Every applicant, including children and infants, must personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date.
For non-EU citizens who are unsure about whether they need a Schengen visa to travel to the Schengen Area, please click on the “Do I need a visa?” link to find out.
Applicants who plan to visit the Schengen Area solely for tourist purposes, such as leisure, recreation, or sightseeing, and will arrange their own accommodation (hotel, hostel, B&B, camping, etc.), should apply as tourists.
To be eligible to submit a Schengen visa application, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a valid passport or travel document.
- Hold a valid UK residence permit. If the applicant holds a short stay visa for the UK (C type visa), they must apply for a Schengen visa from their country of residence.
- Apply for a short stay visa under one of the following categories: Tourist (including minors), Visitor Family/Friends, Business, EEA/EU and Swiss national family member, Conference Visa, Medical Visa, Study or Professional Training, or Cultural/Sports Visa.
By ensuring compliance with these requirements, applicants can increase their chances of being granted a Schengen visa.
Please ensure that you bring your original Hukou/ID card.
The list of documents provided below is not exhaustive, and the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents if necessary.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, not older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Applicants are required to bring and present their original documents, but they only need to submit photocopies unless otherwise specified.
Before gathering the required documents listed below, we strongly advise applicants to carefully review the requirements outlined in the Overview.
- STANDARD DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
- Visa application form (original) – Schengen Visa Application Form.
- Passport (original) – must be signed and have at least 2 blank pages for visa purposes. The passport must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area and must have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of departure from the Schengen Area.
By following these guidelines and providing the necessary documents, you can ensure a smooth and efficient visa application process.
An extended passport may still be considered valid, but if it is older than 10 years, it is no longer acceptable. In such cases, the applicant must first apply for a new passport.
If applicable, photocopies of previous Schengen visas endorsed in an old passport and/or issued within the last 3 years should be provided.
The UK Residence permit, whether endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area. Please note that a C type visitor visa is not acceptable.
An original photograph is required for the application.
- SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
Proof of current occupation:
– Employer letter (original): A recent, signed, and headed letter addressed to the Mission, including the name and position of the signee, confirming the applicant’s employment. Additionally, the last 3 months’ payslips should be provided.
– Student letter (original): A recent, signed letter from a UK university/college/school, addressed to the Mission, including the name and position of the signee, confirming the applicant’s enrollment.
– Self-employment letter (original): A recent, signed, and headed letter addressed to the Mission, including the name and position of the signee, confirming the applicant’s self-employment. This letter should be obtained from:
– The last tax return, which should accurately display the applicant’s details such as name, address, Unique Taxpayer Reference, and National Insurance Number. If the first tax return has not yet been filed, a letter from HMRC containing the Unique Taxpayer Reference and National Insurance Number must be provided.
– For company directors: Directors’ service contract, Certificate of Incorporation, and a Letter from Accountant must be provided if the applicant owns the company.
In order to maintain a professional tone, it is important to use clear and concise language while avoiding any unnecessary
If you are currently receiving benefits, please provide an original letter obtained from your local Jobcentre or Pension Service as proof. However, if you are not receiving benefits, we kindly request that you include a cover letter explaining your financial situation.
Housewife/Man (only applicable to married couples):
If you are a housewife or man and are married or in a registered partnership, you may be sponsored by your spouse or registered partner. In such cases, the following documents need to be provided:
– Original and copy of the marriage certificate: If this document was issued outside the EU and is not in English or Czech, it should be translated by a certified translator in the UK.
– Original and copy of the spouse or registered partner’s passport.
– Proof of occupation of the spouse or registered partner (as mentioned in B.1.a, b, or c).
– Proof of funds of the spouse or registered partner.
– Signed and dated cover letter from the spouse or registered partner confirming sponsorship.
Proof of Funds:
To demonstrate your financial capability, please provide the latest three months’ UK current account bank statements. These statements should clearly show your name, address, and end balance. The statements must be dated within the last week of the visa application submission date and should reflect a minimum amount of £30.00 per day of stay in the Schengen Area. Additionally, please include evidence of outstanding accommodation and travel fees. Alternatively, online bank account printouts are also accepted.
If you choose to use travellers’ cheques as a form of financial support, please ensure that they cover the same amount as explained in section a.
Proof of Travel:
For your convenience, please provide confirmed return travel tickets that clearly state your name and travel dates to and from the Schengen Area. If you plan to travel by car, please include the car registration, car insurance details, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) mentioning the
Proof of Accommodation
To obtain a Schengen visa, it is essential to provide proof of accommodation. This can be in the form of a confirmed reservation from a hotel, hostel, camping site, or any other type of accommodation. The reservation must clearly state the applicant’s name, travel dates, and the address details of the accommodation.
In cases where the applicant’s name is not mentioned on the reservation, an additional joint travel confirmation letter is required. This letter must be signed and dated by the person whose name appears on the reservation. Along with this letter, a photocopy of the person’s passport or ID card, as well as the passport signature page (if the signature is not on the passport’s bio page), must also be provided.
For group reservations, a list containing the names of all group members is necessary. Alternatively, the names of the group members can be mentioned on the travel ticket.
If the applicant plans to visit multiple Schengen states, a comprehensive travel plan is required. This plan should clearly indicate the dates of stay in each Schengen state, along with the corresponding addresses of accommodation during that period.
A crucial requirement for a Schengen visa is having valid travel insurance. The insurance must be registered in the UK and clearly display the applicant’s name. It should cover the entire territory of the Schengen Area and be valid for the entire duration of the applicant’s intended stay. The minimum coverage for medical emergencies and repatriation must be €30,000.
For applicants who are under 18 years old at the time of submitting their Schengen visa application, additional documents are necessary. These documents include:
- Birth Certificate: An unabridged birth certificate that shows the names of the biological parents. If the certificate is not in English or Czech, it must be translated by a certified translator in the UK.
- Consent of Both Parents: Written consent, signed and dated, from both biological parents, allowing
Proof of sole custody (in the case of a single parent): In situations where parents are divorced or one of the parents has passed away, it is necessary to provide evidence through a court order (original document to be presented) or a certificate (original document to be presented).
Proof of legal guardianship (in the case where a guardian has been appointed by the parents): To establish legal guardianship, it is required to submit a guardianship letter along with the guardian’s passport’s Bio page and signature page, if the signature is not present on the Bio page.
Please note that the aforementioned documents are essential for verification purposes and must be provided in their original form.
We kindly request your cooperation in providing the necessary documentation to ensure a smooth and efficient process. Should you have any further inquiries or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Applicants are advised to submit their Schengen visa application up to 6 months prior to their intended travel date to the Schengen Area. It is important to note that the minimum processing time for a visa application is 2 weeks. Therefore, it is crucial for applicants to allow sufficient time between their appointment date and travel date for the Mission to process their visa application. However, it is important to understand that delays may occur, and no guarantees can be given regarding the return date of the visa application.
For certain nationalities, the visa application requires consultation from other Schengen countries, resulting in a minimum processing time of 3 weeks. To ensure a smooth and timely visa application process, it is of utmost importance that the application is complete, and all submitted documents meet the requirements set by the Mission.
Applicants should also be aware that during peak seasons such as Easter, Summer holidays (July and September), and Christmas, appointment slots are quickly filled as the Mission can only process a limited number of visa applications on a daily basis.
Therefore, we strongly recommend the following to all applicants:
- Book your appointment as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.
- Ensure that all documentation in your visa application meets the requirements set by the Mission.
- Allow sufficient processing time for the Mission to review your application.
It is important to note that the Mission may request additional information/documents or invite applicants for an interview during the visa application process. These requests may cause delays, and applicants accept responsibility for any resulting delays in the visa process.
We strive to provide a seamless and efficient visa application process, and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to the guidelines and recommendations outlined above.
To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.
Please forward the documents through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.
After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.
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