Until the month of August 2018, for a foreign student to change his status from stay to residence, he had to meet a series of requirements that were sometimes very complicated to fulfill, and this hindered the possibility of getting his first job and develop professionally In our country.
The requirements for the modification of the situation of stay for studies of a foreign student in Barcelona, to the residence and work, according to the Immigration Regulations were:
What happened until the entry into force of the changes at the end of last year, is that the majority of foreign students did not meet the first requirement, that of having stayed in Spain for at least 3 years. This is the case of all international students, who come to Spain to take a Master's degree, which usually lasts 1 or 2 years, at most.
These changes have expanded the possibilities of work for international students and a new rule of law has come into force, with more possibilities and facilities for international students to change their stay status to a residence permit that allows them to search and find their first employment in Spain:
The new requirements are the following:
1.- Obtain the residence permit for the job search or to start a business project. The most notable change is that it is the foreign student himself who can request such authorization.
The residence will be granted for a maximum duration of 12 months and will be granted to those who have finished their studies at the undergraduate or higher level (Master, Doctorate, etc ...)
This authorization can be obtained by foreign students who have obtained a higher education degree in the two years prior to the application date, or foreign students who have studied to obtain a higher education degree in Spain or abroad.
In the immigration portal of the Ministry of Labor, Migrations and Social Security you will find all the regulations regarding the requirements to find your first job in Spain being a foreigner, and in addition, you will be able to download all the necessary documentation and procedures and in our student flats in Barcelona will find a place to feel at home.