Options to stay in Spain when you finish your studies
Maybe you have recently finished your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and you are considering staying in Spain. Now, you are wondering what your options are.
In this post we will tell you about some of the options you have and their main characteristics. You will be able to analyze which one best suits your situation and interests.
1.Extension of stay for studies
If you have finished your undergraduate studies, you may be thinking about studying a Master’s degree. On the other hand, if you have completed a Master’s degree, you may want to specialize further with another Master’s degree or other studies. Or if you came to Spain to study its language, you may want to continue studying deeper.
In all these cases, you will need to extend your stay for studies authorization.
2.Authorization of residence and work as an employee
If at the end of your studies you have the possibility that a company makes you a job offer, you can change your authorization of stay for studies to one of residence and work as an employee.
It is important that you take into account that in this case the procedure is carried out by the company.
3.Authorization of residence and self-employment
If you want to start your own business, you can do it. In this case you will apply for a residence and self-employment authorization.
You should know that the process can be a bit more complex, since you must elaborate a solid business plan. It must be approved by ATA (Association of Self-Employed Workers).
4.Residency for job search
If you want to stay in Spain and take some extra time while you look for a job or plan your own business, the residency for job search is suitable for you. It will allow you to extend your stay for a year, during which time you can set up your own business or find employment.
In upcoming publications we will tell you more in detail about the different options.
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