I am a Non EU citizen currently living in Ireland (non Shengen), and I plan to go to France to spend Christmas holidays with my husband's family.
I have a EUfam resident permit here, so I should normally not need a visa at all.
However France does not respect the EU laws and requires a visa.
To get it, I need to provide them:
- Passeport + 2 photos
- Reentry visa to Ireland ( 3 months validity after the return date in Ireland)
- Residency card (3 months validity after the return date in Ireland)
- Bank statement for the last 2 months ( with full name and address)
- Travel insurance / VHI, BUPA etc ….( with period of cover, zone of cover, policy number and surname)
- Recent letter from the employer ( with position held in the company)
- Last two pay slips
- Flight tickets
Some other countries like Denmark or Slovenia (who unlike France respect the EU legislation) require much less documents:
- both passports
Can I apply for a Shengen visa at the Sloven embassy and use it for my holidays in France? Would it work, or would I have to prove at some point that I plan to go to Slovenia?
Do I need to enter the Shengen area in Slovenia?
Thanks for your help.