Spanish Information on Passports

Spanish Information on Passports
When traveling to the European country of Spain, which shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal and includes the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and Ceuta and Melilla, passports are required for U.S. citizens.


When traveling to Spain, U.S. passports must be valid for at least three months past the length of stay, according to the World Travel Guide website.


A visa is not required for any U.S. citizen visiting Spain for up to 90 days.

Schengen Agreement

According to the U.S. State Department website, Spain is a party to the Schengen agreement and as such U.S. citizens can enter Spain for tourist or business purposes without a visa for up to 90 days.


The U.S. Department of State website warns that the Spanish government looks closely at any visitors who overstay their visas or their visa-free entry as part of the Schengen agreement. Jail time followed by immediate deportation is not uncommon.

Embassy Registration

U.S. citizens traveling or living in Spain should register with the closest U.S. Embassy or consulate at the Department of State's travel registration page to read the most current information about travel and security.


Article Written By Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks is a San Diego based writer whose articles have appeared in San Diego Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Riviera Orange County. Brooks is a recent honors graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.

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