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What are the Schengen Visa Requirements for US Green Card Holders and Permanent Residents?

The Schengen Visa requirements for US Green Card holders (permanent residents) are generally the same as those for non-US citizens residing in the US. When applying for a Schengen Visa as a US Green Card holder, you will typically need to fulfill the following requirements:

Valid passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended stay in the Schengen Area.

Visa application form: Complete and sign the Schengen Visa application form, providing accurate and up-to-date information.

Photo: Submit recent passport-sized photographs that meet the specifications set by the consulate or embassy.

Travel itinerary: Provide a detailed itinerary of your trip, including flight reservations, accommodation bookings, and any planned activities or excursions.

Travel health insurance: Obtain travel health insurance that meets the minimum coverage requirements specified by the Schengen country you plan to visit. The insurance should cover medical expenses, emergency medical evacuation, and repatriation.

Proof of accommodation: Provide proof of accommodation for your entire stay in the Schengen Area, such as hotel reservations, rental agreements, or an invitation letter from a host.

Proof of financial means: Demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay, such as bank statements, credit card statements, or a letter from your employer.

Employment and financial documents: If you are employed, provide a letter from your employer stating your position, salary, and the duration of your employment. If you are self-employed, provide relevant business documents. Retirees or students should provide appropriate documentation to demonstrate their financial situation.

Proof of legal residence in the US: As a Green Card holder, provide a copy of your Green Card as proof of your legal residence in the United States.

It’s important to note that the specific requirements and supporting documents may vary depending on the consulate or embassy of the Schengen country you are applying to. It is recommended to contact the consulate or embassy directly or visit their official website for detailed information on the visa application process and required documents.

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