Please make sure you provide the Embassy with all the following requirements. Failing to do so might lead to a rejection of your application.
Please note that all the documents must be produced in ORIGINAL and COPY including passports and GNIB cards. If you do not produce a copy, the original will be kept by the Embassy and will at no point be handed back to you.
The requirements for family members of an EU citizen are:
Make sure you fill it up completely. Some information, if missing, could delay the study of your file or lead to a rejection closure of your file. Click here to download the form.
|Passport or travel document
Please note that your document has to be valid for a period of 3 months after the intended return and have a least 2 blank pages. From 5 April 2010, only passports that have been issued during the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa. If your passport has been issued more than 10 years ago, please apply for a new passport at your embassy. As for all documents listed below you should provide the Embassy with a copy of your passport that includes all the inside pages apart from the blank ones.
|Re-entry visa to Ireland
That visa should be valid for at least 3 months after the intended return
|1 passport size photograph in colour with a white background|
|Garda Naturalisation and Immigration Bureau card
Only GNIB card holders (valid Irish residency permit) are entitled to apply for a Schengen visa at the embassy of France in Ireland. Your GNIB card has to be valid for at least 3 month after the intended return
|Return tickets/booking to Ireland
Your flight or ferry should be fully booked on application. N.B.: if you do not want to run the risk of loosing your payment in case of rejection, you might try and book through a travel agency.
|Travel and repatriation insurance
The insurance should be subscribed with a provider in Ireland. It should cover you for your whole stay, for the whole Schengen area, with a minimum cover of 30 000 euros.
It is compulsory for spouses of EU citizens to produce the above.
If married to a French national, you will produce the French marriage certificate. (If you got married out of France your foreign marriage certificate should have been transcripted into a French one by the French Embassy/Consulate).
A birth cert has to be produced for any under age applicant.
|Passport of the EU citizen
The original should be brought to the Embassy, together with a copy of the ID page.
When a minor is travelling alone (or with the school) both parents should sign a parental authorisation.
|Proof of dependence
If financially depending on an EU citizen, you should prove it by all means: your bank statement, your parent/child’s bank statement, proofs of regular transfers…
This does not apply to children under 18 nor to spouses.
|Registered envelope (1 envelope per passport with a 6.25 euros stamp)
If you cannot come to collect your passport on the collection date , please provide the visa section with a registered envelope (issued by the post office) bearing your correct address in the receiver’s section. Note that your passport micht not reach you on the collection date due to postal delay. Note that in case of rejection, the Embassy will not be in a position to return passports by post : all applicants will have to present themselves to collect passports.
N.B.: Should you fail to produce one or more of the required documents on application,
You will be asked to come to the visa section again with the missing papers.
No faxes will be admitted.
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