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Information for Medical Treatment Visa


Information for Medical Treatment Visa

Information for Medical Treatment Visa

The following documents (in original and one copy) have to be provided by the applicant
1. A Schengen Visa application form, duly filled-in and signed.  According to the Schengen Visa Code, “as a rule, the application ought to be lodged at least 15 days prior to intended date of travel”.

2. One recent colour passport-sized photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm), with a bright background.

3. Valid passport or travel document with a validity of at least three months after the end of the intended departure of Schengen area with at least 2 blank pages as well as a copy of all pages containing personal data of the passport/travel document (in the case of new Ethiopian passports, a copy of the first page is sufficient).

4. Evidence of previous stays in the Schengen- area ( old visas) (original and one copy) if applicable.

5. Fees of EUR 80.- (payable in ETB at the Embassy´s exchange rate at the time of the application) which in case of refusal of the visa application will not be refunded.

6. Accompanying Travelers must have an health insurance policy valid for all Schengen States for the duration of the intended stay, plus 15 days of grace period covering a minimum of EUR 30,000.-.

7. Hotel reservation for the entire length of the visit, or an Invitation letter by a friend, relative etc

8. Flight reservation (round-trip).

9. In case of self-employed businessman: Evidence of professional status of the applicant, ie business licence (if in Amharic, a translation into English is required) and bank statements of at least the last three months in correlation with the business licence.

10. In case of employees: letter of support by the employer regarding the position, monthly income, annual leave entitlement, future employment and stating the purpose of travel to the Schengen area (original and one copy).

11. Evidence of financial status and rootedness in Ethiopia of the applicant: i.e. title deed for property, personal bank savings books, bank statements of at least the last three months, vehicle registration card, etc. (original and one copy).

12. Evidence of personal rootedness in Ethiopia, i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate/s of children verified by Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (original and one copy).

13. Proof of illness

14. Doctor assessment

15. Confirmation of the Hospital/Doctor in Italy or the intended institution for treatment that space is available for treatment, confirmation of appointment for treatment, stating the estimated duration and costs of stay (original and one copy).

16. Proof of advanced payment of 30% of the total cost. This confirmation will have to be sent directly to the Visa Office ( prior to the applicant’s appointment

17. Proof of financial means if the costs will be borne by the patient himself. If the patient is not covering the costs himself (declaration of assumption of cost of the body offering treatment or another or private individual (original and one copy).

18. Digital finger prints of all ten fingers will be taken at the time of the application.


Note: In some cases, the Embassy reserves the right to request further documentation.