EU Visa Applications

EU Visa Applications

Schengen visa applications for short stays up to 90 days in the EU.

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Schengen Visa Purposes

When travelling to the EU you will need a Visa. This is known as a ‘Schengen Visa‘. A Schengen is obtained from any of the Schengen Zone member countries. It entitles the holder to free travel across the the EU which is known as the Schengen Area.

Those who are from outside of the EU who wish to visit the the EU Schengen Area require this EU Visa.  You can begin the procedure by clicking Start Applicationand filling out our form. It’s best to take your time and ensure everything is perfect, as incorrect information can cause problems later on.

In addition, you have the option of selecting one of the following options:

Enter all information on your application to the best of your knowledge. Your answers will be referred to during your Embassy interview. Any discrepancies will cause complications in your approval.

What is a Schengen Visa?

The EU Schengen Visa is a short-term visa which allows travellers into the EU list of member countries. This type of Visa enables the holder to travel freely throughout the EU Schengen Area. The visa itself is issued by one of the Schengen nations. That is to say, you can visit any of the Schengen countries for up to 90 days during a 180-day period and travel freely around Europe. The Schengen EU Visa Applications are the most common in Europe. In order words, it entitles the holder to enter, travel freely within, and exit the Schengen area from any Schengen member country. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.

EU Visa

EU Visa

Traveler’s from certain countries outside the EU zone require an Schengen EU visa application to visit countries in the Schengen area.

A visa for travel to the EU is issued by any of the Schengen Area member countries and it entitles the holder to free movement throughout the Schengen Zone for the duration of the EU visa’s validity.

What countries are included in the Schengen Zone?

What countries are included in the Schengen Zone?

There are no border restrictions between the 26 nations that make up the Schengen Zone (“Schengen States”). Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland are among these countries. For short-term visas, these countries follow the same policy as the rest of the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Schengen visa, and how does it work?

    A transit through or intended stay of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period on the territory of the Schengen States ("short stay visa"), A travel through the Schengen States' airports' international transit areas ("airport transit visa"). Within the duration of the visa, you should be able to visit any of the Schengen States within the same trip. If you want to stay in a Schengen country for more than 90 days, work, or start a business, trade, or profession, you will need a Schengen visa.
  • Is a visa required to enter a Schengen country?

    check our website's overview to see if you require a visa to enter a Schengen country.
  • I am a member of an EU-family. Is it true that the same standard requirements apply to me?

    Family members of EU citizens who have exercised their right to free movement (i.e., the EU citizen lives in or goes to a Member State other than his or her home country) benefit from particular procedural advantages. The following are the basic requirements to be met: 1. An EU citizen has exercised his or her right to free movement within the EU. 2. The family member (applicant) falls into one of the Directive 2004/38/EC categories. 3. The EU citizen's family member (applicant) travels with him or joins him in the Schengen State of destination.
  • What is the address for submitting my visa application?

    You must apply for a Schengen visa at the Consulate of the country you intend to visit, or at the Consulate of the country of your major destination (i.e. main purpose of stay or longest stay) if you intend to visit more than one Schengen State. If you want to visit multiple Schengen countries and remain for an equal amount of time in each, you must apply at the Consulate of the country whose external borders you will cross first while entering the Schengen area. In most cases, you must apply for a visa at the Consulate having territorial jurisdiction in the nation where you lawfully reside.
  • Can I to travel to other Schengen areas?

    In general, any Schengen border can be crossed with a visa issued by any Schengen country. The short-stay visa, however, does not immediately grant you access to the Schengen area. Checks at the external borders are discussed in detail in FAQ No. 16.
  • On the basis of my visa, how long can I stay in the Schengen area?

    The Schengen visa is a short-term visa that is attached to the travel document in the form of a sticker. A "brief stay" is defined as a stay of "90 days in any 180-day period." This means that the overall length of stay is limited to 90 days in any 180-day period. The length of your visa's validity is specified on the visa sticker under the heading "Duration of visit." You can only enter the Schengen area once with a single-entry visa. "1" is written under the heading "Number of entries" on the visa sticker. A two-entry or multiple-entry visa allows for two or more entries over the course of the visa's validity. Under the heading "Number of entries," the visa sticker will say "02" or "MULT."
  • How long does it take to get a visa?

    In general, once a Schengen visa application has been submitted to the Consulate, the Consulate will make a decision within 15 calendar days. This time limit can be increased to 30 or 60 days.
  • When should I apply for a visa and how far ahead of time should I do so?

    Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the proposed trip's start date. It is recommended that you submit your application at least 15 days before to your anticipated visit. It is also recommended that you submit your visa application during national holidays in both the Schengen State of destination and the country where you are applying for the visa. Holders of a multiple-entry visa (valid for at least six months) can apply for a new visa up to six months before their current visa expires.
  • What is the cost of applying for a visa?

    When you submit your visa application, you must pay the EUR 60 general visa cost. The visa charge for minors between the ages of six and twelve is EUR 35. A cost of EUR 35 is charged to nationals of countries with which the EU has signed Visa Facilitation Agreements. Applicants who fall into one of the following categories are exempt from paying the visa fee: Children under the age of six; school pupils, students, postgraduate students, and accompanying teachers who are staying for the purpose of study or educational training; researchers from third countries conducting scientific research; representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less attending seminars, conferences, sports, cultural, or educational events organised by non-profit organisations; family members. For more information, see FAQ 4. Other alternative visa fee waivers are also used by member states. The consulate where you want to apply can provide you with more information. You will be charged a service fee if you submit the application through an external service provider.
  • My passport is about to expire in two months. Is it possible for me to apply for a visa?

    You can't, in theory. The expiration date of your passport must be three months after your return from a Schengen country. The Consulate may, however, stray from this regulation in exceptional circumstances.
  • Other than my Schengen visa what else do I need to bring to the border?

    The Schengen Area is not immediately accessible with a short-stay visa. You may be required to produce your visa at the border (or at other procedures) as well as extra papers, such as proof that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay and return travel. As a result, it is recommended that you bring copies of the documents you showed while applying for the visa (for example, letters of invitation, travel confirmations, and other documents outlining the purpose of your stay).
  • I'm on a connecting trip that includes a stopover at a Schengen state airport. Is it necessary for me to apply for a transit visa or a short-term visa?

    It's critical to differentiate between two scenarios: • transit through an airport's international transit area (onward voyage in which you do not leave the airport's international transit area) • Transit via a Member State's territory, albeit limited to an airport (onward trip after leaving the airport's international transit region). An airport transit visa (ATV) allows you to transit through an international transit zone at a Schengen State airport while waiting for a connecting aircraft to a non-Schengen country. The ATV does not allow you to enter Schengen territory (for example, to stay in a hotel or take a trip to another Schengen country). You can check our website's overview to see if you require an airport transit visa by clicking here. Neither travelling to a Schengen State via another Schengen State airport nor travelling to a non-Schengen country via two Schengen state airports is considered an airport transit. All flights between two or more Schengen countries are classified as "domestic." You may need a short stay visa while entering the Schengen area, depending on your nationality, even if your visit is only a few hours and you stay in the airport (outside the international transit zone).
  • Is it possible to extend my visa?

    When requesting for a visa extension, you must demonstrate that you are unable to leave the territory of Member States before your visa or approved duration of stay expires owing to force majeure, humanitarian reasons, or significant personal reasons. The visa can usually only be extended if you have spent fewer than 90 days in the Schengen area in the previous 180 days and your current visa hasn't expired. Our website has information on the authorities responsible for extending visas in the various Schengen States
  • Can I leave and then return with my Schengen visa?

    Single-entry or multiple-entry Schengen visas are available. You can only enter the Schengen area once with a single-entry visa. The "01" on the visa sticker denotes this. You can enter twice or numerous times within the duration of a visa that allows for two or more entries. I have a valid long-stay visa/residency permit for a Schengen member country. Is it necessary for me to obtain a second visa in order to travel to other Schengen countries?
  • Do I need a second visa to other Schengen areas?

    No. A Schengen State's long stay visa or residence permit permits you to travel and remain in other Schengen States while staying under the "short stay" limit (a stay of "90 days in any 180 day period").