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General Information: Australian travellers to Spain

General information: Australian travellers to Spain

 

Information on visas for Australian citizens travelling to Spain

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Travelling to Spain as a tourist

Spain, as a member of the Schengen States, does not require Australians citizens travelling to Spain as tourists to obtain a visa prior to arrival.

On arrival from a non-Schengen state, Australian citizens will be issued with a short period visa, or the common Schengen Visa. This visa, which permits a maximum stay of 90 days over a six- month period within the Schengen State area (that is, 90 days over six months in the entire Schengen State area, and not in each individual Schengen state).

The Schengen States are:

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

 

 

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

 

 

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

 

 

If you wish to extend your 90 day ‘Schengen Visa’, please contact the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (website available in Spanish only). Please note Spanish authorities rarely extend the Schengen Visa.

 

Work or Residence Permits

Australian Citizens wanting to work or reside in Spain  should apply for the appropriate visa from outside of Spain, from your nearest Spanish Embassy or Spanish Consulate.

If you enter Spain without an appropriate work visa, you will be issued with the standard Schengen Visa upon arrival, which does not grant you the right to reside or work in Spain.

Spanish Immigration authorities will not generally grant a work or residence visa to Australian citizens who enter Spain on a Schengen Visa.

must apply for the appropriate visa from the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate. You should apply for the relevant visa from outside of Spain, if you do not, you will be issued the standard ‘Schengen Visa’ upon arrival which does not grant you the right to reside or work in Spain. Spanish immigration authorities will not generally grant a work or residence visa to Australian citizens who enter Spain on a ‘Schengen Visa’.

If you are in Spain and want information on obtaining a work or residence visa, please contact the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (website available in Spanish only).

If you have a work, residence, or ancestry visa for any other European Union country, such as the United Kingdom, this visa is not transferable to Spain.