Business travel or mission [fr]

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED (See below): harmonized list of supporting documents to be provided by visa applicants



  • Missing documents or photocopies = incomplete file = high risk of refusal of visa
  • All documents must be submitted in original, accompanied by a complete set of photocopies
  • All documents must be in French or accompanied with an official French translation version

- A short-stay visa application form duly filled out on both sides, dated and signed

- Two recent standard photographs

- Passport (valid at least 3 months after the expiry date of the visa requested) must include 2 blank pages of any stamp accompanied by a photocopy of the identity page and the previous Schengen visas

- Justification of the professional situation:

For employees:

  • Work certificate specifying the duties performed, the date of employment and the monthly salary
  • Last 3 salary slips
  • Last 3 bank statements (current account + savings account if applicable)

For merchants and businessmen:

  • Statutes of the company
  • Receipt of license for the current year
  • Last 3 bank statements (personal account + company account)

For independent professions:

  • Certification or professional license of the current year
  • Receipt of license for the current year
  • Last 3 bank statements (personal account + professional account)

- Proof of the purpose of the stay:

  • Letter of invitation from the French companies to be visited
  • Mission order or convocations of the company in Ethiopia specifying the name and addresses of the companies or persons visited in France

- Accommodation voucher: certificate of reception issued by the town hall (in original and copy) or hotel reservation or if necessary a title or a lease or any proof of possession or rental of a residence in France (housing tax)

- International medical care / repatriation insurance covering any emergency medical care and / or emergency hospitalization with a minimum guaranty amount of € 30,000, as well as the cost of repatriation for the duration of the stay in the entire Schengen Area.

This list is not exhaustive: other justifications may be requested if necessary. You may also submit any material that may assist in the processing of your case.

Dernière modification : 21/11/2017

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