VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Spain
Spain is among the countries that have signed the Schengen Agreements. When departing from Spain, they often do not put a mark in the passport about leaving the country, so you should always save the air tickets that will be required when applying for an entry visa to the country of the Schengen agreement next time. To apply for a tourist visa, the following documents are required:
– Visa application form in 2 copies, completed, signed, with 2 attached photos (recent);
– Passport valid for at least 3 months from the date of expiration of the requested visa;
– Other international passports, valid and canceled;
– A photocopy of all pages of the internal passport containing any information;
– Photocopy of all pages of the passport;
– Medical insurance policy for all types of assistance, for the entire period of stay in the Schengen area, insurance coverage of at least 30,000 US dollars;
– For minors: a notarized parental permission to leave (with a photocopy attached);
– Confirmation of accommodation (hotel reservation / apartment or house rental / other);
– Power of attorney to submit documents, if your representative applies for a visa;
– Booking a two-way ticket;
– Economic guarantees (Certificate of employment, currency exchange, salary statements, etc.);
– Confirmation of the availability of currency (50 euros per day per person / credit card);
– Residence permit in the Russian Federation (not required for citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan);
To apply for a visa for a business trip, in addition to the documents listed above for issuing a tourist visa, the following is required:
– An invitation from a Spanish company with specific dates of travel and intended activities, signed by the commercial director, director of the export department or general director, with a photocopy of his identity card;
– Confirmation of long-term business contacts with the host.
For a private trip, in addition to the documents listed above for issuing a tourist visa, the following is required:
– A notarized invitation indicating the full name of the inviting and invited person, address in Spain, specific dates and purpose of the trip;
– Certificate of registration of the inviter;
– A copy of a valid residence permit (if the inviter is not a citizen of the European Union);
– Documents confirming kinship (if invited by a relative);
Persons under 18 years of age must provide: a birth certificate (original or an officially certified copy), consent to leave the parents in two copies (one copy of the consent – on stamped paper). In consent, the signatures of the parents must match the signatures in the internal passports. Photocopies of internal passports are required. Sponsorship order. In the absence of parents (parent), the original death certificate, the original savings book of a single mother is provided.
Interested persons can pre-register by calling 785 57 75 or 787 31 82.
In accordance with Royal Decree 2393/2004 of December 30, the Consulate has the right to request any additional documents; documents must be submitted personally by the applicant or his authorized representative; the maximum period for making a decision on issuing a visa is 3 months; the issued visa must be collected within 1 month, otherwise it is considered that the applicant has refused his request.
Customs regulations for citizens of countries outside the European Community (EU) who have reached the age of 15 are allowed to bring into Spain personal items, no more than 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, up to 1 liter of alcoholic beverages with a strength of more than 22 degrees and up to 2 liters of wine, products food, items and household items – within the limits of personal needs. Dogs and cats are allowed to be imported if their owners can present up-to-date vaccination certificates.
The import of drugs, certain medicines, weapons, ammunition and explosives is prohibited. It is forbidden to export historical values, antiques, jewelry, weapons and ammunition without special permission.
The import of foreign currency is not limited (a declaration is required if the amount exceeds 500 euros). The export of imported foreign currency is allowed according to the declaration.
The import of foreign currency into Spain is not limited (a declaration is required if the amount exceeds 500 Euros). The export of imported foreign currency is allowed according to the declaration.
Embassy in Spain
Spain, embassy in Moscow
Moscow, st. B. Nikitskaya, 50/8, tel. 937-56-27; 937-56-28; 937-56-29
Visa department of the embassy at the address:
115054, Moscow, Stremyanny per., 31/1.
tel: 958-24-07, 958-24-19, 958-23-89; fax: 234-22-86
Spain, website of the embassy: http://www.ispania.aha.ru/embajada/index-ru.html
Spain, Russian Embassy in the country:
Address and phone number of the Russian consular department in Spain:
Av.Pearson, 34. 08034 Barcelona.
Tel.: 93 280 54 32, 280 02 20. Fax: 93 280 55 41.
Tel.: 91 411 0706, 411 29 57.
Contact in Spain
International calls from Spain to Russia can be made from telephone booths that are located on the streets everywhere, from telephones that are in almost all bars, from call centers that exist on the territory of all travel companies and where you can pay for the call after the call, as well as from the hotel room (in the latter case, the warm-up will cost much more). In general, the cost of an international call from Spain depends on which of the four groups the subscriber’s country belongs to: 1) EU countries, 2) other European countries and North Africa (this includes Russia), 3) North and South America, 4) other countries. Telephone numbers in major Spanish cities are usually seven digits, while in smaller towns and villages they are six digits. Telephone codes of some cities: Alicante – 96, Barcelona – 93, Valencia – 96, Madrid – 91,
A call from Spain to Moscow will cost approximately 2.5/3 USD. Dialing rules: 07 + area code + phone number. After 22.00 calls are cheaper.
When calling from Russia to Spain, dial the following combination of numbers: 8 – 10 – 34 + area code + phone number.
Emergency Phones in Spain
Police: tel: 091 – Policia Nacional (national police) deals with internal security in Spain, maintains order in urban areas (blue uniform).
Local police – tel: 092, deals with traffic and protection of citizens (blue uniform).
Civil Guard – each city has its own phone number, maintains order in coastal areas, in remote villages, cities and rural areas (greenish uniform).
Fire Department: 080
Rescue Service: 122
General Inquiry: 095
Red Cross -.22-22-22, as a rule; in some regions the number is different – first aid in emergencies.
In Spain, petty theft occurs, as in many large cities, so during walks and excursions it is better to have a photocopy of your passport with you, and keep your passport, along with other documents and money, in a safe at the hotel.
From 13.00 to 16.00 siesta begins throughout Spain. At this time, most banks, shops and government offices are closed for lunch.
Near the city of Maspalomas there are beaches for nudists. So the resort of Gran Canaria is a resort without unnecessary prejudices. Here, not only young people strive to get closer to nature, but more and more English and German pensioners over 70 years old. This must be taken into account when purchasing a ticket.
According to thembaprograms, most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00. Large department stores (eg “El Corte Ingles”) and supermarkets, from 10:00 to 21:00 without a break. Sales (Rebajas) in Spain happen twice a year: in winter from January 7 to the end of February and in summer from July 1 to the end of August.
In restaurants give 5-10% of the total order. Tipping – in the form of a service tax – is always included in the bill. It is completely useless to mark the waiter you like with an additional tip – in almost any institution there is a “general cash desk” of tips, where all the money received per day in excess of the bill is added, which are divided equally between the entire shift.
It is not customary to tip at gas stations.
One of the striking national traits of the Spaniards is an ardent temperament. The Spaniards are very noisy, which is especially noticeable on crowded beaches and in the city at night, and very expressive. With tourists, they are usually extremely friendly and welcoming. The Spaniards are gambling people, they love lotto and lotteries. But the temperament of the Spaniards is most fully manifested in their love of bullfighting and football. During football matches, the cities of Spain seem to die out. But at the end of the football battle, a real ocean of football fans splashes onto the quiet streets. A very special and unique phenomenon in Spain is the bullfight, the famous bullfight. This is a traditional spectacle, rooted in the depths of the history of the Mediterranean. She was known in Crete during the heyday of the Minoan culture (2000-1450 BC), as evidenced by the frescoes depicting dancers and bulls. Bullfighting in Spain is held almost everywhere, but its largest center is Seville. The main character of bullfighting is a matador killing a bull. The most famous matadors, such as Juan Antonio Ruiz, became the national heroes of Spain.
In Spain, numerous carnivals and fun fairs are also celebrated. The most noisy and cheerful of the carnivals – fallas – is held in Valencia on the day of St. Joseph (San Jose), the patron saint of carpenters and cabinetmakers. On this day, large cardboard and rag dolls – fallas are carried around the streets, and at night, to the sound of music, with flashes of sparklers and firecrackers, they are burned.
Spaniards have deep feelings for what surrounds him. “Mi terra” – my land – it can be a city block, a province, or a small fishing village. The state seems to be something very abstract and recedes into the background. Widespread local patriotism also includes the desire to laugh at the inhabitants of other regions, provinces and cities, when in primitively rhymed rough rhymes, where rhyme is more important than content, real or imaginary features in the warehouse of character or temperament are ridiculed. So, the Catalans are considered indifferently cold-blooded and too businesslike, the Galicians are old-fashioned and slow-witted, the Andalusians are superficial, the Basques are stubborn and limited, but hospitable.
In Spain, medicine is paid. If you have health insurance, then emergency medical care will be provided free of charge. To do this, you need to call the insurance company at the phone number indicated on the individual insurance card (you should always have the card with you) and provide the number of the insurance policy and the reason for the call.
It is easy to find a pharmacy by the green cross with the inscription “FARMACIA”. Opening hours of all pharmacies are from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, pharmacies are only open in the morning. On Sundays and at night, you can use the services of duty pharmacies “FARMACIA DE GUARDIA”.