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Advice On Street Safety In Seville

Contrary to other big cities, safety in Seville is relatively high. You will rarely have any problem in the areas most people visit.

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Spanish Weather: Plan And Pack Smartly

The Spanish weather is one of the main reasons the country receives so many visitors per year (50+ million). Northern Europeans travel to Spain looking for amazing beaches with supposedly guaranteed sun all day, every day. This is true in some regions but, as you can imagine Spain’s weather isn’t as simple as that.

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Spain Visa: How And Where To Get Your Visa For Spain

If you plan to travel to Spain, visa procedures will depend on your nationality. Not everybody needs a visa to enter Spain and special conditions apply to most European countries, especially to member countries of the European Union.

In fact, you don’t need a visa for travel from the USA or Canada to Spain.

However, if you have to apply for a visa you’ll need to comply with certain requirements from the Spanish government.

The type of visa you’ll need will depend on the country that you are coming from, the length of your stay and the purpose of your trip.

 

Spain: Tourist Visa Requirements

If you plan to visit Spain, visa application is not mandatory for every tourist. As I said before, the paperwork will depend on your nationality.

  • There is a list of countries for which only a passport or a national ID card is necessary. Most of the countries on the list belong to the European Union and Latin America.
  • The remainder of nationalities will need a tourist visa.

If you want to know more on the subject, here you have full details on Spain tourist visa policy.

You should also double-check what you can and cannot do with a tourist visa.

Keep in mind that the tourist visa has time limitations that you should be aware of! And don’t forget that the validity and obligations of the visa apply to all Schengen countries.

 

Student Visa In Spain

What if you want to study in Spain? Visa required as well… for almost everyone. Similar to the tourist visa, all European Union and some other countries are waived from this requirement.

Apart from your nationality, the length of your studies will also determine the type of visa you’ll need. You will have to provide some documents such as a letter of invitation of the school/university and proof that you have enough funds to live in Spain during the length of your stay for example.

Here’s all the information you need to know about student visas for Spain.

 

Work Visa: Spain’s Requirements

Similar to most countries, obtaining a work visa in Spain is very hard. The conditions and specific requirements will depend on many factors like your nationality, your skills, the situation of the labor market at the time that you apply and others requirements.

Contact a professional counselor if you are seriously considering this option.

Additionally, Spain’s policy on working holiday visas is relatively limited. The Spanish government has only signed an agreement with Canada and New Zealand on a working holiday visa. If you are from one of these two countries, ask for the application requirements at a Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

 

Spanish Embassies And Consulates Abroad

Go to the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country/region in order to follow the necessary legal procedures related to immigration issues.

Once you land in Spain, it may be too late and you risk deportation (in other words, you will be sent back home).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes a complete list of Spanish Embassies and Consulates around the world.

 

Spain Facts: A Complete FAQ About Facts On Spain

The Spain facts page gives you a first glance of the country. Read some practical information that will help you to get an idea of what you’ll find over here.

Other sections will also give you some useful tips on the things you’ll need to pack, how to manage your travel funds while being abroad and what to expect in terms of weather among others. This is a comprehensive list that will help you prepare your trip.

 

Key Spain Facts

Would you like to know the most interesting facts on Spain? How many people live here? What’s the different regions’ name? How are the electric plugs?

You’ll find loads of practical info.

Additionally, there is a section with some curiosities as well that provides extra insight on the culture and history of the country.

Read About The Key Spain Facts »

 

Spain: Visa Requirements

Spain is among the top 3 of the most visited countries in the world and welcomes 50+ million of tourists every year.

However, once you start planning a holiday here, one of your top priorities you should be checking the Spain visa policy. If you need a visa, the process and paperwork to obtain it might take a while.

Everything You Need To Know About Spanish Visas »

 

Embassies In Spain

In case your passport gets lost or stolen, or you have any medical issue you can always contact your embassy. You will be assisted by professionals who will help you out with immigration issues (passport, visa) and any language difficulty (contacting a doctor or the local police).

While you are planning your trip to Spain, don’t forget to write down your embassy’s address. The odds of any trouble happening during your stay in Spain are extremely know but while travelling one is never cautious enough.

Find Your Embassy In Spain »

 

Spanish Currency

You might know that the Spanish currency is the Euro (€). But did you know that this same currency can be also used in many European countries?

Banking abroad involves much more preparation than just putting your card in an ATM. When you travel overseas, you will be exposed to paying bank fees, foreign transaction charges, and different exchange rates. Here are some tips and trick I use to reduce my bank fees when I travel overseas.

Moreover, you will find a currency converter allowing you to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency.

On top of it, if you are on the road for a while, you may even want to open a bank account. What are the procedures most banks in Spain require? How hard is it to find an ATM? All the answers are in this section.

More On The Spanish Currency »

 

The Spanish Weather

One of the most important things when preparing a trip is to know about the climate of the destination. No matter what time of year you plan to go, the weather in Spain will play an important factor in what you pack, what you leave behind and even when you go.

As Spain is geographically situated in the northern hemisphere and in a temperate zone, its climate is divided into four seasons. Like many other European countries, each season is quite different in Spain. And if you plan to go to the capital of Andalucia, take a look at the forecast for Seville.

All The Details On The Spanish Weather »

 

Current Time In Spain

Contrary to what it should be according to its geographical position, Spain has a 1-hour lead compared to its time zone peers (e.g. Portugal, Ireland, UK, Morocco). On top of this, Spain is divided into 2 time zones.

Additionally, did you know that it’s common practice in the European Union to apply daylight saving dates? All members change it at the the same time.

And don’t forget that official time is always given in 24-hour format, also known as “military time” in the US and Canada. There are no traditional ante meridiem (AM) and post meridiem (PM) suffixes in Spanish.

Check The Current Time In Spain »

 

Travel In Spain

Despite being one of the biggest countries in Europe, Spain is very well communicated. You will find several options to travel throughout Spain, but also to and from other countries.

Air: Spain has 45 commercial airports. The most important cities are connected by both domestic and international flights.

Train: There are more than 15,000 km (9,321 mi) of railway tracks. All of them are managed by Renfe, a state-owned and very efficient company.

Car: Enjoy the freedom to travel where and when you want, stopping whenever you need it. Spain’s roads and highways are in excellent condition.

Bus: Definitely the cheapest and easiest way to travel around.

Discover How To Travel In Spain »

 

Life In Spain

Life in Spain is fun! We have a very particular way of looking at things and our schedules are a little bit crazy.

In fact, you will soon notice the relaxed and laid back atmosphere, and the souther you go, the more accentuated it becomes. The people are very warm and welcoming and you will felt like you could easily fit in.

That’s why Spain is among the top 3 most visited countries every year!

Life in Spain: How Do People Live Here? »

 

What’s The Best Travel Insurance?

Choosing the best travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. Would you have a car without car insurance? Would you be at home without home insurance? Obviously not, that’s why and you can’t organize a trip without travel insurance.

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Seville Time: What’s The Current Local Time In Spain?

Below you will find the current time in Spain. Contrary to what it should be according to its geographical position, Spain has a 1-hour lead compared to its time zone peers (e.g. Portugal, Ireland, UK, Morocco).

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How Is The Weather? Seville Has The Best Climate Of Spain

Seville’s Sunny Days Are Waiting For You

In terms of weather, Seville enjoys an amazing climate. Spring and fall are the best time of the year to spend your holidays in Spain. During both seasons you’ll find extremely sunny days along with fantastic temperatures.

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Temperature And Weather Forecast For Seville (Spain)

Detailed Forecast For Seville (Spain)

You should check the weather forecast for Seville before your holiday here. Even though Seville’s weather is usually mild almost all year round, it’s better to have a look at the temperatures before traveling. […]

Spanish Climate And Weather

The Spanish climate varies throughout the different regions of the country. In the north (particularly the coast) temperatures are mild almost all year round, with some cold winters and the landscape can be quite green as it rains very often. On the other hand, in the South (mainly Andalucía) winters tend to be gentle whereas summers can get extremely hot.

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What’s The Spanish Currency?

Since 2002, the Spanish currency is the Euro, also known as EUR or . Spain shares it with 18 other European countries.

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