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 a school trip 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|
|Garda Naturalisation and Immigration Bureau card (for students over 16)
Your GNIB card has to be valid for at least 3 months after the intended return
|Return tickets/booking to Ireland
Your flight or ferry should be fully booked on application. If you are visiting several Schengen countries, travel tickets for the whole itinerary are required. N.B.: if you do not want to run the risk of losing your payment in case of rejection, you might try and book through a travel agency.
|Address in France
Fill in precisely part 31 of the application form.
|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.
|Letter from the school
This letter, on headed paper, should explicitely bear the name of the applicant. It should also give the dates as well as the purpose of the trip.
|List of the students taking part in the trip
This is part of the French regulation and thus compulsory. No school trip visa will be granted without such a list.
A birth certificate has to be produced for any applicant under 18.
When a minor is travelling alone (or with the school) both parents should sign a parental authorisation.
In case there is only one tenant of parental authority, please produce a proof of that fact. A model of authorization will be found on the Embassy website. Click here. To that form, you will add a copy of the parents’ passports.
|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 might 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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