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Holders of passports who do not require a visa to enter Spain

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    Holders of passports who do not require a visa to enter Spain

1. The European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland

    • New residency requirements for EU citizens planning to live in Spain for more than three months. The Spanish Government has introduced new residency requirements for all EU citizens who plan to reside in Spain for more than three months.

    • Passports and travel documents are required to be valid during the duration of the visit. You do not need a minimum of validity in your passport or travel document to travel to Spain.

     Children included in the parent’s passport must be accompanied by the parent. The child’s right to travel on the passport will lapse depending on the age stipulated by the issuing country and be under 16 years of age. A letter of consent is recommended if the child (holding a valid passport) is not travelling with the parents (mother or the father if he has parental responsibility) or guardian. Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor and is subject to parental control or adult supervision. Parents or guardians are responsible for the actions of their children. Unaccompanied minors fall under the jurisdiction of Social Services for the Protection of Minors.

    • Children travelling alone and using a National Identity card must have written parental consent.

     It is important that the name on your ticket matches the name on your passport exactly. Please consult with the airline before travelling. 2. For visits not exceeding ninety days per six-month period, visas are not required for holders of valid passports issued by the following countries or dependencies:

    Albania *

    Andorra

    Antigua and Barbuda

    Argentina

    Australia

    Bahamas

    Barbados

    Bosnia Herzegovina *

    Brazil

    British National (Overseas) (holders of British passports with this name) Brunei Darussalam

    Canada

    Chile

    Costa Rica

    Croatia

    El Salvador

    Guatemala

    Honduras

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    Israel

    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) *

    Japan

    Korean Republic

    Liechtenstein

Macao Special Administrative Region

    Malaysia

    Mauritius

    Mexico

    Monaco

    Montenegro *

    New Zealand

    Nicaragua

    Northern Mariana Islands (passports from the US)

    Panama

    Paraguay

    St. Kitts and Nevis

    San Marino

    Serbia **

    Seychelles

    Singapore

    Taiwan (only holder of passports which contain identity card number) Uruguay

    USA

    Vatican City

    Venezuela

    * Only when holding a biometric passport. If not, a visa is required. ** Only when holding a biometric passport. If not, a visa is required, excluding holders of passports delivered by KOORDINACIONA UPRAVA.

    3. Holders of Travel Documents issued under the Geneva Convention of July

    1951, by the following countries:

    Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

    4. Crew members of airlines and merchant navy.

    5. If you hold a valid residence permit in any of the Schengen member states, you are entitled to re-enter the Schengen area without a visa on production of your proof of residence and your passport.

    6. Under Directive 2004/38/EC and according to Real Decreto 240/2007, 16 February, family members of an EU/EEA national in possession of a valid UK Residence Card specifying its condition as a family member do not require a visa to enter Spain when travelling with the EU/EEA National or joining him/her in Spain. Otherwise, a visa will be still required (Real Decreto 1161/2009, 10th July 2009). For spouses and/or children of Spanish Nationals the above condition applies provided that the marriage and/or birth is registered according with the Spanish Civil Register (original Libro de Familia). Please note, that the UK Residence Permit must state literally that the holder is a family member of an EU/EEA National. If not, a visa is required.

    This information applies only to ordinary passports. All other nationalities, not listed above require a visa.

Holders of passports who require a visa to enter Spain

    Afghanistan (1) (2*) Albania

    Algeria (1)

    Angola (2)

    Armenia

    Azerbaijan

    Bahrain

    Bangladesh (1) (2*) Belarus (1)

    Belize

    Benin

    Bhutan

    Bolivia

    Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana

    Burkina Faso

    Burundi

    British Overseas Citizens (3)

    British Overseas Territories Citizens (persons who do not have the right to

    reside in the UK) (3) British Protected Persons (persons under British protection) (3)

    British Subjects (persons who do not have the right to reside in the UK) (3)

    Cambodia

    Cameroon

    Cape Verde

    Central Africa Republic Chad

    China

    Colombia

    Comoros

    Congo

    Cuba (2)

    Democratic Republic of Congo (1) (2*)

    Djibouti (2*)

    Dominica

    Dominican Republic East Timor

    Ecuador

    Equatorial Guinea (1) Egypt (1)

    Eritrea (2*)

    Ethiopia (2*)

    Fiji

    Frandesspass documents (1) Gabon

    Gambia

    Georgia

    Ghana (2*)

Grenada

    Guinea (2)

    Guinea-Bissau (2) Guyana

    Haiti (2)

    Hong Kong (when it is not SAR)

    India (2)

    Indonesia

    Iran (1) (2*) Iraq (1) (2*) Ivory Coast (2) Jamaica

    Jordan (1)

    Kazakhstan

    Kenya

    Kyrgyzstan

    Kiribati

    Kuwait

    Laos

    Lebanon (1)

    Lesotho

    Liberia (2)

    Libya (1)

    Madagascar

    Malawi

    Maldives

    Mali (1) (2) Marshall Islands Mauritania (1) Micronesia

    Moldova

    Mongolia

    Morocco (1)

    Mozambique

    Myanmar

    Namibia

    Nauru

    Nepal

    Niger

    Nigeria (1) (2*) North Korea (1) Oman

    Pakistan (1) (2*) Palau

    Palestine (1) Papua New Guinea Peru

    Philippines (1) Qatar

    Refugee Travel Documents (1)

Russia

    Rwanda (1)

    St. Lucia

    St. Vincent and Grenadines

    Samoa

    Sao Tome

    Saudi Arabia (1)

    Senegal (2)

    Sierra Leone (2)

    Solomon Islands

    Somalia (1) (2*)

    South Africa

    South Sudan (1)

    Sri Lanka (1) (2*)

    Sudan (1) (2)

    Suriname (1)

    Swaziland

    Syria (1)

    Tajikistan

    Tanzania

    Thailand

    Togo (2)

    Tonga

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Tunisia (1)

    Turkey

    Turkmenistan

    Tuvalu

    Uganda

    United Arab Emirates

    Ukraine

    Uzbekistan (1)

    Vanuatu

    Vietnam (1)

    Yemen (1)

    Zambia

    Zimbabwe

    The visa will take at least 2 weeks to be issued.

(1) This visa will take at least 4 weeks to process. Included in this category are:

    Palestinians, Refugees and Stateless Persons. Please note that certain documents are not recognised by the Spanish Authorities and are therefore not

    valid to travel to Spain. These include Certificates of Identity issued by the

    Home Office, which are not covered by the Geneva or New York Conventions.

(2) An Airport Transit visa is required if the person is not a permanent resident

    in: Canada, European Union, USA.

    (2*) An Airport Transit visa is not required if resident in: Andorra, Canada,

    European Union, Japan, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, USA, Holders of Diplomatic and Service passports.

    The Airport Transit visa will only allow the holder into the International Lounge and will not permit the passenger entry into Spain.

(3) Passports with European community on the cover do not require a visa.

    Children of any age holding a valid passport will require a visa.

Visa exemptions for school children groups

    Visa exemptions may be obtained for school children normally requiring a visa to travel to Spain as part of an organised school trip, as a group, which must be accompanied by a teacher.

    Pupils who have British passports, but who are British Overseas citizens or British Dependant citizens, will have to apply for visas or be included in the List

    of Travellers form or ‘Visa Waiver Form’.

For further information and application forms, please contact the British Council:

    British Council Customer Services UK

    Bridgewater House

    58 Whitworth Street

    Manchester M1 6BB

    Tel: +44 (0)161 957 7755

    http://www.britishcouncil.org/home-information-centre-list-of-travellers-scheme.htm

    The British Council is an independent organisation and is not connected to the Spanish Consulate.

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