Visa Service Barcelona

At Oxford TEFL we provide an optional visa service for trainees taking our TEFL courses that wish to stay in Spain to teach English.  Our visa service in Barcelona is different from a lot of other course providers. We actually provide assistance from within the school, we don’t outsource to another company. This means that our visa support officer, Tim, can work with our non-EU trainees to make sure that they get a fast and reliable service, while also keeping costs as low as possible.

Originally from the U.S, Tim has been through the whole visa process himself so he has first-hand knowledge of every element of visa applications any problems which may occur. We have an almost 100% success rate in obtaining visas for those from countries such as the U.S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand! In addition to this, he is also the careers adviser in Barcelona so he can help our trainees with any visa and work-related issues, which are quite often connected.

Do I require a visa?

Depending on your passport, you may be able to visit Spain without a visa. You can check the requirements for your country here.

Please note that if you come to Spain without a visa (under the 90-day rule), you will not be able to extend your visa further once you are here. If you think you might want to stay in Spain for longer than 90 days, you will need to apply for a long-term visa while you are still in your home country (or country of residence).

If you are a Canadian, Australian or New Zealand citizen, you could be entitled to apply for the one year Youth Mobility Visa/ Working Holiday visa.

What are my options?

These are the most common options for our non-EU applicants:

 

No Visa Required
(up to 90 days
per 180-day period)

Schengen Visa
(1 month)
Basic Option

Long-Term Student Visa
(7 months)
Most Popular

Long-Term Student Visa
(12 months)
Best Value

Who is it for?

Those who require a visa to visit Spain, but only plan to do the CELTA course before moving back home, or before moving on to another country.

Those who require a visa to visit Spain, but only plan to do the CELTA course before moving back home, or before moving on to another country.

Those who want to live and work in Barcelona with as much flexibility as possible, but aren’t ready to commit to a full year.

Those who are planning to live and work in Barcelona for at least a year, and are committed to professional development.

Where do I apply?

N/A

At the Spanish consulate in your country of residence
(NOT in Spain)

At the Spanish consulate in your country of residence
(NOT in Spain)

At the Spanish consulate in your country of residence
(NOT in Spain)

Can I work?

✔️

✔️

Can I extend/renew if I decide to stay longer?

✔️

✔️

Requirements

Citizens of many countries (e.g., Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, USA) can visit Spain for up to 90 days without a visa. Click here to see the full list.

CELTA course
+
Oxford TEFL Visa Service

CELTA course
+
6 months
of our
Developing Teacher
Course with Spanish

+
Oxford TEFL Visa Service

CELTA course
+
11 months
of our
Developing Teacher
Course with Spanish

+
Oxford TEFL Visa Service

Time Needed
to Apply (approx.)

N/A

4-6 weeks
(2 weeks to gather the required documents + 2-4 weeks* to process your visa application at the consulate)

3 months
(2 months to gather the required documents + 1 month to process your visa application at the consulate)

3 months
(2 months to gather the required documents + 1 month to process your visa application at the consulate)

Fees

Starting from €1400

1 month CELTA: €1400

Starting from €1460

1 month CELTA: €1400
Schengen Visa Support Service: €60

Starting from €3300

1 month CELTA: €1400
6 months DTCS: €1800
Long-Term Visa Support Service: €100

Starting from €4700

1 month CELTA: €1400
11 months DTCS: €3300
Long-Term Visa Support Service: €100
Visa Support Fee Waived

 

Example for a long-term student visa application:

Cambridge CELTA: €1400

6-month Developing Teacher with Spanish course: €1800

Total course fee (7 months): €3200

How can Oxford TEFL Barcelona help me obtain my visa?

Each visa application is different as it will depend on your nationality and type of visa you are applying for. Tim is very experienced and will guide you through the visa process step-by-step to ensure that the process is streamlined and stress-free. Our comprehensive Spanish visa support can include:

Before arriving in Spain:

  • Unlimited support by email with replies in one business day
  • Live support by video chat (with 48 hours’ notice)
  • Step-by-step guidance applying for a student visa:
    • Helping you determine where to send your application
    • Confirming what documentation is required
    • Priority mailing of your letter of admission at no additional cost
    • Support filling in forms for the different processes required
    • Providing bilingual templates to help you save time and reduce translation costs
    • Making medical insurance recommendations

After arriving in Spain:

  • Unlimited support by email with replies in one business day
  • Individual, in-person support at our school (with 48 hours’ notice)
  • Step-by-step guidance applying for legally required documentation:
    • Empadronamiento (Housing Registration)
    • NIE and TIE (ID Number and ID Card)
    • Social Security Number
  • Support with translation, filling in forms and making appointments
  • Liaising with potential TEFL employers to help them sponsor your student work authorisation

Before your visa expires:

  • Step-by-step guidance renewing your student visa at no additional cost (if you are taking another course with us)

If you are thinking about coming to Barcelona to take our Cambridge CELTA course or Developing Teacher with Spanish course, get in touch to find out more about how we can help you obtain your visa or apply for a course.

I was attracted to apply for a course at Oxford Tefl in particular because of the visa support service. I had heard stories on how obtaining an NIE could be a nightmare, more so if you did not speak Spanish. Regina took me through the process and was able to get the NIE within a shortest possible time.She has further complimented my stay with a job through the school’s connection. I am a Developing Teacher and now working within legal stipulated hours for a student. For those coming to Spain to pursue their teaching career and who do not want hurdles, Oxford Tefl is their answer. And to Regina, you have no idea how much you have helped. Thank you! Continue reading