Clearly & completely filled in and signed Common Schengen Application Form
As well as all the copies of your previous visas, valid for at least 3 months prior to your departure is required. Please ensure that the passport has 2 blank pages.
The photo must have a passport format, full-face capture and a light background.
The photo must be recently taken.
Covering any medical emergency with hospital care and travel back to one’s native country due to medical motives. Visa code Article 15.3 stipulates “The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the persons intended stay or transit. The minimum cover shall be EUR 30 000. All Travel Insurance submitted is to consist of one page and will explicitly mention its compliance with the Schengen regulations. This new regulation will be imposed by all Schengen member states. All major insurance companies have been contacted and have drafted a one page Schengen Travel Insurance. In the event that your insurance company is not aware of this new regulation, please advise them to contact the Consulate/Embassy direct .
Round trip reservation and detailed itinerary including dates and flight numbers specifying the dates of entry and exit from the Schengen area.
Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay.
Confirmed hotel reservation on the Hotel’s letterhead, as well as proof of sufficient funds to pay for it, is compulsory.
In the case accommodation costs are covered by another entity, this needs to be clearly stated in the invitation letter.
If applicant is staying with a relative or friend, an invitation letter mentioning this fact is requested. Format for this letter, as standard practice, should be as per Annex 15 of the Visa Code. In any case the letter must clearly identify the host and the invitee (name, address, birthdate, official identification number, occupation and permanent residence); the purpose of the visit; length of stay and accommodation status (where will the invitee stay and who pays for it).
In case of a pre-paid tour, details of the tour with a proof of payment to the tour operator should be provided.
Attending specific events: such as conferences, workshops, short term studies and research, official meetings, cultural and sports events, exhibitions, fairs, training, etc.
An invitation from the host or a company in a Schengen state is needed.
The invitation should include clear identification of both the entity issuing it and the invited applicant; nature, duration and venue of the event; applicant’s role in the event and the link between the host and the invited applicant.
Proof of registration and payment.
A note verbale from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation or any other relevant South African Ministerial Department is required.
In case the expenses are covered by the host and/or by the employer this needs to be clearly established in the invitation letter or note verbale as appropriated.
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