Passport Requirements for Schengen Visa
  • The passport needs to be valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory and needs to contain at least two blank pages.

  • Overall passport validity must be 10 years or less.

  • Passports that contain illegible data cannot be accepted.

  • Each person must have their own passport, even for minors.

  • No visas will be issued on additional pages of a passport.

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General passport details
It contains some information related to passport requirements to U.S. visas. Please ignore that and just look at general passport details.

Q: I am not able to get the passport from my country of citizenship. I just have a "U.S. Permit to re-enter" (advance parole). Can I use advance parole to travel to Germany?
A: Advance parole can be accepted only if it is quite obvious that you can't get a national passport from your country of citizenship. Otherwise, you are expected to submit your national passport.
It may take up to 2 weeks to process the visa application in such a situation.