A lot of times, people have friends or family members living in another country therefore wanting to pay them a visit to check on them is natural.
If you have a loved one residing in Spain and you would like to visit them then a visit visa might be needed to gain entry into Spain.
People who fall into the following categories would need to apply for and be granted a visit visa before being allowed into Spain:
- Citizens of a third world country that do not have a visa-free agreement with Schengen states
- Citizens of third world countries that have a Schengen visa-free agreement but have been previously denied a visa-free entrance.
Documents needed for a Visit Visa to Spain:
The process of applying for a visa is quite simple. All you need to do is:
- Get a visa application form, fill it out, and sign.
- Gather the documents you would be needing to submit alongside the application form.
- Book an appointment.
- Attend the interview, submit all documents and pay the visa fees.
- Wait for your application to be approved.
However, gathering the necessary documents is an important process therefore we would be shedding light on the required documents for a visit visa to Spain. These documents are:
- A filled out and signed visa application form: All details must be filled carefully and correctly.
- A valid passport: not older than 10 years, with a validity that extends to 3 months from your intended day of departure and with at least two blank pages on which the visa stamp can be affixed. You will also need to submit copies of your passport pages which should display your details as well as previous visa stamps.
- Two recent and identical biometric passport photographs: Which must meet the specifications given by the Schengen.
- A copy of flight bookings: Made by you which shows the date which you plan to travel to Spain as well as when you plan to return.
- A travel health insurance plan: Recognized in the Schengen states proving that you can cover any medical emergencies.
- Proof of funding: In form of your bank statement or a sponsorship letter coupled with the bank statement of your sponsor.
- Accommodation proof: Showing that you have a place to stay in Spain. It could be a hotel booking, a copy of the rental agreement if you will be staying in an apartment, or a letter of invitation if you will be staying with your family member or friend in Spain. This letter should contain personal information of the host, dates of travel as well as the residential address of the host in Spain.
- Proof of citizenship: In form of birth certificate, marriage certificate, child certificate.
- Copies of the host’s documents: Proving the legality of their residence in Spain. This indicates copies of passport, residence permit as well as and identity card.
- A letter of invitation: Issued by a police station in Spain if the person paying a visit is from a foreign country.
Once you have successfully gathered all the required documents, your visa application process will be easier. The final decision to grant you a visa however rests with the consular officer.