If you want to get a NIE (it is necessary to open an account in a Spanish bank, rent a house, and for legal stay in Spain for more than 180 days), if you want to extend your student visa in the future, then you need a long-term student visa (more than 6 months)
To obtain such a visa, you have to buy an intensive course of study (20 hours per week)
lasting from 32 weeks or more.
To proceed with your visa application, you will need:
1. To book the Intensive course for 32-52 weeks, choosing the dates of it
2. Pay the fees in full
3. After receiving the full payment we will send you all the necessary documents for your visa application
4. Present the documents from the school and other documents (general list below) required in the Spanish embassy/consulate in your country or in Spain, if you are already in Spain on turist visa.
5. You will get the visa and you start your course with us.
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Bellow you will see everything you need for visa purpose (if you apply for a student visa from your home country)
1. Application Form EX-00
2. Current valid passport that doesn’t expire during your stay in the country+ 3 photos
3. Camino Barcelona acceptance letter for a full-time program (Intensive Course 20 hours per week)
4. Confirmation of the payment for your course
5. Academic program and Cervantes accreditation
6. Full сoverage Spanish medical insurance without pre-amortisation period and co-payments (sin carencia y sin copagos
7. Proof of financial means (at least 630 EUR /
month). You can calculate the amount proportional to the number of the months of your stay in Spain (630 X number of the months=… ). If you do not have these financial means by yourself, you can present a proof that your parents or legal representatives will be your guarantor who can demonstrate income of more than 630 euros per month and who assumes responsibility to finance your studies and other living expenses of your stay in Spain (your guarantor needs to sign such responsibility paper). You have to demonstrate the full amount for the entire time of your stay in Spain in your bank account.
You can´t demonstrate only part of the amount, you can’t add money to the account later. When you show a bank certificate to Spanish consulate, you already have the full amount..
You also have to be ready to show official, legal documents that confirm the source of income in your account : you need to explain the origin of the amount of money.
This means that you need to show legal certificates of income from your or your parents' work (if they are sponsors of your Education in Spain), certificates from the tax organization on the payment of taxes on this income.
There is an international agreement between Spain and Morocco, Algeria, which allows the Spanish consulate to verify the legality and sources of origin of money in your account (or your parents' account). All financial documents are subject to a very thorough check by the Spanish Consulate.
Important: The amount proportional to the number of months in Spain should be in the account for the few months (at least 2 months) when the Spanish consulate reviews your application and checks the legality of each document, especially financial ones.
We warn you that if the Spanish consulate discovers incorrect financial documents or sees that the required amount is only in the account for a few days, it may refuse you a visa. Thus, incorrect financial documents can cause a visa refusal.
8. Medical certificate confirming that you don’t have any diseases that would require you to be quarantined ("does not suffer from any illness that could have serious implications for public health in Spain, in accordance with the provisions of the International Health Regulations 2005»)
9. Criminal record certificate + with the apostille certificate (issued in the last five years by the relevant authorities in your home country), (not needed for students <18 years old)
10. Proof of Accommodation
(Rental agreement / contract, Host invitation – if you are planning to stay during your studies at friends or family members place). If you are applying for a visa from Spain, you may not have this document. But you must have a Household registration certificate “empadronamiento” when you go to the police to get a NIE card.
11.Parental authorization (only for students <18 years old)
All the documents (apart from passport) should be translated into Spanish and legalized in your country.
You can see the addresses of the Spanish consulates in your country and all documents for visa purpose here.