Every customer, including children and infants, must personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date, which can be booked online.
For non-EU citizens who are unsure if they require a Schengen visa to travel to the Schengen Area, please click on “Do I need a visa?“ to find out.
Minors are individuals under the age of 18 when submitting a Schengen visa application for purposes such as tourism, visiting family or friends, being a family member of an EEA/EU or Swiss national, or for airport transit.
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 the mother and father 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 and a copy of the guardian’s passport bio page and signature page, if the signature is not on the bio page.
It is important to note 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 based on three age groups:
- Minors under 6 years old: Gratis (free of charge)
- 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, customers 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, being a family member of an EEA/EU or Swiss national, or airport transit.
Please note that 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.
For non-vaccinated travelers or those who have received vaccinations not recognized by Malta, it is necessary to complete the required form. You can access the form by clicking here.
Both the standard documentation and supporting documents must be recent, meaning they should not be older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Customers are required to bring and present their original documents, but they only need to submit photocopies unless the requirements specifically state that an original document must be submitted.
Before gathering the necessary documents mentioned below, we strongly advise customers to carefully review the requirements outlined in the Overview section. This will ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the chosen visa category.
STANDARD DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
- Visa application form (original) – Click here to access the form.
- Passport (original and photocopy) – Your passport must be signed and have at least 2 blank pages for visa purposes. It should also be valid for a minimum of 90 days beyond the return date of your trip to the Schengen Area. Additionally, the passport must have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of leaving the Schengen Area. If your passport is extended, it may still be valid, but if it is older than 10 years, it is no longer acceptable. In such cases, you will need to apply for a new passport.
- Photocopies of previous Schengen visas – If you have any previous Schengen visas endorsed in an old passport and issued within the last 3 years, please provide photocopies of these visas, if applicable.
- UK Residence permit (original and copy) – You must provide the original and a copy of your UK Residence permit. This permit should be either endorsed in your passport or issued as a Biometrics card. It must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the return date of your trip to the Schengen Area. Please note that a C type visitor visa is not acceptable.
Please ensure that the photograph provided is an original copy.
Please ensure that you provide an original photograph along with your application.
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, a certified translation by a translator in the UK is also necessary.
Consent from parental authority/legal guardian: A written consent, signed and dated, granting permission for the minor to travel. The original or a certified copy of the parental authority/legal guardian’s passport must be provided through a local or international notary service.
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).
Parent’s Passport: Both parents must have their original passports available during the application process. If either or both parents’ original passports are not present, a notarized copy of the passport’s bio data page is required.
Proof of guardianship: A certified letter of guardianship is necessary to establish legal guardianship.
- SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
In the case that a minor is applying for all visa categories except EEA/EU and Swiss National Family Member, the following supporting documents are required:
Proof of current occupation:
- Original student letter: A recent letter (less than 1 month old) from a UK school/college/university, addressed to the Mission, signed by an authorized individual, and confirming the minor’s enrollment.
Proof of funds (from 1 parent):
- Latest 3 months UK current account bank statements: These statements should show the minor’s parent’s name, address, and an end balance dated within the last month of the visa application submission date. The balance should reflect a minimum amount of £50.00 per day of stay in the Schengen Area, in addition to outstanding accommodation and travel fees. Alternatively, online bank account printouts are also accepted.
- Travellers’ cheques: These should cover the same amount as explained under point a.
Proof of travel (airplane, train, boat, coach, (hired) car):
- Confirmed return travel tickets: These tickets should clearly mention the minor’s name and travel dates to and from the Schengen Area.
- When traveling by car: Car registration, car insurance, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) should mention the car’s registration number and driver’s driving license. Additionally, a signed and dated cover letter from the driver confirming joint travel with the minor and providing travel dates is required.
If travel tickets have been paid through a travel agency, a receipt, invoice, or payment confirmation is also required.
Proof of Accommodation
- Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, camping, etc.) reservation must include the minor’s name, travel dates, and accommodation address details.
If the minor’s name is not mentioned on the accommodation reservation, a joint travel confirmation letter must be provided. This letter should be signed and dated by the person whose name is on the reservation. Additionally, a photocopy of that person’s passport/ID card, along with the passport signature page (if the signature is not on the passport’s bio page), must be included.
When making a reservation for a group, it is necessary to provide a list of the group members’ names. Alternatively, the names of the group members can also be mentioned on the travel ticket.
If accommodation is being provided by family or friends in Malta, there are certain requirements that need to be met. Firstly, the host must provide a recent Declaration of Proof, which should not be older than 6 months. This declaration must be certified by a legal representative in Malta. Additionally, a copy of the host’s passport’s bio page and their permit of stay in Malta should also be included, if the host is a non-EU citizen.
- If accommodation is provided by family or friends in Luxembourg, a recent cover letter from the host is required. This letter should be signed and dated, confirming the travel period and address of stay. Along with the cover letter, a copy of the host’s passport’s bio page must be provided. If the host is a non-EU citizen, their permit of stay in Luxembourg should also be included.
When applying through the Consulate in Manchester, the host in Luxembourg must provide a declaration of support legalized by a Notary Public (for visa applications in Manchester and Edinburgh).
Travel Insurance (All-Risk Medical Travel Insurance)
The travel insurance must clearly show the minor’s name and be valid throughout the entire territory of the Schengen Area. It must also cover the entire period of the minor’s intended stay in the Schengen Area. The minimum coverage for medical emergency and repatriation (including a clause in case of) must be €30,000.
Please note that the above-mentioned documents and requirements are necessary to ensure a smooth and successful visa application process.
When a minor is applying as a family member of an EEA/EU or Swiss national, the following documents are required:
- Original passport or ID card of the EEA/EU or Swiss national (to be presented for verification).
- Proof of relationship to the EEA/EU or Swiss national, such as a marriage or birth certificate (original document to be presented). A certified translation in the UK is necessary if these documents are not in English.
- Evidence of joint travel arrangements, including airplane, train, boat, or coach tickets.
For travel by car, the following additional documents are required: car registration, car insurance, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) with the car’s registration number and driver’s driving license mentioned. A signed and dated cover letter from the driver confirming joint travel with the minor and travel dates must also be provided.
If travel tickets have been purchased through a travel agency, a receipt, invoice, or payment confirmation is also necessary.
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.
In order to obtain a Schengen visa for Luxembourg, it is necessary for every customer to provide a signed printout of the online Schengen visa application form (VAF). To ensure a smooth process, customers must follow these steps:
- Begin by duly completing and printing the online Schengen visa application form, ensuring that the information matches the details on their passport.
- Click on the Schengen Visa Application form link provided, which will open the form in PDF format.
- Once the form is completed, select “File” on the Menu bar and choose the “Print” option.
- Once the form is completed, select “File” on the Menu bar and choose the “Print” option. Confirm the printing process to obtain a hard copy of the application form.
- After printing the online Schengen visa application form, the customer should proceed to the remaining steps.
- Sign the completed visa application form in the designated places, specifically at number 37 and right under the disclaimer at the end of the VAF.
- On the day of the appointment, the customer must bring the signed visa application form along with all the necessary supporting documents.
By following these instructions, customers can ensure that their visa application process for Luxembourg proceeds smoothly and efficiently.
Customers are advised to submit their Schengen visa application up to 6 months before their intended travel date to the Schengen Area. It is important to note that the minimum processing time for a visa application is 3 weeks. Therefore, customers must 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 we cannot guarantee the exact return date of the visa application.
To ensure a smooth and timely visa application process, it is of utmost importance that the application is complete, and all documents submitted meet the requirements set by the Mission. Failure to do so may result in unnecessary delays.
Customers should also be aware 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 daily. Additionally, closures and holidays of Mission may further extend the processing time.
Therefore, we strongly recommend the following to all customers:
- 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.
For customers submitting their visa application in our satellite centers in Manchester or Edinburgh, please note that an additional 2 days should be calculated into the minimum processing time. This is because the application will first be dispatched to the London office, and then forwarded to the Mission in London the following day.
During the visa application process, the Mission may request additional information/documents or invite the customer for an interview. It is important to understand that this may cause delays, and applicants must accept responsibility for any resulting delays in the visa process.
In order to begin your visa application process, we respectfully request that you complete the enclosed sample form (available in either PDF or Word format) in its entirety. If at any point you are unsure about any of the information required, please leave it blank. Once the form is complete, please submit it to us, along with a copy of your passport and BRP card/UK residency documentation, as well as any past Schengen visas that you may have previously obtained.
Please send the required documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt of these documents, we will arrange a free consultation call to further discuss your application and take the necessary next steps. For any additional inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at +442035001580.
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