A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Valencia, Spain for the following programs: Fall, Spring, First Semester Abroad,
First Year Abroad and Interns. Please note any program under 90 days in length does not require a visa.
International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to submit
their passport in advance of the Valencia Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason,
international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program. Additional Visa documentation
will be required for participants under the age of 18.
Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to
see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Valencia. If a visa is required, the application will be handled in
the same manner for non-US citizens as for US citizens. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact
Tina Brooks. Non- U.S. Students are ineligible for the First Year Abroad Program.
Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in
the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated.
Please take note of the following important visa requirements:
For all Valencia Participants:
Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least
2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
For Spring, Fall, First Semester or Interns:
Financial Support in the amount of $2,000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of original financial
aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the
student’s and parents’ names. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.
For First Year Abroad Student ONLY:
FBI Background with Federal Apostille Certification: Student visa regulations require an FBI background check with
Federal Apostille Certification as part of the visa application. Processing times for these two items can total up to 9 weeks. We strongly encourage
all interested students to begin the background check when prompted, not earlier and have started the process by given deadline. Additionally, the
applicant must request that the FBI background check be prepared a certain way so that it may
then be mailed to the U.S. Department of State’s Authentication offices to obtain apostille certification. An Apostille Certification
is an international certification comparable to a notarization in domestic law. FSU IP has prepared two packets detailing the processes
to obtain both of these necessary documents:
Financial Support in the amount of $6000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of financial aid award
letters or an original, recent bank statement from the student or their parents/ legal guardians. More information will
be supplied in the visa packet.
- Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns)
- Valencia, Spain (Calendar Year Abroad)
- No Visa Required *Non- U.S. Students please call International Programs
Valencia, Spain (First Year Abroad)
Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns and First Semester Abroad)