Student Visa
PLEASE NOTE: The consular jurisdiction of the Spanish Embassy in Canberra covers only Canberra and Queanbeyan.  Applicants will be required to present proof of residence in this consular jurisdiction (driver licence, student card).

If you live elsewhere in Australia, for further information and to lodge a visa application, please contact the Consular Office of Spain in your place of residence, according to the list below:

For residents of NSW, QLD & NT   
Consulate-General of Spain in Sydney   
Level 24, St. Martin’s Tower    
31 Market Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000    
Ph: (02) 9261 2433                                   
Fax: (02) 9283 1695                                

For residents of VIC, SA, TAS & WA
Consulate-General of Spain in Melbourne
146 Elgin Street
Ph: (03) 9347 1966
Fax: (03) 9347 7330


A student visa allows you to study in Spain for a period of over 90 days to undertake or further a course of studies in a Spanish study centre recognised by the Spanish government.  

Visa processing may take up to one month.  Applicants must lodge their visa applications in person and collect their visas, if approved, also in person. Approved visas that are not collected within one month from the date of written notification of approval, will be withdrawn.  

Please note that during the examination of a visa application, some additional documents may be requested in order to determine that all requirements to obtain the visa are met.  

You will be required to present original documents and a photocopy.  Originals will be returned after they are sighted at the Consular office.

If the student visa is granted for a period longer than 6 months, said visa must be presented at the Oficina de Extranjería (Immigration Office) or “Comisaría de Policía, Departamento de Extranjería” during the first month from the date of arrival in Spain to apply for your residency card which will replace your visa once in Spain.  

Although flight bookings are required, it is advisable not to make any final payments concerning travel dates until you have been advised that your student visa has been approved. *


Please submit:

1. National visa application form​: The application forms must be filled in duplicate, signed and dated. 

2. Passport: Passport or travel document (with a minimum validity of the student’s intended stay in Spain)

3. Two recent passport size photos: (White Background, 2x2in) One per application form (glued, not stapled). 

4. Letter of acceptance from a study centre recognised by the Spanish government.  Letter from the university/study centre in Australia stating the applicant’s current student status.

5. Proof of financial means 
- Bank statements showing transactions of the last three months previous to the date of the application, 
- Statement from the University/School program assuming full financial responsibility for room and board (commonly included in the ‘Letter of acceptance’
- Statutory declaration from parents or person assuming financial responsibility

6. Non-Australian citizens will have to provide evidence of their legal residence in Australia (E.g.: valid Australian residence visa).

7. Planned travel itinerary (return flights, must be able to show proof of bookings*

8. Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation or confirmation letter from the study centre indicating the conditions of your accommodation. Private housing must be accompanied by an invitation).

9. Proof of having international medical insurance with an insurance company authorised to operate in Spain.  Must include hospital and medical, medical evacuation, repatriation of remains up to 30,000 euros or equivalent in local currency.

10. Minors (persons under 18 years of age) must present:
  • Birth certificate
  • A written authorisation to travel
​A written legalised authorisation to travel to Spain from parents or guardians.  The document must be translated into Spanish.
  • Proof of financial means
​A statutory declaration from parents or guardians assuming full financial responsibility for all expenses incurred by the minor during his/her stay in Spain.
Photocopies of parents/guardians ID (driver licence/passport) and financial records.

For stays of over 180 days:

11. Police Criminal Record clearance:

- From the Australian authorities (Australian Federal Police) (name and fingerprints) 
- From the appropriate authorities of any other countries where the applicant has lived during the past five years. 
Please note that:
Police clearances cannot be older than three (3) months from the date of the application.
Non-Australian documents must be translated into English or Spanish in their countries of origin and legalised by the appropriate Consular office of Spain or apostilled. 

12. Medical Certificate a statement signed by a doctor indicating that ‘the patient has been examined and found free of any contagious diseases according to the International Health Regulation 2005’.  This certificate cannot be older than three (3) months from the date of application. 

- Please visit our website to check the most recent visa fees.  We only accept cash as we have no ATM or EFTPOS facilities. 
- Please note that visa processing fees are non-refundable.​​


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