If you are planning to move to Spain for the purposes of studying or working for longer than 90 days and you come from a non-EU/EEA country, you need to apply for a National Visa.
Here we will show you exactly how to fill in the Application for National Visa Form Spain.
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Your first step is to get a copy of the form to apply for a Spanish National Visa. You can download a PDF version here.
You can apply for your Visa from within Spain or from your home country.
If you decide to apply from Spain, a Spanish immigration lawyer can apply on your behalf with a process 100% online.
How to fill in the Application for National Visa Form Spain step by step
We have completed an example form for you, so that you can get a better idea of what needs to be completed and how.
We have completed the form in red capital italic font. You should use black capital normal/upright font.
Our example form is for an imaginary British National called John Smith who is hoping to study in a university in Madrid.
Of course, your Application for National Visa Form Spain will be completed differently depending on your particular circumstances.
You can either print off and complete your form in handwriting or you can complete the form via your computer, tablet or phone as we have done here.
Application for National Visa Form Spain: Page 1
On the first page of the form, sections 1-9, you are required to add your basic personal details: forename, surname, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, sex, and marital status.
If any sections are not applicable to you (e.g. if you do not have a previous surname), please mark these sections N/A.
You should also attach a recent passport-sized photo of yourself.
Let’s take a closer look at sections 10-19
10. Only answer this if you are under 18 years of age. Otherwise, write N/A.
11. Only answer this if you have a Spanish National Identity Document Number. If not, write N/A.
12. Check here the type of travel document you will be using. The majority of students will use an Ordinary Passport.
13. Write here the official number of your travel document. Passport numbers are stated clearly on the same page of your passport as your photo and personal details (usually in the top right corner).
14 & 15. Date of issue and Valid until dates will be stated clearly on your travel document. Date of issue may be stated as Valid from and Valid until may be stated as Expiration date.
16. Write here the place your travel document was issued. This will also be stated on your travel document. For example, US Department of State.
17. Here you should state your home contact address, email, and telephone.
18. Please check this section according to whether you reside in your home country (the country of your nationality) or another country. If you are living abroad, you should also give details of your residence document there.
19. In this section you should state your current job role. If you are studying and not employed, please state Student.
Application for National Visa Form Spain: Page 2
20. State here the main reason for moving to Spain. If you wish to study in Spain, check Studies.
21. For the Date of intended entry you should state the date that you will be entering Spain. The intended date of entry in Spain should not be over 10 days from the beginning of your studies. Student visas are usually issued to start approximately 10 days prior to the first day of studies.
22. Number of entries requested refers to the number of times you wish to leave and return to Spain within the duration of your Visa.
23. Here you should state the address in Spain where you are planning to stay. Some Consulates will ask for proof that your address in Spain has been formally organized.
24. If you already have a Spanish Foreign National Identity Number (NIE) you should state that number here.
25. If you already have a Date of notification of decision, you should state the date here.
26. You should complete this section if you are applying for your Visa for a Family reunion. If this is the case, you will complete the details of your relative already living in Spain. If this is not the case, you can write N/A.
27. You should complete this section if you are applying for your Visa to work in Spain. If this is the case, you will complete the details of your employer or contact with a company in Spain. If this is not the case, you can write N/A.
Application for National Visa Form Spain: Page 3
28. You should complete this section if you are applying for a Student or Research Visa. You should provide the name, address, and telephone of your Educational establishment or research centre, along with the start and finish dates for your studies or research. The second half of this section applies to anyone under 18. If you are under 18 you will need to complete this section, stating the name and details of the adult in Spain assisting you, if you are over 18 you can write N/A.
Application for National Visa Form Spain: Pages 4 & 5
Application for National Visa Form Spain: Terms & Conditions
As you can see Pages 4 & 5 contain lots of important information related to data usage and decision times and notification for Visas that you should read through carefully.
When you are happy that everything is in order you should complete the final two sections 27 & 28 which require you to state the Date and place you have completed your Application for National Visa Form Spain and your signature.
You can either print off your form and sign using a black pen or you can upload a signature that you have previously scanned or use the Fill & Sign facility of PDF documents to sign digitally using your computer, tablet, or phone.