One of the comments I received was a question on how to fill up Schengen Visa. Since there are several purposes for applying Schengen Visa, this particular post is specifically for TOURISM as based on my own application.
Some advice: I was told that it’s important to use black ballpen and to write it in print capital/block letters – NOT CURSIVE.
By the way, I downloaded my schengen visa application form here: Click This!
1.Surname – Family name as written in your passport
2.Surname at birth – I did NOT answer this because my surname has not changed at all. This is for married woman who have changed their surname at Birth I think.
3.First Name – Given name as written in your passport
4.Date of Birth – Please follow the format (Day- Month – Year) as written in your passport. For example: 19 May 1981
5.Place of Birth – As written in your passport
6.Country of Birth – PHILIPPINES
7.Current Nationality – As written in your passport
8.Sex – I checked Female
9.Marital Status – I checked Single
10.In the case of minors – I didn’t bother with this because it’s not applicable to me
11.National Identity number, where applicable – I didn’t write anything on this because I don’t know this myself, nyahaha
12.Type of Travel Document – I checked ordinary passport
13.Number of Travel Document – As written in your passport under PASSPORT NO
14.Date of issue – As written in your passport
15.Valid until – As written in your passport
16.Issued by – As written in your passport which is DFA CONSULAR OFFICE CEBU
17.Applicant’s home address, Email address, Telephone numbers – I’m sure you know how to answer this
18.Residence in a country other than the country of current nationality – I checked NO because I’m not currently living in other country other than the country of my Nationality.
19.Current Occupation – Your job title e.g. ENGINEER
20.Employer and Employer’s address and telephone number – I’m sure you know your manager’s name and where you work.
21.Main purpose of the journey – I checked TOURISM
22.Member States of Destination – I answered NETHERLANDS and GERMANY
23.Member State of First Entry – EU country where I’ll first land and I answered NETHERLANDS
24.Number of entries requested – I answered Single
25.Duration of the intended stay or transit – I answered 21 days as stated in my travel insurance
26.Schengen Visas issued during the past three days – I answered YES and wrote the validity details
27.Fingerprints collected previously for the purpose of applying a Schengen Visa – I checked NO because my biometrics haven’t been taken when I applied for visa before
28.Entry permit for the final country of destination – I didn’t answer this since final country is Netherlands still where I’ll take my plane bound for Philippines
29.Intended date of Arrival in the Schengen Area – Arrival date as stated in your plane reservation
30.Intended date of departure from the Schengen Area – Departure date as stated in your plane reservation
31.Surname and first name of the inviting person in the Member state – I didn’t answer this because nobody is inviting me. But when I applied for Schengen visa at Belgium embassy last year where I was invited by my sister, I wrote down her name, home and email address and telephone number
32.Surname, first name, address, telephone…. Of contact person in company/ organization – I didn’t answer this
33.Cost of Travelling and living during the applicant’s stay is covered – I checked BY THE APPLICANT HIMSELF/ HERSELF
For means of support, I checked CASH, CREDIT CARD, PRE-PAID ACCOMMODATION, PRE-PAID TRANSPORT
34.Personal data of the family member who is an EU, EEA or CH Citizen – I didn’t answer this because I’m neither a spouse, a child, grandchild or direct ascendant of an EU, EEA or CH Citizen
35.Family relationship with an EU-EEA or CH Citizen – I didn’t answer this because I’m neither a spouse, a child, grandchild or direct ascendant of an EU, EEA or CH Citizen
36.Place and Date – I wrote CEBU CITY along with the date.
37.Signature – I penned my beautiful signature.
Third page is still the same as number 36 and 37.
I hope this post has helped you somehow and good luck to all Schengen visa applicants.