We are receiving many queries from non-EU crew with expired visas, or with limited time remaining.
The initial guidance in March from local immigration police was that days remaining would “no longer be counted”, suggesting that visitor visas would be frozen in time.
Immigration officials now clarify that this is not the case, but that those leaving Spain on an expired visa will not be penalised. Visa expiry dates remain valid, in other words. In order to leave a boat and travel out of Spain on an expired visa, you will require a transit visa, as normal.
If you have any specific queries about your or your crew’s visa status, please get in touch and we will consult the authorities on a case-by-case basis.