What happens if we travel to Spain with an invitation letter and do not return to our country of origin? What will the consequences be for me and the the one who invited me?
Traveling to Spain with an invitation letter.
Even if one has to apply for a visa or not, traveling to Spain from outside the EU requires proof that the foreigner meets certain entry requirements, including accommodation.
On many occasions, foreigners will state that they will reside at the place where the inviter (usually) a friend lives. In this way the invitation letter allows them to stay in Spain for three months. After this, a residence permit is required.
What happens if one does not comply with the invitation letter and stays over three months?
Firstly it will be a breach of the invitation letter, where the foreigner has committed to return to his country of origin.
This breach could lead to economic sanctions for the inviter.
The other consequence is that the foreigner will be in an irregular situation in Spain. This could lead to a financial sanction or an expulsion order, with a prohibition of entry.
The sanctions may vary from 500 – 10.000 euros.