1. The applicant’s fingerprints must be collected, if not already registered in the VIS, within the previous 59 months of a previous lodging of a Schengen visa application. Some applicants are exempt from this obligation.
  2. For a self-employed person: Provide a letter from the bank that the person does business with, stating that the company is in good standing.
  3. For a foreign student on F1 visa: Provide valid I-20; a reference letter from the educational institution (school/college/university) stating that student is in good standing, student’s major, and the expected date of graduation.