Filling in your application form may take some time, but it is time well spent. Remeber that the questions are there because they matter to the Nation in question. All unnecessary questions are already not there !
Here are some generak tips:

- Use a ballpoint pen, black or blue - NOT red.
- Answer all questions - if a question does not have an answer - please write "Not applicable" or "No" or "None" this way the consulate sees that you have processed the question.
- Always sign the application form in original. (If you need to copy a filled in form, do this BEFORE you sign i.e. - take copies - and then sign all copies separetely. This way you have your original signature on every form.)
- The normal case is that faxed or mailed copies of the application-forms are NOT allowed.