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I had to show my mother’s retirement pension to prove that I had funds to be fully covered during my stay in Belgium

After several attempts to apply for a Visa to volunteer in Belgium, I decided to apply one last time. A few days later they called me to inform me that I had to prove that I had enough funds to support myself during my stay, although all the costs were covered. I had to show them my mother’s bank statements and her retirement pension and some money in cash. I finally got the visa but under the condition that I would go back to the consulate within 10 days of my return to Turkey. Otherwise they would make the process harder for my next applications for any other Schengen country. The whole process was frustrating.


Merve P

Home - Turkey
Destination - Belgium
Type of visa - Long term
Topic - Supporting Documents

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