Schengen Visa Form

A common visa application form is used by all the Schengen states. Each applicant shall lodge a complete and signed application form personally. Minors shall lodge an application form endorsed by the person having temporary, permanent parental or legal guardianship.

Completing the Form

Only the latest form will be acknowledged. Anybody can fill the form either in readable handwriting or by typing it, but it should be signed by the applicant.

As the form can be filled online, the easiest way is to fill the form online, print it, and then sign it.

Do not leave any columns empty. Write N/A if a field is not applicable. In the case of minors, parents have to give written permission and sign the application form.

If writing by hand, fill the form in black ink.

In rare cases, you need to print the form twice. You must sign the two completed copies.

When writing the phone number, ensure to add the country code.

Do not lie. Give only honest answers.

Before lodging the form, make a copy of the form. At the period of the interview, it would be handy to remember what information you gave.

How to Fill a Schengen Visa Application Form

It is essential to fill the form accurately, and the following guidelines would help you do that:

● Name (Family Name): Write your name, correctly as on your passport.

● Date of birth (Day-Month-Year): Write your birth date correctly as on your passport.

● Place of birth: Write it correctly as on your passport.

● Country of birth: The country in which you were born. Write it even if it is not written in your passport.

● Current nationality: Nationality at birth – Write the country name of your current citizenship if it is different than the country in which you were born.

● Sex: Fill in your gender.

● Marital status: Fill in your marital status.

● Type of travel document: Most people would tick “Ordinary passport”. If you possess any other type of passport, you would know that and tick accordingly.

● Several travel documents: Passport number, as shown on the passport.

● Date of issuance: The date when your passport was given.

● Valid until: The expiration date of your passport.

● Issued by: The government agency that issued the passport.

● Applicant’s home address, email address, and telephone number(s): The applicant shows fill in the home address, email address, and telephone number.

● Current occupation; If your passport shows your occupation, write correctly that. If not, write whatever your occupation is

● Employer and employer’s address and phone number: For Students, the Name and Address of Educational Institutions.

● Main purpose(s) of the journey: If you need to tick “Other”, be very careful, as it will likely not fall under the eligibility of a Schengen visa.

● Member state(s) of destination: Write the names of each state in the Schengen zone you wish to visit.

● Member state of first entry: The Schengen state from where you will be entering the Schengen zone.

● Number of entries requested: This would rely upon your itinerary and the reason for your trip.

● Time frame of the intended stay: Indicate several days.

● Fingerprints collected in the past to apply for a Schengen Visa

● Entry authorization for the final country of destination, Where Applicable: If the Schengen zone is not your final destination, write the visa information of your final destination.

● Planned date of arrival in the Schengen zone.

● Planned date of departure from the Schengen zone.

● Name and address of inviting company/organization: This would be applicable if the purpose of your trip is sport, cultural, or business

● The cost of transiting and living throughout the applicant’s stay is covered: You can tick one or more options as appropriate.

● Personal details of the family member who is an EU or CH citizen: Provide the information, if applicable. Otherwise, write N/A.

● Family relationship with an EU or CH citizen: Provide the information, if applicable. If not, write N/A.

● Place and date: Write the name of the location where you are when filling this form. That may be different than the location of the Schengen embassy/ministry.

● Signature (For Minors, Signature of Parental or Legal Guardian): Every applicant must sign. If the person is not able to sign due to he/her being illiterate, a thumbprint should be used.