API Visa Processing Deadlines – Making Your Study Abroad Experience That Much Easier

September 27, 2018

Study abroad student holding Spain flag in Madrid

So you want to study abroad in Spain…

One of the most difficult aspects of preparing to study abroad in Spain is applying for a student visa. Many participants have to travel several hours to appear in person at their local Spanish consulate to submit their paperwork. Even more confusing, each consulate’s application requirements vary!

API can help – but we need to get started early!

Several Spanish consulates allow API to submit student visa applications as a group. This allows an API employee to appear in person rather than each individual student. But in order to allow sufficient time to get this done, API Visa Processing deadlines can fall before the regular API program application deadline. Therefore, students who want to take advantage of the Visa Processing Service are encouraged to apply to their chosen program ASAP.

If you’re in the process of applying with API, or have already been accepted, you should be receiving weekly email reminders with visa processing instructions. If you have not received this email or would like more information about the API Visa Processing Service, please contact [email protected]!

Study abroad student stands at Spain Beach

Spring 2019 API Visa Processing Deadlines

San Francisco: October 5th
Boston: October 15th
New York: October 15th
Miami: October 29th
Los Angeles: TBD

To find out if you’re eligible…

For information on which consulate you’re eligible to apply through, visit this website. Students may apply at consulates that serve their permanent or school address, so keep in mind some participants may have a choice between two.

For any student NOT eligible for API Visa Processing (or for students who choose to apply independently), our Program Coordinators are happy to answer your questions. If you’re choosing to apply independently, make your appointment today! Slots fill up quickly. Instructions can be found in the “Visa Information Form” in student’s online accounts once accepted into a program.

Contact the API Office at 512-600-8900 with any further questions!



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