Schengen Visa for a Thai citizen

Schengen Visa for a Thai citizen

Schengen Visa

Thai passport holder must have the visa to enter Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, Switzerland).
Short stay visa will allow you to stay in the schengen area for a maximum of 90 days. Applicant who wish to travel more than one country must submit your visa application with embassy/visa centre for country that you stay longer. Visa application can be submitted to embassy/visa centre 90 days before your departure.

Things you should know about Schengen visa

  • Your passport must be for at least 3 months from the date on which you leave the Schengen area and must have at least 2 empty visa pages.
  • You can apply for Schengen visa within 90 days before your departure.
  • If you wish to visit more than one country in Schengen area visa applications must lodged embassy/consulate of your main destination.
  • Travel insurance must cover medical costs at least 30,000 EUR and must cover duration of your visit.
  • To visit Schengen countries Biometric data will be collected ( a ten digit fingerprint scanner).
  • A maximum of short stay visas will allow applicant to stay not over than 90 days in every period of 180 days (6 months).

 

Visa per Country

SWEDEN

Visa for Sweden

Visa application must be submitted to the VFS Global Center or to the embassy. Thai documentation shall be accompanied by a translation from an authorized translation bureau.

Tourist Visa

Required documents:

  1. Schengen visa application form
  2. One recent color passport sized photographs
  3. Original passport
  4. Previous passports and past visa stamps to the Schengen countries (if any)
    Original certificate of employment
  5. Self employed – present a copy of company registration
  6. Proof of sufficient funds
  7. Proof of real estate property
  8. Hotel reservation
  9. Round trip flight ticket reservation
  10. Travel medical insurance
  11. Travel itinerary

Visit boyfriend/girlfriend/friend

Required documents

  1. Schengen visa application form
  2. One recent color passport sized photographs
  3. Original passport
  4. Previous passports and past visa stamps to the Schengen countries (if any)
    Original certificate of employment
  5. Self employed – present a copy of company registration
  6. Proof of sufficient funds
  7. Copy of marriage certificate to show relationship between the applicant and your referent
  8. Copy of real estate property
  9. Travel medical insurance
  10. Proof of correspondence – documentation to show proof of contact between the applicant and your referent
  11. Documents from the reference person
    1. Invitation letter
    2. Copy of passport or residence permit in Sweden
    3. Proof of contact (e.g photographs, text messages, telephone bills, Skype messages, etc)

Visit Relatives

Required documents

Schengen visa application form

  1. One recent color passport sized photographs
  2. Original passport.
  3. Previous passports and past visa stamps to the Schengen countries (if any)
  4. Original certificate of employment
  5. Self employed – present a copy of company registration
  6. Proof of sufficient funds
  7. Proof of relationship (e.g copy of house registration and/or civic registration paper, birth certificate)
  8. Copy of real estate property
  9. Travel medical insurance
  10. Proof of correspondence – documentation to show proof of contact between the applicant and your referent
  11. Documents from the referent (must be older than 3 months)
    1. Invitation letter
    2. Copy of passport
    3. Recent residence permit in Sweden

Note : applicant who have left their fingerprinted after 2014 can submit their application through party via power of attorney without present at the VFS.

FRANCE

Visa for France

Tourist visa

Tourism purpose will allow you to stay not longer than 90 days.

Required documents

  1. Short stay visa application form signed and date by applicant
  2. Two color photos with white background format 3.5cmx4.5cm must less than 6 months old. Ears and eyebrows must appear on the picture
  3. Original and copy of current passport
  4. Original and copy of previous passports (if any)
  5. Round trip flight itinerary
  6. Travel insurance must cover medical fees and repatriation costs up  to 30,000 EUR and the insurance coverage should cover the period of your stay in the schengen area
  7. Hotel reservation
  8. Bank statement 3 months update
  9. For employee – employment letter
  10. For business owner – business license
  11. For student – letter from school or diploma certificate in case you just graduated  

Business visa

Business propose you can stay no longer than 90 days.

Required documents

  1. Short stay application form signed and dated by applicant
  2. Business Invitation letter
  3. Employment letter stating the reason and dates of the trip
  4. Two color  photo with white background size 3.5cmx4.5cm must be taken within the part 6 months
  5. Original and a copy of current passport
  6. Original and a copy of previous passports (if any)
  7. Round trip flight itinerary
  8. Travel insurance must cover medical fees and repatriation costs up to 30,000 EUR
  9. Bank statement 3 months update

Family, Private and friend visit 

For private and friend visit will allow you to stay no longer than 90 days.

Required documents

  1. Short stay application form signed and dated by applicant
  2. Two color photos with white background size 3.5cmx4.5cm must less that 6 months old
  3. Original and a copy of current passport
  4. Original and a copy of previous passports (if any)
  5. Round trip flight itinerary
  6. Travel insurance must cover medical fees and repatriation costs up to 30,000 EUR
  7. Documents from guarantor – property ownership certificate, proof of relationship connect to applicant , letter and copy of passport, bank statement for last 3 months and employment letter
  8. For employee – employment letter
  9. For business owner  – Business license

Spouse of French citizen 

Spouse mean “husband” or “wife” legally married in France or a marriage celebrated abroad  and registered at the French embassy/consulate.

Required documents

  1. Short stay application form signed and dated by applicant
  2. Two color photos with white background size 3.5cmx4.5cm must be taken less than 6 months
  3. Original and a copy of current passport
  4. Original and a copy of previous passport
  5. Copy of French marriage certificate issued in the last 2 months
  6. Certificate of name change (if any)
  7. Letter from French citizen to confirm they are living together
  8. Copy of spouse’s French nationality (passport, ID card or document granting French nationality  
SPAIN

Visa for Spain

Short stay visas allow applicant to stay not more than 90 days in a period of 6 months (180 days) from the date of entry into schengen area.

Visa process

  1. Know about type of visa
  2. Book appointment with visa application center
  3. Submit your visa application
  4. Track and collect your passport

Tourist visa 

 Required documents

  1. Passport valid at least 6 months beyond the stay in Spain with 2 blank pages
  2. Two recent colour white background photographs (no more than 6 months) size 1.5 or 2.
  3. Application form completed in blue ink or printed online
  4. Copy of current passport (key page) and all stamp pages on passports (if any)
  5. Original employment letter not more than 1 month or company registration (business owner), original student certificate
  6. Bank statement for last 6 month along with original bank letter
  7. Round trip flight itinerary
  8. Hotel reservation
  9. Travel insurance as per EU guidelines with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR

 Visit family/friends

 Required documents

  1. Passport valid at least 6 months beyond the stay in Spain with 2 blank pages
  2. Two recent colour white background photographs (no more than 6 months) size 1.5 or 2.
  3. Application form completed in blue ink or printed online
  4. Copy of current passport (key page) and all stamp pages on passports (if any)
  5. Original employment letter not more than 1 month or company registration (business owner), original student certificate
  6. Bank statement for last 6 month along with original bank letter
  7. Round trip flight itinerary
  8. Hotel reservation
  9. Invitation signed by “Policia Nacional”
  10. Copy of passport or the DNI or residence card of the person living in Spain
  11. Travel insurance as per EU guidelines with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR
  12. Sponsorship letter,copy of birth certificate, Copy of house registration, copy of marriage certificate, copy of certificate of name change, Original bank statement for 6 months update along with bank letter issue date not over 1 month and saving account only.

Join Spouse Visa

 Required documents

  1. Passport valid at least 6 months beyond the stay in Spain with 2 blank pages
  2. Two recent colour white background photographs (no more than 6 months) size 1.5 or 2.
  3. Application form completed in blue ink or printed online
  4. Copy of current passport (key page) and all stamp pages on passports (if any)
  5. Original employment letter not more than 1 month or company registration (business owner), original student certificate
  6. Bank statement for last 6 month along with original bank letter
  7. Round trip flight itinerary
  8. Hotel reservation
  9. Invitation signed by “Policia Nacional”
  10. Copy of passport or the DNI or residence card of the person living in Spain
  11. Travel insurance as per EU guidelines with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR
  12. Sponsorship letter,copy of birth certificate, Copy of house registration, copy of marriage certificate, copy of certificate of name change, Original bank statement for 6 months update along with bank letter issue date not over 1 month and saving account only.
  13. Spouse of Spanish citizen -proof of Spanish citizenship, Spanish marriage certificate and family record book.
GERMANY

Visa for Germany 

Tourist Visa 

Required documents

  1. Application form must be complete in English or Germany only
  2. Passport sized photographs
  3. Valid national passport
  4. Personal bank statement for the last 3 months
  5. Travel insurance stating coverage for emergency medical treatment  with a minimum of 30,000 EUR
  6. Hotel reservation for period of your stay
  7. Flight itinerary
  8. No-objection certificate of school or university (if student)
  9. A cover letter with entire travel plan
  10. Your driving license and or utility bill in your name as proof of residence where you plan to apply
  11. For minor if travelling without parents- consent letter sign by both parents, form signed by both parents and copy of parents’ passport

Visit family/friends 

Required documents

  1. Application form must be complete in English or Germany only
  2. Passport sized photographs
  3. Valid national passport
  4. Personal bank statement for the last 3 months
  5. Travel insurance stating coverage for emergency medical treatment  with a minimum of 30,000 EUR
  6. Hotel reservation for period of your stay
  7. Flight itinerary
  8. No-objection certificate of school or university (if student)
  9. A cover letter with entire travel plan
  10. Invitation letter
  11. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse , ration card (if applicable)
  12. Your driving license and or utility bill in your name as proof of residence where you plan to apply
  13. For minor if travelling without parents- consent letter sign by both parents, form signed by both parents and copy of parents’ passport

Join spouse 

Required documents

  1. Application form must be complete in English or Germany only

      2.Passport sized photographs

  1. Valid national passport
  2. Personal bank statement for the last 3 months
  3. Travel insurance stating coverage for emergency medical treatment  with a minimum of 30,000 EUR
  4. Hotel reservation for period of your stay
  5. Flight itinerary
  6. No-objection certificate of school or university (if student)
  7. A cover letter with entire travel plan
  8. Invitation letter
  9. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse , ration card (if applicable)
  10. Your driving license and or utility bill in your name as proof of residence where you plan to apply
  11. For minor if travelling without parents- consent letter sign by both parents, form signed by both parents and copy of parents’ passport
  12. Documents form spouse or partner

. Proof of accomodation

. Proof of German language skills

. Spouse – marriage certificate translated into German and legalized by German embassy  

. Children  – proof of children’s nationality, birth certificate and proof of the right care and   custody to the parent residing in Germany.

First time applicant  have to submit visa application at the embassy with required documents in person. Frequent travellers can submit their applicant via an agent or travel agency.

Visa process can take from a few  weeks , to month.

ITALY

Visa for Italy

Tourist Visa

Required documents

  1. Application form
  2. Valid national passport  
  3. Two recent passport photographs white background
  4. Round trip flight itinerary
  5. Hotel reservation
  6. Travel plan if travel more than 1 country in Schengen area
  7. If employed – Employment letter

              If self employed – Company registration

              Student – Letter from school/university

  1. Bank statement the last months issue not later than 7 days

    

Visit family/friends

Required documents

  1. Application form
  1. Valid national passport  
  2. Two recent passport photographs white background
  3. Round trip flight itinerary
  4. Hotel reservation
  5. Travel plan if travel more than 1 country in Schengen area
  6. If employed – Employment letter

              If self employed – Company registration

              Student – Letter from school/university

  1. Bank statement the last months issue not later than 7 days
  2. From sponsor- invitation letter, copy of passport or ID card and proof of relationship e.g birth certificate, house registration, marriage certificate etc.
FINLAND

Visa for Finland 

Thai passport holders are required to apply visa to visit Finland. Before applying please be sure you understand your “purpose of visit” when travelling more than one Schengen country you should submit your application to embassy of your main destination

Required documents

  1. Schengen visa application form
  2. One color photo  (47mmx36mm) light background
  3. Original passport and two copies of ID page
  4. Previous passports
  5. Proof of occupation
  6. Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended entire journey and the duration of stay
  7. Proof of accomodation
  8. Proof of travel (itinerary and roundtrip flight reservation)
  9. Travel medical insurance
  10. For child – proof of custody, consent form legal guardian(s)

Document can be in English, Finnish or Swedish. Any other language should be accompanied with an authorized translation.    

NETHERLANDS

Visa for Netherlands 

Thai passport holders are required to apply visa to entry to Netherlands. Short stay visas will allow applicant to travel 90 days in every 180 days.

To apply visa applicant can submit application direct to Netherlands embassy or VFS Global.

Visa process will take approximately 15 days. Applicant must submit applicant in person.

Tourist Visa 

Required documents

  1. A completed and signed Schengen visa application form.
  2. Passport or other travel document.
  3. A copy of passport ID page with previous issued visas (if any).
  4. A copy of previous passports (ID pages and visas).
  5. Travel itinerary  (travel reservation to and from Schengen area in your name, not a ticket).
  6. Documents proving your visit is for tourist purposes.
  7. Hotel reservation for the duration of your visit.
  8. Bank statement of the last 3 months.
  9. If you are employed : a declaration from your employer stating the period of your absence.
  10. Documents proving that you will return to your own country after your trip. (for example employment letter/contract, letter from school or university if student, property ownership)
  11. Travel insurance to cover duration of your visit at least 30,000 EUR of medical costs.

Applicant are strongly advised to ensure that their application is submitted at least 3 or 4 weeks before travel date but no earlier than 90 days.

Visit family/friends 

Required documents

  1. A completed and signed Schengen visa application form.
  2. Passport or other travel document.
  3. A copy of passport ID page with previous issued visas (if any).
  4. A copy of previous passports (ID pages and visas).
  5. Travel itinerary  (travel reservation to and from Schengen area in your name, not a ticket).
  6. Hotel reservation for the duration of your visit.
  7. Bank statement of the last 3 months.
  8. If you are employed : a declaration from your employer stating the period of your absence.
  9. Documents proving that you will return to your own country after your trip. (for example employment letter/contract, letter from school or university if student, property ownership)
  10. Travel insurance to cover duration of your visit at least 30,000 EUR of medical costs.
  11. Documents from sponsor (proof of income, bank statement)
SWITZERLAND

Visa for Switzerland

Tourist Visa

Documents required

  1. Visa application form signed and dated by applicant
  2. Two passport sized photographs 3.5cmx4 cm
  3. Original passport
  4. Two photocopies of the passport (data page) and one copy of previous Schengen visas
  5. Change name and/or surname certificate, if applicable
  6. Round trip flight ticket
  7. Travel insurance
  8. Proof of accomodation
  9. Travel plan
  10. Employment letter
  11. Bank statement 3 months latest with bank stamp

 

Visit family/friend Visa

Document required

  1. Visa application form signed and dated by applicant
  2. Two passport sized photographs 3.5cmx4 cm
  3. Original passport
  4. Two photocopies of the passport (data page) and one copy of previous Schengen visas
  5. Change name and/or surname certificate, if applicable
  6. Round trip flight ticket
  7. Travel insurance
  8. A signed invitation letter and proof of relationship
  9. Employment letter
  10. Bank statement 3 months latest with bank stamp

 

Partner/Spouse Visa

Documents required

  1. Visa application form signed and dated by applicant
  2. Two passport sized photographs 3.5cmx4 cm
  3. Original passport
  4. Two photocopies of the passport (data page) and one copy of previous Schengen visas
  5. Change name and/or surname certificate, if applicable
  6. Copy of marriage registration from the Swiss civil register office

Visa for family reunion (after marriage in Thailand)

Required documents

  1. Three visa application forms (application for a long stay visa D)
  2. Four passport – sized photographs
  3. Passport
  4. Two photocopies of the passport (personal data page)
  5. Original Police record in English with two photocopies

The procedure for family reunion may take several months and depends on the registration for the marriage by the civil registry office in Switzerland.

AUSTRIA

Visa for Austria

Tourist Visa

Documents required

  1. Visa application form in English and signed by applicant
  2. Two recent passport photographs
  3. Passport
  4. Round trip ticket booking
  5. Hotel booking
  6. Exact itinerary : dates, cities, transports used to move across the Schengen area and if travelling to an non -Schengen country during the same trip , transport ticket and valid visa required
  7. Proof of economic situation in the country of residence
  8. Evidence of employment
  9. For applicants with insufficient finances ;
  • Sponsor letter from the person who wishes to sponsor the applicant
  • If the sponsor is a family member, proof of family relationship must be submitted (original certificate of house registration or marriage certificate) with translate in English
  • Original bank certificate of the sponsor’s saving account
  1. Change name certificate (if applicable)
  2. Travel insurance
BELGIUM

Visa for Belgium

Tourist Visa

Documents required

  1. Visa application form in English and signed by applicant
  2. One recent passport photographs with white background
  3. Passport
  4. Round trip ticket booking
  5. Hotel reservation
  6. Employment letter, or company registration
  7. Proof   of sufficient financial
  8. In case minor below 18 years old need to provide birth certificate and copy of consent of both parents issued by City Hall
  9. Travel insurance
  10. Full detailed itinerary