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Discover Europe with the Spain Schengen Visa!
Last updated: February 2023
Spain is one of the most dazzling destinations in Europe, with a thriving tourism industry. Visitors come to experience the religious, historical, and cultural sights, as well as popular cities such as Barcelona and Madrid.
If you’re planning on visiting Spain, make sure all your travel documents are in order before your trip, including applying for a Spain Schengen Visa. The Schengen Visa application form on iVisa is 50% shorter and easier to complete. You will also receive personalized guidance from an iVisa Expert.
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What is the Spain Schengen Visa?
The Spain Schengen Visa is one of the most widely used visas to visit the Schengen territory. It allows people to travel to Spain and other Schengen member states without having to worry about getting a visa for each Schengen country during their trip.
With the Spain Schengen Visa, you can visit the following 26 Schengen countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Spain, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Spain does not have to be the first country you enter, on this visa, but it is recommended.
What can I do with the Spanish Schengen Visa?
Visit Spain and other Schengen countries for tourism and to visit family and friends.
Attend business meetings, conferences, or attend other business activities.
Do a short recreational course or play sports.
What can I not do with a Spanish Schengen Visa?
Carry out remunerated business (paid work).
Receive medical treatment.
Marry or register a civil partnership.
Study for an extended period of time or do a traineeship.
Who can apply for the Spain Schengen Visa?
Both residents from the European Union and nationals of Schengen countries have the privilege of traveling visa-free within the Schengen Zone. However, most other visitors must apply for a Spain Schengen Visa and do an interview.
Children and minors are also required to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Spain, if they come from an eligible country.
Further, the following passport holders can also visit the Schengen zone without a visa:
Find out if your nationality qualifies for the Spain Schengen Visa by using our helpful Visa Checker Tool, and apply instantly online!
How long can I stay in the country with the Spain Schengen Visa?
You can visit Spain and the Schengen zone for up to 90 days Per Entry. As long as you do not exceed the cumulative 90 days, you can enter and travel between any Schengen country as often as you like.
Please note: You can apply for a multiple-entry visa through iVisa, but the Spanish authorities make the final decision if you receive a single-, double-, or multiple-entry visa. Visas with multiple entries can be issued for 180 days to a maximum of five years.
Please contact the Spanish embassy or consulate in your country for more information about other Spain Visa requirements, such as long-stay visas or residence permits.
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Which documents do I need to apply for the Spain Schengen Visa?
When you apply for the Spain Schengen Visa with iVisa, we will send a complete list of documents you'll need to submit and bring to your interview.
These are some travel documents you'll need:
Visa application form: You’ll be given a more concise and easy version when applying with iVisa! The form should be correctly and honestly filled out, printed, and signed.
Two photographs: Taken within the last three months. If you don’t have one, check our handy digital photo service.
Valid passport: With a validity of at least three months from your arrival date. Your passport needs to have at least two blank pages for visa stickers.
Travel itinerary: This can be a copy of your return flight, booked hotel accommodation, or tour schedules.
Proof of accommodation: You’ll need to show where you plan to stay, such as hotel reservations or a letter from family members residing in Spain.
Financial statements: Bank statements or salary slips demonstrating that you have sufficient financial means to pay for your entire trip.
Medical insurance: With minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 for emergency medical treatment and repatriation in case of an emergency.
Minors applying for a Schengen visa need to provide their birth certificate along with written consent from their parents or legal guardians.
Those who meet these basic requirements should have no problem getting their Spain Schengen Visa applications approved.
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How to apply for the Spain Schengen visa online with iVisa
To get the Spain Schengen Visa fast and efficiently, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Provide your personal and travel details on the simplified iVisa application form. A PDF guide will be sent to you, and you will be able to contact your iVisa Expert at any time to help you fill it out.
Step 2: Make sure all information is correct and pay the iVisa service fee with a debit,credit card or PayPal. The government visa fee (if applicable) must be paid at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Centre (VAC).
Step 3: Attend the mandatory visa interview and bring the required documents. Before your interview, we will send you a document checklist and instructions with everything you should bring to the interview.
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How much does the Spain Schengen Visa cost, and how long does it take?
For Spain Schengen Visas, iVisa currently offers one processing option:
- Standard processing: Takes up to 30 days and costs USD $149.99 excluding government fee.
In addition to the iVisa fee, you will receive personal support from an iVisa Expert as well as a PDF guide with all the tips to fill out your application and prepare for your interview.
The government fee of about USD 84.85 must be paid in cash at the VAC or consulate (half-price for children between the age of 6 and 12 and free for kids under 6 years old).
Do I need the Spanish Schengen Visa if I’m transiting through the country?
Transit Schengen visas are issued to some nationals who only want to enter the Schengen area to change transportation means.
There are two transit visa categories:
Airport Transit Schengen Visa
Transit Schengen Visa for Seafarers
Check with your nearest Spanish embassy if you need a transit visa.
Benefits of getting your Spain Schengen Visa with iVisa
100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa Experts will review your information and make sure it is 100% compliant with government requirements.
Unlimited access to your iVisa Expert: We assign you a personal iVisa Expert to guide you through the entire application process, from start to end.
Simplified application form: Fill out a clear and short survey with 50% fewer questions instead of 60 confusing and tedious questions.
Fill out at your own pace: Complete the application form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress.
Step-by-step PDF guide: Receive a PDF guide with all the tips you need to answer difficult questions, a document checklist, and guidance on how to prepare for your interview.
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COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions in Spain
For all travelers, COVID-19 testing, vaccination, or quarantine is currently not required to enter the Schengen Zone and Spain.
Where can I learn more?
We're here to help you if you have questions about the Spain Schengen Visa application process.
Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available 24/7 via online chat, to assist with any questions you may have, or you can email them at [email protected].
Required Documents to Apply
- Passport scan.
The Spain Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel document to visit Spain and all 26 countries of the Schengen Area.
This visa is usually valid for a period of 180 days and you can stay in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days per entry.
With the Spain Schengen Visa you can do tourism, short courses, receive medical treatment, and you can also do business activities that don't involve any sort of payment.
You can also enter by air, land, or sea with the Spain Schengen Visa.
If you are traveling by sea or you are a sailor, we advise you to apply 3 months in advance.
You can complete the visa application form online with iVisa. We assigned you an iVisa Expert to review your application to make it 100% government-compliant so you can avoid rejections.
For this visa you will have to pay a government fee of $84.85 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee unincluded).
Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of $42.43 USD (40 euros) in cash.
Children under 6 years old don’t need to pay a government fee.
If you are a foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland, you also don’t have to pay a government fee.
We advise you to apply for this visa 2 months ahead to avoid any delays.
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Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.
When should I apply for the Spain Schengen Visa?
A Spain Schengen Visa is issued in at least 15 working days. Sometimes it can take 45 days. The process can be long, especially if you apply alone. For that reason we recommend you apply 2 months in advance for this Visa to avoid any delays.
Remember that with iVisa you can apply easily and fast for the Spain Schengen Visa with the help of an iVisa Visa Expert. Forget about going through a stressful visa application for yourself and start to enjoy planning your trip!
How long does it take to apply for the Spain Schengen Visa form?
It will only take around 20 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.
What documents do I need to apply online for the Spain Schengen Visa Form?
To submit your online application we only require you to have your Passport Scan. That’s it!
What documents do I need to bring to the Spain Schengen Visa appointment?
You should bring the following documents:
Your printed application form.
The applicant’s photo.
The payment for the visa fee.
Your valid passport. It needs to be valid for at least 6 months after your visa expires.
Your return ticket to prove that you can afford transportation.
Proves that you are capable of financing your trip. For example, your bank statement** from the last 3 months. Also, proves that you have enough reasons to return to your country after your trip is over.
Your proof of accommodation or sponsorship.
Health insurance for travel that could cover hospitalizations, emergencies, urgent treatments and healthcare, death, or repatriation in the Schengen area of at least 30,000 euros.
Can I travel to all the Schengen countries with the Spain Schengen Visa?
Yes, you can! The Spain Schengen Visa is a travel authorization that allows you to visit Spain and all the countries from the Schengen area.
Can I get the Spain Schengen Visa for free?
No. There is a government fee that you will usually need to pay.
You need to pay at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center(VAC) a government fee of $84.85 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee unincluded). Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of $42.43 USD (40 euros) in cash. Children under 6 years old won't need to pay a government fee.
You also won’t need to pay a government fee if you are a foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland.
We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Spain.
How long is the Spain Schengen Visa valid?
The Spain Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel authorization, with a validity period of 180 days and a permitted stay of a maximum of 90 days that starts when you arrive in Spain.
Are there any COVID-19 requirements to enter Spain?
There are no COVID-19 requirements to enter Spain for travelers that are not coming from China.
Travelers coming from China are required to show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they are fully vaccinated or a negative test result if they are not fully vaccinated to enter Spain.
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.
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