Work Permit
6/11/2015

NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED WHEN REQUESTING THIS TYPE OF VISA

The Consulate General in Miami has jurisdiction over the following States: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. If your permanent residence is in one of these States you must apply at this Consulate. If your permanent residence is in another State contact the Consulate that has jurisdiction over your State.

Honorary Viceconsulates of Spain are not allowed to issue visas. 


This visa allows a person to work as an employee in a company located in Spain.

To apply for this type of visa the following requirements are necessary:

ORIGINALS AND 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 validity superior of one year and at least two empty 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 duration 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) issued by the US Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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


Currently, the applicant may choose to bring, instead of the certificate from FBI, the State “Public criminal background check” issued by the Department of Law Enforcement” of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina.

Note: Local police reports or on-line reports are not acceptable.

This document, either the FBI one or the Department of Law Enforcement one, has to be translated into Spanish and legalized with the Apostil 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. 
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. Authorization of residence and work permit issued by the Spanish Ministry of Labor with the N.E.V. NUMBER assigned.

9. Copy of the working contract with which the authorization of residence and work permit has been issued.

10. Visa Fee , payable with MONEY ORDER to the order of "CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN "

All documents must be submitted at this Consulate within 30 days from the date of the Resolution issued in Spain.

Be advised that special conditions for certain situations may apply.

FOR APOSTILLE CERTIFICATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Department of State of Florida: (850)-245-6945 web: notaries.dos.state.fl.us
Department of State of Georgia: (404)-327-9058 http://www.gsccca.org
Department of State of South Carolina: (803)-734-2512


FOR FAMILY MEMBERS: SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS (ORIGINALS AND ONE SET OF PHOTOCOPIES):

1. Two visa application forms  completed and signed.

2. Two recent pictures, passport size, glued to the forms

3. Passport  with validity superior of one year and at least two empty pages (copy of all pages).

4. Residence card  (not applicable for US citizen).

5. Driver License or State ID  with current address.

6. Proof of sufficient financial support: bank statements in Spain or USA, investments and any other source of income

7. Proof of accommodation  (to show an address in Spain).

8. Proof of health insurance  that will cover the family in Spain.

9. Original certificate of good conduct  (police clearance) issued by the US Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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

Currently, the applicant may choose to bring, instead of the certificate from FBI, the State “Public criminal background check” issued by the Department of Law Enforcement” of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina.

This document, either the FBI one or the Department of Law Enforcement one, has to be translated into Spanish 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.
This certificate cannot be older than 3 months from the application date.

10. 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.

11. For spouse: Marriage certificate legalized by the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in the country where the document was issued or legalized with the Apostille Certification at the corresponding Department of State, translated into Spanish.

12. For children under 18 years old : Birth certificate legalized by the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in the country where the document was issued or legalized with the Apostille Certification at the corresponding Department of State, translated into Spanish. Final judgment of dissolution of marriage and the custody agreement concerning the children of divorced parents translated into Spanish and legalized with the Apostille Certification issued by the corresponding Department of State.

13. Authorization of residence and work permit of spouse/parent in Spain and copy of his/her passport.

14. Authorization of residence application. Form EX-01.

15. Authorization of initial residence Fee. Form 790 code 052.

16. Visa Fee, payable with MONEY ORDER to the order of "CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN ".

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