Can I enter Spain a day earlier than the date on the non lucrative Spain visa pasport stamp?


Does anyone know whether I can enter Spain a day earlier than my non lucrative Spain visa stamp in my passport shows?


These are the answers of some Facebook group members:

”Yes, it will just be one day out of your 90 (presuming you have a day left in your 90/180 period).”

”They can make you go back out and have it stamped or sometimes they can adjust the date. It’s a bit of a risk so maybe take a little trip outside the Schengen before your tie appointment?”

”If you arrive as a legitimate tourist, who doesn’t need a visitors visa, so has 90 days grace to be in Spain, then it’s perfectly legitimate to enter before the residency visa starts”

”Your passport will be stamped regardless until you have residency. (Ours were even though we have non lucrative Spain visa)”

”I came early just meant I only had 30 days from entry to make an appointment at the police station for TIE card. They can stamp a passport even with a TIE, it doesn’t matter”

”You arriving before your visa is valid means you’re not entering on that visa. Legally they can’t process your TIE in this case, but it has been hit or miss since COVID. So if you’re willing to take the risk, go for it.”

”We have an American passport and we arrived earlier than our stamp on our visa and our attorney said it’s ok.”

”Yes you can, but you will be entering as a normal tourist I.E. subject to the 90/180 rule”

”Yes, no problem you can use a day of your 90 days”

”If you are coming from a country that doesn’t require an entry visa generally, and allows you up to 90 days stay, you are effectively arriving as a tourist for any period up to 90 days before your visa starts. It is therefore legitimate.”

”We arrived in Spain on November 15th and our visa started on December 1st. It was okay because you can be here for 90 days without a visa legally. No issue when we received our TIE.”

In conclusion, According to Spainguru Facebook group members, it is generally possible, but there are potential risks and considerations involved. It is advisable to consult with an attorney or immigration expert for personalized advice based on your specific circumstances.

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