Spain Visas & Embassies

passportSpain forms part of the European Union; in other words, it is a member of the Schengen Convention.

Spain Visas for Europeans

If you are from a member-country of the Schengen agreement - Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, plus Iceland and Norway (which are not EU members)- you do not need a passport to enter Spain. An official national ID card will suffice.

Citizens from EU countries that do not form part of the Schengen agreement must carry a valid passport to enter Spain. These are the UK and Ireland, as well as new members of the EU that do not yet participate in Schengen are Cyprus (joined in 2004) and Bulgaria and Romania (joined in 2007).

If you are from any of the aforementioned countries, Switzerland or member-countries of the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland & Liechtenstein), you do not need a special visa to enter or reside in Spain. If you are planning to stay for more than 3 months, however, you need to apply for a residence card.

Spain Visas for Non-Europeans

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to stay in Spain for less than 90 days, only a valid passport: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong & Macao (China), Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

If you are from any of these countries and desire to stay in Spain to work or study for more than 3 months, you must solicit the corresponding visa. Agreements and processes vary by country, so it's best to consult the Spanish consulate closest to you.

Obtaining a student visa for Spain is not difficult, as long as your school provides the necessary paperwork. Apart from an official invitation letter you will need a certificate of good health, clean police record and proof of funds to pay for private insurance while in Spain.

Obtaining a work and residency visa is much more complicated and laws are constantly changing. The company in Spain must present the necessary paperwork to the Ministry of Labor here, including proof that no Spanish resident is capable of filling the position. The law now states that no illegal alien may solicit a work visa from within the country.

Embassies & Consulates

Most countries' Spanish embassies are located in Madrid, which is easily reachable via airplane, train or bus. However, many countries have three or four consular agencies spread around Spain; as Spain's third largest city, most countries have consulates in Valencia- convenient, no? Below is a list of the numerous consulates found in Valencia. If yours isn't listed, don't panic- chances are that your country does in fact have a consulate in Valencia.

Country
Address
Telephone Number
Armenia Avda. Antiguo Reino de Valencia 14-4º
963 16 24 75
Austria c/ Convento Santa Clara, 10-2º-3ª
963 52 22 12
Belgium Gran Vía Ramón y Cajal, 33-1º-2ª
963 80 29 09
Brazil c/ Ciudad de Sevilla, 28
961 34 00 12
Chile Avda. Antiguo Reino de Valencia, 14-4º
963 16 24 75
Colombia c/ Cronista Carreres, 9-1ºB
963 53 35 49
Denmark c/ Serrano Morales, 5-2ª
963 33 29 22
Dominican Republic c/ San Vicente Mártir, 100 2º-2ª
963 52 17 80
Ecuador c/ Cronista Carreres, 13
963 41 98 40
El Salvador c/ Cirilo Amorós, 53-5º-6ª
963 52 70 58
Finland c/ Guillem de Castro, 81-6º-pta 11
963 15 41 60
France c/ Cronista Carreres, 11-1ºA
963 51 03 59
Germany Avda. Marqués de Sotelo, 3-6º 13C
963 10 62 53
Great Britain c/ Colón, 22-2ºG
963 52 07 10
Guatemala c/ Dr. Moliner, 2, 8º-15º
963 39 25 43
Haiti c/ Lauria, 30, 8, 3º-3ª
963 51 57 81
Holland Gran Vía Germanías, 18-18ª
963 41 46 33
Honduras Plaza de Honduras, 37-9º-43ª
963 72 28 98
Hungary c/ Alvaro de Bazán, 3 - pta.2
963 93 36 31
Iceland Plaza Porta de la Mar, 4-3ª
963 51 72 75
Italy Avda. del Puerto, 310-2º
963 31 05 02
Ivory Coast c/ Cirilo Amorós, 6
963 51 50 49
Latvia c/ Moratín, 15 - 10ºE
963 51 96 48
Monaco Avda. María Cristina, 1-5ª
963 51 47 95
Morocco c/ Paz, 38
963 52 34 43
Norway Avda. del Puerto, 312-2º-5ª
963 31 08 87
Panama c/ Alicante, 19-1º-pta.3
963 10 63 90
Peru c/ Játiva, 10-3º
963 51 59 27
Poland Avda. Cortes Valencianas, 35-2ª
963 58 00 02
Romania c/ San Fernando, 15-3ºC
963 15 30 27
Seychelles Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 82
963 15 30 27
Sweden Puerta de la Mar, 4-3º-8ª
963 94 03 75
Switzerland c/ Cronista Carreres, 9-7º-I
963 51 88 16
Turkey c/ Jesús, 30-9ª
963 85 64 70
Uruguay Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 65
963 52 40 44
United States c/ Dr. Romagosa, 1-2º-pta.J
963 51 69 73