I am planning a trip to Switzerland in April 2015 along with my brother and his wife. I am a British citizen so do not need any visa. However, both my brother and his wife hold Indian passports and I have a few questions related to their Schengen visa application for Switzerland. Response will be highly appreciated.
My brother is studying full time MBA in the UK and on a tier 4 student visa. His wife holds a dependent visa on him and not employed. I understand the visa application requires proof of funds and last 3 months bank statements to show the credibility. But I am paying for the entire trip including travel and accommodation. The flight tickets and hotels have been booked and all the reservations show my name along with them which proves I am travelling with them. Do they still need to show proof of funds?
However, in this case, I believe I need to provide some documents to prove I am paying for the trip and show my credibility. Could you please suggest which documents would suffice? The ones coming to my mind are
1. Copy of my British passport
2. My last 3 months bank statement and showing enough balance
3. A letter stating I am travelling with them and paying for the trip
Do you suggest anything else? I am a bit hesitant their visa application may get rejected and any suggestion on how to make the application successful will be a great help.