Spain Study Visa

The student visa for Spain is time consuming and students should apply for the visa at least 2 months prior to the course start date. You should include documents that prove that you can pay for your education such as bank statements, income tax papers and proof of all liquid or movable assets. You will also need a Police Clearance Certificate from any country where you have lived for more than 5 years and this Police Clearance Certificate must bear an Apostil stamp on it. You will also require a health certificate and copies of your previous academic qualifications. The study visa for Spain is approved from Madrid and hence be sure to apply early.

General Info

The visa application process for Spain is relatively straightforward and if you visit the Spanish Consulate or Embassy with all the required documents, your visa can be granted after just one visit. However, the catch is that the student visa requires approval from Madrid and hence the process can take 1-2 months before the visa is actually approved and stamped in your passport.

How to Apply

Carry the following documents at the visa application center:

  1. Complete the visa application form and pay the application fee
  2. Current and all old passports and the original visa fee payment receipt
  3. Acceptance letter
  4. Evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in Spain
  5. School and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets
  6. Medical records translated in Spanish and legalized
  7. Police Clearance Certificate translated in Spanish and legalized

The Embassy or Consulate of Spain will make a decision using the documents you submit. If required you may be called for an interview.

Interview Tips

1.     BE HONEST and straightforward in all your answers

2.     Be sure of your answers but at the same time be polite

3.     Be confident about yourself

4.     Don't hesitate while answering

5.     Make eye contact while talking

6.     Don't give any papers unless specifically asked for

SOP-Edits Visa Services

We at SOP-Edits have had tremendous success in helping students obtain visas. We scrutinize your financial documents to make sure that you have a viable plan to pay for your education. As soon as your ‘visa file’ is ready, we conduct mock interviews and ask you all the questions likely to be asked by visa officers.