Has anyone changing student programs in Madrid (from Auxiliar de Conversación to studying a masters) successfully Renewed their TIE without going home?

QuestionsCategory: Student PermitsHas anyone changing student programs in Madrid (from Auxiliar de Conversación to studying a masters) successfully Renewed their TIE without going home?
Anonymous asked 3 years ago

I am currently an Auxiliar de Conversación in Madrid. There is a chance I will be studying this fall at a Spanish university in Madrid. I know that the current Auxiliares website says that if you are going to do a different program instead of theirs you must go back to the USA and apply for a new visa again with the updated study information.
But I have heard that it *may* be possible to simply renew the TIE here in Madrid and provide the proper updated documentation in place of the Carta (proof of insurance, financial means, acceptance letter from new uni) at the appointment. Has anyone done this?
The worst that could happen is a) they flat out turn me away at the renewal appointment or b) after the 60 day waiting period for TIE renewal results don’t give me a resolucion favorable, right? It would be a HUGE help not to have to collect all the time consuming and expensive paperwork, not to mention 30 day wait for visa. 

1 Answers
Shaheen S. answered 3 years ago

Hi there. Well, it might be possible to renew, but you need to make it seem like the new program is a continuation of your studies in Spain, rather than a new type of study.  It would help if your master program is related to teaching. It also depends a bit on what region your in and the whim of the person reviewing your application. You won’t be turned away at your renewal appointment, it would only be after your application is evaluated that they would decide whether or not to grant you the renewal. If they deny you, you would have the chance to submit an appeal. I had a friend (also switching from the aux program) who submitted an appeal with a letter from her university, and was able to get hers approved. So, it might be possible depending on your case, and the luck that you have!