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General requirements to be submitted by applicants

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1. Passport

Original and copy of current and previous passport covering the past 7 years. Copy of the biometric data page. Copy of all non empty pages has to be provided.

Important: Current passport must have been issued within the last ten years and contains at least two blank pages. The passport should be valid for at least 3 months after return from the planned trip.

2. Photo

One biometric photo (with white background) not older than six months. Please note that the photo should not be attached to the application form as it has to be scanned separately. Please refer to the ICAO recommendations to ensure that the photograph meets required standards (more details).

3. Collection of fingerprints

Ten fingerprints will be collected from visa applicants above the age of 12. Finger scans can be re-used for further visa applications over a five-year period.

4. Insurance requirement

Travel medical insurance covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during (my) stay. The minimum coverage must be 30.000 EUR. (Insurance companies)

5. Visa application form

One completed and signed (visa application form).

6. Visa fees

Payment of the visa fees (Consular Fees & Exchange rate). 

7. Supporting documents

Kindly visit our website https://be.tlscontact.com/eg/CAI/index.php or contact TLS Global Services for more information on visa requirements, fees and procedures for making an application.

8. Language requirement

All requested documents have to be translated into the language of the country to be visited or English.