List of documents
for a Schengen visa

VISA APPLICATION FORM
  • You need to complete this electronic Application Form for Schengen visas.
  • The Visa Application Form should be filled in Latin or Russian letters (except for 1 - 10 art.).
  • The Form must be completed, printed and signed by the person applying for a visa. For minors: the Form must be signed by a parent or person with parental (guardianship) rights ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
  • The Application Form should be signed in blue ink.
 
INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT
The passport must be signed.
  • The passport should not have any damage.
  • The passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the expiry of the visa
  • The passport must not exceed 10 years. Extended passports are not accepted. 
  • The international passport must contain at least two blank pages for visas
  • Passports are accepted without additional covers (plastic, leather). Copies of Schengen visas for the last 3 years.
  • Copy of the information page of the valid international passport (page with photo)
  • Copies of Schengen visas for the last 3 years.
  • If available: copy of the information page of the canceled international passport (page with photo) and Schengen visas for the last 3 years.
 
NATIONAL PASSPORT (PHOTOCOPY) 
  • Copy of the first 2 pages of national passport (page with photo, page with information about the place of residence);
  • Copy of the page about the marital status; copy of the page about previously issued passports;
  • For minors: original and copy of the birth certificate should be provided (for minors under 18 years); From the age of 14: original and copy of national passport should be provided additionally. 
 
2 PHOTOS 
  • Size - 3.5 x 4.5 cm, color, clear, clean and contrast,
  • The photo must be printed on high quality paper on white or light gray background,
  • Photos should be made no more than 6 months before,
  • The photo must be made from the front, so that the face occupies 70-80% of the photo.
  • If the applicant wears glasses, the photo must also meet the following criteria:
  • untinted glasses,
  • the rim must not cover any part of the eye,
  • there must be no reflections 
No need to crop and glue the photo on the Application Form, employees of the Visa Application Center will do it for you.
 
HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY 
To get the Schengen visa, you should have a health insurance policy valid in the Schengen countries with minimum coverage of 30 000 EUR or 50 000 USD. To get multiple entry visa, you should have the health insurance policy for the first trip in the Schengen area. Insurance policies issued by insurance companies of the European Agreement and the European Economic Area or Russian insurance companies are accepted.
Requirements
  • health insurance policy should be valid on the territory of the Schengen Agreement;
  • insurance policy should guarantee at a minimum such services that are related to health care and include the following:
    • emergency medical care,
    • treatment in case of emergency for life and health in hospitals, 
    • transportation to the nearest medical institution that provides emergency medical care, 
    • as well as medical treatment in hospitals, 
    • medical or posthumous repatriation to the country of permanent residence in case of serious illness or death of the insured.
 
To get Schengen visa, the minimum limit of liability of the insurer specified in the insurance policy during the insurance period must be at least 30 000 EUR or 50 000 USD. Insurance policies issued by insurance companies of the European Agreement and the European Economic Area or Russian insurance companies are accepted only filled in typewritten form. 
 
To get single entry Schengen visa, the health insurance policy must fully cover the dates of the trip. For example, if visa is requested for 10 days from June 1 to June 10, the health insurance policy should be provided from June 1 to June 10 with the validity period of the insurance policy for 10 days.
 
To get multiple entry visa, the health insurance policy must cover only the first trip in the Schengen area.
 
DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP
For members of official delegations having the official invitation, addressed to the Government of the third country, participating in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs, as well as in events held by intergovernmental organizations in the territory of member state:
  • Letter issued by the competent authority of the third interested country, confirming that the applicant is a member of the official delegation traveling to the member state to participate in the abovementioned events + copy of the official invitation.
 
 
 
PONY EXPRESS service tariff is EUR 20 (including VAT 18%) per every passport at the rate of the Central Bank of Russian Federation applicable at the date of payment.
 
Delivery of the passport to the indicated address in accordance with a special list of settlements opened for customer service is EUR 10 per every passport at the rate of the Central Bank of Russian Federation applicable at the date of payment. 
 
Delivery across Moscow, Moscow area, St. Petersburg and Kazan is paid of the tariffs PONY EXPRESS.