Schengen Visa Requirements

What is Schengen?

Schengen area refers to the EU passport free port that covers most of the EU countries. It’s the most important free travel area within the world. We are going to discuss the requirements for Schengen visa.

 What is a Schengen Visa?

A Schengen visa may be a short-stay visa that permits an individual to visit any members of the Schengen Area, per stays up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.

Required Documents To Be Submitted. 

(Non-submission may cause refusal of application)

Application form – available also online – free of charge fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents just in case of minors, below the age of 18)

Passport

Must be valid for at least three months from the date of expiry of visa. Signed by bearer Passport not older than 10 years (issued within the last 10 years) a minimum of two free “visa pages” Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport previous passport if applicable

Two recent bio metric passport sized photographs (3.5×4, 5 cm) Requirements:

NEW! Should not be older than 6 months. Covering almost 70-80% of face (32-26mm) of the photo. A uniform and white background. Clear countenance and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame. Head coverings are only accepted for religious reasons. Do not glue or staple the photographs to the appliance form.

Photocopies

1 passport copy of pages containing personal data Copies of previous Schengen visa

Travel medical insurance Requirements:

Valid for the whole duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries. Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards aren’t accepted) Conditions must be stated either on insurance document or on separate confirmation letter

Flight and hotel reservation:

Valid hotel / booking with full address (name of hotel, street, city, zip postal code, phone number & booking ref) flight reservation or itinerary.

Employment letter / NOC  from local  sponsor/ employer including name, company address and phone number of company  or sponsor, with complete details of applicant including working position, starting date of employment and salary and time-frame of leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel. Additionally valid trade license copy for investor/partner of company

Proof of monetary means of the applicant.

Personal bank statements of a minimum of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, others Tax Returns

Cover Letter

Additional documents for minors below the age of 18 (if applicable) proving legal parenthood: Copy and English translation of either certificate / proof of adoption /custody decree if parents are divorced / death certificate of parent (Consulate reserves the proper to request the original document at a later stage) Documents need to be translated into either English “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/ trustee.

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