Schengen visa requirements

A unified exemplar of the requested documents with the additional information is meticulously described and listed below:
The Visa Application form must be fully completed and signed in the corresponding blanks.
One photo is to be attached; the photo must have a passport format, full-face capture, and a light background. The photo must be recently taken.
The passport as well as all the copies of your previous visas, valid for at least 3 months prior to your departure is required. The passport must have at least two blank pages.
Round trip reservation or itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from the Schengen area. You can use the visa consultation services like this one. These guys can handle most of your visa requirements such as flight itineraries, hotel reservations along with free consultation over email.
The travel health insurance policy is to be secured, covering any medical emergency with hospital care and travel back to ones native country due to medical motives. This health insurance policy has to cover expenses up to 30,000 euros, the sum depending on the residing days, and also it has to be valid in all Schengen countries. The health insurance policy must be purchased before picking up the visa and if your visa is refused you can cancel it!
Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay in the Schengen area.
Proof of sufficient means of subsistence during the intended stay in the Schengen area. Varies from country to country.
For a minor there are a few additional documents requested by the corresponding institution stated as follows:

The minor’s birth certificate
The application form has to be signed by both parents
In cases where one parent has full custody over the child, the family court order has to be attached.
Certified copies of ID/passport of both parents.
The notarized parental authorization signed by both parents or guardians is attached if the minor is to be travelling alone.
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Apart from all the aforementioned documents when applying for a Schengen visa, depending on the type of visa you are seeking there are several additional documents that need to be attached. Below you will find the information about all the additional documents needed for any type of Schengen visa separately.

 

Student Schengen Visa

A student visa best translates into a genuine authorization the government of the designated country issues to students who are already accepted at a certified educational establishment. The holder of this type of visa is not required to have the citizenship of the designated country in order to follow studies yet it is no immigrant visa either. Every student with the citizenship of a country that requires a visa to enter the Schengen zone must obtain a student visa in order to follow studies in the educational institute of the designated Schengen country.

 documentation is required

  • A valid travel document/ passport (At least 3 months up to its expiration date)

  • Documentation to prove how you intend to support your stay in Europe. You may present the following as a proof of means of subsistence: cash in convertible currency, travellers cheques, cheque books for a foreign currency account, credit cards or any other means that guarantees funds in hard currency.

  • Proof regarding your accommodation. This is not necessarily required in case the students proves that he/she will have sufficient funds to maintain themselves during their stay in the foreign Schengen country.

  • Two current passport-sized photos (Appropriate for the designated embassy/consulate)

  • Travel itinerary

  • Medical/travel insurance valid for your entire stay in the Schengen country

  • Letter of acceptance from your university

  • A bank receipt to prove you have paid the processing fee

Tourist schengen visa

Tourist visa is an authorization of the designated country/countries of destination within the Schengen Area issued to the citizens of countries that have mandatory visa requirements from the Schengen Zone with the sole purpose of traveling in the designated Schengen country/countries for pleasure or on a visit to their relatives living in the Schengen Zone. The holder of this type of visa is not required to have the citizenship of the designated country in order to spend time with their relatives or visiting the designated Schengen country however such an authorization has its limitations as well.

On a tourist visa you are allowed to reside in the designated country for the maximum of 3 months/90 days unless the visa states differently, and you are not allowed to work for such a period of time, unless the visa states differently.

YOU NEED

  • One photo is to be attached; the photo must have a passport format, full-face capture, and a light background. The photo must be recently taken.

  • The passport as well as all the copies of your previous visas, valid for at least 3 months prior to your departure is required. The passport must have at least two blank pages.

  • One must have a copy of the reservation of the return ticket for the time intended to be travelling. Find out how to get flight reservation for Visa Application.

  • The travel visa insurance policy is to be secured, covering any medical emergency with hospital care and travel back to one’s native country due to medical motives. This health insurance policy has to cover expenses up to 30,000 euros, the sum depending on the residing days, and also it has to be valid in all Schengen countries. The health insurance policy must be purchased before picking up the visa and if your visa is refused you can cancel it!

  • Proof of Accommodation

Tourist visa (Visiting friends or relatives)

  • The current bank statement (preferably for the last 6 months)

  • In case one doesn’t have a bank account or doesn’t own enough funds to be taking care of their expenses during this travel, one must ask the visiting friends or relatives to sign an “official affidavit of support” at the corresponding office in his/her place of residence. Make sure you carry the original document when applying for the visa.

  • The applicant description of their trip, the purpose of travelling, the time frame and all the personal date written down in a letter.

In case of first time travelers, one must submit also:

  • Income tax returns for the last three years

  • Appointment letter

  • Proof of legal entity of the company

  • A reference letter from the employer

  • In case the applicant is the owner of the company he/she is working for, the business registration, tax returns and the latest bank statement is to be attached.

  • The plane ticket reservation (You can use the visa consultation services like this one or find one online.)

  • Other documents, specified by the visa subtype

Visiting relatives/friends

  • If the applicant declares that he/she will be covering all the travel expenses, proof of one’s financial status is requested otherwise if the relative/friend is to cover the applicants expenses, a formal document issued by the competent authorities to a resident of a Schengen country (the friend/relative in this case) is to be submitted.

  • The formal invitation by the relative/friend residing in a Schengen country.

  • If the applicant will be covering the expenses on his/her own, the relatives/friends name, address and the copy of their passport will suffice. In case that the friend/relative is not a citizen of this Schengen country, the copy of the residency permit will also be required.

Tourist travel (no visit to any relatives/friends)

  • The applicant’s bank statement (preferably for the last 6 months)

  • The detailed itinerary of the traveling days in the Schengen Zonehotel reservations or a formal invitation letter by a resident of a Schengen country.

 
 

Working  Schengen Visa 

Working visa is an authorization of the designated country/countries of destination within the Schengen Area issued to the citizens of countries that have mandatory visa requirements from the Schengen Zone for the sole purpose of traveling in the designated Schengen country/countries in order to engage in a working activity commonly ordained by the Company Institution inside the Schengen Zone. The holder of this type of visa is not required to have the citizenship of the designated country in order to be working for a Company Institution in the Schengen Area as well as reside alone or with his/her family in the designated Schengen country.

What documentation is required?

First of all, one must download the application form from the internet and fill it completely and sincerely. You can electronically fill in the form for a Schengen Visa and print it out.

  • One photo is to be attached; the photo must have a passport format, full-face capture, and a light background. The photo must be recently taken.

  • The passport as well as all the copies of your previous visas, valid for at least 3 months prior to your departure is required. The passport must have at least two blank pages.

  • One must have a copy of the flight reservation for the time intended to be travelling. It is not recommendable to buy the ticket before getting the visa, if not necessary.

  • The travel medical insurance policy is to be secured, covering any medical emergency with hospital care and travel back to one’s native country due to medical motives. This health insurance policy has to cover expenses up to 30,000 euros, the sum depending on the residing days, and also it has to be valid in all Schengen countries. The health insurance policy must be purchased before picking up the visa and if your visa is refused you can cancel it!

  • Attention, two application forms must be filled

  • Proof of Accommodation

  • The employment contract between the applicant and the future employer residing in the Schengen territory.

How long is the visa valid for?

Working visa goes under the long-term visa type which allows you to reside in the Schengen Zone for the time you will be employed in the designated country. Immediately after you settle, you are obliged to apply for a residency permit which allows you to cherish the same rights as every other EU citizen in this area.

How long does it take to receive the visa?

It is advisable to apply for a Schengen Employment Visa at least 2 months prior to the planned trip. The Embassy Consulate will then reply depending on the days the proceeding of the visa will take (It can take up to 3 month in order to proceed such a request).