Student Visa
8/1/2016

NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PRIOR APPOINTMENT!!!

APPLICATION WITH MORE THAN 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE STARTING DATE OF THE PROGRAM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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


Foreigners wishing to conduct research, training (non-salaried basis), or take studies in an educational center (public or private) officially recognized in Spain, must apply for this type of visa. American citizens visiting for less than 90 days (for studies purposes) do not need to apply for this visa.


The student visa application must be submitted in person, on the official form, at the diplomatic mission or Spanish Consulate in which the applicant is legal resident. In case of minors, the application must be submitted personally by their parents or guardians duly accredited.


Important note: If the duration of the studies is not more than six months, the visa will be sufficient to document the stay.


If the stay is longer than six months, the applicant must apply for Foreigner identity card or TIE within one month from the effective entry into Spain.
The process to get this type of visa might take approximately 3 weeks. This General Consulate recommends not purchasing plane tickets until your visa has been granted.

At the time of your appointment you must submit the following documents:
 

1. Two National Visa Application form, completed and signed.

 

2. Two recent passport photos white background attached to each visa application.

3. Passport valid for at least the stay that is requested. Original and Copy.
 
4. Permit to come back to the United States: Green Card (if not US national), Valid   US student visa or work permit (stamp on the passport). Original and Copy.
 
5. Driver's license and / or Student Card to prove their legal residence in Florida, Georgia or South Carolina. Original and copy.


6. If the applicant is under age, and when not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian must present: authorization from both parents giving permission for moving to Spain for the purpose of the activity, with information of the center/ organization/ entity and person responsible for the activity and the period of intended stay. Attach birth certificate and copies of the identity cards of the parents.
 
7. Certificate of admission issued in Spain by any authorized university or school, verifying enrollment as a full-time student, leading to obtaining a degree or certificate. The certificate must detail: Name of the program, duration (start and end dates), address, phone number, name of the person in charge of the program. Copy


8. Proof of economic means to cover all expenses while applicant is in Spain and expenses to return to their country and, when is applicable, those expenses of their families, according to the following amounts:


- For its support, an amount representing 100% of the monthly IPREM (IPREM / PIIME: Public Income Indicator of Multiple Effects), unless duly accredited have paid in advance accommodation for all the time of the stay. (The amount of the IPREM has been fixed by law 48/2015, October 29 State Budget for the year 2016 monthly 532.51 Euros)
 
- For the support of family members who are dependents during their stay in Spain: an amount representing monthly 75% of the IPREM, for the first family, and 50% of the IPREM for each of the remaining family members that is going to integrate the family unit in Spain, unless duly accredited have paid in advance accommodation for all the time of the stay.


 This amount is in addition to the amount used or to be used to cover cost of studies.
 
9. Consular fee. Payment must be with MONEY ORDER (not refundable) to: "CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN"

10. Proof of a public or private health insurance made with an insurer company authorized to operate in Spain.

11. When the length of stay exceeds six months, also require a and b:
 
a) Medical certificate, with the signature and stamp of doctor translated into Spanish (original and copy) stating:
     "This medical certificate certifies that Mr. / Ms. (...) Does not suffer from any diseases that may have serious implications for public health in accordance with the provisions of the International Health Regulations 2005".

This certificate is valid for 3 months.
 
b) Certificate of criminal record in which state that applicant has no criminal record (for offenses under Spanish law) in countries where it has resided for the past five years.

      In the US you can order the one issued by the US Department of Justice- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the one issued by the Department of Law Enforcement of your State (NOT LOCAL). Required only for over 18 years old. Original and Copy.

For the FBI contact (202) 324-3000 or their website:
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks


The Miami FBI office: (754) 703-2000

To contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) call (850) 410-8109 or their website: www.fdle.state.fl.us


 NOTE: Certificate of criminal record obtained online will not be accepted.

          The criminal record, either the FBI or The Department of Law Enforcement, must be legalized with the Apostille Certification and translated into Spanish.
 If the applicant has spent six month or more during the last five years in another country/State, he/she must submit the police record from that country/State, 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 in that country.
 
This certificate is valid for 3 months.

12. If you have time to wait for your passport to be returned by mail, bring a prepaid US Postal Service Express-Mail envelope with appropriate postage and completed mailing label form. We do not accept FedEx, UPS or any other currier. Tracking of mailed items is the responsibility of the applicant.

  In the event of granting the visa, the applicant must collect it within two months of notification. Collection not made within that period shall mean that the person concerned has waived the visa granted and the file of the proceedings will occur.

 
  For students wishing to study for more than 6 months: All student visas are valid for a period of 90 days from the date of entry into Spain. Upon entry and within the first thirty days, you must present your passport and visa to the "Comisaría de Extranjería y Documentación" in your place of residence in Spain so that you may obtain the national student card. This "Spanish Student Residency Card" is then valid for as long as the student is enrolled in the program in Spain.

At the time of your appointment please prepare documents according to the following order:

• Passport
• Money Order
• Two National Visa Application forms (Original and copy). Two recent pictures glued to application
• Copy of Passport
• Copy of Driver License / State ID / Student card
• Acceptance letter issued in Spain
• Proof of health insurance
• Proof of Means of support
• Express Mail envelope (flat rate) from Post Office
OVER 6 MONTHS: Original and copy of:
• Health Certificate translated into Spanish
• Police clearance With the Apostille certification translated into Spanish
FOR MINORS: Original and copy of: • Birth Certificate, parents ID and authorization to travel

RELATIVES OF FOREIGN STUDENTS

Foreigners who have applied for a student visa or who are in Spain in the study regime may apply for the corresponding stay visas for their relatives legally enter and stay in Spain for the duration of such studies or research, without being required a prior period of stay to the foreign student or researcher, and may be applied for such visas simultaneously with the application for a student visa by the student or researcher, or at any subsequent time during the period of validity of the authorization student residence.


Relatives means, spouse and children under eighteen under their custody or guardianship, who are not entitled to work.

Family members must apply in person for a visa if they are legal residents of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina
 
At the time of your appointment submit the following documents:
 
1. Two national visa application forms completed and signed.


2. Two recent pictures, white background  attached to each application form.

 

3. Passport valid for at least the period the stay that is requested. Original and Copy. 
4. Green Card or Valid US Visa, if not national American. Original and Copy.


5. Driver's license or identification with your current address. Original and Copy.


6. Certificate of criminal record in which state that applicant has no criminal record (for offenses under Spanish law) in countries where it has resided for the past five years.
           The criminal record, either the FBI or The Department of Law Enforcement, must be legalized with the Apostille Certification and translated into Spanish.
 If the applicant has spent six month or more during the last five years in another country/State, he/she must submit the police record from that country/State, 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 in that country.
This certificate is valid for 3 months.

7. Documents proving family ties and legal or economic dependency:
• Original Birth Certificate of children legalized with the Apostille Certification. Attach a copy of the identification of both parents. In case of children of divorced parents submit the final divorce decree and custody of the child legalized with the Apostille Certification. Original and Copy.


• Bank statements verifying sufficient means to cover living expenses and accommodation.


• Marriage certificate for spouse legalized with the Apostille Certification. Original and Copy.

8. Local medical certificate with letterhead, signature and stamp of doctor translated into Spanish stating that "does not suffer from any diseases that may have implications serious public health in accordance with the provisions of the International Health Regulations of 2005", translated into Spanish
This certificate is valid for 3 months. Original and copy.
 
9. Proof of a public or private health insurance made with an insurer authorized to operate in Spain.
 
10. Declaration of coexistence and legal and economic dependence along with a legalized or certified copy of Spanish student card and registration certificate student or researcher on the assumption that this already residing in Spain.
 
11. Consular fee. Payment must be with MONEY ORDER (not refundable) to: "CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN"

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