Do your internship in Spain with only a student visa
If you want to do your internship in Spain, all you need to do is apply for a student visa and you will be able to stay in the country without any problems. This visa is quicker and easier to obtain than before.
What do I need to get a student visa?
According to the latest update of the BOE, from August 2022 to get your student visa you need the following:
- Your stay in Spain must be longer than 90 days.
- Your study centre must be authorised in Spain.
- The internship must be full time and related to the studies you are doing.
- The internship must lead to a degree or certificate of studies.
Requirements for obtaining a student visa
There are a number of requirements you must meet when applying for a student visa.
- Not be a citizen of the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
- You must not be ineligible to apply for a student visa in the territories with which Spain has an agreement.
- If you apply from Spain, you must be in a regular situation in the country.
- Have sufficient financial means to pay for your stay and return to your country.
- Pay the processing fee.
- Have public or private health insurance with an entity that can operate in Spain.
- If you are a minor and do not come with your parents or guardians, authorisation from them with all the details of the internship.
- You must have been admitted to a company for your internship.
If the duration of the stay exceeds six months, you will also need:
- Not have a criminal record in Spain and in previous countries of residence during the last five years according to the Spanish Criminal Code.
- Not suffer from diseases that may have serious public health repercussions according to the International Health Regulations of 2005.
When will my student visa be available?
It takes about a month for the student visa to be available, as the validity of the documentation provided must be checked. It can be collected up to two months after you are notified that you have it at the consulate.
For more information, you can consult the information published on the Spanish Government's immigration portal.
Once you have your visa, you are ready to start your adventure. Enjoy your internship in Spain!
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