Student visas (national visas)
  • The visa process takes around 4 weeks from the day all documents are presented.
  • We recommend to schedule an appointment by email (emb.kuwait.vis@maec.es) as soon as you have  the Original hardcopy Acceptance Letter as a full-time student in Spain from the Spanish University/School indicating: name, address, telephone and fax number, and registration number with the Ministry of Education of Spain; full payment tuition; duration of the program (date of start & date that finishes); subjects of study; hours of study per week (20 at least). Afterwards you will be requested for further documents.
 
  • If your program lasts over 180 days, you will need a certificate of absence of police criminal records and a medical certificate. See details below.
 
  • Kuwaities citizens may enter Spain as a student for up to 90 days with any Schengen visa.
 
WHERE AND WHEN TO APPLY
 
  • The Embassy of Spain in Kuwait will consider applications for Visas BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
One appointment per person. To schedule an appointment send an email to our Embassy (emb.kuwait.vis@maec.es).
  • Our address in Kuwait: Surra, Block 3, 14 street, villa 19
  • Apply in person or by legal representative (only parents or custodians) written, notarized authorization needed. In the latter case, the applicant must come in person to pick up the visa.
 
WHAT TO SUBMIT
 
The consular administration has full authority to evaluate, and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. The latter is hereby informed that submitting the aforementioned documents does NOT guarantee automatic issuance of visa. The documents accepted in order to process the visa, will not be returned.
 
Original of each of the following items must be presented:
 
1.      National visa application form: The application forms must be signed and filled out in print.
2.      Original Passport: Valid passport for a minimum of 6 months after the indented date of departure to Spain, with at least one blank page to affix the visa. Make a photocopy of the data page. Your passport may remain at the Consulate.
3.       One passport sized photo: (White Background, 2x2in) One per application form.
4.       Original hardcopy Acceptance Letter: As a full-time student in Spain from the Spanish University/School  indicating: name, address, telephone and fax number, and registration number with the Ministry of Education of Spain; full payment tuition; duration of the program (date of start & date that finishes); subjects of study; hours of study per week (20 at least).
5.      Planned Round Trip itinerary/printout: We highly recommend you not to purchase your travel tickets until your visa has been approved.
6.       Evidence of funds: Provide either of the following:
·       Full and detailed explanation of your income or that of the person(s) covering your expenses in Spain. This includes bank statements (minimum 6 months), documents concerning sources of income (salary certificates, deeds, shares, etc.). The person(s) covering the expenses must sign a statement undertaking to pay for them.
·       Proof of financial aid or scholarship.
7.      Medical Insurance: Provide proof of payment of medical insurance  with a copy of the policy. Please note this type of insurance is different from a travel insurance.
8.      Non criminal record certificate (If your program lasts over 180 days): issued by the authorities of the country of origin and / or the country where the applicant has lived for the last 5 years (NOTE: if applicant has resided in more than one country, one certificate has to be issued by the authorities of each country) – This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs – This document must be translated into Spanish – NOTE: If Kuwaiti authorities (Ministry of Interior) require a letter from the Embassy, this letter must be requested separately by the applicant writing to emb.kuwait@maec.es , including a copy of the passport and the residence permit.
9.       Medical Certificate (If your program lasts over 180 days): Medical certificate stating clearly the followinfg sentence: “the applicant does not suffer from any disease that may have serious public health impact according to the International Health Regulations of 2005” – This document must be stamped / legalized – This document must be translated into Spanish. NOTE: A variety of local doctors and hospitals can prepare this document. The Embassy does not provide an address list or a list of doctors or hospitals
10.  Minors (under 18 years of age): Notarized, written authorization of parents/custodians to travel to Spain.
11.   Be advised that additional requirements might be requested.
 
 

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