Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions regarding visa
Where can I find visa information?
We would appreciate if applicants do not call our office except in the case of an emergency as we can only answer simple queries over the phone. If your question is more complicated or non urgent we suggest that you send an email to: email@example.com
How do I express that I wish to apply for a multiple entry visa?
Applicants wishing to apply for a multiple entry visa should indicate this by ticking the box at question 24 on the visa application form. Please note that the interview and the information requested in the application form (questions 25, 29 and 30) are concerned with the first trip only. It is also worth knowing that the granting of a visa for subsequent multiple entries is never guaranteed and will only be given based on the supporting information provided at that time. Applicants are therefore advised not to plan trips for subsequent entries before receiving their visa.
How much money should I have for my trip?
Applicants wishing to enter the Schengen area must provide documentation showing that they have enough funds available to cover their planned stay. The regulations require that the applicant has a minimum of £30 or equivalent for each day of their planned trip. As an example, applicants wishing to stay for 90 days in the Schengen area will need to provide proof that they have £30 x 90 = £2700. We require the last three months of your bank statements or to see travellers cheques equal to the required minimum amount.
When will the visa be ready?
Applicants will be advised during their interview when their visa will be ready for collection. Alternatively, if the visa cannot be collected they will be told when it will be posted to them. We regret that the consulate cannot provide information over the phone about the status of an application during the processing period.
What happens if I do not have all the requested documents for the interview?
Applicants are required to provide all the supporting documents requested with their application at the time of the interview. Additional documentation will not normally be accepted except at the discretion of the consular official who would then advise on what information is required and by what date. Please order your documentation according to the checklist and present them to the consular official in the requested order. Please note: an application may be rejected if the supporting information is incomplete or not supplied.
How can I apply for a visa together with my partner?
If you are going on a trip with your partner please note that both applications are considered separately. Each person is required to apply individually.
Will my original documents be returned to me?
If you require your original documents to be returned please supply a photocopy along with the original at the time of application. Please note: without a photocopy the original document will not be returned. The consular department cannot make photocopies for applicants.
Can a group appointment be made for students?
We do not arrange group appointments. Each visa application appointment must be booked separately. For more information please see our website.