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Documents required in accordance with the purpose of travel

A. LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR A SCHENGEN VISA WITH THE PURPOSE: TOURISM  

(1) Residence permit in Albania valid a least three (3) months from the date of intended return from the Schengen area, 

(2) Proof of travel arrangements:

  • A certificate or voucher (original) from a travel agency or tour operator accredited by Member States confirming the booking of an organised tour,
  • If you do not travel on an organised trip, you must bring a proof of hotel reservation and proof of travel arrangements, for instance a return air/train/bus ticket or registration of vehicle, 

(3) Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey:

  • If employed – employment contract or certificate of employment,
  • If a company owner – proof of registration of the company, 
  • If retired – pension cheques,
  • If student – a statement from the faculty,
  • If pupil – a statement from the school,
  • If unemployed – a support letter from a family member / friend,
  • In case of absence of proven financial means of subsistence, a formal obligation letter signed must be provided,   
  • Bank statement (for the last three months) including bank account movements for all categories apart from pupils. 

(4) If the applicant is minor and travels without (a) parent(s): A statement from the parents, which is verified by a legal entity. 

(5) A travel health insurance – covering medical treatment, accident and repatriation - valid for the whole duration of the stay with a minimum cover of 30,000 EUR. 

B. LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR A SCHENGEN VISA WITH THE PURPOSE: BUSINESS 

(1) Residence permit in Albania valid a least three months from the date of intended return from the Schengen area, 

(2) Proof of travel arrangements:

  • A written invitation from the inviting legal party containing: – name and address of the inviting legal party; – name and position of the person signing the request; – registration number of the inviting company.
  • A return air/train/bus ticket or registration of vehicle; 
  • Proof of hotel reservation.  

(3) Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey:

  • If employed – employment contract or certificate of employment; 
  • If a company owner –  copy of registration of the company at the National Business Register, bank statement of the company including bank account movements for the last three months and balance sheet from the previous financial year;  
  • If retired – pension cheques; 
  • Written proof that the inviting company pays the expenses or alternatively that the sending company pays for all expenses.  

(4) A travel health insurance – covering medical treatment, accident and repatriation - valid for the whole duration of the stay with a minimum cover of 30,000 EUR.   

C. LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR A SCHENGEN VISA WITH THE PURPOSE: PRIVATE VISIT  

(1) Residence permit in Albania valid a least three months from the date of intended return from the Schengen area.  

(2) Proof of travel arrangements: for instance a return air/train/bus ticket or registration of vehicle. 

(3) The host person needs to prove his/her identity: for instance a copy of their ID card;  

(4) Formal obligation letter signed by the host person in the country of destination;  

(5) Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey:

  • If employed – employment contract or certificate of employment;
  • If a company owner – proof of registration of the company;
  • If retired – pension cheques;
  • If student – a statement from the faculty;
  • If pupil – a statement from the school; 
  • Bank statement including bank account movements (for the last three months) for all categories apart from pupils.  

(6) If the applicant is minor and travels without (a) parent(s): A statement from the parents, which is verified by a legal entity.  

(7) A travel health insurance – covering medical treatment, accident and repatriation - valid for the whole duration of the stay with a minimum cover of 30,000 EUR.

D. LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR A SCHENGEN VISA WITH THE PURPOSE: MEDICAL TREATMENT 

(1) Residence permit in Albania valid a least three months from the date of intended return from the Schengen area.  

(2) Proof of travel arrangements: 

  • A proof of hotel reservation;
  • A return air/train/bus ticket or registration of vehicle;
  • An official document of the receiving medical institution confirming that it can perform the specific medical treatment and the patient will be accepted accordingly; 
  • Proof of sufficient financial means to pay for the medical treatment and related expenses (for instance the stay in the country) or proof of prepayment of the treatment; 
  • In case of absence of proven financial means of subsistence, a formal obligation letter signed must be provided;  
  • Proof of necessity of being accompanied, if relevant.  

(3) A travel health insurance – covering medical treatment, accident and repatriation - valid for the whole duration of the stay with a minimum cover of 30,000 EUR.