Visas to enter Spain

Spain, being a European Union member and a signatory of the Schengen Agreement is obliged to apply restrictions to the entry of nationals of some countries, as listed below (as at 22nd November 2013):


Nationals of countries that NEED visas:

AFGHANISTAN, ANGOLA, ALGERIA, ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, BELARUS, BELIZE, BENIN, BHUTAN, BOLIVIA, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAPE VERDE, CAMBODIA, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CHINA, COLOMBIA, COMOROS, CONGO, CUBA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, DJIBOUTI, DOMINICA, ECUADOR, EGIPT, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, FIJI, GABON, GAMBIA, GEORGIA, GHANA, GRANADA, GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, GUYANA, HAITI, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRAQ, IVORY COAST, JAMAICA, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KYRGYZSTAN, KIRIBATI, KUWAIT, LAOS, LESOTHO, LEBANON, LIBERIA, LIBYA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALDIVES, MALI, MOROCCO, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MAURITANIA, MICRONESIA, MOLDOVA, MONGOLIA, MOZAMBIQUE, MYANMAR, NAMIBIA, NAURU, NEPAL, NIGER, NIGERIA, NORTH KOREA, OMAN, PAKISTAN, PALAU, PAPUA N. GUINEA, PERU, PHILIPPINES, QATAR, REP. DOMINICANA, RUSSIA, RWANDA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, SAMOA, SAUDI ARABIA, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, ST LUCIA, ST. TOMÉ & PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, SYRIA, SOMALIA, SRI LANKA, SOUTH AFRICA, SUDAN, SURINAME, SWAZILAND, THAILAND, TANZANIA, TAJIKISTAN, EAST TIMOR, TOGO, TONGA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, TUNISIA, TURKMENISTAN, TURKEY, TUVALU, UKRAINE, UGANDA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UZBEKISTAN, VANUATU, VIETNAM, YEMEN, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE.

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY, KOSOVO

British Overseas Territories Citizens (without right of abode in the UK)

British Subjects (without right of abode in the UK)

British Overseas Citizens

British Protected Persons


There is a proposal, already approved in principle, but not yet put into effect, to remove from the above list the following countries: Dominica, St Lucia, San Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu; as well as certain categories of British subjects, who do not have citizen status in the UK, according to EU legislation.


Nationals of countries that DO NOT need visas:

ALBANIA (1,) ANDORRA, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, ARGENTINA, FYRM:(MACEDONIA (1), AUSTRALIA, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA (1), BRAZIL, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, CANADA, CHILE, SOUTH KOREA, COSTA RICA, CROACIA, EL SALVADOR, UNITED STATES OF ANERICA, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, ISRAEL, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, MAURITIUS, MÉXICO, MONACO, MONTENEGRO (1), NICARAGUA, NEW ZEALAND, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, ST KITTS & NEVIS, SAN MARINO, VATICAN, SERBIA (1)(2), SEYCHELLES, SINGAPORE, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA, HONG KONG (3), MACAU (4, TAIWAN (5), BRITISH NATIONALS (Overseas).

(1) the exemption of visa applies only to holders of biometric passports

(2) does not include passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate

(3) the exemption applies only to holders of passports from the "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region"

(4) the exemption applies only to holders of passports from the "Região Administrativa Especial de Macau”

(5) the exemption applies only to holders of passports issued in Taiwan, which have an identity number



For more information on obtaining a visa, contact your nearest Spanish Consulate, or consult the webpage of the Spanish Embassy in London