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Internship Residency Visa Spain

What is the Internship Residency Visa?

The Internship Residency Visa permits you to legally work in Spain under an internship contract or agreement while giving you legal permission to reside in the country during the duration of your internship contract/agreement. 

  • Overview
  • Types of visas
  • Admissibilité
  • Documents required
  • Possibility to work legally in Spain

    This residence permit gives the student the possibility to work legally in Spain with an internship contract or agreement, thus being able to legally reside in the country for the duration of that work experience.

  • Possibility to modify existing student visa to a residency permit

    It allows students to modify their stay for study purposes to a residence permit, extending their legal stay in the country automatically and without complex procedures. In other words, this way you can start working in Spain without needing to wait for the required 3 years to get a regular work permit as a student.

  • By means of an employment contract

    Through the employment contract, there is a contractual relationship with the company or self-employed person that hires the student, so the student is a worker of the company and contributes to social security. At the salary level, you may not be paid less than the inter-professional minimum for that particular job position. If the student becomes unemployed, he or she will be entitled to unemployment benefits. Finally, note that it is possible to apply for this contract whether you have completed your studies in the last 2 years or are still studying.

  • Through an internship agreement

    In this case, the student is NOT an employee of the company. In other words, there is a relationship between three different parties: the student, the academic institution in charge of internal management, and the company. This is why a direct employment relationship is not contemplated. In this case, since the university or higher education institution is in charge of issuing the agreement, the student must be studying at the time of application (the option of having already completed the studies would not be possible).

  • Physical presence in Spain at the time of application

    You should be residing in Spain at the time of your application, and you should apply 60 days before or immediately after your graduation for the best chance of approval.

  • Completion of Studies

    You must have finished your studies in order to apply for this visa. The studies need to be a minimum level of 6 that is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, and it can also be a Masters’s degree (level 7) or a Ph.D. that (level 8).

  • Sufficient Economic Funds

    You should have sufficient funds in your to finance your stay in Spain. Your initial funds in your account should be at least 600 euros per month of stay. For example, if you are applying for a Job Search Visa Spain, you should have 600x12 = 7200 euros in your bank account when applying.

  • Health Insurance Coverage

    You should either have a public or a private health insurance that covers you during your stay in Spain.

  • When can you apply

    You can apply for the Job Search Visa 60 days before your Student Visa expires or 90 days after it expires.

  • University must be valid for the Job Search VIsa

    Not all universities or schools will work. The exact study and university must be inside a list given by the government.

Process of requesting the authorization if you are currently in Spain

  • The Authorization must be requested by the host company

    L'autorisation doit être demandée par la société d'accueil et soumise par voie électronique avec un certificat électronique. Il ne peut pas être demandé directement par l'étudiant.

  • Passeport (valable encore 6 mois après la fin de votre visa)

  • Higher education degree or certificate

    Higher education degree or certificate obtained up to two years prior to the date of application or documentation proving that you are currently pursuing studies leading to a higher education degree.

  • Training agreement

    Training agreement signed between you and the company (this will be provided by the company and you only need to sign it).

  • Assurance santé

  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay**

    ** 100% of monthly IPREM for the main applicant = 537,84 EUR per month. Additional 75% of monthly IPREM for first dependent (if applicable) = 403,38 EUR per month. Additional 50% of monthly IPREM for each additional dependent (if applicable) = 268,92 EUR per month.

  • Copie de votre NIE

  • Certificat d'autorisation de la police

    Certificat de casier judiciaire délivré par les autorités du ou des pays dans lesquels vous avez résidé au cours des cinq dernières années avant d'entrer en Espagne.

  • Documentation should be in Spanish

    All the documentation must be in Spanish. In case a translation is necessary, it has to be a certified translation.

Process of requesting the authorization if you are not in Spain

Once you obtained the proof of the resolution of the authorization, you can request your visa from the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate. 

Here is a list of documents required for the same:

  • Application Form

    The form of application to reside in Spain (Application for National Visa), in duplicate, filled in and signed. (Printed from the consulate website)

  • The authorization of residence obtained from the host company

  • Passeport (valable encore 6 mois après la fin de votre visa)

  • Color Photograph

    A recent color photograph in passport size, front view, and with white background to be attached to the application form.

  • Training agreement

    Training agreement signed between you and the company (this will be provided by the company and you only need to sign it).

  • Assurance santé

  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay**

    ** 100% of monthly IPREM for the main applicant = 537,84 EUR per month. Additional 75% of monthly IPREM for first dependent (if applicable) = 403,38 EUR per month. Additional 50% of monthly IPREM for each additional dependent (if applicable) = 268,92 EUR per month.

  • Higher education degree or certificate

    Higher education degree or certificate obtained up to two years prior to the date of application or documentation proving that you are currently pursuing studies leading to a higher education degree.

  • Certificat d'autorisation de la police

    Certificat de casier judiciaire délivré par les autorités du ou des pays dans lesquels vous avez résidé au cours des cinq dernières années avant d'entrer en Espagne.

  • Additional documents depending on your location

    Depending on your duration of your internship and country from which you are applying you may need to submit additional documents such as Medical Certificate, Proof of Accomodation, Flight Tickets

Questions fréquemment posées (FAQ)

This visa is designed for students who have completed level 6 education or higher - any lower education will not be accepted. In other words, Bachelor, Master or p.h.D students as well as higher sports education, higher vocational training, and higher artistic and plastic education.

More specifically, the student must have completed these studies within the last two years, although those who are still studying their degree may also apply for this internship work permit.

And those studies could be both in Spain or outside of the country. In other words, you can apply for this authorization whether you are studying in Spain or in your country of origin. If the student is in Spain, he/she must have a student visa at the time of application.

As the whole visa process is done online, it takes much less time and is a lot faster. The maximum resolution time is 30 working days, and if after this period you do not receive any response, by positive silence the resolution is considered as approved.

The time depends on whether we are talking about an agreement or an internship contract.

In the case of an convention de stage, the answer depends on the duration of the agreement. In other words, the maximum is 6 months, but it can be less if the agreement so specifies. However, at the end of these 6 months, it is possible to renew the agreement for a further 6 months. At the end of this year, the employer must change the general regime if he wants to continue with the student-worker.

On the other hand, if it is done under a traineeship contract, the residence card has the same expiry date as the traineeship contract. In this case, the maximum is 2 years, but it cannot be less than 6 months.

But you must keep in mind something important. The application is linked to one company in particular. That is to say, if, at the end of the 6 months of the internship contract you want to change the company, you will have to start another application from 0, since the initial one is not useful.

 

Vous cherchez à travailler en Espagne?

Si vous souhaitez effectuer un stage en Espagne, la Barcelona Hospitality Academy est la solution idéale pour vous. Nous veillerons à ce que votre processus de visa soit pris en charge et vous donnerons la possibilité de vous inscrire à l'un de nos programmes qui vous fournissent un certificat reconnu tout en vous donnant la possibilité de faire un stage en même temps. À la fin de votre diplôme, vous aurez la possibilité de postuler pour la résidence espagnole *.

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