First, figure out WHAT you want to do there: study, work, or simply vacation. Based on that, there are different visas you can apply for that suit your needs.
Absolutely! Depending on your country of origin, you can kickstart your journey legally in Spain while on a tourist visa.
Every case is unique, but if you want to know the best immigration option based on your profile (work experience, education, language proficiency, family situation, etc.), we recommend getting a personalized immigration assessment. It's cost-effective and tailored to your needs, providing insights into the ideal visa programs you can qualify for.
Start by asking yourself what you want to study: languages, a master's degree, a bachelor's degree, etc. Many people use studying as a bridge to migrate, considering the benefits it offers. If you're studying at a recognized university or educational institution, you may obtain a work permit for yourself and even your partner, depending on the visa type obtained.
If you're studying a language like Spanish, WORK PERMITS are not granted.
An "official master's degree" is a regulated program approved by the State, meeting the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). On the other hand, a "Máster Propio" is a postgraduate program designed by the institution itself, focusing on specialized training in a specific field.
Processing times for student visas vary, but it typically takes around 7-10 weeks. Check the consulate's website for the latest processing time updates. Consider local and Spanish holidays that may affect processing. Remember to have a valid passport and plan for any upcoming international travel.
To satisfy the consulate's requirement for "proof of financial means," you have several options. One of them is providing the original Letter to the Visa Officer from Spanish Studies Abroad, which confirms your payment of all fees as a student.For specific guidelines on meeting this requirement, make sure to check the consulate's website. They will provide detailed information on the acceptable documents and procedures.