Saturday, August 21, 2010
Its 22nd August which means in 3 days from now, I'll be on a flight to Barcelona. I'm actually not sure what I'm feeling right now and as a matter of fact I never was for the past several days. I'm overjoyed at the prospect of starting my MBA journey, meeting all the wonderful people there and visiting a new city/country. But at the same time I'm starting to feel sad at the thought of leaving behind my wife, parents and my brother. It'll be the first time in the past 5 years that I'll be living away from her (wife) and the thought of it is very depressing. But as she says I guess I'll have to do this to get myself an MBA and a 100K+ job to finance her shopping list. Jokes apart, I know the move is going to be tough and I know I'm going to miss her dearly!
Anyways lemme not invite any tears here! Coming to my pre-MBA preparations, I have been very very busy lately with my financial accounting pre-course, which i hope to finish by tomorrow, and with my packing. You know what I realized, packing is not only uninteresting but also one of the most laborious tasks - take it from a GMAT three timer! You need to have the right set of skill and planning to fit in a cupboard, a pantry, half of the washroom and a mobile Circuit City inside a single baggage and still make it weigh 23 kgs. Lucky for me, my mom is a packing-genius!!
I hope to squeeze in one more post before I say adios to India. Till then take it easy!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Disclaimer: The information on this post limits to obtaining a Study visa or a student Class D visa. Although this post is targeted for Indian visa applicants, others might also find the information presented in this post useful in their visa application process to Spain. Also the following is based on my personal experience and is to be taken only as a friendly suggestion rather than a step by step guide. The information in this post holds good at the time of writing and the process could change in the future. Hence please don't hold me liable to any misinformation.
Original Application Form.
Three photocopies of the Application Form.
Bank Draft in favor of Embassy of Spain,
for Rs. 3,424/- New Delhi
Photocopy of Bank Draft.
Photocopy of passport (all the pages including blank ones).
Original Police Clearance Certificate with the Apostille (More info on this below)
Photocopy of the Police Clearance Certificate.
Admission letter from the educational institution where admitted (in English).
Admission letter from the educational institution where admitted (in Spanish)
Letter from the school with the contents of the program of studies.
Proof of health insurance coverage during the course of the program. In my case since IESE covered my insurance, i got a letter from them stating the same.
Original Medical Certificate.
Photocopy of the Medical Certificates.
10th and 12th std. marks cards.
Graduation Degree certificate.
Official transcripts from my
(Just in case) Undergraduate University
Proof of financing the program. Eg. educational loan sanction letter etc.
Proof of funding for living expenses. Eg. Affidavit or letter of support from parent.
IT Returns for the past year.
Pay slip from the latest employer for atleast 3 months.