Would you like to welcome a relative to the Schengen area (friends, family, employee…)? To do so, it will be necessary to obtain a “welcome certificate” and to take out Schengen insurance.
What documents do I need to provide to obtain a Schengen Visa?
We provide you with a summary of the documents needed to apply for a Schengen visa:
- A passport valid for more than 6 months after the visa expires
- A welcome certificate
- An introductory letter
- Proof of regular income (32.50 euros per day if you are accommodated // 65 euros per day for other travellers)
- Travel insurance covering medical care and medical repatriation with a minimum ceiling of 30,000 euros
- A return airfare
What is a welcome certificate?
The welcome certificate is a document that notifies that you agree to host an individual of foreign nationality at your home during his stay in the Schengen area. The welcome certificate is necessary to prove the creditworthiness of the host. You must have sufficient resources to accommodate this person. The nationalities concerned are non-Europeans who wish to spend less than 3 months in France or Europe as part of a family, private or professional visit.
Where to do the certificate of reception for the Schengen visa?
The application is made in the town hall of your place of residence in the department “General Affairs”. The town hall will ask you to provide various documents such as:
- Your ID, passport or residence permit if you are not European
- Your last 3 pay slips – your last tax notice
- Proof of accommodation: lease or title
- The photocopy of your passport
- 30 euros in tax stamp (one stamp if possible)
- If the certificate concerns a minor, parental permission will also be required.
- The passport number of the person you are hosting.
Namely, the application may be refused if you do not meet the criteria. To learn more, you can visit the public servicewebsite.
The welcome certificate is issued within 48 hours after validation. You will then have to send the original version of the document (no photocopy) to the person you are hosting.
Why buy Schengen insurance?
On the certificate issued you will find a mention indicating that you or the person you are hosting, agrees to take out international health insurance to cover the repatriation of health and medical expenses up to 30,000 euros Minimum.
Even if the planned stay is short-lived, no one is immune to an accident or illness. In this case, the expenses generated by incidents can be quite high, especially if the person’s state of health requires repatriation to his country of origin.
Without health insurance, the health costs are entirely your responsibility, you or the person you are taking care of. If the payment cannot be made,the French state would be obliged to intervene. That is why it obliges the subscription to avoid ending up in this kind of situation.
What Schengen visa insurance should you take out?
Mondassur offersSchengen Europe Access insurance, which offers you coverage for any stay of up to 90 days within the Schengen area. You can subscribe up to age 75.
You can apply for a free quote and purchase travel insurance for the Schengen area extended to European countries through a secure transaction on our website.
The protection you need at a great price
For a fortnight’s stay, you have protection for 34 euros; 79 euros for a period of three months. This insurance alsoguarantees you civil liability.
It is important to take out travel insurance when you travel to protect yourself and your loved ones from any eventuality, so you can make the most of your holiday. For more information on Schengen insuranceguarantees and rates.
Why choose Mondassur’s Schengen Europe Access insurance?
This health insurance abroad covers travelers up to 75 years of age worldwide. To obtain the Schengen visa and move freely within the Schengen area, it is essential to have A Schengen Visa insurance. Mondassur guarantees you insurance that complies with the claims from 34 euros including:
- Repatriation assistance
- Coverage throughout the European Union
Mondassur saves you time by having previously studied and chosen the insurance most suited to your situation and by offering you the opportunity to buy and obtain your insurance certificate quickly. Our team is also available to answer all your questions by email and phone. Each insured has a 24/7 medical platform accessible from all over the world.