Apologies if this has been answered already but I couldn't quite find it.
I am a UK citizen, my wife is a Thai citizen.
We were married a year and a half ago in London, UK and she has a valid (marriage!?) visa to live and work in the UK for 2 and a half years. She has 1 and a half years left on her current visa. I own my own property outright which we live in within Greater London. I work full-time.
We would like to take a 2 week holiday to Spain later in the year (2014)
Firstly would she be able to apply for a Schengen visa and if so what documentation would be required.
She works in a Thai restaurant that pays cash in hand which seems to be sort of normal here in London for that sort of thing so I'm not sure she has any proper employment documentation (P60/payslips or whatever). Are these necessary?
She speaks good English anyway but is starting a part-time English course next week which may qualify her as a student if that helps at all?
Anything else she would need? eg Insurance - I've read somewhere is mandatory!?
How long in advance would we need to apply?