Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
Schengen visas are short-term visas that allows a person to visit any member of the Schengen area for tourist or business for up to 90 days. The Schengen visa is Europe’s most popular visa. The holder can enter, freely travel within, and exit the Schengen zone from any Schengen member country. Within the Schengen Zone, there are no border restrictions.
If you intend to: study, work, or live in one of the Schengen countries for longer than 90 days, you must apply for a national visa of that European country rather than a Schengen Visa.
What is a Schengen Visa?
Schengen Visas are short-term European visa. This type of Visa enables the holder to travel freely throughout the 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.
The Schengen Visa is the most common visa 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.
The following are the common uses for a Schengen visa
For the sake of business.
Im going to see some friends and family.
Tourism and vacations.
Cultural and sporting events will be held.
Transportation to and from airports, as well as transportation for sailors.
Its an official visit.
Due to medical grounds.
For the aim of short-term research and study.
To apply for a Schengen Visa to travel to Europe, you must first determine whether you require one based on your trip purpose and nationality. If you do, youll need to plan your trip, including how many days youll be in the zone, the countries youll visit (if more than one), the nation from which youll enter, and the country from which youll exit.
Once youve found that out, youll need to go over all of the Europe visa application requirements and begin the process of scheduling a visa appointment at one of the Schengen consulates in your nation.
What is Schengen Visa Travel Insurance?
Your travel medical insurance should be valid for the duration of your stay in the Schengen area, with a minimum medical emergency coverage of 30,000 EUR.
What is a Visa Application Proof of Accommodation?
You must present a confirmed document indicating where you will be staying for the duration of your journey in the Schengen zone.
Is a Visa Required for Entry into Europe?
All third-country nationals who have not yet signed a visa-liberalization agreement with Schengen member states must get a visa before travelling to Europe.
To see if you require a Schengen Visa to visit one of the Schengen member countries, here is a list of countries whose residents must apply for a Schengen Visa before visiting the EU.
For detailed information on specific parts of the EU visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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Travel Documents and Entry Requirements
If you are a non-EU/Schengen country national, regardless of whether you are visa-exempt or not, you will be required to submit certain documents at the Schengen port of entry in order to be admitted. The documentation you’ll need to enter the Schengen Zone is as follows:
- Passport must be valid. Issued within the last ten years and valid for at least three months after the date on which you want to leave the EU.
- Visa for the Schengen area. If you are a national of a third country who requires a visa.
Schengen Visa Entries
The validity of your single-entry visa is determined by the number of days you mentioned on your visa application form that you will be in the Schengen zone, as well as the actual decision of the consulate that provides you the Schengen visa.
If you are a frequent traveller, you can apply for an EU visa that is valid for up to 5 years. However, even if you have a multiple-entry visa for Europe that is valid for up to 5 years, you cannot stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days in a 180-day period.
This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally you first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.
There are 26 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone in the table on this page.
You can expect an update on your application within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours.
Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.