Required documents

* This information will be updated at the moment BSA receives students after Covid 19. What mentioned here are the required documents in normal situations.

U.S. and Canada citizens traveling to Spain are subject to COVID-19 entry restrictions. Please visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on the specific entry/exit requirements. 

Spain is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. and Canada citizens may enter Spain for up to 90 days for tourism or business without a visa. However, if you are going to be more than 90 days in Spain, you will need a visa. In this case, your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. You must have sufficient funds and a return airline ticket. Visit the Embassy of Spain website for the most current visa information.

Traveling Through Europe: If you are planning to visit, transit and/or travel through European countries, you should be familiar with the required documents of the Schengen Agreement. 

  • Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. If you plan on transiting a Schengen country, review the U.S. Travelers in Europe and the Canadians travelling to Europe pages.    
  • You will need sufficient proof of funds and a return plane ticket.  
  • You will need to have your own health insurance.
  • For additional information about visas for the Schengen area, please check the pages corresponding to the US and Canada

Students should visit the Embassy of Spain website for additional information on entry requirements. You should not travel to Spain as a student without the appropriate Spanish visa. If that were the case, please notice that you may be denied the entry to Spain and returned to your home countries.

At the same time, if you want to do some kind of internship or volunteering with minors, you will need the Certificate of Criminal Records expedited by the FBI in the case of US students, and the RCMP in the case of Canada.

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