Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Please relax as I give you the basic requirements that you need to know about acquiring the Schengen visa.

As soon as you secure your visa, you must first travel to the Schengen Country that issued you the visa, before proceeding to any other Schengen Country.

List of Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,Estonia, Finland, France,Germany,Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy,Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,Malta,Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,Slovakia,Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden and Switzerland.

My advise is that you will be able to process the visa by yourself remember my usual D-I-Y policy.

Gather a the courage and save cost. But if you insist on getting an advise then get from the right source, that is the Visa Centres or Inquiry section of the Embassy only.

Now first of all get the following: - Valid International Passport
- Coloured passport photograph(white
background) Write your full names
and sign at the back of it.
- Confirmed Hotel reservation or
Invitation Letter from France
- Confirmed Return Tickets
- Six Months Bank Statements
- Letter of Introduction/Sponsor
Letter from Company
- Business Card
- Three Clear photocopies of your
passport data page
- Also clear photocopies of previous
Schengen Visas, UK, US, Canada
and Japan Visas.
- Original Documents and clear
photocopies of documents
- If traveling as a Couple, include
Marriage certificate
- If traveling with Children you must
include Birth Certificate from
National Population Commission

- Adult applicants visa fee is
N11,630.00 and the Service
charge(Vat Incl.) is N5,625.00.
- Children visa fee is N6,780.00 plus
service charge as above.

Visa Fee and service charge to be paid at Bank Implant inside VFS centre.
Kindly carry the applicant's 1st page Passport photocopy while paying the service fee and the visa fee at the bank

The above fee is non-refundable and non transferable.

After the payment you will be given the dates of Interview(do not pay anybody to get interview date), report at the Embassy of France on appointment date for Interview and biometric.

Application in Lagos is made at VFS centres.

The interview time will be scheduled at VFS centre only.

Please I would again strongly advise that you apply for this visa Personally

For forms and full details please go to this link

For VFS visa centre location in Lagos pls go to this link

Hope this information is helpful?



1 comment:

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