Step By Step On How To Apply For Schengen Visa (Europe Countries) From Anywhere
Schengen is a popular town in Luxembourg, where 26 European States joined together to form a single country for international travel purposes with a common visa policy through the abolishment of passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders.
The Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHENGEN VISA
Ensure you possess the required document(s) before applying for visa.
The application can be downloaded and filled online with an attached passport photograph of 35*45mm in dimension.
You are advised to recheck your application for errors. Make sure every details put down is genuine to avoid implications
Then click SUBMIT
The visa application form which 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.
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 and guardians is attached if the minor is to be travelling alone.
TRAVEL PURPOSES/SHORT TERM
The letter of invitation to the applicant
The entry ticket (if any)
In case of enrolling into a program, the meticulous description of the applicant’s residence in the Schengen zone, an itinerary. Also a document that proves the purpose of this travel.
TRAVELING FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDYING
For starters, two application forms are to be filled.
The letter of acceptance in a Schengen country University/College/School
Proof that one is able to reside and financially maintain him/herself during their stay in the Schengen zone.
TRAVELING FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMPLOYMENT
Again, two application forms must be filled
The employment contract between the applicant and the future employer residing in the Schengen territory.