Are you planning to work in Spain? Have you been asked to apostille your diploma and FBI background check for Spain?
We can apostille your documents so you can present them to the Spanish Consulate or Embassy.
An employment visa is intended for individuals aged 16 and above who are seeking to work as employees in Spain, under a valid work contract. This type of visa covers various work engagements, including seasonal work opportunities.
Required Documentation (Please contact the Consulate for the most up-to-date instructions):
- Completed National Visa Application Form: Each applicant, including minors, must fill out and sign a visa application form, ensuring all sections are properly completed. If the applicant is a minor, one of their parents must sign the application on their behalf.
- Passport-Sized Photograph: Provide a recent passport-sized color photograph taken against a light background. The photo should show the applicant facing forward without any obstructive items such as dark or reflective glasses or clothing covering the face.
- Valid Passport: Present both the original and a photocopy of the passport pages containing biometric data. The passport should be unexpired and have a validity period of at least 4 months (or covering the contract duration for temporary work). The passport must also have two blank pages. Passports issued more than a decade ago will not be accepted.
- Initial Residence and Employee Work Permit: Provide the original and a copy of the initial residence and employee work permit, which should be endorsed by the employer.
- Work Contract Copy: Include a stamped copy of the work contract, which should be verified by the Foreign Nationals’ Office.
- Criminal Record Check Certificate: Adults must submit both the original and a copy of criminal record check certificate(s) issued by their current or previous countries of residence for the past 5 years. If the documents are foreign, they must be legalized or apostilled, and if applicable, accompanied by an official Spanish translation. (FBI Apostille for Spain)
- Medical Certificate: Include both the original and a copy of a medical certificate affirming the applicant’s good health and absence of diseases that could pose significant public health concerns according to the 2005 International Health Regulations. This document should be signed by the Doctor and notarized. (Medical Record Apostille)
- Proof of Consular District Residence: Provide documentation establishing residence within the consular district.
- Representative’s Identity and Capacity Proof: For minor applicants, originals and copies of a parent’s identity document or passport, as well as documents demonstrating kinship, are required. Foreign documents should be legalized or apostilled and supplemented with an official translation into Spanish if applicable.
- Visa Fee Payment: The visa fee is typically 80 euros. Different rates apply to nationals of Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom due to reciprocity reasons. For these cases, applicants should check the specific fee amount with the Consular Office.
- Diploma and/or Transcripts: In order to prove that you are eligible for the position, you will be asked to apostille your diploma and/or transcripts. (Diploma Apostille)
In some cases, the Consular Office might request further documents or information to evaluate the application. Additionally, a personal interview might be required for certain applicants as part of the assessment process. Please contact Consulate for the most up-to-date information)
Obtaining an apostille on documents for Spain can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.