Schengenvisa: new form ‘proof of guarantee’
As of 1 January 2011, sponsors or guarantors of applicants for a short-stay visa (Schengen visa) will need the new form ‘proof of guarantee and/or private provision of accommodation’. This form replaces the invitation letter and the sponsor declaration.
Invitation letters and/or sponsor declarations which are already legalised are still valid, provided they are not older than 3 months.
The form ‘proof of guarantee and/or private provision of accommodation’ has to be legalised by the municipality where the sponsor or guarantee is residing.