I'm a US citizen planning a one-week trip to Europe in a couple of months. Per my citizenship I can enter visa-free for 90 days.
I want to invite an old friend along, who is a citizen of the Philippines (and a current resident of Dubai). I will pay for all her expenses: airfare, train fare, hotel fare, insurance, food, and entry to touristy places.
She is going through the Schengen visa application process. The question I have is how to answer #33: "Cost of travelling and living during the applicant’s stay is covered". This question has both of us a little bit baffled on how to answer.
I can put airfare and the train ticket in her name, but hotels are prepaid but in my name, not hers. And as I don't live in the EU, we can't put anything about "Surname and first name of the inviting person(s) in the Member State(s)" or "Name and address of inviting company/organisation".
I want to make sure we do this right. Any help on this matter would be appreciated.