Non-EU students

Notifications for students from outside of the European Union (non-EU)

IMPORTANT:

Non-UE citizens with a valid student permit in other UE country, will need to apply for an Entry Declaration at the National Police Station in 72 hours from the entrance in Spain (if the passport was not stamped by the custom authority) in order to apply for a mobility within UE.

ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE:

In order to submit application through the Internet, you must obtain an Electronic Signature through this website. After filling out the form one would need to go to the “Oficina de Registro” that would be the closest, or to “Unidad del Archivo General y Registro in the UAB.

Remember that you won’t be able to make the Electronic Signature if your NIE is expired!

 

For more information:
International Support Service (ISS)
Building Biblioteca de Comunicació i Hemeroteca General, Plaça Cívica
Campus de Bellaterra
Tel. + 34 93 581 22 10
Fax + 34 93 586 80 25
E-mail: international.support@uab.cat

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 3pm. Thursday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
July and August: Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 3pm.

If you are a Non-European Union citizen and you are preparing to study in Spain, you need to arrange your legal situation, depending on the duration of your stay.

Period of studies up to three months:
1) The European Directive EC Nº 539/2001 March 15th, 2001 includes in its annex II the countries whose nationals are exempted from the obligation to obtain a visa for study periods of up to three months. Those have to fulfill the legal requisites described in article 5 of the Schengen Code, and in case of having to prolong the stay, it is possible to request an extension for a maximum of three more months (for more information consult Form 02 from the government). 

2) The European Directive EC Nº 539/2001 of March 15th, 2001 includes in its annex I the countries whose nationals are submitted to the visa obligation (type C) to enter the Schengen Area. For more information, consult here.

Period of studies up to six months:
There is a visa (type D) for studies that allows you to stay in Spain for a period of up to 180 days (Visado D Estudios hasta 180 días). This type of visa does not allow you to obtain the Residence Card for foreign students (TIE).

Period of studies longer than six months:  
Those non-EU citizens who are going to study in Spain for a period of more than six months have to apply for an ?open? visa for studies (type D). This type of visa (Visado D Estudios, Investigación) is valid for three months for entering the Schengen Area and once you have entered Spain you have to obtain the Student Residence Card for Foreigners (TIE) in order to remain legally in Spain. For more information, consult here

The TIE is a temporary permit that permits you to stay in the country for the period of your studies. The card is valid for a maximum of one academic year and can be renewed annually until you finish your studies. Your academic performance will be taken into account when renewing your permit.  The document gives you the right to remain legally in the country while you study.

You will have a maximum of 30 days after entering the European Union to begin the process of applying for the Student Residence Card (TIE). For this, you will need to present your flight ticket (boarding ticket) or the stamp on your passport showing the date in which you entered the European Union.

You can apply for a visa through your nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

Important: A visa can never be changed once you are in Spain. The only visa valid is the one obtained from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate before coming to Spain.

Mobility within the European Union:
Information for non-EU students admitted in another Member State of the European Union and who will take part in an exchange or complete their studies in Spain.

Non-EU students who have been admitted to study or extend their studies in another Member State of the European Union may seek to pursue or complete part of their studies in Spain, and are - since a change in Immigration Law from June 30th, 2011 on - exempted from the obligation to obtain a Spanish visa for their studies.

Instead of a visa, the student has to apply for a Student Residence Permit, either before the entry into Spain in the Spanish Consular Office where the student currently resides, or after entering Spain, within the period of one month after the entry, apply for it in the Foreigner's Office in Barcelona. The documents have to be presented personally by the student.

Important: All foreign official documents must be previously legalized and, if necessary, must be translated into Spanish or official language of the territory where the application is submitted.
For more information, see the Official Information Form nº 9 of the ministry (in Spanish).

Lost or stolen visa:

To report your visa lost or stolen, fax the police report (preferably in Spanish or English) to:

MINISTERIO DE ASUNTO EXTERIORES Y DE COOPERACIÓN
Sección Visados
C/Ruiz de Alcorcón, 5
28071 Madrid
Fax:  91 394 86 67/69
 
Be sure to include your personal data, an address where you wish to receive the confirmation of your visa and an e-mail address if you wish to receive a copy of this confirmation beforehand.

 

UAB's International Support Service can give you assistance with the application process. You will have to apply for your Student Residence Authorization at the National Police Station of the town where you are registered.

All documents must be presented in either Catalan or Spanish. If your original documents are in another language, they must be certified and accompanied by a sworn translation into Catalan or Spanish.

Documents needed:

1. Official form (EX -17) (original + 2 photocopies)
2. Photocopy of your passport
3. Photocopy of your Type D student visa
4. Photocopy of the EU entrance stamp or your flight ticket (boarding ticket)
5. Photocopy of your enrolment form and receipt of payment (or document accrediting you are a grant holder) 
6. Document stating the duration of your studies (e.g. acceptance letter from the university specifying the duration of the course)
7. Passport-size photos (3)
8. Certificate of census Registration

You will be issued a provisional copy of your Student Residence Authorization Card which will be valid until you will receive the original card in one or two months. The period of validity will depend on the duration of your studies.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY FOR THIS AUTHORIZATION WITHIN A PERIOD OF 30 DAYS AFTER ENTERING THE EUROPEAN UNION. For this, you will need to present your flight ticket (boarding ticket) or the stamp on your passport showing the date in which you entered the European Union.

UAB's Academic Administration Offices (Gestió Acadèmica ) will require you to present your original Student Residence Authorization Card and one photocopy to complete your enrolment process. You will have four months after your arrival to present your original card at the Academic Administration Office of your centre. If you wish to obtain the N.I.E., you will find all the necessary information at http://extranjeros.empleo.gob.es/es/InformacionInteres/InformacionProcedimientos/Ciudadanosnocomunitarios/hoja091/index.html

Consult the status of your NIE application on the following link: 
https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/login

 

From the entry into force of the Law 39/2015, the student permit renewal applications must be submitted thorugh electronic means (in the Foreigners Office Website or in the Electronic Register) or personally at any Register Office or in the Government General Registration Office, at 12, Bergara Street (Barcelona).

In order to submit application through the Internet, you must obtain an Electronic Signature in this website, remember that you won't be able to make it if your NIE has expired. After sending the application for electronic signature, you must visit your closer Registration Office or the General Register in the Rectorate building.

The IWP can check your student permit renewal application before submitting it. Furthermore, we can help you in obtaining your electronic signature, in case you are submitting your application through the Internet, and provide support on electronic procedures.

Documents:

1. Residence tax: The TAX must be paid before presenting the renewal application and a copy must be provided of the receipt of payment along with the other documentation. Paying the tax does not automatically imply that renewal has been granted but it is not possible to favourably resolve the application unless it can be shown that the corresponding fees have been paid. If you have any problems downloading this PDF, you will also find the document at the end of this page.

2. Official Form Ex-00 original + 1 photocopy).  If you have problems in downloading this link, you can find the document at the bottom of this page.

3. Valid passport + photocopy

4. Photocopy of your Student Residence Card (front and back)

5. Certified copy of your enrolment application, and receipt of payment or document accrediting you are a grant holder (You can ask for a copy of the bank transfer; if you are a master's or doctoral student, you may ask for a receipt of payment at the Graduate School Administration Office).

6. Certified photocopy of last year's academic transcript if applicable, or a letter from the thesis tutor or director (you will find a draft at the bottom of this page) in the case of research projects and doctoral theses.

7. If you have changed your residence, you must present the up-to-date Certificate of census Registration.

8. Economic means (check the table here).

9. Photocopy of the medical insurance policy

From June 25th, the Social Security card will not be considered enough for the NIE renewal procedure. It will be needed a "Entitlement to medical assistance", issued in one of the National Institute of Social Security offices.
If it is not possible, it will be needed a private medical insurance.

This private medical insurance needs to ensure no less than 100.000 euros in the basic services (hospitalization, etc.), without gaps of coverage or co-payments.

The insurance company OMNIBUS is offering an insurance for incoming international students, researchers and professors of UAB that covers medical expenses referring to illness, accidents and repatriation, among others.

You will find more information about it benefits and rates in the following link, where you can also purchase it on line.
Insurance CUM LAUDE MOVILIDAD "IN"


IMPORTANT: To be applicable for this insurance you have to be enrolled at UAB. Therefore you have to enter in the application form your NIU (the identification number of enrolled students, researchers or professors), NIA (the identification number of admitted students, researchers or professors) or NIP (the identification number of international exchange students).
 


Documents:

Academic Certification
Renewal Fees for the NIE
Insurance policy benefits CUM LAUDE MOVILIDAD "IN"

Please note: as a result of organisational changes with respect to work permits, before you start any procedure please contact the International Support Service.

Non-EU students who wish to work in Spain and have an offer of employement may apply for a work permit. This authorization has to be applied by the company who wants to contract the student. The procedure is outlined in this link from the Generalitat.

This permit only allows you to do part-time paid employment  (or full-time for summer months), as long as these hours are compatible with your academic timetable. The permit expires at the end of the employment contract and/or on expiry of your TIE (Foreign resident identification card), although is renewable.
For more information, contact with the ISS office.

Any foreign student, researcher or professor coming to a catalan university must have medical insurance cover.  

If you are from outside of the European Economic Area you should check whether there is an agreement for healthcare between the Social Security of your country and the Social Security of Spain. If there is such an agreement, you should submit the necessary documents in your country so that you can have free access to Spanish public healthcare.  

In the case of renewing your Residence Card (NIE, TIE) you have to check if the above mentioned document replaces the obligation to present a private medical insurance regarding illness and accidents (Social Security does not include the repatriation to your home country). For more information, contact the ISS.

If your country has no healthcare agreement with the Spanish Social Security system, you should take out private insurance cover for the whole time of your stay in Spain.

The private medical insurances need to ensure no less than 100.000 euros in the basic services (hospitalization, etc.), without gaps of coverage or co-payments.
 
The insurance company OMNIBUS is offering an insurance for incoming international students, researchers and professors of UAB that covers medical expenses referring to illness, accidents and repatriation, among others.

You will find information about its benefits and rates in the following link, where you can also purchase it on line.

Insurance MOBILITY "IN"

Important: To be applicable for this insurance it is compulsory to be enrolled at UAB. Therefore you have to enter your NIU (identification number of enrolled UAB students, researchers or professors), NIA (identification number of admitted UAB students,  researchers or professsors) or NIP (identification number of admitted UAB exchange students).
 

More information:
International Support Service (ISS)
Building Biblioteca de Comunicació i Hemeroteca General, Plaça Cívica
Campus de Bellaterra
Tel: + 34 93 581 22 10
Fax: + 34 93 586 80 25
E-mail: international.support@uab.cat

Opening times:
Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 3pm. Thursdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Relatives of students from countries outside the European Union who intend to visit Spain must obtain a Type D visa for student relatives before leaving their country. This visa can be applied for at the nearest Spanish Consulate or Embassy.

Without this visa you will not be able to obtain the Authorised Stay permit necessary to stay legally in Spain.

It is important to anticipate the length of your stay beforehand as a Type D visa is only valid for 180 days (D Student 180 days) and once in Spain it is not possible either to renew the visa or apply for  an Authorised Stay Permit with a limited stay visa. If you anticipate staying for longer than 6 months, you will need to obtain a Type D Student Visa (open) before leaving your country.

Once in Spain it is not possible to change your visa. The only valid visa is the non-European international visa obtained from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate before arrival. Only relatives with Type D Student (open) visas can apply for the Authorised Stay Permit for Students on arrival in Spain.

The Stay Permit for Students is a temporary permit valid for the period of the studies in Spain. The permit is issued for a maximum of one academic year and is renewed annually. This document is proof of the legal right of the holder to remain in Spain.

On entering the European Union you have a maximum of  30 calendar days  to begin the application process for the Authorised Stay for Students Permit. For this purpose it is essential that you keep your flight tickets (boarding cards) or obtain an EU entry stamp at the airport when you go through customs. 


 

The UAB, through the International Support Service, offers assistance in this process, which should be carried out at the National Police Headquarters (Comisaría de Policía Nacional  ) in the area where the student is registered.

All documents must be presented in one of the official languages (Spanish or Catalan) and where this is not possible originals in other languages that have been duly legalized (Form 37) will be accepted if they are accompanied by a sworn translation.

Documents to be presented:

1. Official form (Form EX -17) (original + 1 copy)
2. Copy of passport
3. Photocopy of Type D Student visa (open)
4. Photocopy of EU entry stamp or flight ticket (boarding pass)
5. Passport sized photographs (3)
6. Certificate of registration in Spain (empadronamiento)
7. Wedding and/or birth certificate
8. Photocopy of the receipt (or original) of the Authorization of Stay of the Student Residency Permit holder
9. For children, certificate of school attendance in Spain

The Police will issue an immediate official receipt for the Permit. The Authorised Stay for Students Permit will be received a month or two later. Its validity depends on the period of study or the end of the academic year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You have a maximum of 30 days to apply for your Authorised Stay for Students permit from the day of entry to the European Union. For this purpose it is essential that you keep your flight tickets (boarding cards) or obtain an EU entry stamp at the airport when you go through customs.

Documents:

1. Residence tax: The TAX must be paid before presenting the renewal application and a copy must be provided of the receipt of payment along with the other documentation. Paying the tax does not automatically imply that renewal has been granted but it is not possible to favourably resolve the application unless it can be shown that the corresponding fees have been paid. If you have any problems downloading this PDF, you will also find the document at the end of this page.

2. Official Form Ex-00 (original + 1 copy)

3. Photocopy of passport

4. Photocopy of Authorised Stay Permit (Tarjeta de Autorización de Estancia) (both sides)

5. Photocopy of Authorised Stay Permit of the person who offers the right of the relative to visit.

6. Marriage or birth certificate

7. For children, certificate of school attendance in Spain

8. Proof of economic means. The head of the family must be able to offer proof of that they have the necessary economic means to maintain a family.

9. Photocopy of the medical insurance policy that covers illness and accidents during the whole stay in Spain as well as the medical expenses.
 
With the new immigration law it is NOT necessary anymore to dispose of a repatriation insurance in order to apply for the renewal of the NIE, although it is strongly recommended to have this insurance as it is not covered by social security.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is advisable to submit your renewal application before the expiry date of your student permit.Â

Appointment Request
Renewal Fees for the NIE

According to art. 5 of RD 557/2011, those non EU citizens who want to enter Spain while applying for extension of his residence permit or applying for the new Id card for Foreigners (TIE), will need to apply for a return permit.


The return permit will issued by the National Police Stations. If you are living in Barcelona City you will need to apply for an appointment at the following this web site.


For more information see:www.mpt.gob.es 

Return permit - Official Information Sheet (in Spanish)

Form EX 13
  
 We inform you that Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, the IWP will be open from 9:30 am to 3 pm, and on Friday, June 24th, 2011, the IWP will be closed for Bank Holiday. Thanks for your comprehension.  We inform you that next Wednesday, July 20th, the IWP will close at 11:45am. Thank you for your compreh

RDL 11/2018, de 31 de agosto Título III

The Job Seeking visa, or Employment seeking residence permit, is an authorization based in Spain that would allow you to access a job suitable to your field and level of studies or, if you deem it possible, to create a start-up once you have finished your official high-level studies.

This is a non-lucrative residence permit which means that you will not be able to work with it. Once you have found a job, it would be the company itself who process the visa change from Job Seeking Visa to Worker Visa.

The maximum duration of the permit would be 12 months, from which you would not be able to extend after those are done, and it would start counting ever since the expiration date of your previous visa.

Application period: You can request for the visa between 60 days before and 90 days after the aforementioned expiration date. The application, within the allotted time, extends the valid period of the previous visa until the resolution to the process is given.

Requirements
 
  • Be title-holder of a Student Visa.
  • Own a Spanish-based high-level official study diploma (undergrad, master, phd)
  • Medical insurance that would cover the duration of your stay
  • Own enough economic means for such period.


Needed documents
  • Passport
  • Official form EX01
  • Receipt of the payment of the tax 790/052 (Option 2.1)
  • High-level study diploma (Or, in case the hard copy is missing the substitute option given to the student)
  • Medical insurance
  • Economic means (Table):
    • A: 100% IPREM
    • B: Lodging + 50% IPREM
  • Digital signature


Procedure
The request must be presented via online through the rec/redsara.es platform thanks to the digital signature provided by the students.
The electronic signature can be obtained through this website, remember that you won’t be able to make it if your NIE has expired. After filling out the form one would need to go to the “Oficina de Registro” that would be the closest (Or to “Unidad del Archivo General y Registro in the UAB.

In the ISS we can inspect the documents before doing the request. Furthermore, we can aid throughout the process of getting a digital signature and the request itself.

All documents must be presented and they are compulsory. (The maximum capacity for the pdf file cannot be bigger than 5MB so we recommend bringing it compressed beforehand).
The solicitation must be directed to “Oficina de Extranjería de Barcelona” or to “Subdelegación/Delegación del Gobierno en Barcelona”.

The period for getting an answer after presenting the documents will be 20 natural days after which it will be understood as an automatic pass given by administrative silence.

Family/Relatives status
Those of who were title holders of a student visa and had their relatives linked to it will be able to obtain a similar permit under the same premises. This title will not let said relatives work.
In order to justify the economic means for them, 75% of the IPREM for the first relative –with a 50% of it for the rest- must be presented.