• Sun - Fri 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM
  • Nepal, Australia, Canada

Category Archives: Abroad Study

Biggest ever university strikes set to hit UK campuses

Over 70,000 university staff at 150 universities will strike for three days 

The full strike dates in November are:

  • Thursday 24 November
  • Friday 25 November
  • Wednesday 30 November.

Staff will also begin industrial action short of strike action from Wednesday 23 November, which includes working to rule, refusing to make up work lost as a result of strike action, and refusing to cover for absent colleagues.

In the pay and working conditions dispute, the union’s demands include a meaningful pay rise to deal with the cost-of-living crisis and action to end the use of insecure contracts. Employers imposed a pay rise worth just 3% this year following over a decade of below-inflation pay awards. A third of academic staff are on some form of the temporary contract.

In-Person Interview Waived Off for the US

Recent announcements have revealed that the US embassy has resumed B1/B2 visa appointments and given consular officers the authority to waive off the in-person interview requirements.

In a wave of recent announcements, the US embassy has announced the reintroduction of visa processing of the routine in-person B1/B2 visa appointments starting September 2022. The notice further announced that the appointments do not act as placeholder appointments.

Adding to this, the US embassy also announced that the consular officers now hold the authority to waive the in-person interview requirements for select visa categories through 31 December 2022.

The embassy revealed that the waiver will apply to travelers seeking F, H-1, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q, and academic J visas, who have been issued any type of visa previously, and if they are applying for the visas in their respective countries.

Spain Visa Interview Questions and Answers

What Is The Purpose Of A Visa Interview? 

A Schengen interview is an in-person interview between the visa applicant and the consulate employee. The purpose of the interview is mainly to assess the application and determine if the applicant is deserving of the Schengen visa. 

During your interview, the embassy/consulate employee will determine the following: 

  • That you are traveling for reasons stipulated in your visa application 
  • That you can sustain yourself financially during your trip 
  • You have good character 
  • You have a clean criminal record and have no previous offenses, proving that you are a law-abiding citizen 
  • Check that you do not plan to overextend your visa period or permanently stay in one of the Schengen areas. 

These points mentioned above are only guidelines and are not the only aspects under evaluation for a Schengen visa. If you want to know more about the purpose of the Schengen interview, contact your nearest embassy of your Schengen country for more information. 

Pre-Study Background Questions: –  

  • Why Did You Choose Spain? Link
  • Why Have You Chosen This Course? Link
  • Why Did You Choose This Particular College/University? Link
  • What is the college’s fee? (in your offer letter)
  • Where is your college located? (Av. del Racó, 27, 46400, Cullera, València (SPAIN))
  • Why this gap? Your gap cover

While –studying Background Questions: – 

  • How long will you stay in Spain? 
  • What is the length of your visa? 
  • What type of visa will you be issued? 
  • Will you be visiting someone, and if so, who? 
  • Are you traveling with a companion? 
  • Are you planning to visit more than one country in the Schengen area? 
  • Have you traveled to the country before? 
  • Have you ever traveled to Europe before? 
  • Where will you stay in Spain? 

Personal Background Questions: – 

  • Are you a student? 
  • What is your educational background? 
  • Where did you study? 
  • Where do you work, and what does your job entail? 
  • Do you have any children? 
  • Where do you currently live? 
  • Are you married or in a relationship? 
  • Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime? 

Financial Background Questions:- 

  • How Are You Planning to Finance Your Studies? A bank statement for fee, annual income for living cost
  • Can you show me your bank statement? 
  • What is the annual income of your parents? 
  • How much did you earn during your work? 
  • Have you paid all the income tax? 

Health Background Questions:- 

  • Have you covered your health insurance? 
  • From which company and amount? 

Post-Study Background Questions:- 

  • When do you plan to return? After course completion
  • Do you plan to pursue master’s or doctoral studies in Spain after your diploma, bachelor’s, masters? -No immediate return
  • What are your future plans? Link
  • How does this course help in your future plan? Link 1, Link 2, or your own business
  • What is your long-term goal? Link 1, Link 2, or your own business

Spain Schengen Visas Types

Spain Schengen Visas

According to the purpose of traveling to Spain, you may apply for one of the following main Spanish short-stay visas:

  • Spain Transit Visa. This visa enables you to transit through Spain in order to reach your non-Schengen destination country. There are two types of Spain Transit Visas:
    • Airport Transit. You can apply for this visa if you need to transit through an airport in Spain in order to change a flight to reach your destination.
    • Seamen Transit. You should apply for this visa if you are a seaman and you need to disembark at a Spanish port, in order to take a vessel to a non-Schengen country.
  • Spain tourist and visitor visa. If you are planning to go to Spain for tourism, sightseeing, vacation, and visiting family members or friends living in Spain.
  • Spain Business Visa. If you need to travel to Spain to attend business-related activities, you should apply for a Spain business visa.
  • Spain Medical Treatment Visa. A visa for applicants who wish to receive medical care in Spain.
  • Spain EEA/EU Dependent Visa. If you are a dependent (spouse or child under 18) of a national of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland you should apply for this visa.
  • Spain Visa for Missing Residence Permit. If you have lost your Spanish Residence Permit while outside the country, you shall apply for this visa in order to be able to return.
  • Spain Study or Training Visa. If you have been admitted to a training or a study course that lasts less than 3 months in Spain, you should apply for a Spain Study or Training Visa.
  • Spain Visa for Diplomatic Passport Holders. If you hold a diplomatic passport issued by your country you can apply for this visa.

Spain long-stay visas

With a Spain long-stay visa, you can travel to the country and remain there for a period longer than three months, as specified in your visa sticker. Depending on the long-stay visa you get, you may be permitted to work or study in Spain. The most common Spain visa types for long-stay are as follows:

  • Spain Student Visa. If you want to attend a study course that lasts more than three months, you will have to apply for a Spain Student Visa.
  • Spain Work Visa. All qualifying persons who wish to work in Spain must apply for this visa.
  • Spain Au Pair Visa. You can apply for this visa if you will be working for a family in Spain, under certain conditions.
  • Spain Golden Visa. This is a residency by investment program, through which you can move to Spain if you invest a certain amount in real estate.
  • Spain Entrepreneur Visa. This is a visa for entrepreneurs who wish to invest in Spain.
  • Spain Working Holiday Visa. You can apply for this visa if you want to go to Spain to do a summer job.
  • Non-Lucrative Residence Visa. If you wish to immigrate in Spain and you have sufficient income to support yourself and your dependents you may apply for a Non-lucrative residence visa. Upon arrival in Spain, you can then apply for a residence permit for two years.