Visa for Student Dependents
VERY IMPORTANT: We cannot overstate the importance of paying the utmost attention to filling out the application and the accompanying information. INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED, REQUIRING THE APPLICANT TO MAKE A NEW APPOINTMENT AT A LATER DATE.​ 

- If applicant is under 18 years of age, they must be accompanied by at least one parent. 

- Only applications from residents within the Los Angeles Consulate jurisdiction will be accepted. If you do not live within our Consular Jurisdiction your application will not be accepted under any circumstance

- Applications will not be accepted more than 120 days in advance. 

- All visas must be picked up in person by the applicant
 

 
 
 
 
DOCUMENTATION TO SUBMIT:
 
 
1. Visa application form: The application form must be thoroughly filled out and signed.
 
2. Passport-type photo: One professionally-taken photo is required, it must have a white background, the face should be clearly visible, the size of the photo should be 2x2 inches (5x5 cm). No self-made and printed photos will be accepted.
 
3. Passport or Travel Document. (Original and photocopy of the main page). Passport should be not older than 10 years. Please make sure your passport has at least two blank pages.
 
4. I.D. Card that proves your place of residence is within the jurisdiction of the Spanish Consulate of Los Angeles (Original and a photocopy). You can provide one of the following documents: U.S. Driver license, State I.D. card, Voter’s Registration Card, current Student I.D. 
 
5. (Non-US. Citizens only) US RESIDENT ALIEN CARD or VALID U.S. LONG TERM VISA (Original a photocopy): Holders of B-1 and B-2 Visas cannot apply in the United States; they must apply in their country of residence or country of origin. Applicants holding Student Visas must also present their I-20 (original and copy) signed by the university on the last page and a copy of their F-1 Visa. . Citizens only) Alien Registration Card or long term U.S. Visa. (Original and photocopy).
 
6. Marriage Certificate - Legalized with the Apostille of the Hague and translated by a Sworn Spanish Translator certified by the Spanish Government (no local companies will be accepted). The applicant must present the original, a photocopy, translation and a photocopy of translation.
 
7. Birth Certificate (Applicants under 18 only) - Legalized with the Apostille of The Hague. and translated by a Sworn Spanish Translator certified by the Spanish Government (no local companies). The applicant must present the original, a photocopy, translation and a photocopy of translation.
 
8. Admision letter. Letter of admission from the main applicant as a full-time student in Spain from the Spanish University/School and U.S. programme (with precise dates of start and finish), indicating name, address, and registration of the school with the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain and duration of the programme (dates of start and finish). 

In other cases (student exchanges, un-paid internships or voluntary services), it is necessary to submit a corresponding document from the institution of admission. 

All admission letters must have precise dates of start and finish and an official seal (stamp or signature, or electronic signature)Admission letters not bearing an official stamp or signature, nor precise programme dates will not be accepted.
 
9. Proof of funds: Proof of accumulated sufficient funds for the duration of your stay in Spain. All accumulated proof of funds must be available at the time of submitting the application. Please see the minimum monthly requirements here: minimum requirements of funds

Proof of funds can be presented by means of cash, convertible monies, certified checks, travellers checks. Neither letters from bank entities, nor printed statements simply obtained and printed online will be accepted. The following types of proof are accepted: 

- All pages of your 3 latest bank statements obtained directly from the bank that show your name and that the ending balance satisfies the minimum requirements of funds 

- Statement from the University, School or U.S. Program assuming full financial responsibility for room and board (normally included in the “Letter of Admission”). An original letter is required, with an official seal (and signature) of the issuing institution. Online printouts or photo copies will not be accepted 

- Proof of financial aid, loan or scholarship already available at the time of applying that meets the minimum requirements for the duration of your stay. An original letter is required, with an official seal (and signature) of the issuing institution. Online printouts or photo copies will not be accepted 

- Notarised letter of parents/guardians’ statements in which they assume full financial responsibility that meets the minimum requirements link per month for room and board. Suggested wording: “I hereby certify that I the (father, mother, other) of (…), will support her/him with a monthly allowance of (...) monthly while she/he is in Spain and that I am financially responsible or any emergency that may arise.” And all pages of their 3 latest bank statements obtained directly from the bank that show their name and that the ending balance meets the minimum requirements of funds

Translation: a translation of proof of funds by a Sworn Spanish Translator certified by the Spanish Government (no local companies) is required, unless the original form of the document(s) is available in Spanish. For bank statements, the translation of only the page(s) showing the beginning and ending balance(s) of each month’s statements will be accepted, entire month statements do not need to be translated unless specifically requested by the Consulate in order to prove sufficient funds.
 
10. Medical Insurance: Proof of health insurance from a private or public company with no co-pay (or deductible) is required. The provider must be authorized to operate in Spain. No travel insurances with medical assistance coverage will be accepted. 

- An example of acceptable insurance providers can be found here: Insurance providers (for stays over 90 days) 

- For more details see following link: common questions and issues

Translation: a translation by a Sworn Spanish Translator of the declaration page showing information on the insured persons, dates, coverage, policy type is required. A translation is not needed if the document is available originally in the Spanish language 
 
11. Medical Certificate: (original and photocopy, original translation and photocopy of translation if required): This document must be issued no more than 90 days before your appointment date, must include letterhead and original signature, seal and/or stamp from a doctor (only M.D. or D.O’s will be accepted). The following is an example of the required text on the certificate Medical Certificate example 

Translation: All Medical certificates that are not originally in Spanish must be translated by a Sworn Spanish translator certified by the Government of Spain. A translation is not needed if the example found on the abovementioned link, available in both English and Spanish on the same page is signed and/or stamped by the doctor.
 
12. Certification of “absence of police records” Only for applicants 18 years of age or older (Original, photocopy, translations into Spanish, photocopy of translations): Obtain a background check verified by fingerprint comparison. This document is valid for a maximum of 90 days after the issue date mentioned on it. It must be legalized with the “Apostille of The Hague” and then translated into Spanish​ in order to be accepted.
 
The background check can be issued by either:
 
(a) The U.S. Justice Department– FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation and must be legalized with the “Apostille of The Hague” by the Secretary of State in Washington D.C.
 
or
 
(b) The State Justice Department (all states where the applicant has resided in the last 5 years) and the document must be legalized with the “Apostille of The Hague” by the Secretary of State of said state.
 
Translation: a translation by a Sworn Spanish Translator certified by the Government of Spain of the Certificate of “Absence of Police Records” and of the Apostille is required of. A translation of the Apostille is not needed if the document is available originally in the Spanish language (some are issued in three languages). 

See common questions and issues for details about the background check or the Apostille of The Hague.
 
13. Visa Fee: Payments are made at the time of your appointment, only money order or exact cash are accepted (no credit cards, no debit cards, no personal checks). Money orders are to be addressed to the “Consulate General of Spain Los Angeles”. See the following link for fees.

The visa fee will not be reimbursed even if the visa is not granted or is cancelled. See common questions and issues for details

14. Disclaimer duly signed and attached to the application.

For references purposes only, please find a simple check list of the required documents for this visa here Checklist 

The Consulate Administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those listed above. Please be informed that submitting the mentioned documents does NOT guarantee issuance of the visa. Documents presented for the visa application will not be returned.
 
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