Passports & Visas

Passport

When travelling with UniLife, you must ensure you have a valid passport to travel. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your return.

Visa

If you require a visa to travel to our destinations, we have a dedicated visa team that will support you with your visa application. We can provide you with a visa letter for your application.

You will need to apply to VFS Global with the documents stated below. Please note that everything in ‘Standard Documentation’ is absolutely essential for your visa application. The more documents of ‘Supporting Documentation’ you can provide, the better the chances that your visa gets approved.

In the past, all our applicants have been able to get their visa approved by providing the attached visa letter, the university’s student confirmation letter, proof of funds of at least £240.00 or in any equivalent currency and proof of standard medical insurance.

STANDARD DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION 

Visa application form (original)

Passport (original and photocopy)

Signed passport, at least 2 blank pages for visa purposes, must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area and has to be issued within the last 10 years on the day of leaving the Schengen Area. 
Photocopies of previous Schengen visas issued in the last 2 years; in case the previous Schengen visas are endorsed in an old passport, then the old passport should also be presented with the visa application 

UK Residence permit (original and photocopy)

UK Residence permit, endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION 

Proof of current occupation

Student letter  (original): recent (less than 3 month old), signed, UK school/college/university letter (addressed to the Mission, name and position of the signee and confirming applicant’s enrolment)

Proof of funds

  1. Latest 3 months UK current account bank statements showing applicant’s name, address and an end balance dated within the last month on the visa application submission date; balance needs to show a minimum amount of £ 30.00/day of stay in the Schengen Area + outstanding accommodation and travel fees (alternatively online bank account printouts are also accepted).
  2. Travellers’ cheques covering the same amount as explained under

UniLife Visa Letter

Proof of accommodation (included in Visa Letter)

Travel insurance (all-risk medical travel insurance)

For more visa information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com

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