Offering high-class ski resorts and having a history dating back to the 8th century, Andorra is a very attractive country for tourists. Therefore, the question whether a visa is necessary to Andorra is always relevant.
What kind of visa is needed in Andorra?
A visa to Andorra, of course, is needed. However, there are some features of its receipt. Andorra is not part of the Schengen zone, but it has a special political status, being under the auspices of Spain and France. That is why to enter the country a visa of France or Spain or any other state of the Schengen zone - a double or multi-visa is suitable.
If you intend to go to Andorra, for example, to rest at one of its resorts , then the visa is issued directly in the consulates of Spain or France. In any case, to visit Andorra you will be through one of these countries, since Andorra has neither its airport nor the railway. The procedure for issuing a visa to Andorra is absolutely the same as for a standard Schengen visa. And the list of documents that need to be submitted, you will find on the website of the consulate, in which you plan to apply.
Nuances for self-issued visa
If you are going to make a visa to Andorra on your own, and not through visa centers or travel companies, you should consider the following nuances:
- regulated languages for completing the questionnaire is English and Spanish;
- foreign passport must be at least 4 months;
- if the passport is new, then together with it it is necessary to submit another copy of the old one, where there are Schengen visas;
- photos should be matte, with a monophonic background;
- the questionnaire will need to include not only the mobile number, but also without fail the work and landline phone, if any;
- for a child traveling with one of the parents, you need to have permission to leave the country, issued by the second parent in a form determined by the consulate, and certified by a notary;
- at the first registration of the visa it is necessary to confirm the presence of movable and immovable property in the territory of the home country;
- you need to confirm your financial well-being, namely, that you have 50 euros a day during your stay in Andorra - usually an extract from the bank;
- medical insurance must cover the costs associated with urgent hospitalization and transportation to their home country;
- a traveling pensioner must provide proof of the income of the person sponsoring the trip, his identity, sponsorship letter and, of course, a copy of his pension certificate.
We also need to remember that since September 2015 a fingerprinting procedure has been introduced (fingerprints are taken) and digital photography when obtaining a Schengen visa. And if you are going to issue a visa for the first time after this innovation, then you need to come personally with the documents. Then these data are stored in the database for 5 years.
If you are self-registered, the cost of a visa to Andorra will cost you € 35 - this is a consular fee. For a child under 6 years old, who does not have his passport, visa is free.
If you plan to stay in Andorra for more than 90 days during the first half of the year, you need to open a non-Schengen visa and a national visa. This can be done at the Andorran Embassy in
If you are a fan of skiing, be sure to visit this wonderful country, because in addition to the numerous museums ( car museum, tobacco museum, microminiature museum ), the most famous thermal complex and fascinating shopping , there are also the best ski resorts such as Soldeu-El-Tarter, Pal-Arinsal , Pas de la Casa, etc. By the way, the cost of such a holiday in Andorra is much lower than in Switzerland or Austria.