If you wish to visit Spain for a short period of time, you must obtain a visa prior to entry if you come from a country* with a visa requirement for entering Spain. Pakistani nationals require a visa to enter Spain and other Schengen States. A visa must be obtained before departure from Pakistan.
A visa is only intended to allow a foreign national to visit Spain and/or the other Schengen countries for a limited period of time. If you wish to reside in Spain for an extended period of time, you need to apply for a residence permit. If the immigration authorities suspect that you intend to seek permanent or long-term residency in Spain or another Schengen country, your visa application will be turned down.
Visas can be granted for such purposes as:
An application should in principle be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit. It is an applicant’s own responsibility to take the necessary precautions in relation to the processing time, deadlines, etc.
Please note that possession of a Schengen visa does NOT guarantee entry into a Schengen state, and no rights can be derived from the information obtained in the general Schengen visa information.
For Prospective Applicants
Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on Visa Type. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or take a longer time to being processed.