A Visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a foreign country.
When visiting any foreign country, it is worth considering that a visa is sometimes required even for a connecting flight. A visa does not guarantee entry as this is the right of the immigration officials of the country concerned, but this is rarely enforced.
Do I need a visa to go to Barcelona, Spain?
If you are not eligible for visa-free entry into Spain, you need a visa to enter the country. Many countries enjoy visa-free entry for periods of up to 90 days.
Schengen Visa is required for travellers to go to Spain. Citizens from Schengen-member countries do not require a visa to enter Spain for a stay of up to 90 days, but they must carry a national ID while entering and travelling in Spain.
The 26 Schengen countries are:
Citizens of the countries mentioned below need a visa for transit through any airport of the Schengen States to take a connecting flight to a country outside the Schengen area:
|Afghanistan||Democratic||Republic of Congo|
Citizens of the countries mentioned below also need a visa for transit through the international zone of any airport in Spain to take a connecting flight to a country outside the Schengen area:
|DR of Congo||Djibouti||Gambia|
Holders of passports issued by the Palestine Authority also need visas.
Required documents for visa:
Validity of visa:
Short-stay (single- and multiple-entry):
Valid for 6 months from date of issue for a stay of maximum 90 days per entry.
Transit (single- and multiple-entry):
Valid for a maximum of 5 days per entry, including the day of arrival. Visas cannot be extended, and a new application must be made each time.