Getting the Job
Work Permits and Visas
This section outlines the requirements for student visas and work permits, including types of visas, documentation requirements, renewals and many other matters. Below is a brief excerpt from this section:
A visa is generally required for foreign nationals planning to study for any length of time at any academic level (primary, secondary, undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate). Students from EU/EEA and Swiss nationals do not need a visa or a residence permit but must register their residence for stays longer than 90 days. A Schengen Visa with a student designation is required for courses of less than 90 days and a long-stay student visa is generally required for longer periods of study. Students staying for longer than six months should apply for a Foreigner Identity Card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero or TIE). See Registration and Residence Permit, below.
Students from EU, EEA and Swiss nationals do not need a visa or a residence permit, but must register their residence for stays longer than 90 days.
You must generally be accepted and enrolled at an accredited Spanish academic institution prior to applying for a student visa. You must work with your institution to ensure that you have all the required documents.
Foreign students are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week, as long as it does not interfere with your studies and isn’t necessary for support. Your employer should obtain a work permit for you from the Foreigner’s Office and the employer must be registered in the Social Security system and provide a formalized work contract. You do not need a work permit if your employment is part of your course....
This is just a brief sample of the extensive information in the GoinGlobal Spain Career Guide, which is carefully researched and regularly updated by a GoinGlobal immigration attorney.