Visa Service in Cadiz

Our visa service in Cádiz is provided from within the school by our TESOL Administrator, Teresa. This means that Teresa can work with our non-EU trainees before, during and after the course to make sure that they get a fast and reliable service, while also keeping costs as low as possible. Teresa is always around in the school to help deal with any issues or answer any questions.

Do I need a visa?

Unless you have an EU Passport, you’ll only be allowed to stay in the Schengen Zone on a tourist visa for 90 days. The Schengen Zone includes Spain and most other EU countries. If you plan to stay longer, you need to apply for a different visa.

What are the most viable options?

You have two options:

  • Short-term student visa (4 to 6 months)
  • Long-term student visa (minimum 7 months)

With the long-term student visa, you are eligible to legally work for up to 20 hours per week, which is almost a full time job (24 hours teaching is generally considered full time). The short term student visa does not allow you to do paid work. If you decide you would like a long-term student visa, then you also need to be enrolled in a full time course of study. 20 hours a week of studies is considered to be full time.

We work closely with a partner Spanish school in Cadiz to provide you with a Spanish course which meets the requirements of the Spanish consulate in order to apply for the long-term student visa. This would be taken after your Trinity CertTESOL course.

Total: 80 hours (20 hours per week)

Intensive Spanish course fee: From €760 per month

Example for a long-term student visa application:

Trinity CertTESOL course: €1400

6-month intensive Spanish course: €4560

Total course fee (7 months total): €5960

How can we help you?

Teresa will guide you through the visa process step-by-step and ensure that the process is streamlined and stress-free. This includes:

Before you arrive:

  • Guidance to apply for a student visa
  • Enrollment letter required for the visa application
  • Fast replies and unlimited support through email or Skype/phone chats

Once in Spain:

  • Access to the Careers Service to help you find work locally.

What do I need to provide for my student visa?

Generally speaking, the Spanish consulate requires the following:

  • Visa application form
  • passport-type photos
  • valid passport and ID card
  • letter of acceptance from the school
  • full payment of your courses
  • evidence of sufficient funds for the length of your stay
  • proof of international health insurance
  • payment of visa application fee
  • a medical certificate and criminal background check (for long-term student visas only)

Visa service fee: €0
Our visa service is free of charge.

If you are thinking about coming to Cádiz to take our Trinity CertTESOL, one of our teacher development courses or a Spanish course with our local partners, get in touch to find out more about how we can help you obtain your visa or apply for a course.