Requirements to travel to Spain
The different conditions in force for entry into Spanish territory are included in this chapter.

Entry into Spain for stays of no more than ninety days during the semester, is subject to the conditions established by Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of March 9, 2016, which establishes a Union Code of Rules for the Crossing of People across Borders (Schengen Borders Code).

Be in possession of a valid passport or valid document permit, and if the case, a valid visa

The document must be valid for up to three months after the expected date of departure from the territory of the Member States and must have been issued within the previous ten years. Citizens of any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein only need a National Identity Document or a valid passport. The United Kingdom and Ireland do not belong to the Schengen area and require a passport. In the case of a minor and traveling with the DNI, it must be accompanied by a parental permission.

 

This requirement is applicable to third-country nationals included in the list of countries subject to the visa requirement for crossing external borders, provided that they are not in possession of a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued. by another Member State.

Foreigners holding a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Schengen State may circulate for a maximum of 90 days, in any 180-day period, through the territory of the other Schengen States, provided that they are in possession of a valid and in force passport or travel document, justify the purpose and conditions of their stay as well as the sufficiency of economic means for their support during the period of stay in Spain and prove that they do not pose a danger to public health, public order, national security or international relations of Spain or of other States with which Spain has an agreement in this regard. Likewise, they will be required not to appear on the national list of inadmissible persons of the Member State in question.

 

In any case, at police controls access may be denied (even with a valid passport and / or visa) in the following cases:

 

– Tourist or private trips.

In these cases, the presentation of any of the following documents may be required:

1. Document justifying the lodging establishment or letter of invitation from an individual, if he / she is staying at his home, issued by the Police Station corresponding to his / her place of residence.

IMPORTANT: In no case, the invitation letter will replace the accreditation by the foreigner of the other requirements for entry.

2. Confirmation of the booking of an organized trip with itinerary.

3. Return ticket or tourist circuit

For the accreditation of financial means, the provisions of Order PRE / 1282/2007, of May 10, on financial means, the provision of which foreigners must prove in order to enter Spain, will be taken into account. The minimum amount to be credited is 90 euros per person per day, with a minimum of 810 euros or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.

 

– Travel of a professional, political, scientific, sporting or religious nature or for other reasons.

The presentation of any of the following documents may be required:

1. The invitation from a company or an authority to participate in meetings, conventions, etc., of a commercial, industrial nature, etc.

2. Document proving the existence of commercial, industrial relations, etc.

3. Access cards to fairs, congresses, conventions, etc.

4. Invitations, entrance cards, reservations or programs indicating, as far as possible, the name of the inviting organization and the duration of the stay or any other document indicating the purpose of the visit.

 

– Study trips or other types of training.

The presentation of any of the following documents may be required:

1. Registration document from a teaching center to participate in theoretical and practical training courses.

2. Certificates related to the courses followed.

Exceptionally, presentation of the medical certificates required by the Ministry of the Interior, in agreement with the Ministries of Health and Consumption and of Labor and Immigration, or in application of the regulations of the European Union. The requirement of these certificates will be disseminated, as far as possible, well in advance.

 

Not be subject to an entry ban (registered in the S.I.S. [Schengen Information Service] or in the National Registry).

The reasons for the entry ban are:

1. Having previously been expelled or returned by Spain or a Schengen State.

2. Being expressly prohibited from entering due to activities contrary to the interests of Spain or human rights or due to their notorious connection with criminal organizations.

3. Being claimed internationally for criminal causes.

4. Suppose a danger to public health, public order, national security or international relations of Spain or of other States with which Spain has an agreement in this regard.

5. Have exhausted 90 days of stay in a period of 180 days.

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