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.
 
DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP
  • Original written invitation from the host,
  • Confirmation of the citizenship of the inviting person,
  • Confirmation of family relations in accordance with the legislation of the member state of the Schengen area, which is the country of citizenship and the EU,
  • Travel and financial documents, medical insurance policy are provided optional.
 
WHAT RULES ARE USED IF THE MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY ARE CITIZENS OF EU COUNTRIES OR THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ZONE OR SWITZERLAND? 
If you are a member of the family of the citizen of a European Union / European Economic Area country or Switzerland, you have a right for an expedited procedure for issuing of free visa out of turn if:
 
a) You are the family member (including if you are a spouse, registered partner, child under 21 or dependent) of the citizen of the European Union / European Economic Area country or Switzerland (or of his / her spouse (s) / registered partner);
 
AND
 
b) this citizen of the European Union / European Economic Area or Switzerland resides in the country of the Schengen area of which he/she is not the citizen or moves to such country as a place of residence;
 
AND
 
c) if you accompany this citizen of the European Union / European Economic Area or Switzerland or plan to join him.
 
You should apply for visa to the Embassy of the country of future residence of the citizen of the European Union / European Economic Area or Switzerland, but not of his / her citizenship country.
 
If you consider that you can get the right to the simplified procedure for obtaining a visa, at the moment of the application submission you should provide the proofs for compliance with the above mentioned criteria.
 
 
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.