Every time we Sri Lankans’ decide to travel we go through the dreaded Visa process. Sometimes it just sucks that we have to face this! We travelled to Europe this year and I did it all on my own and I am proud to say that. This post decribes the documentation requirements when applying from the Italian Embassy for your Schengen Visa.
When my husband and I decided to travel to Europe last year we were going back on forth on the decision due to the visa process. One of the reasons we were worried was because I was not employed at the time. However, we decided to plan and go ahead.
The first thing I did was check with a few travel agents on available packages and customizations available. None of them had what I was looking for and in terms of visa help, I did not see a benefit in going through them as all they did was double check the documents.
Once our travel plans were done I started getting ready for the visa process. To make it easier to understand I have broken it down step by step below.
Once these documents are put together take copies of all and hand over the copies to VFS along with the originals and they will accept the copies and return the originals back to you. On the date of the visa interview take along the original documents to show your interviewer.
In the event you are not employed provide any connection that you have to Sri Lanka for an example, assets under your name, letter from your university/educational institute. If you are funding the trip by perhaps say a loan please provide a statement of the same showing when the loan was obtained and credited.
I hope this will help anyone thinking of traveling to Europe if you have any questions please do drop me a message!