Legalization of Academic Documentation when studying abroad in Barcelona

Studying abroad in Barcelona can be a really good experience, but when it ends and you need to return, you’ll need to legalize your academic documentation. For an academic document issued in Spain to be valid abroad, the signature’s authenticity must be certified and/or the identity of the seal or stamp verified through the LEGALIZATIONContinue reading “Legalization of Academic Documentation when studying abroad in Barcelona”

NIE’S that were extended during the State of Alarm will expire soon

On the 20th of May 2020, the Health Ministry of Spain passed an order, ORDEN SND/421/2020, which granted an automatic extension to residence permits that expired from the 14th of December 2019 until the last day of the State of Alarm, which was the 21st of June 2020. The extension started on the 21st of JuneContinue reading “NIE’S that were extended during the State of Alarm will expire soon”

Making TIE appointments – a step-by-step guide

If you are a non-EU student studying in Spain and as you may already know, the “TIE”(Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) is an important residence document that not only confirms your right to stay in Spain during your period of study but also enables you to travel in and out of Spain and the SchengenContinue reading “Making TIE appointments – a step-by-step guide”

COVID-19: Entry requirements for non-essential and essential travel to Spain

After the end of the state of alarm on 21 June 2020, Spain reopened its borders to a list of EU countries and from 3rd July 2020, started lifting restrictions on non-essential travel to Spain from third countries (non-EU). In line with the recommendation of the Council of the EU on lifting temporary restrictions onContinue reading “COVID-19: Entry requirements for non-essential and essential travel to Spain”

THE “AUTORIZACIÓN DE REGRESO” ARE NOT EXTENDED FOR 6 MONTHS

‘Autorización de regreso’ is a travel document which allows people to travel for a limited time outside the EU.This permit can be obtained in two situations:– The renewal of their student card is in process.– The renewal has been accepted but they have not received their card yet. According to Order SND/421/2020 all TIE permitsContinue reading “THE “AUTORIZACIÓN DE REGRESO” ARE NOT EXTENDED FOR 6 MONTHS”

AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF RESIDENCY PERMITS FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER THE STATE OF ALARM:

It has been published today in the Official state gazette (BOE)  that in addition to the residency permits, the residence and work authorizations that have expired during the State of Alarm or during the 90 days prior to the start of the confinement (March 14, 2020) will be automatically extended for 6 months from theContinue reading “AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF RESIDENCY PERMITS FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER THE STATE OF ALARM:”

LEARN SPANISH AFTER YOUR STUDIES

Students who have done their undergraduate or master’s in Spain in English can apply for a student visa, to extend their stay and learn Spanish.   How to do so? You can choose between two options: – Extend your student visa as a regular Renewal – Get a new student visa, applying at least 30 days before yourContinue reading “LEARN SPANISH AFTER YOUR STUDIES”

AGREEMENT TO FACILITATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARRIVAL

On the 12th of March five ministries of the Spanish government, among them, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education signed an Agreement in which they will encourage the internationalization of universities.  Through this agreement between the different Ministries, the government promotes better cooperation between universities and institutions to enforce communication between them in orderContinue reading “AGREEMENT TO FACILITATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARRIVAL”

STUDENT VISA – ONLINE APPLICATION

Barcelona Foreign office has introduced a new system to apply for a student visa online. The process has been simplified and now contact with the foreign office is faster and smoother. Documents will be uploaded online and communications will be done by email.  The new student, once she/he is in Spain will be able to submit the documents on-line, avoiding queues and bureaucratic obstacles.Continue reading “STUDENT VISA – ONLINE APPLICATION”

2019 instructions for Travel Permit “Autorización de Regreso”

If you are a non european citizen planning to travel in Xmas outside the EU zone, and you haven’t received your TIE card yet, or you are still awaiting for your renewal to be accepted, you should not leave the country without a travel permit called “autorización de regreso”. In order to get it, youContinue reading “2019 instructions for Travel Permit “Autorización de Regreso””

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