1. The waiver application must be initiated with the U.S. Department of State (Waiver Review Division) so to obtain a case number. More information
2. Once a case number has been obtained, the following documents should be sent to the Education Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in a .pdf file:
3. The original version of the following document must be sent by regular mail to:
Embassy of Spain - Education Office
2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
In case of marriage with a U.S. citizen, provide a copy of the marriage certificate and a copy of the spouse’s U.S. passport.
The processing time to issue a No Objection Letter may be up to six weeks once all the required documents have been submitted.
• After reviewing each application and once it is complete, the Embassy issues the No Objection Statement and mails it to the Department of State. The applicant will be notified via email once it is sent, and will receive a copy of the letter.
• After the No Objection Statement is sent, it is the Department of State’s responsibility to decide whether or not to grant the waiver and notify the applicant concerning its decision. The Embassy does not have information concerning the amount of time the Department of State may take regarding this decision.
• The No Objection Statement itself only reflects that the Spanish government does not oppose the individual staying in the United States. Therefore, it is not comparable to the waiver, and does not replace it in any case.
• For additional information about the waiver process, please contact the Department of State.