Residence with Exemption of Work Permit
1/10/2018

The Consulate General in Miami has jurisdiction over the following States: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

You must be a permanent resident in our jurisdiction to apply at this Consulate General.
Honorary Viceconsulates of Spain are not allowed to issue visas. 
 
This visa allows the foreigner to reside in Spain and develop religious, cultural, artistic or scientific activities which are exempted from permission to work in Spain.
 
Applicants should contact the Visa Department at this Consulate General to find out if this type of visa is applicable to their case.
 
To apply for this visa, the following documents must be submitted in person:
 
(ORIGINAL PLUS ONE SET OF COPIES OF EACH DOCUMENT)
1. Two National Visa Application forms completed and signed.
 
2. Two recent pictures, passport size pictures (white background) glued to the application forms.
 
3. Passport with a validity superior of one year and at least two empty pages (copy of all pages).
 
4. Permit to return to the United States of America in the form of: a resident card, or a student/work visa that is stamped on the passport and is valid for a period of three months beyond the expected length of stay in the Schengen area, or the period of validity of the visa, whichever is longer. (N/A TO US CITIZEN).
 
5. Driver License or State I.D. with current address.
 
6.Original certificate of good conduct (police clearance or criminal background check) issued by the US Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or by the  Department of Law Enforcement of the State where you had been living during the last five years for more than 6 months.  Online police records and local police report are not accepted.           

        This document, either the FBI one or the State one, has to be translated into Spanish (by any certified translator) and legalized with the Apostille Certification where police clearance letter was issued.

If the applicant has spent six month or more during the last five years in another country, he/she must submit the police record from that country, legalized with the Apostille Certification and translated into Spanish. If the country is not part of the Hague Convention the document must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then by the Spanish Consulate of that country.

Contact FBI at (304) 625-3878 or at
 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks

Contact Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-8109 or at: www.fdle.state.fl.us
This certificate cannot be older than 3 months from the application date.
7. Local Health Certificate with letterhead, stamp, and signature of the Doctor translated into Spanish.
Effective immediately, June 2009, health certificates submitted to this office must verify that applicant/patient is free of any illnesses that could have serious repercussions to public health and that could easily spread internationally.
The first list includes smallpox, poliomyelitis by wild poliovirus, the human influenza caused by a new subtype of virus and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The second list includes cholera, pneumonic plague, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers (e.g.: Ebola, Lassa, Marburg), West Nile Virus and other illnesses of special importance nationally or regionally (e.g.: Dengue Fever, Rift Valley Fever and meningococcal disease).
For this reason, the mandatory health certificate that should be submitted with residence visa applications and student visa applications for more than 180 days of stay, must verify the information listed above in a manner similar to the following:
"This health certificate verifies that Mr. /Mrs. /Ms (...) does not suffer from any illnesses that could cause serious repercussions to public health according to the specifications of the international sanitary regulation of 2005."
This certificate cannot be older than 3 months from the application date.
 
8. Original official invitation or documents describing the activities to be performed, mentioning also that the organization will assume financial responsibility for the applicant, with a translation into Spanish.
 
9. Documents which verify that the organization in Spain is accredited by the appropriate governmental authorities in Spain. (Ministerio de Justicia, de Educación, de la Presidencia).
 
10. Proof of receiving a grant, if applicable. Proof of income and means of support and living expenses in Spain.
 
11. Proof of health insurance with full coverage in Spain.
 
12. Proof of accommodation (address in Spain).
 
13. Authorization of exception to the work permit application. Form EX-09
14. Authorization of initial residence Fee. Form 790 code 052.
 
15. Visa Fee, payable with MONEY ORDER to the order of "CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN".
 
 All documents presented cannot exceed 90 days from the day they were issued.
 
The resolution of the application for this type of visa may take up to 3 months.
 
Be advised that special conditions may apply for certain circumstances.
 
* APOSTILLE CERTIFICATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE:
 
Florida Department of State:
Ph: (850) 245-6945 Web: notaries.dos.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of State:
Ph: (404) 327-9058 Web: http://www.gsccca.org
South Carolina Department of State:
Ph: (803) 734-2512
 
IF YOUR FAMILY IS TRAVELING WITH YOU TO SPAIN THEY MUST APPLY FOR A NON LUCRATIVE VISA. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INFORMATION UNDER THAT TYPE OF VISA.
 
 
ARTISTIC PRESENTATIONS
 
NOTE:   In case the artistic activities are less than five consecutive days or less than 20 in a period inferior to three months, the applicant must apply for a Schengen visa.
 
Artistic presentations or shows are subject to prior authorization by the department of labor in Spain. If the artistic activities are less than five consecutive days or less than 20 in a period of between three and six months, an exemption of the work permit must be applied for. If the activities or concerts number are more, then a work permit will be needed. Spanish DNI from the agent and work contract are required to process the visa.
 
- Two national visa application forms completed and signed.
 
- Two recent pictures passport size glued to applications.
 
- Passport with more than 180 days validity and two full blank pages to affix visa.
 
- Proof of legal permanent residence in the states of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina and copy of Driver License or  ID with actual address.
 
- Application of exception of the work permit from the "Ministerio de Trabajo" Form EX-09. - Work contract and DNI of sponsor in Spain.
 
- Declaration of return.
 
- Original certificate of good conduct (police clearance or criminal background check) issued by the US Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or by the  Department of Law Enforcement of the State where you had been living during the last five years for more than 6 months.  On-line police records and local police report are not accepted.           

        This document, either the FBI one or the State one, has to be translated into Spanish (by any certified translator) and legalized with the Apostille Certification where police clearance letter was issued.

If the applicant has spent six month or more during the last five years in another country, he/she must submit the police record from that country, legalized with the Apostille Certification and translated into Spanish. If the country is not part of the Hague Convention the document must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then by the Spanish Consulate of that country.

Contact FBI at (304) 625-3878 or at
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks

Contact Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-8109 or at: www.fdle.state.fl.us

This certificate cannot be older than 3 months from the application date.
 
- Doctor’s letter of good health translated into spanish verifying that the applicant does not suffer from any illnesses that could cause serious repercussions to public health according to the specifications of the international sanitary regulation of 2005.
 
- Consular fee.
 
Applicant must appear in person with the original documents and one set of photocopies.
 

 

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