Documents for Schengen visa (with free templates)

documents required for Schengen visa

The documents needed for Schengen visa is not much different from many other countries, Schengen visa documents include the standard documents such as passport, flight tickets or itineraries, hotel reservations etc.

  • Duly filled Schengen visa application form .This needs to be filled in blue ink and signed by the applicant.Make sure that you have filled the visa application with all the required information.You can now fill the entire Schengen visa application online and take a print out if it .See our blog post on how to fill your Schengen visa application online.
  • Passport with at least two blank pages and valid for at least three months from the visa application date is mandatory
  • Two photographs as per the spec mentioned by photo specification for Schengen visa application
  • Personal Covering letter from the applicant, explaining in detail the purpose of the visit.Not to worry, we have attached a sample that you can modify for your needs. Here is personal cover letter for Schengen visa
  • A medical insurance with a minimum cover of €30,000.There are ofcourse, many websites online which can provide you with an insurance. But keep in mind that these companies are insurance agents and it is in their interest to sell you the most expensive insurance . See our article to get the best travel insurance for Schengengen visa requirement.
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  • A confirmed Flight itinerary or reservation for Schengen visa from a travel agent. A flight ticket need not be booked in advance for a visa. Once the visa is confirmed then a flight ticket may be purchased.Flight itinerary is a safer way of submitting a visa application without buying an actual flight ticket which is expensive if your visa is refused. In fact the European union visa requirements for visa states the same.As per the official document,

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