Get expert assistance on all your study permit, work permit, and visa needs in Spain.
If you are a European citizen or have a European passport you are free to work in Spain without a visa. If you are a non-EU citizen you will need a visa to live and work in Spain. You can do the one month TEFL course on a tourist visa, but if you are planning to stay in Barcelona for longer than three months you won’t be covered by your tourist visa.
Complete the Trinity CertTESOL course plus 6-12 month of the Developing Teacher course.
Sign up to 6-12 month of the Developing Teacher course.
Detailed guidance on how to gather all the necessary paperwork.
Help completing the Spanish application form.
Special discount on health insurance for US applicants.
Courier delivery of your school enrolment letter.
Fast response from coordinators with years of experience in processing student visas.
96% success rate in processing student visas and minimal rejections.
We will book your NIE appointment for you (read more about the NIE here). These appointments are notoriously hard to come by and we’ll save you a lot of hassle.
A contact from the school will personally accompany you to the foreign office to help with paperwork and translations.
The school will give you ongoing guidance on how and where to get all the necessary documents to get your student card (TIE - Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero).
Appointment booking and accompaniment to appointments have an additional cost of 150€.
The Spanish consulate requires the following documents:
Passport, valid for 6 months beyond your stay in Spain.
Spanish student visa application form (downloadable pdf)
2 x passport photos.
Official invitation from Spain (you get this from the school once you are accepted onto the course).
Criminal background check.
Proof of course payment in full.
Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay.
Proof of address in your home country.
If you would like to read about recent, first-hand experiences we highly recommend joining the Barcelona TEFL Teachers’ Association page on Facebook . It is a very active online community with tons of non-EU teachers and TEFL trainees sharing their experiences. If you use their search function on the top right-hand corner of the page to search, for example, ‘student visa’, you’ll find lots of active discussions.