I’m looking at the three years student -> work visa. I’ve been an auxiliar for two years and like many others have now studied a masters here in Madrid. First, would the auxiliar program violate this requirement:
- No haber sido becado o subvencionado por organismos públicos o privados dentro de programas de cooperación o de desarrollo españoles o del país de origen. (source: http://extranjeros.empleo.gob.es/es/informacioninteres/InformacionProcedimientos/Ciudadanosnocomunitarios/hoja065/index.html)
Second, if it does violate that requirement, does having studied the master affect this?
The auxiliar or master’s is fine for the student visa modification!
The prohibited “becas” are certain scholarships for people to study or do research provided by a different arm of the government (AECID), which is NOT the auxiliar program
You’ll need to get the certificado “no becado” from the embassy and the letter from MAEC, you can find out how to do that here: http://spainguru.es/question/how-to-obtain-the-required-documentation-to-prove-you-have-not-been-becado-when-modifying-a-student-visa-to-a-work-visa-by-cuenta-ajena/
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