From the situation of study visa to residence and work.
Foreigners in Spain on authorization to study can obtain residence and permission to work without needing to request a Visa, when the employer presents a request for authorization to reside and work, and they also can prove that;
- They have remained in Spain for at least three years on a Student Visa.
- They have carried out their studies or research correctly.
- They have not been awarded a grant or scholarship by any public or private organization within cooperation or development programmes in their country of origin.
The student who requests this may also request permission for residence for their family members.
The authorization for residence or for work and residence will have the consideration of initial authorization. The effectiveness of the residence and work authorization will be conditioned by the affiliation and inscription into the Social Security system which must be carried out within a month of the applicant being notified. Having complied with this condition, the authorization will commence its validity and within a month the worker should apply for the foreign identity card.
The authorization for work and residence, and where applicable, the authorization for residence for family members, should be applied for during the three months prior to the expiry of the Student Visa. This application will prolong the validity of their Student Visa, and where applicable of their family members, until a decision has been made on it.