Original, signed South Africa passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
Passport-type photograph: 1. Photo size MUST be 3.5cm x 4.5cm and taken within the last 6 months, with certification of the photographer on the back of the photo.
Proof of status. Copy of green card, or if applicant is a US visa holder, original evidence of your legal status in US (Original of US visa, I-20, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.)
Proof of Residency. An original and a copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.
Itinerary. Copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until visa is issued. Please note that the validity, duration of stay, and number of entries on your visa will be based upon your itinerary.
Letter on company letterhead from Health Insurance Company indicating the coverage plan for the applicant, specifically stating that the applicant will be covered while traveling internationally and indicating the validity of this coverage (with a minimum medical coverage of US$ 50,000). Applicants can get a free rate quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate here
Bank statement. Copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.
Tax Return. Most recent federal tax return, including the tax payer copy (W-2 form).
Employment Letter. A letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. Must also include 3 most recent pay slips (original and copies). If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
Hotel Reservations. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations including name of the applicant, name and address of the hotel, duration of stay.
Memorandum. A detailed letter that explains what applicant will be doing within the Schengen area. It should include purpose, itinerary, lodging, and countries to be visited.
Valid Visas. If applicant is visiting other countries after their trip in the Schengen areas, they must present valid visas issued by the final country of destination.