When travelling to the Schengen Zone, you must ensure that you have with you:
√ Biometric passport (valid for at least three months beyond the departure date from the Schengen area);
√ Proof of the purpose of your trip to the Schengen area;
√ Proof of accommodation, such as a hotel booking or details of the place you will stay;
√ Travel details, including a return ticket booking;
√ If travelling by car, the necessary vehicle documents;
√ Proof of sufficient funds.
Regarding the necessary documents, you should consider the following:
- If you state at the border that you are travelling for tourism or vacation independently, without being accompanied by someone from the Schengen area, you should present a hotel/accommodation booking, a return ticket, and sufficient funds.
- If you state that you are travelling for events or various cultural or sports activities, provide documentation related to the specific event, such as invitations, tickets, agendas, etc., for which you have been invited.
- If you state that you are travelling for health reasons, provide confirmation from the healthcare institution you will be visiting or a recommendation from a Kosovo healthcare institution (in cases of medical tests, etc.).
- If you state that you are travelling to visit a relative, you should provide information about such a person, including their details such as address and phone number. It would also be advisable to have a copy of the host’s residence permit as additional convincing documentation.
- It is recommended to have health insurance (covering both travel and the duration of the stay), and if you are travelling by car, ensure you have the necessary vehicle documentation (international driving license and the green international car insurance card).
- Proof of means of transport (return ticket by plane, bus, ferry, etc.)
- During the stay in the Schengen area, the citizen must have sufficient means of subsistence, both for the intended stay and for the return to his/her country of origin or transit to a third country where he/she is certain he/she will be accepted or is able to obtain such means legally. Different countries have defined various amounts. The amounts are determined by Member States according to Annex 18 of the Visa Code Handbook.