Spain Schengen Visas
According to the purpose of traveling to Spain, you may apply for one of the following main Spanish short-stay visas:
- Spain Transit Visa. This visa enables you to transit through Spain in order to reach your non-Schengen destination country. There are two types of Spain Transit Visas:
- Airport Transit. You can apply for this visa if you need to transit through an airport in Spain in order to change a flight to reach your destination.
- Seamen Transit. You should apply for this visa if you are a seaman and you need to disembark at a Spanish port, in order to take a vessel to a non-Schengen country.
- Spain tourist and visitor visa. If you are planning to go to Spain for tourism, sightseeing, vacation, and visiting family members or friends living in Spain.
- Spain Business Visa. If you need to travel to Spain to attend business-related activities, you should apply for a Spain business visa.
- Spain Medical Treatment Visa. A visa for applicants who wish to receive medical care in Spain.
- Spain EEA/EU Dependent Visa. If you are a dependent (spouse or child under 18) of a national of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland you should apply for this visa.
- Spain Visa for Missing Residence Permit. If you have lost your Spanish Residence Permit while outside the country, you shall apply for this visa in order to be able to return.
- Spain Study or Training Visa. If you have been admitted to a training or a study course that lasts less than 3 months in Spain, you should apply for a Spain Study or Training Visa.
- Spain Visa for Diplomatic Passport Holders. If you hold a diplomatic passport issued by your country you can apply for this visa.
Spain long-stay visas
With a Spain long-stay visa, you can travel to the country and remain there for a period longer than three months, as specified in your visa sticker. Depending on the long-stay visa you get, you may be permitted to work or study in Spain. The most common Spain visa types for long-stay are as follows:
- Spain Student Visa. If you want to attend a study course that lasts more than three months, you will have to apply for a Spain Student Visa.
- Spain Work Visa. All qualifying persons who wish to work in Spain must apply for this visa.
- Spain Au Pair Visa. You can apply for this visa if you will be working for a family in Spain, under certain conditions.
- Spain Golden Visa. This is a residency by investment program, through which you can move to Spain if you invest a certain amount in real estate.
- Spain Entrepreneur Visa. This is a visa for entrepreneurs who wish to invest in Spain.
- Spain Working Holiday Visa. You can apply for this visa if you want to go to Spain to do a summer job.
- Non-Lucrative Residence Visa. If you wish to immigrate in Spain and you have sufficient income to support yourself and your dependents you may apply for a Non-lucrative residence visa. Upon arrival in Spain, you can then apply for a residence permit for two years.