Requirements for a Schengen visa

SCHENGEN STATES : Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

Represented by FRANCE : Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Iceland, Sweden and Switzerland.

Processing delay : 5 full working days / incomplete files will not be processed.

1-GENERAL INFORMATION:

Visa applications are submitted on an appointment basis ONLY.

PLEASE CALL 746 053 TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
MON-THURS 12:00-13:00 or 14:00-16:30
FRIDAY12:00-13:00 ONLY

Applicants must come in person to submit.
All persons applying for visas, irrespective of their nationality, will have to apply in person at the visa office of the French Embassy and have their finger scans taken.

Please ensure you have at least a free double page in your passport.

Please supply ORIGINAL documents plus one photocopy of all documents that need to be returned to you when making your application.

PLEASE INFORM US IF YOU ARE THE SPOUSE OR DEPENDANT CHILD OF AN EU CITIZEN WHEN SUBMITTING.

Processing delay: 5 full working days / INCOMPLETE FILES WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

2-FORM / PHOTO
A completed and signed visa application form. One photo (with a white background, no scarf, do not staple or glue on to the application form).

3-PASSPORT
A passport with a validity exceeding 6 months, with a free double page in it, and a photocopy of page with personal data.

4-LETTER from your employer to confirm applicant is on leave if you are travelling for tourism or letters from the company in France and from the local company stating nature, date and duration of business trip.

5-PROOF OF MEANS OF SUPPORT
Approximately 100 US$ per day or 50 US$ per day for applicants in possession of a letter of guarantee of accommodation (see 7b).

6-PROOF OF MEANS OF TRANSPORT
Confirmed return itinerary.

7-PROOF OF ACCOMMODATION
a) Confirmed hotel booking/ paid.
b) If visiting someone who lives in France: original of a letter of guarantee of accommodation from the host in France called an « attestation d’accueil », which the host can obtain from the Mayor of the town where he/she resides. If the person you are visiting is also responsible for your means of support, then he/she should write a letter confirming this and attach a copy of his/her bank statement in addition to the guarantee of accommodation.

8-HEALTH INSURANCE :
Travel cover must be secured to cover any medical emergency and repatriation. This travel insurance policy must cover expenses up to 30,000 euros, and must be valid for all Schengen countries. Enquire from your medical aid society or your travel agent.

09-MINORS
a) If travelling alone, with relatives or friends, please bring an Affidavit from both parents, confirming the authorization signed before a Commissioner of Oaths. The visa application form must be signed by parents or legal guardians.
b) If only one parent is travelling with the child, he/she should produce a certificate of custody or provide an affidavit signed by the other parent.
c) Birth Certificates.
d) School enrolment letter for students.

10-RESIDENCE PERMIT
Non-Zimbabwean passport holders are concerned only.

11-FEE
Schengen visa fee (equivalent €60 - sixty euros) is payable only in USD.
Kindly check with the visa office as fee is subject to change due to rate exchange.
Payments are strictly in CASH and exact change must be given.

Please note that there will be no refund should the visa be refused.

Production of the documents listed above does not guarantee the issue of a visa.
Visa applicant may be asked to produce other extra requirements apart from the abovementioned ones.

visa application form

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Requirements for a Schengen visa:

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Last update 13/06/2017

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