Entry visa requirements
Not required for stays of less than 90 days.
Working fewer than 90 days?
Order PCM/1238/2021 of November 20, 2021 now allows for visa-free and work permit-free performances in Spain for up to 90 days for 'Foreign artists, technicians and professionals who are going to carry out activities framed in the audiovisual sector, artistic activities before the public or aimed at recording of any kind for its dissemination by different mass media may avail themselves of these instructions.'
You will need to request a Foreigner Identification Number (NIE) on entry to Spain.
The Spanish Consulate has published a guide for the sector which currently is only available in Spanish.
You need to meet the following requirements:
- 'have an employment or professional relationship' with the Spanish company that has employed you
- comply with the general conditions of entry into the Schengen area
- have medical insurance which cover the entire stay
- have sufficient financial resources for the duration of the stay. This can be through an employment contract
The employer must be registered in the Social Security system.
You will need to leave your passport at the Consulate during the visa processing time.
The documents you need to provide vary between the types of National visa. For example, students require an admission letter, the self-employed require form EX-07 and work permit exemption visas require a contract or letter of invitation.
General requirements include:
- valid passport
- proof of employment
- medical insurance
- a statement from the employer regarding their registration for Social Security
The information provided in this guide is for your reference only and does not constitute legal or immigration advice. The ISM recommends that if you have any doubts about your eligibility to enter any country, you contact a suitably qualified migration expert for each individual country in good time prior to intended arrival.