Every applicant, including children and infants, must personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date.
Regarding school pupils:
It is important to note that children who are traveling to Iceland as part of a school trip and are citizens of a country that falls under Schengen visa requirements must obtain a visa before their trip.
For non-EU citizens who are unsure if they require a Schengen visa for travel to the Schengen Area, please click on the “Do I need a visa?“ link to find out.
Minors are individuals under the age of 18 when submitting a Schengen visa application, including those applying for a Tourist, Visitor Family/Friends, EEA/EU and Swiss national family member, or Airport Transit visa.
Therefore, each minor must provide the following additional documents:
- Child’s unabridged/full birth certificate displaying the names of both biological parents.
- Written consent (signed and dated) from both mother and father as mentioned on the child’s birth certificate.
- Copy of both parents’ passport bio page and signature page, if the signature is not on the bio page.
- In the case of divorce or the death of one parent, a court order confirming sole custody or the deceased parent’s certificate, respectively.
- If a guardian has been appointed by the parents, a guardianship letter along with the guardian’s passport bio page and signature page, if the signature is not on the bio page.
It is important to emphasize that due to European legislation regarding the protection of children/minors, minors who fail to provide all the required documents may not be granted a Schengen visa.
The applicable visa fee for minors varies across three age groups:
- Minors under 6 years old: No fee
- Minors aged 6 to 11 years old: Reduced visa fee
- Minors aged 12 years old and above: Full visa fee
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 for purposes such as tourism (including minors), visiting family or friends, business, EEA/EU and Swiss national family members, or airport transit.
UK travel documents:
If you hold a refugee travel document (1951 Convention travel document) or a travel document for stateless persons (1954 Convention travel document) and you are a national of a country that requires a visa when traveling to the Schengen area, you must apply for a visa before traveling to Iceland.
Please note that the information provided above is in a professional tone and aims to enhance clarity and readability.
Please see the checklist for a minor’s visa with the complete list of requirements.
The list of documents provided below is not exhaustive, and the customer may be asked to provide additional information or documents if requested by the Mission.
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 specified otherwise.
Before gathering the required documents mentioned below, applicants are advised to carefully review the requirements under the Overview section to ensure eligibility for the chosen visa category.
- Standard Documentation for Schengen Visa Application
- Visa application form (original) – Please refer to the link provided.
- Passport (original) – A signed passport with at least two blank pages for visa purposes. It must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area and should have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of departure from the Schengen Area.
Note: An extended passport may still be valid, but if it is older than 10 years, it is no longer acceptable. In such cases, the customer must first apply for a new passport.
- Photocopies of previous Schengen visas – If applicable, include photocopies of previous Schengen visas endorsed in an old passport and issued within the last 3 years.
- UK Residence permit – A valid UK Residence permit, either endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, is required for travel to the Schengen Area. It must be valid for at least three months beyond the return date of the trip. Additionally, the C-type visa is not acceptable.
Regardless of the visa category being applied for, every minor is required to submit the following documents as part of the Standard Documentation:
Birth certificate: An unabridged birth certificate that clearly states the names of the biological parents. If the certificate is not in English or Portuguese, a certified translation by a translator in the UK is also necessary.
Consent from both parental authority/legal guardian: Both biological parents need to give their written consent (signed & dated) for the minor to travel.
Parents passports (copy)
In the case of a single parent: If the parents are divorced or if one of the parents is deceased, proof must be provided. This can be demonstrated through a court/residence order (original document to be presented) or a certificate (original document to be presented).
In case the minor is applying for Tourist/Visitor Family & Friends/Airport Transit
Proof of current occupation
Student letter (original): recent (less than 1 month old) signed UK university/college/school letter (addressed to the Mission and confirming applicant’s enrolment)
Proof of funds (from 1 parent)
The latest 3 months’ UK current account bank statements showing at least 1 name of the applicant’s parents, address, and a positive end balance dated within 1 month old
Proof of travel (airplane, train, boat, coach, (hired) car)
Confirmed return travel tickets: mentioning applicant’s name and travel dates
When traveling by car: car registration, car insurance, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) mentioning the car’s registration number and driver’s driving license.
Proof of accommodation: confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, camping etc.) booking mentioning applicant’s name, travel dates, and accommodation address details.
Travel insurance (all-risk medical travel insurance)
The travel insurance – clearly showing the applicant’s name – must be valid throughout the complete territory of the Schengen Area and must cover the entire period of the applicant’s intended stay in the Schengen Area; The minimum coverage for medical emergencies and repatriation must be 30.000 €.
In case the minor is applying for EEA/EU and Swiss national family member
EEA/EU and Swiss national’s passport or ID card (original to be seen)
Proof of relation to EEA/EU and Swiss national: marriage/birth certificate (original to be seen), if not in English or German, then translation by a certified translator in Iceland of the same is required
Proof of joint travel
Please ensure that you include a recent color photograph of yourself, taken within the last six months, adhering to the following specifications:
- Background: The photograph should be taken against a plain light background, preferably white or off-white. This will ensure that your features are clearly distinguishable and stand out against the background.
- Clarity: The photograph must be of high quality, with your face in sharp focus. This will enable us to accurately verify your identity.
- Facial expression: Please maintain a non-smiling expression in the photograph. Additionally, avoid wearing sunglasses, hats, caps, or any head covering, unless it is worn due to religious beliefs or ethnic background.
- Printing: The photograph should be printed on regular photographic paper, as obtained from a camera print. This will ensure that the image is clear and of suitable quality.
- Attachment: Please securely attach (glue) the photograph to the Visa Application Form.
In the event that the submitted photographs fail to meet these requirements, the visa application will be considered incomplete. In such cases, the applicant will be requested to obtain new photographs from the photo booth available at the visa application center.
Applicants must diligently fill out the application form as outlined below:
Schengen visa application form
Complete all mandatory fields on the visa application form, which are marked with a red star (*).
Please ensure that all sections of the application form are accurately and comprehensively filled out.
Applicants are welcome to submit their Schengen visa application up to six 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 15 days. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants allow sufficient time between their appointment date and travel date for the Mission to process their visa application. Please be aware that delays may occur, and we cannot guarantee the exact return date of the visa application.
For certain nationalities, the visa application requires consultation from the other Schengen countries, which may result in a longer processing time. To avoid any delays in the visa application process, it is crucial that the application is complete, and all submitted documents meet the requirements set by the Mission. Please refer to the “Documents Required” section for specific visa categories.
Applicants should also take into consideration that during peak seasons such as Easter, summer holidays (July and August), and Christmas, appointment slots are quickly filled as the Mission can only process a limited number of visa applications per day. Additionally, please be mindful of Mission closures and holidays, as they may extend the processing time.
Therefore, we strongly recommend the following to all applicants:
- Book your appointment as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.
- Ensure that your visa application documentation meets the requirements specified by the Mission.
- Allow sufficient processing time for the Mission to review your application thoroughly.
Applicants submitting their visa application at our satellite center in Edinburgh should consider adding an additional two days to the minimum processing time. This is because the application will first be dispatched to the London office before being forwarded to the Mission in London the following day.
During the visa application process, the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents, as well as invite applicants for an interview. It is important to note that these requests or interviews may potentially lead to delays in the visa process. Applicants are kindly reminded to accept responsibility for any such delays that may occur.
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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