Non-EU Citizens Entering Spain

Update of financial amounts needed for crossing external borders, as referred to in Article 6(4) of Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code)

In addition to the publication in the Official Journal, a regular update is available on the website of the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs.

Replacement of the information published in OJ C 140, 16.4.2019, p. 7.

The Order of the Ministry of the Presidency (PRE/1282/2007) of 10 May on the financial means foreigners are required to have in order to enter Spain specifies the amount that foreigners have to prove is available to them in order to be able to enter the country.

From 1 January 2019, for the costs of their stay in Spain, foreign nationals not subject to EU law must have a daily amount available to them equivalent to 10 % of the gross national minimum wage laid down in Royal Decree 1462/2018 of 21 December 2018 setting the 2019 national minimum wage at EUR 95 per person per day (or its legal equivalent in foreign currency). This amount should be multiplied by the number of days they intend to remain in Spain and by the number of dependent persons travelling with them. This amount must in all cases represent 90 % of the gross national minimum wage (EUR 855 or its legal equivalent in foreign currency) per person, regardless of the intended duration of the stay.
For their return to their country of provenance or for transit to third countries, foreign nationals can be required to produce a personal, non-transferable and fixed-date ticket or tickets for the intended means of transport.

Foreigners must prove that they have the above means of subsistence either by producing them if they are in cash, or by producing certified cheques, traveller’s cheques, receipts or credit cards, which must be accompanied by a recent bank statement (bank letters or internet bank statements are not acceptable) or by other evidence clearly showing the amount of credit available on the card or bank account.

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