Accomodation in Madrid


Elite Lenguas helps you with everything you need, so that you only take care of learning and enjoying.

During your study or work time in Madrid, Elite Lenguas offers accommodations for any member who needs it.

We are committed to providing you with comfortable accommodation with complete facilities, in a safe community, to guarantee you a happy stay in this wonderful city. You can choose the one that best suits your needs in the following options:

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Student Apartment

If you choose a shared apartment with international students, it will be a good opportunity to make new friends and put the knowledge acquired into practice

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Native Family

Do you want to improve your Spanish very fast? The environment in learning a language is very important. Living with a native Spanish family gives you the opportunity to increase your understanding and your oral expression and to make new friends and put the knowledge acquired into practice.

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Hotel

A hotel in the city center will provide you with a panoramic view of Madrid. You can enjoy a good service since the hospitality in Spain is excellent. Suitable for short stays.

Student Apartment

  • Arrivals: Saturdays. Departures: Friday
  • Additional nights on request: in a student apartment  30€. Depending on availability, Elite Languages ​​may provide alternative accommodation.
  • Type of service: accommodation only. Self catering.
  • Living conditions: Apartment very well installed, with bathroom, kitchen, living room, Wi-fi, comfortable bedrooms.
  • You can choose to share it or not with another Elite student.

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Native Family

  • Arrivals: Saturdays. Departures: Friday.
  • Additional nights on request: with a host family € 45. Depending on availability, Elite Languages ​​may provide alternative accommodation.
  • Free choice service: only accommodation or pension (food)
  • Living conditions: authentic environment in native language, opportunity to practice comprehension, everyday aspects of language and oral expression.
  • You can choose to share the stay or not with another Elite student
Prices
Price per Week
Price per 4 Weeks
Student Apartment (available all year) only accomodation Shared Single Shared Single
125€ 160€ 440€ 570€
Native Family (available all year) Shared Single Shared Single
only accomodation 160€ 180€ 640€ 660€
with catering 200€ 230€ 800€ 880€

To request further information about the hotel room prices, location, availabilty & more, get in touch with our team.

Activities


Hundreds of unforgettable experiences for you to enjoy if you feel like it

Enjoy Madrid to the fullest!

Come and participate in our course and more … Because here you will achieve:

  • Discover Madrid and Spanish Culture
  • Practice Spanish with teachers and other students
  • You will achieve the most important thing: make a good group of new international friends!
Deporte y Excursiones

Visits and Excursions

Arte y Cultura

Art and Culture

Baile y Gimnasia

Dance and Gymnastics

Tapas y Vino

Tapas and Wine

Madrid


The essential information for you to start preparing your stay

MadridMadrid is the capital of Spain, where the royal family lives and there is the Spanish government. It is a cosmopolitan, modern city and the economic and industrial center of Spain. It has a population of almost 3.5 million people and is the largest city in Spain and the city with the most trees in Europe.

It is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Traditionally it was the nerve center between different areas of Spain that makes it connected to the main Spanish cities by train, road and plane.

The weather in Madrid varies greatly depending on the season. The average temperature ranges from 29C / 85F to 4C / 39F. Having a hot and dry climate in the summer, with enough rains in winter. We can find mild and pleasant temperatures in spring and autumn.

Culture and Activities

Madrid offers many interesting activities, a lot of culture and fun. The city is full of architectural monuments, such as the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, palaces ,.

Madrid students For those interested in art, there is the Prado Museum, Reina Sofía or Thyssen, which have fantastic collections of Spanish masters such as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso or Miró.

Madrid has two large amusement parks (such as Warner Bros), water parks, the zoo, where you can spend the day enjoying something different, since they are very close to the city and with easy access.

It offers a lot of cultural diversity, such as regular international concerts, large markets, parades and other activities. For sports enthusiasts, Madrid can offer everything from skiing (only 1 hour by bus) during winter, to golf, football all year round, as well as some international sporting events.

If you like to go out at night, Madrid has a very “varied” nightlife. You can go for tapas (Spanish appetizer), eat in different restaurants, go to the cinema or one of the theaters, watch a musical even drink cocktails in bars or discos.

Distritos

Madrid is divided into 21 zones and each zone is divided into neighborhoods. The starting point is the Puerta del Sol. Here you will find the famous kilometer zero, all roads in Spain start from that point. It is also a meeting place, always bustling. The most attractive neighborhoods in Madrid are all located around the Puerta del Sol: Sol, Huertas, La Latina, Chueca, Malasaña, a little further south the colorful Lavapiés and to the north of Moncloa / Argüelles university district, where our ÉLITE school is located Languages.

Sol / Huertas

Sol is the area of Puerta del Sol and Huertas is the southernmost area of Sol. Sol is vibrant and full of life. You can find many types of bars different types of typically Spanish bars.
Metro MadridMetro: Sol

La Latina

La Latina is south-west of Sol. It has narrow streets, beautiful old buildings and many squares. On Sundays, “El Rastro” opens, a large street market where you can find everything.
Metro MadridMetro: La Latina

Lavapiés

Lavapiés is probably the most multicultural neighborhood in Madrid. Cultures African, Arabic, Hindi, Gypsy … The Plaza de Lavapies is the center of the neighborhood. If you walk a little to the south you will find very interesting places, musicians playing in the street, food and beverage stalls. All bars there will have an artistic atmosphere. In addition there is a large selection of Arabic and Indian restaurants.
Tip: Lavapiés is not the safest neighborhood in Madrid … be careful with your belongings!
Metro MadridMetro: Lavapiés

Chueca

Chueca is the fashionable neighborhood of Madrid at the moment. During the day you can find many and very good bars and restaurants. The center of the neighborhood is the Plaza de Chueca. At night the area becomes a hotbed of people going in bars and streets.
Metro MadridMetro: Chueca

Argüelles / Moncloa

In this neighborhood is ELITE Lenguas, right next to the University City, the district of Moncloa and Argüelles welcomes many students. Argüelles is especially known for the Basses of Argüelles, where you can find many different discos, bars and clubs. You can also find alternative sites, as well as the main and most important clubs and clubs.
Near this area is the Parque del Oeste, the Temple of Debod as well as the Museum of America. Many young people go jogging in this incredible park west of Madrid.
Metro MadridMetro: Argüelles / Moncloa.
Metro MadridMetro: Argüelles / Moncloa

Palacio Real

Palacio Real

Hours: 10: 00h -18: 00h (October-March) 10: 00-20: 00 (April-September) Closed : January 1 and 6 / April 22 / May 1 / October 12 / November 9 / December 24, 25, Dec 31

The Royal Palace was the royal residence. Save an impressive collection of paintings by Goya, Velázquez and Caravaggio. Also ornate furniture, sculptures, gold and silverware, glassware, tapestries, musical instruments and porcelain. The visit includes the rooms decorated by Gasparini, the Library, the Royal Pharmacy, as well as the Royal Armory. King Felipe V commissioned the design of the Royal Palace, and construction began in 1738 and was completed in 1770.

 

Parque del Buen Retiro

Parque del Buen Retiro

Hours: Summer 6: 00h – 24: 00h Winter 6: 00h – 22: 00h

The Buen Retiro Park is considered the lung of the city. and Few cities in Europe and the world can claim to have such a large park (118 hectares) in the center of the city. It has a large lake with boats and three art galleries (Palacio de Cristal, Palacio de Velázquez and Casa de Vacas). Built in the seventeenth century as King’s park, it was donated to the town in 1868.

On holidays and on weekends the park is filled with walkers and tourists. There are all kinds of performances and it is the place where the Book Fair is held.

 

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Santiago Bernabéu

Open every day except Christmas and New Year 10: 00h-19: 00h on days without parties and 10: 30h -18: 30h holidays.

The Santiago Bernabéu is the stadium of Real Madrid and its facilities such as the trophy room, player areas … are open to visitors.

The stadium was inaugurated in 1947 under the name Nuevo Estadio Chamartín. His current name is in honor of the man who was President of the club for 35 years Don Santiago Bernabéu. After several remodeling projects, today it is classified as an elite stadium, and has the highest five-star UEFA award.

It is the second largest football stadium in Spain, with a capacity of around 80,000 spectators. The visit to the stadium includes the opportunity to walk through the technical area and see the dressing room of the visiting team. The stadium also has several restaurants, a large club shop and a shopping area.

 

Museo Nacional del Prado

Museo Nacional del Prado

Hours: 10: 00h-20: 00 from Monday to Saturday / 10: 00-19: 00 Sundays and holidays / Closed: January 1, 6/1 May / December 24, 25, 31. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before.

The Prado National Museum is one of the most important museums in the world. It shows paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Zurbarán, Murillo, Ribera, El Greco, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Boticelli, El Bosco, Van Dyck, Rubens, Dürer and Poussin. Carlos III commissioned the design and construction of this beautiful architecture.

In 2005, its total space doubled, which allowed to exhibit 500 more works. Two years later, the annex was inaugurated displaying a collection of works of Spanish art of the nineteenth century. This allowed the museum to regain its glory as the jewel in the crown of Europe.

 

Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol is the most commercial area of ​​the old town of Madrid. It was just another city gate 500 years ago. Today the square has become famous for being the epicenter of the road network of Spain. The distance between the Spanish capital and any other part of the country is measured from here. Crowds gather in Puerto del Sol once a year, waiting for the chimes of the clock announcing the arrival of the New Year.

 

Museo Reina Sofía

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Open Hours : 10: 00-21: 00 Monday-Saturday 10: 00-19: 00 Sundays. Closed Tuesdays and public holidays.

The Reina Sofía Museum is the Spanish National Museum of art of the twentieth century. The museum was officially opened on September 10, 1992 and is named after Queen Sofia. It is located in Madrid, near the train and metro stations of Atocha, in the south of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art: Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

The museum is mainly dedicated to contemporary art. The highlights of the museum include excellent collections of the two best Spanish masters of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Certainly, the museum’s most famous masterpiece is Picasso’s Guernica painting.

The Madrid Metro is considered by many to be the most modern metro and the most complete public transport network in Europe: it is cheap, ecological, efficient and easy to use. In addition to the metro network (consisting of 12 metro lines and more than 200 stations) there is a reliable service with frequent bus stops, as well as the train network, Cercanías (10 train lines), and the Light Rail which is the most recent incorporation.

How is it used?

  • Normal questions
1. How much does the subway ticket cost?
  • Simple subway pass: each trip costs you between € 1.50 and € 2, depending on how many stops your trip consists of.

* On October 31, the sale of magnetic tickets (single Metro / Light Metro, Metrobús, 10 Metro / Light Metro trips and Intercity Bonobús) ended. These tickets can be used until December 31.

From November 1, all tickets of the public transport system (with exceptions) can be loaded in the two types of contactless cards: the Personal Public Transport Card and the Multi, which can contain up to three different types of tickets.

Check in: http://www.crtm.es/billetes-y-tarifas/tarjeta-transporte-publico/titulos-que-contiene.aspx

  • 10 trips: it costs € 12.20 and you can travel anywhere in zone A, EMT and ML1 (Metrobús).
    Monthly subscription: this subscription costs € 54.60 (Zone A). If you are under 26, you are a candidate for the Young Pass (valid for all areas A-E2) that costs € 20. There is another new flat rate of the 30-day Pass at € 10 for the beneficiaries of the Employment Activation Program. For those over 65, there is a subscription for only € 12.30.

* The time you are living in Madrid and the frequency in which you use public transport will determine what type of ticket or ticket you will need.

* You can check the scope of the zones (A-E2) here: http://www.crtm.es/billetes-y-tarifas/zonas-tarifarias.aspx?zonaTarifaM=A

2. What is the subway schedule?

If you need to be somewhere too early or if you leave late, there is no need to worry. The Madrid Metro is available every day from 6 am to 2 am. Trains leave every 3 minutes at peak times (from 7 am-9am and from 6 pm-8pm). You can also take a look at the metro schedule and find the nearest route. There is no excuse for being late!

3. How do I get a Monthly Metro Pass?

If you want to get a monthly payment you will need some documents. You can scan them to make an online application or take printed documents to certain subway stations.

  • Photocopy of ID, passport or residence permit.
  • A recent photograph in color and card size. If you go to the main office they will take your picture there.

* Élite Lenguas advises you to request your subscription online. It is simpler and you can do it from home. You just have to follow these steps:

  1. Go to the page: tarjetatransportepublico.esmetro pass
  2. Choose the type of subscription you are going to use and press “Accept”. The options are: Young Pass (under 26), Normal Pass, Senior Pass (over 65). And you can choose which zone you are going to use: Zone A, B1, B2, B3 …
  3. Now you will need to enter your ID or passport number. Once you have clicked “Accept” you can choose between going to a Madrid Metro office (“Request an appointment”) or you can make an online request (“Start online application”)
  4. If you decide to apply online, you will have to fill out a form with your personal information and the address of your residence (Spanish). It is very important that you provide your e-mail and correct phone number so that the subway office can contact you. Before performing the next step you will have to check the “First card request” box.
  5. The next step is to upload the documents mentioned above (photocopy of ID or passport and recent photograph). If you have a disability you can upload the necessary documentation to apply for a discount.
  6. Once you have uploaded the documents, make sure all the information is in order and check the box that says “the signatory of the request declares”. Enter the validation code and start the payment process.
  7. Your payment will be a commission of € 4 for your new transport card.

Adolfo Suárez (Barajas) Airport
91 305 86 56

RENFE (National Railway)
Alcalá, 44
90 232 03 20

AVE Station (train) Atocha
Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V
91 563 02 02

Chamartín Train Station
Agustín de Foxá
91 323 21 21

Main Bus Station
Méndez Álvaro 83
91 468 42 00

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Explore Spain travelling in AVE, Spanish High Speed Train

Avanza Bus
Méndez Álvaro 83
90 202 09 99

ALSA Bus
Avenida de América Interchange 9-A
91 327 05 40

Emergency Telephone Numbers
– Emergency services in Madrid: 112
– Madrid city council information: 010
– Community Madrid information: 012
– 24 hour chemist: 098

Fire:
– Madrid and Móstoles: 080
– Community of Madrid: 085

Police:
– National: 091
– Municipal: 092
– Guardia civil: 062

Report an accident/nearest police station
914 44 81 20
c/ Príncipe de Asturias, 8
Metro: Manuel Becerra

Public health:
– SAMUR (accident in public places): 092
– INSALUD (Urgencies): 061 or 112 (English or Spanish)
– Red Cross:

Emergencies: 91 522 22 22

Intoxications: 91 562 04 20

Ambulances: 91 473 93 61

Lost or stolen credit cards
– Visa: 901 10 10 11
– MasterCard (Eurocard): 91 519 21 00
– American Express: 91 572 03 03
– Diner’s Club Card: 902 40 11 12

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Climate
May to June and September temperatures are most appropriate. Located in a plateau inland, Madrid has a typical temperate continental climate, hot in summer and cold in winter. However, although the summer is hot it is relatively dry, so it’s not particularly tough to get through. In winter, the mountains in the North West block the cold air from the Atlantic, the minimum temperature is about 7 ℃, not that cold. Madrid’s Spring and Autumn are pleasant seasons, especially the warm and comfortable autumn.

Nightlife
Madrid is the ultimate city for partying. It’s well known for its vibrant clubbing scene, and is known as the European capital of nightlife. So, you can’t leave Madrid without experiencing night clubs like the Teatro Kapital, which, with seven different floors each showcasing its own style, is one of Europe’s most famous clubs. There’s also the Joy-Eslava, a converted theatre which is open every day of the year! Nor can you leave without having a drink in some of the historical bars, like the Vía Láctea or the Penta in the Malasaña district, where you can get a taste of the famous “movida madrileña” of the 1980s.

Don’t be surprised if you get a call from one of your friends asking you to have dinner at 11pm, because in Madrid the party usually starts at this time! Therefore it’s important to make sure that you have a siesta after lunch, as many bars and clubs stay open until the following morning. Make the most of the night and then refuel yourself on your way home with a hot chocolate and some delicious “churros”.

Gastronomy in Spain
The food in Spain is quite simply-delicious! Among the most typical dishes are the well known Spanish omelette (tortilla), paella, cocido, cured ham (jamón serrano), gazpacho, suckling pig and Galician octopus, you’re bound to have heard of them!

Another Spanish tradition not to be missed is to “ir de tapas” (which means to go for tapas). Tapas are small portions of food, usually served to accompany a drink. It has become the most popular thing to do with your friends; to go to bars for a beer and some tapas.

Football
You’re bound to have heard of the best football club of the 21th century, Real Madrid! The stadium tour is a must— the Santiago Bernabéu has a capacity of 85,000 and is home to such footballers as Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas. Of course, when you come to Madrid you have to make the decision between Real Madrid or Atletico de Madrid, which side are you on?

Museums
Madrid has a multitude of museums to satisfy all interests. The three main museums, with a big international pedigree, are obligatory for all tourists. One of the most important art museums in the world, the Prado Museum boasts 6,500 sketches, more than 3,000 sculptures, nearly 2,800 decorative pieces of art, and 8,000 paintings, amongst which you can find works of Velázquez and Goya. For a more modern look at art, there is the Reina Sofía which houses an extensive collection of contemporary Spanish art, like the works of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. Finally, we have the Thyssen Bornemisza, which sees millions of visitors every year, and has a collection of over 800 works from the 17th to the 20th century.

Theatres and concerts
Madrid is full of theatres showcasing the best plays and world famous muscials, such as The Lion King or Cirque du Soleil. Also, opera lovers have to get themselves to the Royal Theatre.

In addition to theatre, many international bands come to Madrid on their tours for concerts and festivals, and obviously, it’s a mecca for Spanish groups. Groups and artists such as Noel Gallagher, Manowar, Coldplay, Juanes, Wire, Skunk, Elton John, Sting, Shakira, Guns’n’Roses have graced Madrid in the last few years.

Suburbs of Madrid
Geographically, Madrid is right in the center of Spain, and thanks to an excellent transport infrastructure of highways and trains, it’s the best base If you’re looking for towns nearby to make a perfect day trip.

You will surely love visiting towns like Toledo (only 35 minutes from Madrid by train), which is a World Heritage site. You can’t leave without seeing the impressive aquaduct en Segovia, or the marvellous Plaza Mayor in Salamanca. You will be amazed by the 16th century San Lorenzo de El Escorial monastery, or Alcalá de Henares, another World Heritage site, and the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes.

It’s really hard to get bored in Madrid since there are plenty of “fiestas” throughout the whole year. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult to decide what to do or when to visit. Therefore, we have listed the most important public holidays for our students:

The most important public holidays are between April and October. The main ones in Madrid are Dos de Mayo, San Isidro, La Paloma and La Almudena. All of the banks, shops and museums are closed on these holidays.

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  • In April, in the Easter celebrations of Semana Santa (the Holy Week), there are many processions in the streets. The people taking part wear the traditional procession dress and carry models representing the Virgin Mary. However, Semana Santa in Madrid cannot be compared to Semana Santa in Andalucia, where the processions are alot bigger.
  • May 2nd is historically an important day for Madrid. It is the festival of the Comunidad de Madrid (“Community of Madrid”) which takes place in the district of Malasaña. It is celebrated in memory of the rebellion against Napoleon that started in the Puerta del Sol during the War of Independence and led to the defeat of the Napoleon. There are lots of concerts, dance shows and sporting events.
  • The 15th of May is the day of a very important festival in Madrid; the Festival of San Isidro. San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid and it is one of the most famous festivals of the city. During the course of the festival, the famous Feria Taurina (the bullfighting fair) takes place at the Plaza de las Ventas in Madrid.
  • The 13th of June is the day of San Antonio de la Florida. The celebrations take place in the district of Moncloa. According to tradition, you have to put your hand into the baptismal font and the number of pins which stick to your hand marks the number of boy or girlfriends you will have.
  • From 23rd to 24th of June, the Festival of San Juan takes place in the “Parque del Retiro”. On the night of the 23rd of June, there is a fireworks display to celebrate the longest day of the year.
  • The first Sunday of July is the day of Nuestra Señora de las Victorias. Most of the celebrations take place in the district of Tetuán and there are several concerts.
  • From July 9th-16th, the Festival of the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated in the district of Chamberí. A range of events and music shows take place next to the Canal de Isabel II. From July 9th-17th, celebrations take place in the district of Carabanchel Bajo and from the 8th-17th in the district of Vallecas.
  • The 25th of July is the Festival of Santiago which is celebrated in the district of Carabanchel Bajo.
  • Around July, “El Festival de Verano en la Villa” (The Summer Festival in the Villa) begins and continues until September. The programme is filled with a range of events related to cinema, theatre and concerts which take place in different locations, usually outside.
  • August is the month of celebration in some of the districts of Madrid. From the 6th to the 15th, the Festivals of San Lorenzo, San Cayetano and la Virgen de la Paloma take place in the district of La Latina, Lavapiés and Las Vistillas. The men dress as “chulapos” (in the traditional Madrid folk dress) and the women wear “mantones” (traditional embroidered scarves) and dance the typical dance of Madrid, the “Chotis”. You can see this at any of the fiestas which take place in these three districts. During the first half of August, the fiestas convert the historic centre of Madrid into a constant stream of street parties, with dances and celebrations.
  • From September 24th-29th the Fiestas de Otoño (Autumn Festival) takes place in the district of Chamartín.
  • On the 12th of October, it is the Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Pilar (in the districts of Salamanca, Pilar and Orcasitas). It’s the festival of the “Hispanidad” and there are military processions in the centre of Madrid.
  • The 9th of November is the Festival of the Virgen de la Almudena, the female patron saint of the city. Her picture was found in a wall of the Arabic tower “La Puerta de la Vega” (the door of la Vega) where it was hidden from the Moors when they invaded.
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Visa


Elite Lenguas is responsible for assisting you in all the necessary procedures

Documentation required to apply for a visa:

IF YOUR STAY IS LESS THAN 6 MONTHS: you will not have to request the NIE

  • National visa application form. You can find it on the website of your country’s embassy.
  • Valid passport for the entire period for which the visa is requested.
    3 passport-size photographs with white background.
  • Certificate of Credits or Diploma issued by the educational center of your country where you have completed your last studies, as well as a certificate of the work carried out in your country, where appropriate, by the applicant.
  • Letter of admission to a public or private teaching center, officially recognized by the Spanish educational authorities, to study or expand studies or carry out research work.

* You can request this certificate for free at the secretariat if you enroll in Elite Lenguas.

  • Content of the curriculum, training or research to be carried out.

* You can request this certificate for free at the secretariat if you enroll in Elite Lenguas.

  • Medical insurance that covers, during the whole time in Spain, the medical expenses and repatriation associated with an accident or sudden illness.
  • Accommodation accreditation during the period of the studies.

* You can request this certificate for free at the secretariat if you enroll in Elite Lenguas.

  • Documentation that proves the disposition of economic resources for the entire period of studies (bank accounts, loans, credits, income statement, scholarships, etc.). If the student does not have these financial means by himself, he may present proof of his parents or legal representatives along with an original letter in which they commit to finance all the studies and the stay in Spain.
  • In the case of underage students, the authorization of parents or legal representatives.
  • Airplane reservation

* There may be variations of requirements depending on the country of origin, we recommend contacting Elite Lenguas or the Spanish Embassy in your country to verify it.

IF YOUR STAY IS OVER 6 MONTHS, IT IS ADDITIONALLY REQUIRED:

  • For applicants of legal age, a criminal record certificate (“police record” issued by the Department of Legalizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • A medical certificate in order to prove that the student “does not suffer from any of the diseases that may have serious public health repercussions in accordance with the provisions of the international health regulations of 2005”.

There may be variations of requirements depending on the country of origin, we recommend contacting Elite Lenguas ​​or the Spanish Embassy in your country in advance to verify it

Follow the procedures of NIE:

What is the NIE and its importance

Any person who wants to reside in Spain, whatever the reason for their stay or their nationality, must be in possession of a document proving their identity number (NIE)

* It is important that you know that:

  • You only need to obtain an NIE if your stay in Spain is going to be longer than 3 months. If your stay is going to be shorter (less than 90 days) you can identify yourself without problems with your passport.
  • You must also obtain it if you are a citizen from within or outside the EU.
  • The NIE will always identify you in Spain, but it will not assure you of your legal residence in Spain.
  • The NIE is necessary, in addition to identifying you, to open an account in a bank in Spain, request a mobile line contract with a Spanish operator, perform any economic transaction, file your taxes, buy a house or a car, perform any management in national and local public administrations, and a long etc.

How to get the NIE?

The interested party can request it directly from the General Directorate of the Police, or do so through the Consulate with original and photocopy of the valid passport.

1. If you need to request an appointment you can get it on the website: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpplustiem/citar

2. Choose «Madrid» and «Fingerprinting»

3. For the processing of NIE the following documentation is necessary:

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Where do you go to deliver the documents the day they cite you?

Students from outside the EU:

Provincial Aliens and Borders Brigade
Avenida de los Poblados 51
Madrid 28047

Community students:

Provincial Aliens and Borders Brigade
Avenida Padre Piquer 18
Madrid 28024

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