Means of Subsistence for Schengen Visa

Introduction

Mean of subsistence means to provide evidence to the embassy or consulate of the host Schengen state that the applicant has sufficient amount or financial resources to bear his/her expenditures during his stay in the Schengen country.

The amount varies for almost every Schengen state.

Means of subsistence for Austria 

It means to provide evidence to the Austrian Embassy or consulate that the applicant has sufficient amount or financial resources to bear his/her expenditures during his stay in the Schengen country. There is no precise or exact amount regulated by Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria.

It may vary on a case-to-case basis.

Mean of subsistence for Belgium

As per Belgium Immigration Office, The amount stands at 95 euros/day if the foreigner, seeking entry in France, displays proof of prepaid accommodation. It plummets to 45 euros per day if the applicant is going to stay in cheaper hotels.

Means of subsistence for Czech Republic

As per instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic, the itinerant is required to provide evidence to the Czech Embassy or consulate that the applicant has sufficient amount or financial resources to bear his/her expenditures during the course of stay in Schengen country.

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The applicant is supposed to attest to Czech Consulate or Embassy possessing daily cash equivalent to 42.50 euros or 1100CZK.

However, if the applicant’s stay exceeds 30 days, then he is required to attest to the embassy or consulate owning a total amount of 33,000 CZK or 1,274€ together with an additional amount of 4,400 CZK equivalent to 170€ by the end of each month of stay.

Means of subsistence for Denmark

As per information acquired from The Ministry of Justice of Denmark, the applicant is bound to provide evidence to the Danish Embassy or consulate that he/she possesses daily cash equivalent to 67.24 euros if staying in a hotel.

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The amount plummets to 32.25 euros/day if the applicant holds evidence of cheaper means of accommodation.

Means of subsistence for Estonia

It means to provide evidence to the Estonian Embassy or consulate that the applicant has sufficient amount or financial resources to bear his/her expenditures during the course of stay in Schengen country. The applicant is supposed to demonstrate to the Estonian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 38.5 euros per day.

Means of subsistence for Finland

As the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the applicant is bound to attest to Finnish Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 30 euros.

Means of subsistence for France

It means to provide evidence to the French Embassy or consulate that the applicant has sufficient amount or financial resources to bear his/her expenditures during his stay in the Schengen country. In the absence of proof of accommodation or hotel booking, the applicant is bound to attest to the French Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 120 euros.

The amount plummets to 65 euros per day if the foreigner—seeking entry in France—displays proof of prepaid accommodation.

The amount falls further to 32.25 euros per day if the applicant holds evidence of cheaper means of accommodation.

Means of subsistence for Germany

As per European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the German Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 45 euros.

Means of subsistence for Greece

As per instructions of European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Greek Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 50 euros and a minimum total amount of 300€ /stay up to 5 days.

Means of subsistence for Hungary

As per the law crafted by the European Commission, the aliens policing legislation of the Hungarian, Decree No 25/2001. (XI. 21.) for a foreigner to enter and reside in Hungarian territory through a Hungarian Visa it has to provide 1000 HUF or 3.19€ upon each entry.

There is no other specified amount of the means of subsistence needed to attest by an applicant to the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate at the moment applying for a visa.

Means of subsistence for Iceland

As per instruction of European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Icelandic Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 4,000 ISK or 28.83€.

On the other hand, the minimum cash required to enter the tiny Nordic state is 144.13€ or 20,000 ISK.

Means of subsistence for Italy

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, the applicant is bound to attest to the Italian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses minimum daily cash equivalent depending on his/her number of stays. The criteria is as follow:

For stays up to 5 days

The overall amount is 269.60€ /person and 212.81 /two and more persons.

For stays 6-10 days

The daily amount is 44.93€ /person and 26.33€ /two and more persons.

For stays 11-20 days

The overall amount is 51.64€/person and 25.82€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 36.67€/person and 22.21€/ two and more persons.

For stays over 20 days

The overall amount is 206.58€/person and 118.79€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 27.89€/person and 17,04/ two and more persons.

Means of subsistence for Latvia

As per instructions of the European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Latvian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 14€.

Means of subsistence Liechtenstein

As per laws crafted by European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Liechtenstein Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 100 CHF or 92.34€.

Means of Subsistence for Luxembourg

As the European Commission updates, Luxembourg does not stipulate any specific amount of the means of subsistence applying towards foreign nationals when applying for a Luxembourg Visa to the Luxembourg Embassy or Consulate.

Means of subsistence for Lithuania

As per laws crafted by European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Lithuanian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 40€.

Means of subsistence for Malta 

As per laws crafted by European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Malta Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 48€.

Means of subsistence for Netherlands

As per laws crafted by European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Dutch Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 34€.

Means of subsistence for Norway

As per laws crafted by European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Norwegian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 500 NOK or 53.34€.

Means of subsistence for Poland

According to the Polish Regulation of the Minister for Internal Affairs and Administration, the applicant is bound to attest to the Italian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses minimum daily cash equivalent depending on his/her number of stays. The criteria is as follow:

For stays up to 3 Days

The overall amount is 300 PLN or 67.76€.

For stays exceeding 3 Days

The daily amount is 100 PLN or 22.59€.

If the accommodation costs are covered by a third party or prior to travel, the daily amount reduces to 20 PLN or 4.52€.

Means of subsistence for Portugal

As per laws crafted by European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Norwegian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 40 euros per day.

The foreigner who enters Portuguese territory should be able to provide 75 euros as well.

Means of subsistence for Slovakia

The European Commission under Article 4 of the Act No 48/2002 Coll. of Slovakia states that if a foreigner is planning a visit to Slovakia, then he is required to attest owning cash equivalent to 56 euros per day.

Means of subsistence for Slovenia

The European Commission, Article 7 of “The Instructions” states that if a foreigner is planning a visit to Slovenia, then he is required to attest owning cash equivalent to 56 euros per day.

The foreigner who enters Slovenian territory should be able to provide 75 euros as well.

Means of subsistence for Spain

As per instructions of the European Commission, under the Order of the Ministry of the Presidency of the Spain (PRE/1282/2007), a foreigner is required to attest to the Spanish Embassy or Consulate to owning the overall amount of 573.23€ for duration up to 10 days, while in case of exceeding 10 days the daily required amount is 70.77€.

Means of subsistence for Sweden

The European Commission states that the applicant is bound to attest to the Swedish Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 450 SEK or 48.26€.

Means of subsistence for Switzerland

As per the law of the European Commission, the applicant is bound to attest to the Swiss Consulate or Embassy that he possesses daily cash equivalent to 100 CHF or 92.34€.

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