Europe has become a destination for people looking for new job opportunities and one of the opportunities is to do so through the work visa, however, those who wish to access it must meet a number of requirements.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation published the necessary documents to request a work visa from Colombia.
- National Visa Application Form.
- Valid and current passport.
- Initial authorization for residence and work as an employee.
- work contract. A copy of the employment contract sealed by the Foreigners Office.
- criminal record.
- medical certificate.
- Proof of residence in the consular district.
- Tests the identity and capacity of the representative.
- Payment of visa fee.
Regarding the procedure, keep in mind that the request must be made in person and at the Spanish Consulate in Bogotá within a month, but you must schedule the appointment virtually.
Next, the consular office will give you a code that will allow you to verify the processing status of the file.
Please note that the visa will depend on the duration of the contract in Spain, for example, if it is one year, the visa will be valid for 90 days. Once in the European country, the worker must register with Social Security before starting his work activity and request a foreign identity card at the competent immigration office or police station.
If the employment contract is seasonal, the validity of the visa will cover the entire period authorized to reside and work. Furthermore, a foreign identity card will not be necessary upon arrival in Spain.