List of Schengen visa applications
Despite the fact that the list of documents for the Schengen visa Visa Code regulated, some consulates have their so-called recommendations, the violation of which can lead to failure.
Therefore blindly rely on this list is not necessary to always check the information on the website of the visa center or the consulate.
One of the most unusual requirements, a recommendation of the Austrian Consulate translate all documents submitted in Russian or English into German.
Thus, the minimum package should contain the following documents:
- A completed application form.
Typically, the profile will be printed and filled in by hand, but with each passing year more and more consulates are moving to online application form, ie,.E. you fill it online, but then print out and put in the basic package of documents.
A few days later, on the blog will be a separate article where we explain in detail how to properly fill out a form.
- Valid passport.
to the passport requirements:
- validity &# 8211; not less than 3 months from the date of completion of travel.
- issued not more than 10 years ago.
- the presence of at least 2 blank pages for sticking visas.
If the previous passport you had Schengen visas, please provide a copy or the passport itself.
- A copy of passport.
Is required to provide a copy of the first page of the internal passport, as well as pages containing information issued passport, marital status and registration in the Russian Federation.
- 2 color photographs 3.5 x 4.5 cm on a light background.
Photo Requirements should also clarify Online Visa Application Center / consulate or you can take a picture directly to the visa center, so that the picture will be 100% meet the requirements.
For example, the French Consulate accepts only photos on a light gray or blue background, pictures on a white background are not accepted.
- Medical insurance.
The insurance policy must be valid for the entire duration of the trip. Some consulates are asked to cover the insurance policy and ; corridor ; 15 days. The amount of coverage &# 8211; not less than 30 000 euros.
- Air / Railway tickets to both sides .
If you are traveling by car, you will need and the documents for the car. It is generally sufficient to provide: itinerary (arbitrarily), a copy of the vehicle registration, a copy of green card for the entire duration of the trip, a copy of a driver’s license of the international sample.
- Information about living in travel time
Reservation of your hotel or invitation from your friends with an address where you will live during a trip.
Please note that not all consulates accept the hotel’s electronic reservation, such as Booking.Com. Specify this moment in the consulate or visa center where you will submit documents. Requirements are often changed, so guided only by information from the official website of the consulate or visa center or received by phone from these organizations.
In confirmation of the hotel, the hotel must be spelled out by all traveling, the dates of stay and details of the hotel (address, phone). Some consulates are asked to documented the fact of payment of residence by the applicant. Payment information may be contained in the armor itself, or is represented by a separate document, such as an account of an account, where payment is visible.
Sometimes, to confirm the accommodation, require a fax from the hotel.
- Information about the availability of funds for travel time
Extract from a bank account or wage certificate, but more reliable. As a rule, the minimum requirement &# 8211; 50 euros for the day of stay.
For example, you drive to Paris for 10 days, therefore, the minimum amount in your account should be 500 euros (10 * 50 = 500).
Some consulates take an ordinary certificate of account status for a specific date, others require an extract with the movement of funds for the last 3 and even for 6 months.
Some consulates will take you even a check from an ATM with a balance and a photocopy of a credit card on both sides.
Requirements for certificate from work also depend on the consulate, as a rule, this document must contain information about the position being held, the amount of wages (by month or secondary), the date of employment and vacation information. To confirm wages, you can provide 2ndfl.
If you are a private entrepreneur, then to confirm income, provide: a copy of the certificate of registration of the IP, as well as a certificate of registration with the tax authority (INN).
Students must put a certificate from the place of study and sponsorship from parents.
- Consent to the processing of personal data.
This document is filled only if you submit documents through a commercial visa center. To fill it, you need internal passport data.