Visa - Cronopios Idiomas
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Experts on student visa, tourist visa extension and TIE renewal

  • Personalized Attention

    We prepare the forms with you and have access to the immigration website

  • Economical Prices

    Our Spanish course valid for visa and TIE costs €110 per week

  • Refund Advantage

    We return your advance payment in full, apart from the administrative costs incurred (€250)

  • Quality Teaching

    We are a school managed by a team of teachers involved in 100% of everything we do 

STEPS TO FOLLOW

CONTACT OUR EXPERTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What course should I book in order to get a 20 hours/week student visa?

Our Intensive 20 course is the one we recommend for long term students, and it’s valid for visa purposes.

How long before I get my student visa?

Every embassy works in a different way, so it depends on the country and on demand. We advise our students to get all the paperwork in order at least 2 or 3 months in advance.

How much do I have to pay to get my student visa documents?

In our school we only ask for a 30%, but some embassies make the student pay 100% in advance. We recommend you to visit the Embassy of Spain in your country and consult it there.

How much will I lose if my student visa is denied?

The total amount of the course will be reimbursed with the exception of administrative expenses (€250) and accommodation expenses (€140), as long as the cancellation is made at least 7 working days prior to the start of the course.

Are holidays included in the student visa documents?

The students’ and the school’s holidays can be justified by the school. We can include more weeks on the visa documents so that the students save some money.

What if I want to renew my student visa in Spain?

Once you begin your course, we will advise you about NIE (your ID card in Spain), and of course on how to renew it and for how long. Long term students (type D visa) may extend their stay in Spain to study. It can also be done for 6 month visas, but the procedure is different.

Do I need proof of accommodation to get a student visa?

Embassies usually require different documents to prove you have booked your course and your accommodation in Spain. There are some exceptions, but for most embassies it is an essential requirement in order to apply for a visa.

Can I book my accommodation through the school?

Of course. To make it easier, we have our own host family network. Every case will get personal treatment. Please contact us by email or phone.

Can the school guarantee my student visa?

No school can fully guarantee it, since ultimately it doesn’t depend on us. What we can guarantee is you won’t be denied a visa for booking a course in our school. As a matter of fact, since we have the accreditation given by Instituto Cervantes, our documents are accepted in all embassies and consulates around the world.

Except for African countries and some Asian countries (Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia), where it’s difficult to get a student visa, in our experience with the rest of countries almost 100% of the students get their visa. Sometimes, a visa may be denied for reasons unrelated to the school: health insurance, proof of financial means, criminal record…

Can I get a student visa if I entered Spain with a tourist visa?

Yes, you can. Please contact us by email or phone.

Do I need health insurance to get a student visa?

Students from non EU countries should organise private health insurance for their stay in Madrid. You can do this in your country or in Spain. One of the many companies offering this service for students is Sanitas.

How can I renew my NIE in Spain?

If you came with a type D visa (long term), you can extend your NIE at the end of the initial period.

Can I renew my NIE with a 6 month visa?

Yes, you can. Additional documents are required: a proof of lack of criminal record from every country where you have lived for the past 5 years.

What course should I book in order to renew my NIE?

There are several options. Please contact us by email or phone.

Are holidays included in the NIE renewal documents?

The students’ and the school’s holidays can be justified by the school. We can include more weeks on the NIE documents so that the students save some money.

What documents do I need to renew my NIE?

The certificate of studies, the Spanish language level certificate and the school’s learning plan. All these documents are provided by the school, except for the certificate of studies if you have previously studied at a different school.

I’ve applied for a visa through a school where lessons are in English. Can I renew my NIE at your school?

Yes, you can. Proof of your need to learn Spanish is needed. Please contact us by email or phone.

What is a working holiday visa?

It is a visa that allows you to stay in the country during a certain period of time in which you can work if you wish.

In which countries can you apply for working holiday visa?

Spain has a working holiday visa agreement with Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.

Do I have to sign up for a Spanish course in order to apply for working holiday visa?

It is not mandatory but it is highly recommended if you want to live or work in our country.

You can check our available offers by e-mail or phone.

Can I renew my tourist visa in Madrid?

You can do it here, there’s no need to go back to your country.

What documents do I need to prepare in my country?

  • An Apostille Criminal Record check in Spanish.
  • A document from the bank in Spanish that proves you have enough financial means.
  • A medical insurance.
  • A medical report in Spanish that proves you do not have any serious illness.

What documents do I need to present in Madrid?

  • Your passport.
  • A document from the bank in Spanish that proves you have enough financial means.
  • A medical insurance.
  • A medical report in Spanish that proves you do not have any serious illness.
  • A document that proves you are enrolled in a school.
  • An Apostille Criminal Record check in Spanish.
  • The document to enter the country or the boarding pass for the Spanish airport. A copy of the entry stamp on the passport is enough.

In what language must the documents be?

All documents must be translated into Spanish.

How long before I get my tourist visa extension?

We recommend applying for it during your first month of stay in Spain.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • INFORMATION

    Citizens of the European Union don’t need a visa to come to Spain. Non-European Union nationals should consult the requirements for a student visa in the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their country. Generally, 8 weeks are required to confirm a visa. If, in order to get the student visa, a student requires an enrolment confirmation letter from the school, 30% of the amount of the course  must be paid before the letter is sent, excluding special conditions for each country. This payment can be done via bank transfer or at the school in cash.

    Once Cronopios has received the payment for half of the amount of the program, the enrolment confirmation letter will be sent to the address provided by the student. The delivery costs will be included in the contract and should be paid the first day of school. This also applies to a group of students. The student is solely responsible for the entire visa application process.

  • VISA DENIAL

    If the student can’t take the course because their visa has been denied, the total amount of the course will be reimbursed with the exception of administrative expenses (€250) and accommodation expenses (€140), as long as the cancellation is made at least 7 working days prior to the start of the course. In order to receive the refund of the payment, Cronopios Idiomas has to be contacted by letter or email.

    The student must send us the official letter of denial (with date, signature and seal) issued from a Spanish Consulate or Embassy, in which name, passport number and visa requested are clearly visible.

  • STEPS FOR VISA

    1) Confirmation of the course, number of weeks, start and finish date.

    2) Name, surname. A copy of your passport and the address in Madrid where you will be staying once you are in Spain.

    3) We send you a draft of the school certificate and the program of courses for their review and acceptance.

    4) We need to receive a transfer of 30% of the amount of the course.

    5) We send the original documents to you in your country. We need you to tell us your address.

    6) Regarding other documents, such as travel insurance or the like, you need to confirm them with the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country.

  • ID CARD PROCESSING

    1) The first thing you have to do is ask for Tax. form no. 790 (Code 012) at our school, and then pay it at any bank office.

    2) You have to collect some documents:

    • Passport or national ID card (original and copy)
    • One passport photograph
    • Residence Certificate (not the same as a Residence Permit)
    • EX 17 form
    • Tax. form no. 790 (Code 012)
    • The appointment ticket (see 3)

    3) You have to ask for an appointment.