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Entry visa requirements

An entry visa is required.

Article 6(3) states, ‘Spain reserves its right to take a decision in due time depending, among other aspects, UK national (migratory) measures related to EU citizens, reciprocity and the overall EU-UK negotiations.’

Working fewer than 90 days?

Applicants who will perform or work in Spain for no more than 5 consecutive days or 20 performance days (rehearsals do not count in this) within a period of 6 months and who are not staying in Spain for more than 90 days must apply for a C-type EET visa with exemption of authorisation for work. [last drop down item on the list – confirmed with the Spanish Embassy].

If you do not qualify for the visa with exemption for work, you have to apply for a D-type work with fix-term contract visa.

Additional requirements

You need to provide a work contract or invitation letter stating the exact number of days you are working or performing in Spain.

Apply through BLS International.

Working for more than 90 days?

If you are eligible for an EET visa but need to stay in Spain for more than 90 days you need to apply for a D-type visa with exemption of authorisation for work.

Additional requirements

For the D-type visa with exemption:

• Employment contract
• Certificate of criminal record. A sworn translation into Spanish is also required
• Medical certificate with specific wording

For D-type visa fix-term contract:

• Authorisation of residence and employment for a determined duration
• Employment contract
• Document signed by worker agreeing to return to home country at end of contract
• Certificate of criminal record. A sworn translation into Spanish is also required
• Medical certificate with specific wording

After obtaining this visa, you have one month from the date of entry into Spain to process the TIE – Foreigner Identity Card at the Immigration Office or Police Station.

Cost

£232 for visas under working permit exemption regulation.

£189 fix-term contract work visa.

£409 work visa

Please note that prices in GBP are indicative and are subject to change in line with exchange rates.

Contact details

Spanish Embassy Website
20 Draycott Place
London SW3 2RZ 63

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7589 8989
[email protected]

Consulate General in Edinburgh
North Castle Street
Edinburgh EH2 3LJ

Tel +44 (0) 131 226 4568
[email protected]

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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.