Spain Student Visa
In order to learn a language the best way possible, we always recommend a total immersion. In our Spanish courses in Madrid our teachers try to bring the language and the Spanish culture to the classroom, but in order to make the most out of it you have to live in Spain where you will be forced to speak the language and learn the culture.
This way, if you want to come to our country and learn the language and the culture faster, we recommend applying for a Student Visa in Spain!
here to help
Getting a Student Visa is a really bureaucratic, time consuming process. We want to let you know that we are here to help, we can help to make the process easier so that you can focus in what’s important, living a great experience in Madrid.
Choose one of our courses and we will help you out through out the whole process.
Depending on your home country or how long you want to stay, different regulations are applied. Please keep in mind this guide is only related to people who come to Spain to study. There are other types of visas you can apply to, if you want more information about those, we recommend visiting the Spanish Ministry website.
European Union citizens are required to apply for a NIE (foreigner identity number) only if they plan to stay in Spain for more than 3 months. This application must be submitted within three months from the date of entry into Spain.
The NIE will be essential when carrying out any type of bureaucratic procedure in Spain.
Non EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
For citizens from other countries that aren’t included in the EU, the procedure to obtain a student visa in Spain can be difficult. There is one thing that we always ask to keep in mind, depending on where you are from, the procedure can take longer than expected. This is due to some countries having agreements with Spain, and some others not having them.
If you’re coming to study in Spain for less than 90 days, you don’t need a visa unless you come from a country for which a visa is required to enter Spain normally. You can check if you require a visa for your 3 month stay clicking here.
However, if you plan to study Spanish for more than three months, you are required to have a visa. The process begins in your home country, where you have to begin the solicitation.
When foreign documents are provided, they must be translated into Spanish or the co-official language of the territory where the application is submitted. If you come to our school in Madrid, documents must be translated into Spanish. However, standard EU forms don’t need to be translated.
All foreign public document must be previously legalized by the Spanish Consular Office