Urgent Spanish visa dilemma

Apr 17th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Urgent Spanish visa dilemma

Hi everyone, I'm currently a student in the UK I have been living since 2001 at the age of seven and I currently have a permanent residence visa in the UK but still hold a Jamaican passport. As a part of my course I have been given the opportunity to go abroad for 2 months to Spain on an internship. I applied for the visa with all requires documents for the internship, university etc. Today I went to collect the visa and they have only given me 7 days, from 10th May 2014 to 16th May 2014 while I applied for 10th May 2014 to 16th of July 2014. At first I thought it was a mistake but the person at the consulate in London seems to think it isn't.
Please could someone help me as I'm very unsure if what I'm suppose to do and my flight has already been booked

Thanks in advance
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Apr 17th, 2014, 01:56 PM
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Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, I have 3 weeks before the internship starts and I'm not sure whether to give up or even where to look for help and advice.
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Apr 17th, 2014, 02:41 PM
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Call or go back to the consulate and ask to speak to a supervisor, ask politely why you were not granted the 2 months you requested. It could just be an error with the date.

You could also ask your school to get involved.
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Apr 17th, 2014, 02:42 PM
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I would go again to the consulate with a copy of your application, a copy of whatever you have explaining your internship and the dates it is for and ask again why your visa was issued for only a few days when you requested for 2 months. If the first person can't help you politely ask to speak to a supervisor. If that doesn't work you might ask whoever it is who offered you the internship if they have any connection at the consulate to ask what happened to your visa request.
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Apr 17th, 2014, 05:29 PM
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I would approach your school. Obviously there have been problems before and they may well know the best way to handle it - and/or have a connection that they might be able to speak to for resolution.
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