- Name of applicant.
- Start date of the coverage.
- Repatriation coverage.
- Minimum coverage $500.000. Without deductibles, copays or waiting periods.
- If the applicant is participating in a volunteer program, he/she must also provide a copy of the civil liability insurance policy taken out by the organization.
- An Insurance card will NOT be accepted as proof of coverage.
- Travel insurance is not accepted.
7. Criminal record check certificate ONLY when the stay of STUDIES EXCEEDS 180 DAYS. Applicants over 18 must present original and copy of the criminal record certificate(s) issued by their country or countries of residence for the past 5 years.The Criminal record check certificate cannot be issued more than 6 months preceding the submission of the visa application.
Residents in the US:
- Certificate must be based on fingerprins and issued by FBI and legalized with the Federal Apostille of the Hague Convention requested to the Department of State in Washington DC and translated via an official Translators - Sworn Interpreters (exteriores.gob.es)
- FBI BACKGROUND CHECK: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks
- APOSTILLE: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/apostille-requirements.html
- Translations: Páginas - Traductores e intérpretes (exteriores.gob.es)
Applicant(s) that has lived outside the United States during the past 5 years must provide an additional criminal background check from every country where he/she has lived, authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague and translated into Spanish, with a notarized copy of both documents.
If the country in which the applicant has lived in the past 5 years does not subscribe to The Hague Convention of 1961, the background check must by authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country and then by the Consulate of Spain in said country.
Note: Criminal record check certificates issued by US Local/State authorities will not be accepted. Applicant will be informed in the cases when they can be required in addition to the FBI records.Apostilles are required: Contact Official Apostille authorities to get an estimate on processing times before submitting your visa application.
8. Bilingual Medical certificate ONLY when the stay of STUDIES EXCEEDS 180 DAYS, accrediting student´s good health pursuant to the 2005 International Health Regulations. It must have the Doctor's Stamp, or can be printed on medical center´s letterhead, must be signed by an MD – Medical Doctor: name,last name and license number of the MD must clearly appear in the document, also contact information. It must not be older than 3 months. It is recommended to use our templateMedical Certificate.pdf.
9. Proof of residence in the consular jurisdiction: Copy of State ID, Driver´s License or Student ID, please don't send the originals.
Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their U.S. Green Card or long-term stay visa (notarized copy). B-1 and B-2 visa holders cannot apply for a student visa in the United States; they must apply for it in their country of residence or origin.
10. Payment of the visa fee. Present the payment the day of your interview. Only money orders are accepted payable to Consulate of Spain. No cash, personal checks, nor credit cards. The processing fee will not be returned even if the visa is not granted or cancelled.
Americans $ 160
Other Nationalities $ 85
Payment must be made by MONEY ORDER (not refundable). We do not accept any other type of payments to: "CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN". For citizens of the United States of America, the fee is $160. For nationals of Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, and the United Kingdom different rates are applied for reasons of reciprocity. In these cases, the amount of the fee must be consulted with the Consular Office. For other nationals, the visa fee is $85.
11. Self-addressed and Pre-Paid US “Express-Mail" envelope from the Post Office to have your passport returned by mail. We do NOT accept any other type of courier or messenger service (No FEDEX – No UPS). Tracking of mailed items is the sole responsibility of the applicant. (MANDATORY)
12. Proof of the representative's identity and capacity. If the applicant is a minor, he/she must submit a copy of one of his/her parents’ or guardians’ ID or passport, as well as a document proving kinship. The originals must be shown when submitting the application. If the application is submitted through a representative, a copy of the representative’s ID or passport, as well as power of attorney or a document accrediting the representative relationship, must be submitted. An original and notarized copy of the applicant’s birth certificate, showing the parent-child relationship, or the ruling or decision by which a legal guardian was established, must be submitted to prove kinship; these documents must be issued a maximum of 90 days prior to submitting the visa application. Non-Spanish documents must be authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague. The copies of the identification documents must be notarized. If the visa application is submitted by mail, the originals of the identification documents must be shown when the passport with the visa is retrieved.
13. Authorization of legal representatives. If the applicant is a minor, he/she must submit the original and a copy of the parents’ or guardians’ notarized authorization for the minor to go to Spain and indicate the person who will be responsible for him/her during his/her stay in Spain. This notarized authorization must expressly include the following information of the person who will be responsible for the minor in Spain: full legal name, DNI or NIE number, address. This person or persons must also submit a notarized copy of his/her ID.
Non-Spanish documents must be authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague and translated into Spanish, if Spanish is not the original language. Copies must be notarized.
If the applicant is a minor, the person or persons responsible for the minor during his/her stay in Spain must submit a certificate ensuring they are not a sex offender (certificado de Delitos de Naturaleza Sexual) issued by the Registro Central de Delincuentes Sexuales, part of the Spanish Ministry of Justice (application found here), or express permission for the Spanish Government to obtain said certificate (authorization document found here). This person or persons must also provide a declaration in which they officially take responsibility for the child, which must be authenticated by a Spanish notary public.
If the applicant is a minor and is traveling alone or with an authorized person, an original and notarized copy of power of attorney, signed by both parents or guardians, and authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague, must be submitted, along with a copy of both parents’ or guardians’ passports. If the minor is traveling with an authorized person, said document must also include the following information about the authorized person: full legal name, passport, DNI or NIE number, address, travel dates and route.
If the minor is traveling with only one of his/her parents or guardians, an original and notarized copy of power of attorney signed by the non-traveling parent or guardian must be submitted, authorizing the other parent or guardian to travel with the minor.
Required documents for family members
The following must be submitted for each family member accompanying the student:
- The documents listed above under numbers 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12, and, if applicable, 10.
- Documentation proving kinship to the student (marriage, civil union, or birth certificate, or other documentation, depending on the relationship).
- For married couples, an original copy of the marriage certificate, authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague and translated into Spanish, must be submitted.
- For civil partners, a certificate confirming that the relationship is accounted for in a civil registry or documentation proving that the couple qualifies for a civil partnership, even if not legally registered as such, must be submitted. This documentation must be authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague and translated into Spanish.
- For children, an original birth certificate, authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague must be submitted.
- For children of divorced parents, the final divorce and custody filings for the minor, authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague and translated into Spanish, must be submitted.
- For au pair visas, an original and notarized copy of the applicant’s contract with the host family with which the applicant will be living must be submitted.
When necessary, the Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents or information, and/or call the applicant in for an interview.
Documentation issued by government authorities of countries that do not subscribe to The Hague Convention of 1961 must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country and then by the Consulate of Spain in said country.