Supporting documents for Schengen visa

When submitting an application, it is necessary to submit a completed and signed visa application form, prescribed documentation and provide fingerprints.

Basic documentation with the C visa application

  • Visa application form, completed and signed by the applicant
  • A passport that meets the following conditions:
- it must contain at least two empty pages for the visa
- it must be issued in the previous 10 years
- the validity period of the travel document must be at least three months longer than the date you intend to leave the Schengen area, or, in the case of multiple trips, from the date you intend to leave it on the occasion of the last trip

List of travel documents recognized by Croatia as valid for crossing the state border and affixing a visa
  • A recent identity photograph in accordance with ICAO standards 
  • Your fingerprints are taken when submitting the application. Certain categories of persons are exempt from providing fingerprints.
  • Travel medical insurance covering emergency medical assistance, hospitalisation and repatriation (including in case of death). The insurance must be valid for the entire Schengen area and cover the entire duration of the planned stay. The minimum amount is 30,000 euros.
  • Evidence of paid visa fee.
  • If the application is submitted at the VFS Global Visa Application Center, the so-called service fee is also paid.
  • Documentation related to the purpose of stay, means of support, means of travel and the intention to return to the home country or the possibility of entering a third country.
The original passport needs to be presented at the time of the application. In case you need to travel and cannot leave your passport in the Embassy for the processing time you can get it back immediately after filing the application in person. After the visa has been approved you need to resubmit the passport for the issue of the visa.

The complete list of documents can be consulted on the website of the embassy/consulate.
During the processing of the application, the applicant may be asked to provide additional information or documents or may be invited for an interview.
If the application is lodged in a third country for which there is a harmonized List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for C visas, that List should be consulted in order to avoid any missing document when filing the application.
Refer to the harmonized List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for C visas lodging in ceraint third countries or territories:
Afghanistan Algeria Angola
Argentina Armenia Australia
Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus
Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil
Cameroon Canada Cape Verde
Chile China China - Hong Kong
China - Macao Costa Rica Cuba
Ecuador Egypt Ethiopia
Georgia Ghana India
Indonesia Iran Iraq
Ireland Israel Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Kosovo
Lebanon Mexico Moldova
Morocco Mozambique Nicaragua
Nigeria Pakistan Palestine
Phillippines Russia Saudi Arabia
Senegal Singapore South Africa
South Korea Sri Lanka Tanzania
Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia
Türkiye Ukraine United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom USA Uzbekistan
Vietnam Zambija