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Spain Passport & Visa Requirements

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Entry requirements for Americans

United States citizens require a passport valid for at least period of intended stay. No visa is required for stays of up to three months within a 6 month period. Those travelling to Spain for touristic purposes need to apply for a 'Carta de Invitacion' at a police station or a confirmation of hotel booking. Visitors to Spain need to show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay, this is usually calculated as EUR62.40 per day with a minimum of EUR561.60.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British citizens must hold a passport, but no visa is required for a maximum stay of three months for those holding a passport endorsed British Citizen, British National (Overseas), British Overseas Territories Citizen, or British Subject. Other passport holders require a visa.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadians require a passport valid for at least period of intended stay. No visa is required for stays of up to three months within a 6 month period. Those travelling to Spain for touristic purposes need to apply for a 'Carta de Invitacion' at a police station or a confirmation of hotel booking. Visitors to Spain need to show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay, this is usually calculated as EUR62.40 per day with a minimum of EUR561.60.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian citizens require a passport valid for at least period of intended stay. No visa is required for stays of up to three months within a 6 month period. Those travelling to Spain for touristic purposes need to apply for a 'Carta de Invitacion' at a police station or a confirmation of hotel booking. Visitors to Spain need to show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay, this is usually calculated as EUR62.40 per day with a minimum of EUR561.60.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South Africans should apply in advance for a Schengen visa to enter Spain. Passports should be valid for at least three months beyond expiry date of visa. Those travelling to Spain for touristic purposes need to apply for a 'Carta de Invitacion' at a police station or a confirmation of hotel booking. Visitors to Spain need to show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay, this is usually calculated as EUR62.40 per day with a minimum of EUR561.60.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand nationals require a passport valid for the period of intended stay, but no visa is necessary for a stay of up to three months. Those travelling to Spain for touristic purposes need to apply for a 'Carta de Invitacion' at a police station or a confirmation of hotel booking. Visitors to Spain need to show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay, this is usually calculated as EUR62.40 per day with a minimum of EUR561.60.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish nationals require a valid passport, but a visa is not necessary.

Passport/Visa Note

The borderless region known as the Schengen area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. All these countries issue a standard Schengen visa that has a multiple entry option that allows the holder to travel freely within the borders of all. Non-EU nationals must hold a return or onward ticket, all necessary documents for onward travel and sufficient funds. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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