I´ve been browsing this place for a long time and always got very usefull information about everything I needed.. But now I came across a problem that I gotta ask for help..
I have a good friend who is brazilian citizen and who has travelled to Europe a few times as a tourist.
He now has a student visa for Spain valid for 8 months starting in July 2006 and ending in Feb. / March 2007.
The problem is that in December we want to make a 1 month trip to India and we do not know if he will be allowed to leave Europe having a valid spanish Student Visa..
So does anyone here know if that is possible? Leave a european country while having a running Student Visa? and come back again?
I do really apreciate any kind of information, as we are quite lost in this issue.. non of the consulates we contacted gave us any helpfull information but rather send us from one place to the other..
Thanks a lot!!
I believe that the spanish consulate in Brazil should be able to answer this question. If they don't, you have to 'get harder' and require an answer or at least a place to obtain the answer. Normally on a VISA it
say whether it is 'multiple entry' or 'single entry' - so try to look
at the VISA, which should be stamped in his passport. If it says
'multiple entry' he should be able to go to India and re-enter in Europa
We did email and phone the Spanish Consulate in Rio and they send us to the Brazilian one in Spain, so I asked there and they couldn´t really help much, 3 diferent people said 3 diferent things.. He will anyway go there in person and ask. That makes it easier to "get harder" : )
I did forget the multiple entrance thing though, gotta tell him to check that! Thanks a lot Sol : )
Oh and another thing.. If he has a 6 months student visa and after 6 months leaves to India, will he be able to return as a tourist to Spain after being in India for a month? or will he have to be out of the country for longer than that?
Anyone knows? =)
You always ask 2 sources Immigration in Spain and the Embassies of Brazil and India there find the embassies on www.embassyworld.com