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Preparing For Your Italy Schengen Visa Interview

For those that want to travel within the Schengen area, they can apply for a Italy Schengen visa. After preparing all of the required documents, the next step is the visa interview. While it may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be if you are prepared.

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What To Wear And How To Prepare

While not a requirement, you should dress nicely for the interview. It will tell the interviewer that you are taking the interview very seriously. You may be asked to present your documents during the interview. Make them easy to find so you aren’t shuffling through all of that paperwork. Split them up into separate file folders according to:

* Personal information such as passports and marriage certificates

* Employment related documents like pay stubs

* Financial documents including bank statements

* Travel related items such as itineraries

What To Expect During The Actual Interview

The amount of time the interview takes will vary. In addition to being asked to produce documentation, you will be asked a variety of questions. These include:

Information about how you plan to pay for your trip. If you can, have supporting documents with you like savings accounts or pay stubs for extra hours worked at your job.

The details of your family life. You will be asked if you have a spouse and how long you’ve been married for, the ages of your children, where they live and whether or not they are employed.

Where you plan on staying. Even if you haven’t booked your hotel yet, it’s a good idea to be able to provide as much information as you can about the hotel you plan on staying at.

Whether you have friends in the area. If you do, you will be asked when the last time it was that you saw them and whether you plan on seeing them during this trip.

How you will plan to get from one destination to another. If the answer is through public transportation, know your options and the approximate fares that you will be charged.

Information about your profession. You will need to tell the interviewer what company you work for, how long you’ve been there and what you do for a living. You may even need to tell them about your previous employer as well and why you left the company.

How you can guarantee that you will leave the country when it is time. Your visa will not be granted if the interviewer thinks there’s a chance that you will not leave when your time is up. You will need to convince them that you will leave because of things like family or work obligations.

The amount of education you have. If you have attended a college or university, bring proof with you. It can simply be a diploma or transcripts.

These are just some of the questions that you might be asked when applying for a visa. Italy visa requirements will vary and it’s important that you be prepared throughout the entire process. Make sure that when you attend the interview that you have all of the necessary documents. If you aren’t sure whether or not you should bring a certain document with you, bring it anyways just in case. Also, do not become agitated with the interviewer no matter how long or tedious the process is. Just remember that they are doing their job and are trying to help you get your Italy Schengen visa.

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