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Shengen Visa for the purpose of business



List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants travelling for the purpose of business visit or short professional training

  • Application form

Completed application form signed by the traveler

  • Passport

The passport should be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure , and should have at least two empty pages.

  • Photo

1 recent (taken within the last 6 months)  passport-size photo with a white background.

  • Travel medical insurance

Proof of travel medical insurance  valid throughout the territory of the Member States  and covering the entire period of stay applied for. The insurance shall cover outpatient, hospital and repatriation expenses due to illness or death, with an amount of not less than €30,000.

  • Proof of accommodation: for the whole duration of the intended stay.
  • Chinese citizens:  copy of all pages of "Hukou" (no translation).
  • Proof of solvency of the applicant: bank statements from the last 3 months, no deposits account.
  • For employees:
  • a sealed copy of the business licence of the employing company
  • a letter from the employer (in English, or in Chinese with an English translation) on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning:
    • address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing company
    • the name and position in the employing company of the countersigning officer
    • the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service
    • approval for leave or absence


  • Flight reservation: round trip reservation


  • Original invitation letter from the organizer of the event or the training (not older than 3 months)

The invitation form shall be signed  by the legal person issuing the invitation, stamped by a notary and  verified by the local authorities for administrative control of foreigners (Migration Directorate of the MoI). The inviting person/company mails the original of the invitation form to the invited person  – he/she submits it along with the visa application.


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