Required Documents for a Short Stay Schengen Visa

A short stay visa or (type ”C” visa) is a document that allows you to visit any of the Schengen Area countries. However, with a short stay visa you cannot stay longer than 90 days in the territory of the Schengen States. This visa allows you to stay a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period.

If you want to apply for a short stay Schengen visa, take a look at the following text and find out what documents you need to submit.

The following documents must be submitted:

1. Application form

– filled and signed

– both parents or a legal guardian must sign application form for minors

2. Travel document

– passport must be issued within previous 10 years

– must be valid for at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa

3. Recent Photograph

– recent passport sized photograph (35x45mm)

4. Schengen Visa Insurance

– insurance policy must be valid for the whole Schengen Area and it must cover the entire period of the intended stay

– the minimum coverage must be EUR 30,000

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Depending on the purpose of the visit, visa applicant are required to submit additional documents:


1. Proof of employment

2. Airplane ticket reservation

3. Travel itinerary

– hotel accommodation reservation

4. A letter of invitation signed by the inviting company

A letter of invitation should contain:

– travel purpose

– duration of the visit

5. Proof of sufficient funds

– personal bank statements for the last three months

6. Proof of payment (visa application fee)


1. Travel itinerary

– hotel accommodation reservation

– a letter that confirms that the host will provide accommodation for the visa applicant

2. Airplane ticket reservation

3. Proof that you possess sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to your country

– bank statements for the last three months

4. Proof of payment (visa application fee)

5. Proof of civil status

– marriage certificate

– birth certificate

Visiting Family or Friends

1. Airplane ticket reservation

2. Proof of sufficient financial means

– bank statements for the last three months

3. A letter of invitation from the person the applicant is visiting

4. Proof of family relationship

Note: Officials at the Embassy may ask from the visa applicants to present additional documents. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

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