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How to Apply Schengen Visa (FRANCE) for Filipinos in Malaysia

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

Visa Application for Schengen French Visa Filipinos living in Malaysia

The 26 Schengen countries

are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland

How much is the Visa fee?

The Visa fee is 60 €. 

What are the requirements?

1Completed Application Form via France embassy website.

First, you need to create an account first from the France embassy website Fill out the form online from there it will lead you to the visa application form. After filling out the application form book an appointment. MUST print a copy of the application form.

2. Two Passport Size Photos (35 mm x 45 mm)

3. Valid Passport (with your valid Work Permit/Visa)

4. Flight Reservation  (Round trip Ticket) Please take note you don't have to purchase the actual round trip flight ticket.  What I did for my flight reservation as I had booked it from my Aunt’s travel agency without paying it. However, you can go to any travel agency and ask them to make you an itinerary will cost you 50 RM. 

5. Proof of accommodation (Hotel Reservations)

I booked through Always choose Free Cancellation.

6. Proof of Income A 3 Month bank Statement with bank confirmation is needed in order to prove your financial capability. If you have other savings account you may include so. Please include your Efilling from Hazil as well. 

7. Proof of Employment

A letter of absence including the dates signed by your Manager and Certificate of Employment. 

8. Travel Insurance Make sure that travel insurance is Schengen accredited. I choose Axa Affin and purchase online. I had the smart Traveller VIP for just 84 RM which covers for 13 days!

9. Cover Letter

State why you want to visit Europe.

10. Sample Itinerary

Since you already have a proof of accommodation would be organized to make your own itinerary 

What to bring on the day of the appointment:

  • Supporting/required documents

  • Appointment Receipt

  • Original Passport

  • Payment 60 EURO/ 278 RM

FAQ's about Applying for Schengen Visa

What country should issue my Schengen visa?

Your Schengen visa should be issued by the country that will be your longest duration stay.  If you plan to spend equal amounts of time in each Schengen state you visit, then your visa should be issued by the Schengen country you plan to enter first.

Example: if you are staying in Hungary the longest, you should apply Schengen in Hungary embassy.

Can I enter the Schengen Area in a different Schengen country than the one that issued my visa?

There is no general requirement that you must enter the Schengen Area through the country that issued your visa.  Your main destination may be different than your first destination.  To prevent complications, stick to your itinerary as best you can.

How long does it take to get a Schengen visa?

The general guidelines from the EU say it typically takes 1 to 2 weeks. I got mine for just a week.

What are the Schengen visa insurance requirements?

Your travel medical insurance plan for a Schengen visa must meet these requirements:

  • A minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros (about USD $34,000)

  • Coverage for repatriation for medical reasons

  • Coverage for emergency medical treatment

  • Coverage for expenses resulting from your death

  • Coverage for the entire period of your intended stay

  • Valid in all Schengen Area countries

How long is a Schengen visa valid?

For a French visa, they gave me 30 days for multiple entry. For Hungarian visa, they gave me 15 days single entry so it depends on which Schengen country you are applying for.

France Embassy

Visa Section Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 12.30 pm Mon – Fri Embassy of France

196, Jalan Ampang

Kampung Datok Keramat 5

55000 Wilayah Persekutuan

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone:+60 3-2053 5500

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A Filipina, working in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; who works in a 9 hr corporate IT job. So, I don't travel for work. I can only travel when I have available holidays. I am a single mom, I have a wonderful son who doesn't live with me but with my mom in the Philippines.

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