 months after your departure from the Schengen zone.
  • V arious documents relating to the purpose of your stay , evidence of means of support during your stay and your accommodation. These documents are as follows:

​Your detailed hotel reservation with the complete address for all Schengen countries. If you are part of a tour or cruise, include a letter from your travel agent stating a complete itinerary of cities and hotels. If you are going to stay with a friend or relative in Spain, he must obtain an Original Local Police invitation and send it to you. Tell her/him to contact a Comisaría de Poli​cía in Spain.

​- Proof of financial means : bank statements, letter from your bank with your personal information on it and work contract or employment letter, title deeds or any proof of income. You must prove funds at least in the equivalent to 1458 CAD; If you are going to stay more than 9 days in Spain, increase that amount in the equivalent of 162 CAD for each additional day. 

If your parents or partner is going to cover the costs, you must submit a notarized letter signed by them indicating their consent and a copy of their bank statement for the last three months. Proof of relationship will be required. Documents from outside of Canada must be legalized/apostilled and translated to English or Spanish.

- Planned itinerary/printout of a roundtrip airline ticket : You need to produce a reservation of your ticket; however, we highly recommend buying the tickets once your visa has been approved or you have a secured appointment.

- Documentation proving the reason why you want to travel to Spain or the Schengen area . For instance, if you are going for business, an invitation from the enterprise that you are going to visit; if you are going to study, a letter of admission from an academic institution; if you are a sportsman or an artist and you are going to perform in Spain, a document proving it; if you are going to lecture or make research, a letter from the institution you are going to visit. If you are a tourist o visiting friends or relatives and you have the other documents, you do not need this letter.​

  • Proof of residence in the consular district such a driver's license or any other government-issued identification document.
  • If the applicant is a minor you must  submit :
  • Birth certificate 
  • Both parents must sign the form 
  • Copy of parents passports
  • Letter of enrollment 
  • If the minor is travelling along both parents have to sign a consent letter indicating the legal tutor in Spain.
  • If the minor is travelling with only one parent: 
  • ​​The parent who is not travelling to Spain will have to sign a letter of consent in front of a Notary, after that the letter has to be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and after it has to be legalized by our Consulate.
  • If the parent who travels with the minor has share custody of the child, they will have to submit a legal document in which the parent not travelling states to be aware that the child is going to Spain with the other parent and gives the permission for this. This needs to be a court sentence and has to be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and then legalized by the Consulate.
  • If the custody is not shared custody, that document needs to be a court sentence and has to be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada and then legalized by the Consulate. For more information about the legalization.

When necessary to assess the application, the Consular Office may request additional documents or data and may also ask the applicant to come in for a personal interview. 

Procedure​  

This Consular Office is competent to accept visa applications from third-country nationals residing in the consular district who are travelling to Spain as their only or main destination. 

  • Who can apply for a visa: Applications must be submitted in person. If the applicant is a minor, the application must be submitted by their legal representatives. 
  • Visa application period: Visa applications must be submitted between 6 months and 15 days before the scheduled date of travel. Seafarers may apply for the visa up to 9 months before the date of travel.  ​
  • Biometric data capturing: The applicant's facial image and fingerprints will be captured during the visa application procedure. Applicants under 12 and applicants whose fingerprints have been taken in the last 59 months are exempt from fingerprint taking. However, in the latter case, if the applicant's prints are of poor quality, the Consular Office will request that they come back in to have their fingerprints retaken. 
  • Rectifying the application: The Consular Office may ask the applicant to submit any missing documents, or to provide additional documents or data that are necessary for a decision regarding the application. The applicant may also be called in for a personal interview. 
  • Decision period: The legal period for reaching a decision is of 15 calendar days as of the day after the application submission date, but this period may be extended to 45 calendar days if an interview or additional documents are requested. Visa applications submitted by nationals of certain States require consultation with the central authorities that could affect the duration of the visa procedure. 
  • ​Return of passport and other documentation: passport and other documents related to your visa application must be pick up by the applicant or by an authorized    representative (no appointmet required) , monday to friday from 1pm to 2:30 pm at:
​2 Bloor Street East,  Suite 1201, Toronto, ON  M4W 1A8 CANADÁ
  • Permission granted by the visa: A visa does not automatically entitle someone to enter the Schengen area. The traveller must meet all legal entry requirements (see section "Conditions for entry into Spain"). 
  • Visa refusal: Visa refusals will always be notified in writing, setting forth the grounds on which the decision adopted was based. 
  • Appeals: If a visa is refused, the applicant may submit an appeal for reconsideration to this Consular Office within 1 month of the day following the date on which notification of the refusal is received. An application for judicial review may also be filed with the High Court Justice of Madrid within the 2-month period beginning the day after the date on which the applicant receives notification of the visa refusal or of the dismissal of the reconsideration appeal. 

Complaints or suggestions about the service received or about the visa application procedure can be submitted online through this website . They may also be submitted in writing at this Consular Office.

Data protection​ 

Persons wishing to exercise their rights of access, rectification and erasure of their personal data in the Visa Information System (VIS) may do so by addressing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation: 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation Inspección General de Servicios Postal address: Plaza de la Provincia, 1, Madrid, España Email: [email protected]​  

The following forms may be used to do so: 

Persons whose visa application has been refused because they are banned from entering the Schengen area may exercise their rights of access, rectification and erasure of their personal data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) by addressing the Ministry of the Interior.   

​Basic legislation 

 Community Code on Visas 

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