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BCN 2013 - Application of Visas

The Organising Committee (OC BCN2013) will facilitate assistance in obtaining entry visas to Spain to the representatives of the FINA Family (Athletes, Team Officials and Team Staff of Member Federations, FINA Bureau, Members of Committees and Commissions, FINA Partners and Sponsors). Media professionals should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for visa assistance.

Any person who doesn’t represent the FINA Family and is not a member of a national team should contact a visa processing office of Spanish embassy/consulate or appropriate travel agent in their home country for information on the visa application.

Please note that for your travel to Spain you should have a valid passport or other appropriate identification document with an expiry date not less than three months after the expected departure from Schengen territories.

All foreign participants of the 15th FINA World Championships - Barcelona 2013 requiring an entry visa to Spain need to apply for such visa before travelling to Spain.

Please refer to the list of the countries/nations that do have to apply for the entry visa to travel to Spain (see below).

Please note that Spain is a signatory of the Schengen Treaty, which allows borderless passage through signatory countries of the European Union. Therefore a valid visa to any of the country within this union will be also valid to enter Spain. Please refer to the list of the countries of the Schengen Treaty following this link.


Acceptable forms of identification

The acceptable forms of identification for the 15th FINA World Championships - Barcelona 2013 include the following:

Nationality Identification type
European Schengen countries Passport or National Identity Card
All other nationalities Passport
Spain NIE and National Identity Card

For dual nationals, please use the nationality of the identification document you will use throughout your application and travel for the 15th FINA World Championships - Barcelona 2013.

The identification document used to enter Spain and applying for entry visa must match the information provided during application process at online service (GMS).


Visa assistance general terms

All foreign participants of the 15th FINA World Championships - Barcelona 2013 requiring an entry visa to Spain need to apply for such visa before travelling to Spain.

Visa requirements for entering Spain vary for different nationalities and it is always advised to check regulations with a Spanish embassy/consulate in the country of your residence or any other appropriate authorities.

The OC BCN2013 will provide visa assistance for single entry visa to be valid for three months.

The invitation letters will be provided only to the applicants who submit their applications/entries through online service (GMS) followed APPROVAL process. The registration should be completed through “GMS” available through the Championships’ website. Upon confirmation of registration the OC will issue an invitation letter to be sent to the applicant by e-mail or fax, and the original to be sent by post to the Spanish Embassy applied.

Last date to accept visa assistance application: June 28th, 2013.
All participants who submit their personal details after that date will need to follow the standard immigration requirements for entry into SPAIN.

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry has informed to all the Spanish Embassies around the world that the entry visa will be free of charge for all the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 attendees. This point will be reflected in the Invitation letter.

Important note: The invitation letter will be provided for single entry into Spain; therefore your travel plans and your stay in the country should be arranged accordingly. Is not possible to apply for the entry visa before than three months the arrival date.


Visa assistance to representatives of the National Federations

Each National Federation is required to designate a person to collect and fill in the registration information of all members of its national team. Online registration has to be completed for every member of its national delegation (Athletes, Team Officials and Team Staff). The invitation letter for the national delegations will be sent to the assigned contact person of the team via e-mail or fax. We recommend that delegation members applying for visa with the same embassy/consulate apply in groups.

We strongly recommend all the National Federations who need the entry visa to Spain, to start the registration process as soon as possible from 19th May 2013, in order to receive the invitation letter with enough time in advance to process the VISA in the Spanish Embassy.

Last date to accept visa assistance application: June 28th, 2013.
All participants who submit their personal details after that date will need to follow the standard immigration requirements for entry into SPAIN.


Contact information

For any visa-related issues please feel free to contact the OC BCN2013 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Media professionals should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for visa assistance.


List of the countries/nations that do have to apply for the entry visa to travel to Spain


Country NF Visa
required?
Visa Office Location If not available in the
country of request
State member
representing
Spain
AFGHANISTAN AFG YES KABUL    
ALBANIA ALB YES TIRANA    
ALGERIA ALG YES ALGIERS    
AMERICAN SAMOA ASA NO      
ANDORRA AND NO      
ANGOLA ANG YES LUANDA    
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ANT NO      
ARGENTINA ARG NO      
ARMENIA ARM YES MOSCOW MOSCOW  
ARUBA ARU NO      
AUSTRALIA AUS NO      
AUSTRIA AUT NO      
AZERBAIJAN AZE YES BAKU ANKARA FRANCE
BAHAMAS BAH NO      
BAHRAIN BRN YES MANAMA KUWAIT (SAFAT) FRANCE
BANGLADESH BAN YES DHAKA    
BARBADOS BAR NO      
BELARUS BLR YES MINSK MOSCOW FRANCE
BELGIUM BEL NO      
BENIN BEN YES ABUJA ABUJA-NIGERIA  
BERMUDA VER YES LONDON LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN  
BOLIVIA BOL YES PEACE    
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BIH YES SARAJEVO SARAJEVO  
BOTSWANA BOT YES GABORONE WINDHOEK-NAMIBIA FRANCE
BRAZIL BRA NO      
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IVB YES LONDON LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN  
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM BRU NO      
BULGARIA BUL NO      
BURKINA FASO BUR YES OUAGADOUGOU ABIDJAN-COTE D'IVOIRE FRANCE
BURUNDI BDI YES BUJUMBURA DAAR ES SALAM BELGIUM
CAMBODIA CAM YES PHNOM PENH BANGKOK-THAILAND FRANCE
CAMEROUN CMR YES YAOUNDE    
CANADA CAN NO      
CAYMAN ISLANDS CAY YES LONDON LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN  
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CAF YES BANGUI YAOUNDE-CAMEROON FRANCE
CHILE CHI NO      
CHINESE TAIPEI TPE YES BEIJING    
COLOMBIA COL YES BOGOTA    
COMOROS COM YES MORONI PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA FRANCE
COOK ISLANDS COK NO      
COSTA RICA CRC NO      
CROATIA CRO NO      
CUBA CUB YES HAVANA    
CYPRUS CYP NO      
CZECH REPUBLIC CZE NO      
D.P.R. KOREA PRK YES      
DEMOCRATIC REP. OF THE CONGO COD YES KINSHASA    
DENMARK DEN NO      
DJIBOUTI DJI YES DJIBOUTI ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA FRANCE
DOMINICA DMA YES   KINGSTON-JAMAICA  
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DOM YES SANTO DOMINGO    
ECUADOR ECU YES QUITO    
EGYPT EGY YES CAIRO    
EL SALVADOR ESA NO      
ERITREA ERI YES KHARTOUM NAIROBI-KENYA  
ESTONIA EST NO      
ETHIOPIA ETH YES ADDIS ABABA    
FAROE ISLANDS FAR NO      
FED. STATES OF MICRONESIA FSM YES MANILA MANILA, PHILIPPINES  
FIJI ISLANDS FIJ YES SUVA WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND FRANCE
FINLAND FIN NO      
FRANCE FRA NO      
GEORGIA GEO YES TBILISI ANKARA NETHERLANDS
GERMANY GER NO      
GHANA GHA YES ACCRA    
GIBRALTAR GIB NO      
GREAT BRITAIN GBR NO      
GRECIA GRE NO      
GRENADA GRN YES PORT OF SPAIN PORT OF SPAIN, TRI  
GUAM GUM NO      
GUATEMALA GUA NO      
GUINEA GUI YES CONAKRY    
GUINEA BISSAU GBS YES BISSAU    
GUINEA ECUATORIAL GEQ YES MALABO    
GUYANA GUY YES PORT OF SPAIN PORT OF SPAIN, TRI  
HONDURAS HON NO      
HONG KONG HKG NO      
HUNGARY HUN NO      
ICELAND ISL NO      
INDIA IND YES NEW DELHI    
INDONESIA INA YES JAKARTA    
IRAQ IRQ YES BAGHDAD    
IRELAND IRL NO      
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN IRI YES TEHRAN    
ISRAEL ISR NO      
ITALY ITA NO      
JAMAICA JAM YES KINGSTON    
JAPAN JPN NO      
JORDAN JOR YES AMMAN    
KAZAKHSTAN KAZ YES ASTANA    
KENYA KEN YES NAIROBI    
KINGDOM OF TONGA TGA YES WELLINGTON WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND  
KUWAIT KUW YES KUWAIT    
KYRGYZTAN KGZ YES Astana ASTANA-KAZAKHSTAN  
LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REP. LAO YES VIENTIANE BANGKOK-THAILAND GERMANY
LATVIA LAT NO      
LEBANON LIB YES BEIRUT    
LESOTHO LES YES PRETORIA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA  
LIBERIA LBR YES ABIDJAN ABIDJAN-COTE D'IVOIRE  
LIBYA LBA YES TRIPOLI    
LIECHTENSTEIN LIE NO      
LITHUANIA LTU NO      
LUXEMBOURG LUX NO      
MACAU, CHINA MAC NO      
MADAGASCAR MAD YES ANTANANARIVO PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA FRANCE
MALAWI MAW YES HARARE HARARE-ZIMBABWE  
MALAYSIA MAS NO      
MALDIVES MDV YES NEW DELHI NEW DELHI-INDIA  
MALI MLI YES BAMAKO    
MALTA MLT NO      
MARSHALL ISLANDS MHL YES MANILA MANILA, PHILIPPINES  
MAURITANIA MTN YES NOVAKHOTT    
MAURITIUS MRI NO      
MEXICO MEX NO      
MOLDOVA MDA YES CHISINAU BUCHAREST-ROMANIA CZECH REPUBLIC
MONACO MON NO      
MONGOLIA MGL YES ULAN BATOR BEIJING, CHINA GERMANY
MONTENEGRO MNE NO      
MOROCCO MAR YES RABAT    
MOZAMBIQUE MOZ YES MAPUTO    
MYANMAR MYA YES RANGOON BANGKOK-THAILAND FRANCE
NAMIBIA NAM YES WINDHOEK    
NEPAL NEP YES KATHMANDU NEW DELHI-INDIA FRANCE
NETHERLANDS NED NO      
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES AHO NO      
NEW ZEALAND NZL NO      
NICARAGUA NCA NO      
NIGER NIG YES NIAMEY    
NIGERIA NGR YES ABUJA    
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS NMA YES      
NORWAY NOR NO      
OMAN OMA YES MUSCAT    
PAKISTAN PAK YES ISLAMABAD    
PALAU PLW YES MANILA MANILA, PHILIPPINES  
PALESTINE PLE YES JERUSALEM    
PANAMA PAN NO      
PAPUA NEW GUINEA PNG YES PORT MORESBY CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA FRANCE
PARAGUAY PAR NO      
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CHN YES BEIJING    
PERU PER YES LIMA    
PHILIPPINES PHI YES MANILA    
POLAND POL NO      
PORTUGAL POR NO      
PUERTO RICO PUR NO      
QATAR QAT YES DOHA    
REPUBLIC OF CONGO CGO YES BRAZZAVILLE KINSHASA-REP.DEM. CONGO FRANCE
REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR NO      
REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA MKD NO      
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA SRB NO      
RÉPUBLIQUE DE CÔTE D'IVOIRE CIV YES ABIDJAN    
ROMANIA ROU NO      
RUSSIA RUS YES MOSCOW    
RWANDA RWA YES KIGALI DAAR es Salaam-TANZANIA BELGIUM
SAINT LUCIA LCA YES PORT OF SPAIN PORT OF SPAIN, TRI  
SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES VIN YES PORT OF SPAIN PORT OF SPAIN, TRI  
SAMOA SAM YES WELLINGTON WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND  
SAN MARINO SMR NO      
SAUDI ARABIA KSA YES RIAD    
SENEGAL SEN YES DAKAR    
SEYCHELLES SEY NO      
SIERRA LEONE SLE YES DAKAR DAKAR-SENEGAL  
SINGAPORE SIN NO      
SLOVAKIA SVK NO      
SLOVENIA SLO NO      
SOMALIA SOM YES NAIROBI NAIROBI-KENYA  
SOUTH AFRICA RSA YES PRETORIA    
SPAIN ESP NO      
SRI LANKA SRI YES COLOMBO NEW DELHI-INDIA FRANCE
ST. KITTS & NEVIS SKN NO      
SUDAN SUD YES KHARTOUM    
SURINAME SUR YES PARAMARIBO PORT OF SPAIN, TRI NETHERLANDS
SWAZILAND SWZ YES MAPUTO MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO  
SWEDEN SWE NO      
SWITERZLAND SUI NO      
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC SYR YES DAMASCUS    
TAHITI TAH NO      
TAJIKISTAN TJK YES Dushanbe ASTANA-KAZAKHSTAN GERMANY
TCHAD CHA YES N'DAJAMENA YAOUNDE-CAMEROON FRANCE
THAILAND THA YES BANGKOK    
TOGO TOG YES ACCRA ACCRA-GHANA  
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TRI YES PORT OF SPAIN    
TUNISIA TUN YES TUNISIA    
TURKEY TUR YES ANKARA    
TURKMENISTAN TKM YES ASHGABAT MOSCOW-RUSSIA GERMANY
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS TCN YES   LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN  
UGANDA UGA YES KAMPALA NAIROBI-KENYA FRANCE
UKRAINE UKR YES KIEV    
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UAE YES ABUDHABI    
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA TAN NO DAAR es Salaam    
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USA NO      
URUGUAY URU NO      
UZBEKISTAN UZB YES TASHKENT MOSCOW-RUSSIA GERMANY
VENEZUELA VEN NO      
VIETNAM VIE YES HANOI    
VIRGIN ISLANDS ISV NO      
YEMEN YEM YES SANA'A    
ZAMBIA ZAM YES HARARE HARARE-ZIMBABWE  
ZIMBABWE ZIM YES HARARE    


* HONK KONG: The visa exemption applies only to holders of passport "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region".
* MACAU: The exemption from the visa requirement only applies to passport holders "Macao Special Administrative Region".
* CHINESE TAIPEI: The exemptions from the visa requirement to enter the European Union only apply to those who hold a passport issued by Taiwan that contains an identity.