Spain, a member of the Schengen Area, abides by the Schengen Visa Code for all short-term visitors. This means that if any of the following apply to you, you must apply for a visa before your trip:
You are a citizen of a third country, whose citizens require a Schengen visa to enter any member state of the Schengen Area.
Despite being a citizen of a third country that has a visa-free travel agreement with the Schengen countries, you have previously been refused entry into Spain or any other Schengen country without a visa.
What sort of visa is needed to enter Spain?
If you wish to visit Spain for a limited up to 90 day period, you must obtain a Schengen short-stay visa, often known as a C-type visa.
Depending on why you're going to Spain, you can apply for one of the following types of Spanish visa:
An Austrian airport visa is accessible to passengers who must pass through an Austrian airport in order to go to a location outside of the Schengen Zone.
A Spanish tourist visa is necessary for anyone traveling to Spain for leisure or tourism.
A Spanish visitor visa is necessary for tourists who wish to visit friends or family who reside in Spain. Those in business who must go to Spain to attend business-related activities must get a Spanish business visa.
Delegations visiting Spain for business purposes require a Spanish visa for an official visit. Those going to Spain for medical treatment can obtain a Spanish medical visa.
Spanish Study Visa – for students planning to take a course for up to three months at a Spanish educational institution.
For anybody planning to take part in a cultural, sports, or artistic event in Spain, there is the Spanish Visa for Cultural, Sports, and Film Crews.
What Documentation Is Required for a Spanish Schengen Visa Application?
You must present proof of your identification, background, and purpose for visiting Spain to the Spanish embassy or consulate in your native country. To get a Spanish visa, you must do this by presenting all the required documents.