YOU CAN FIND ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION REGARDING A LONG TERM STUDENT VISA HERE
Barcino School offers help with the whole process of applying for a visa, since it is a little complicated and long, although thanks to the collaboration of our lawyer, Isabel Carmona, there will be no problems and everything will be much easier.
How to obtain a visa for students who want to do a Spanish course in Spain?
To do a Spanish course in Spain:
– No visa is required for citizens of the Schengen area http://www.interior.gob.es/web/servicios-al-ciudadano/extranjeria/acuerdo-de-schengen
– No visa is required for citizens of other countries whose stay is less than 3 months. For stays longer than 3 months, a visa is required.
– The visa is required for citizens of all other countries, regardless of the length of stay.
In this link you will be able to check if, according to your nationality and country of origin, you are required to have a visa to enter Spain or not, for a period not exceeding 90 days.
BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL
If you are residing in a country that does not belong to the European Union (EU) and you are planning to continue your studies in Spain for a period of time longer than three months, you must apply for a student visa for Spain.
The process of obtaining a student visa for Spain may differ in relation to the regulations of the country of residence. Please consult the Spanish Consulate in your region for details. To find the nearest consulate, please click here.
Your appointment at the consulate must take place at least two weeks prior to your arrival date to come to Spain. To be sure, we strongly recommend that you visit the consulate’s website to request an appointment at least six to eight weeks before your departure date.
The first step is to sign up for a course at Barcino School. The school will then provide you with the necessary documents for the visa application at the Spanish Consulate in your region. In order to prepare these documents we will need the following information:
– Full name
– Passport number
– Date of birth
– Full address of your accommodation in your country.
The second step is to make an appointment at the assigned Consulate through its official website. The Consulate website has an online calendar showing available dates.
On the Consulate’s website you will also find the most up-to-date and complete information on student visas, as well as a list of the documents required in the appointment to process the visa application. Please note that available dates are often booked very quickly, especially during the summer months (more than 4 weeks in advance).
When you have the date for the Consulate appointment for the visa, you should be sure to take all the documents with you when you go. The Consulate will not make any copies for you. If you forget any documents, your visa application will be postponed and you will have to make a new appointment. Once your student visa has been approved, you must go to pick up your passport. You cannot send any relatives or friends on your behalf.
All this may seem complicated and difficult, but don’t get discouraged. Barcino School will be there to guide you through the whole process. If you follow the guidelines of the Spanish Consulate in your region you will be in Spain before you know it.
If you have any questions about student visas in Spain, please contact us here.
The Barcino School team together with our lawyer offers the possibility of making a video call in order to be able to advise and correctly manage the VISA so that there are no problems at the time of the application. The cost of this counselling service is 50€.
In this consultation, you will be able to ask any questions you may have not only in relation to a possible student visa, but also in relation to other forms of residence in Spain, both in relation to visas, as well as the requirements and times required to extend your stay and/or reside in Spain with the corresponding residence authorisation.
It is VERY important that, before you leave, you have very clear information at first hand, so that you can make decisions and organise yourself correctly.
AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL
Once you are in Spain, you will have to obtain the so-called “Tarjeta NIE” (Número de Identificación de Extranjero). The NIE is the identification number in Spain for all those who are not Spanish citizens. Both European and non-European citizens must have an NIE.
You have a maximum of 90 days after your arrival in Spain to acquire your NIE card; however, we strongly advise you to obtain it during the first 30 days. Your NIE card will show the start and end dates of your Spanish course at Barcino School.