Routes Europe 2018

The route development forum for Europe

Bilbao, Basque Country
22 - 24 April 2018

Visa Information

The visa application process is now open for Routes Europe 2018.

Citizens of The European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland do not require a visa to gain entry to Spain. You do not need a minimum of validity in your passport or travel document to travel to the country.

Other countries that also do not require a visa include Andorra, Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Saint Helena, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Vatican City, Venezuela.

All visitors from any country not mentioned above should contact their local Spanish embassy to apply for a visa. The process can take up to 2 weeks so you should apply for your visa at the nearest possible time.

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Visa Invitation Letter 

In addition to the visa application form, relevant fees and photos may be required; embassies may also require a letter of invitation from the inviting company. Should you require such document from our host Basquetour please complete the electronic request form in full ensuring accuracy throughout.

Most embassies and consulates accept a scanned copy of the invitation letter and therefore Basquetour will issue the letters to applicants via email as an attachment. If your embassy or consulate does not accept an electronic copy, please select an alternative format in the ‘Format Options’ section of the request form.

Electronic Visa Invitation Letter Request Form 

Please note – invitation letters will only be issued to individuals registered to attend the event.

Should you have any questions relating to visas or the visa invitation letter procedure please contact us on