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My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but has a green card. Does he need a visa to visit me in Spain?

I read in a website that is not necessary, but in other places yes I'm confused, can someone help me please?

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    What do you mean by "green card"---he is a US permanent resident? – Calchas Apr 8 '16 at 12:44
  • If you wanted to say "green passport" then he does not need a visa for < 90days stay – arved Apr 8 '16 at 13:44
  • @arved what's a green passport ? – blackbird Apr 8 '16 at 13:45
  • @Calchas that's the common name given to that card, if that's indeed the case the OP's boyfriend is a permanent resident of the US – blackbird Apr 8 '16 at 13:51
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    See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_passport It is the second one called "Special Passport" – arved Apr 8 '16 at 14:02
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Short answer is yes

According to this list from the Spanish Foreign Affairs department (which should probably be your only reference), Turkey is on the list of countries that need a Schengen visa to visit Spain. The criteria for this is very often citizenship, rather than status in a third country.

Furthermore, their list of requirements state you must have a Green Card to apply in the US, which indicates permanent residents are not exempt from a travel visa.

  • The green card is one of several documents that can be used to show eligibility to apply for a Schengen visa in the US; almost any nonimmigrant visa other than a B or C visa will do as well. Basically the applicant has to show legal residence in the US; some resident aliens don't even have any visa (for example, Canadians don't need them). – phoog May 30 '18 at 20:43

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