How to obtain an extension of stay for study
The extension of stay for study is a permit granted to foreign students to extend an academic programme, undertake a non-work internship, or provide volunteer services.
To apply for an extension of stay for study, you must
- hold an existing visa for an academic programme of more than 90 days’ duration. If your studies are less than three months, and you want to remain in Spain as a student, you should apply for a study visa at the Spanish consulate in your home country;
- certify that you have passed your academic tests, sign a non-work internship agreement related to your studies, or prove that you are going to undertake volunteer work;
- demonstrate sufficient financial means to cover the expenses of your stay in Spain and the return to your home country;
- hold public or private medical insurance that covers the identified risks under Spanish regulations.
Procedure for applying for an extension of stay for study
- Students can apply in any public registry, though the application will be directed to the Immigration Office. Online applications can be made with an electronic ID or digital signature certificate.
- The application period is 60 calendar days prior to the expiration of the study visa. Applications can also be submitted up to 90 calendar days after expiration.
- The decision is made within three months of the application.
- Firstly, original and copy of Application Form (EX – 00). Properly completed and signed by the student or a legal representative.
- Further, valid passport or travel document.
- Documentation demonstrating sufficient economic means for the stay.
- Supporting documentation of the specific conditions of study, non-work practices or volunteering activities, as relevant.
- Payment of the relevant fee via Model 790 (code 052) within ten business days and payable at the start of the application process.
Extension of stay for study is granted for the duration of the planned activity, up to a maximum of 12 months. In the case of minors, family members of the student and guardians are also granted leave to remain.
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