IMPORTANT NOTICE These guidelines are aimed to help you through the application process for your visa to travel to Spain. However, we strongly encourage visa applicants to confirm all the information with their local Consulate. Visa applications are consulate matters and only the information provided by them is valid. We offer guidelines but please refer to your local Consulate of Spain for exact procedures and requirements for your visa application.
Once you receive your Letter of Acceptance, your placement in Spain has been officially assigned. Now it's time for you to apply for your visa. You must apply for a visa before leaving for Spain. You will be applying for a Student/Study Visa.
Visas are issued by the Consulates General of Spain in the U.S. and Canada under the jurisdiction of the MInistry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, not the Ministry of Education. They are consular matters and as such we have no authority over their rules, regulations and policies. Please direct all questions pertaining to visas to your local Consulate General of Spain.
The guidelines below have all the necessary information on how to apply for a visa and they will take you through the process. In addition, you will find important information concerning the steps that you must take once you have arrived in Spain, in order to validate your student visa and secure a residency card.
Although the following information is found in the guidelines, we would like to highlight some important points:
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Please note that the consulate websites are currently undergoing changes on their websites and concerning regulations for NALCAP visas.
Salto de línea After carefully reading How to Apply for a Visa: Guidelines for U.S. Citizens, please click below on your local Consulate of Spain. You will find further information on how to apply for a visa at that particular office as well as the required paperwork. Please keep in mind that specific instructions from each consulate overrule any information provided by us.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PARAGRAPHS 5 AND 6 FOR THE "STUDY VISA" ARE COVERED FOR NALCAP BY THE "LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE"