Spain Online Visas
Spain is the second most-visited country in the world and people travel there for a variety of reasons. Golden beaches, a relaxed lifestyle, fun festivals, and a vibrant nightlife are just a few draws which entice tourists by the million. Employment opportunities and world-class educational institutions also have their appeal.
There are different types of visas for Spain depending on your nationality and reason for visiting. Importantly, Spain is a part of the Schengen Area which means they share a visa policy and a common, external border with the other participating countries.
Travelers can move freely between the Schengen countries without going through passport controls. A Schengen Visa gives visitors access to all 26 Schengen countries. Workers and Students need different types of visas.
Citizens who are not from visa-exempt countries need to obtain a Schengen Visa, which allows stays of up to 90 days from tourism and business purposes. Applications can be made at Spanish embassies and consulates.
Many nationalities enjoy visa-free access to Spain and the other Schengen countries
Visa-exempt countries include the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan. EU citizens can travel, work, and study in Spain without a visa.
However, these nationalities will need an ETIAS Visa Waiver after its introduction in 2021.
Unless you are from an EU country, you need to obtain a Work Visa if you plan to live and work in Spain. There are various different types of Spanish work visas including:
- Long-term Work Visas
- Seasonal Work Visas
- Au Pair Visas
- EU Blue Cards
Spain is one of the most popular countries for students to study. Unless you are an EU citizen it is necessary to get a Student Visa for Spain and the process is simple.
First, you need to be accepted by a course or programme, then you apply for a student visa. You can work for up to 20 hours a week for the duration of your course with a student visa
Travel Information about Spain
Spain is a diverse country with a number of distinct regions. Spanish is the main language though there is also a number of regional languages including Catalan, Basque, Valencian, and Galician. Madrid is the capital city but Barcelona is the most-visited city in Spain.
With the third-highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, stunning coastlines, magnificent mountains, and buzzing cities, there is an incredible amount of things to see in Spain. Traveling around Spain is very straightforward by car, train, bus or plane. The currency is the euro and the population is 46.5 million.