For whatever reason you plan for a visit to Schengen Area, We provide you with the most ideal visa solutions. Formed as a result of the Schengen Agreement which came into effect in 1985, the Schengen Area covers 26 European nations – all of which share a common visa policy. In fact, with a valid Schengen visa, you can travel to 22* countries that encompass European Union (EU) plus four EFTA (European Free Trade Association) member countries, such as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.
With a dedicated team of international visa specialists, we can help you with all fundamental nuances of getting a Schengen visa, such as:
We have a solid experience of over 10 years in the travel industry, and adopt the most efficient and secured options to obtain your visa on time. Therefore, you can be assured of successful lodgment and approval of your Schengen visa application.
*22 European Union (EU) Member States included in Schengen Area
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According to the type of visa issued by the certain embassy/consulate of any Schengen country there are different restrictions that apply to the particular visa in accordance to the nature of travelling and other relevant circumstances. However, the most common type of visa issued to the travelers can reach the maximum of 90 days in every six month period starting from the date of entry.
Every person is allowed to apply for a Schengen visa as long as they can get all the required documentation in order and possess the financial means to maintain themselves during their stay to the Schengen area.
Depending on the purpose/nature of your travel there are three major types of Schengen visa issued by the designated Embassy/Consulate.
What is a Uniform Schengen Visa?
According to the purpose of traveling the Uniform Schengen Visa applies to all of the two categories, “A” and “C”.
While the Airport Transit Visa allows its holder to travel through the international zone of the Schengen Country Airport without entering the Schengen Country Area the Transit visa which allows its holder to transit within no more than 5 days through more than one Schengen country by car, coach or plane on the way to a non-Schengen country.
Single-entry visa allows its holder to enter a Schengen Area only once for the certain period of time. Once you leave the Schengen Area you entered the visa validity expires, even if the time period allowed to stay in the Schengen Area is not over yet, while Multiple-entry visa allows its holder to go in and out of the Schengen Area as pleased.
Limited territorial validity is a document that allows one to travel only in the Schengen State that has issued the visa or in some other cases, in the certain Schengen States specifically mentioned in the itinerary when applying for the visa. Apart from these Schengen countries, this specific visa is invalid to any other Schengen country not specified prior.
The national visa can be of a single entry, granted to the people who are in need of residing in the Schengen country for a certain period of time and for a sole purpose after which they shall return to their country. On the other hand a multi-entry national visa is also granted for certain individuals, allowing its holder to travel in and out of this Schengen country as he/she pleases and also travel throughout the whole Schengen Area without additional visa requirements.
In cases where the applicant will be traveling to one and only one Schengen country, the applicant has to apply at the appropriate embassy/consulate of the designated country.
If the applicant is planning to visit two or more Schengen countries, it is highly recommended to be applying for the visa in the embassy/consulate of the country you will be residing in for most of the traveling days, referred to as the main destination.
What is a flight itinerary for Visa application?
Flight itinerary is a confirmed document which can be verified online about the schedule of a given flight.
Every person the wishes to apply for a visa in order to visit a Schengen member country is obliged to apply in person, gather all the mandatory documents and first and foremost accordingly to the rules and regulations, make an appointment in advance. The person that will be applying for a visa has to make sure he/she holds a valid passport apropos a passport that has been issued no longer than ten years ago and has a period of six months until its expiration date.
The application form can be downloaded from this page. The application form has the same format no matter which country’s visa it is that the applicant wants to apply for.
The application form can be filled in either by handwriting or by typing into it. Careful not to leave any columns blank. If the applicant feels that there are columns that don’t correspond to his/her matter, fill them with NA (No Answer).
Yes. When applying for the visa you should bear in mind that you have to personally hand the required documents once you’ve made an appointment at the embassy/consulate.
This depends on the embassy/consulate you are applying to yet commonly it is necessary to make an appointment prior via phone/email. However, in order to be sure the applicant must contact the designated embassy/consulate and ask for further information.
During the interview you will be asked personal questions about your whereabouts, the intended trip and other travel details. Make sure your answers are firm and correct.
Yes. Apart from all the mandatory documents when applying for a Schengen visa, depending on the type of visa you are seeking there are several additional documents that can be required by the embassy/consulate.
After. One must have a copy of the reservation of the return ticket for the time intended to be travelling. It is not recommendable to buy the ticket before getting the visa, if not necessary.
If you are applying for a Schengen visa to visiting friends or relatives living in the Schengen Area, there are some additional documents you need to attach in order to prove it such as:
Only enough to cover the expenses made during the trip as in, accommodation and everyday costs for the days being.
Yes, in case you have any.
Although it takes no more than 24-48 hours for processing a visa in general, there are times when this process takes quite much longer, from 14 up to 21 days in some countries concerning some citizens.
Yes. If you must apply for a Schengen visa in a country where you are not a resident, the justification why you are applying from that country will suffice.
In case of any trustworthy reasons, personal, occupational, medical or otherwise, the applicant has to turn to the corresponding institutions in the Schengen country of residence and apply for an extension of the Schengen visa.
For more information please read the article about Extending your Schengen visa.
Travelling for the purpose of studying:
More information about Study Visa, please visit Student Schengen Visa.
Yes. Depending on the nature of your travel, there are several other document one has to attach in order to obtain a long-stay visa aka National visa “D”.
Permanent residency refers to a person’s visa status: the person is allowed to reside indefinitely within a country of which he or she is not a citizen. A person with such status is known as a permanent resident.
In some countries, there might not be an embassy/consulate of the particular Schengen country you need the visa issued from. Nevertheless, that doesn’t pose any problems since these cases there are embassy/consulate representatives of the country that represents the interests of the country in the matter as well as their own which are responsible to issue the applicant the required visa.
In case the applicant is the owner of the company he/she is working for, the business registration, tax returns and the latest bank statement is to be attached.
Yes. Both parents/guardians have to sign the application form. In case they are divorced/separated, and they share custody of the child again, both of the parents have to sign. In caste only one of the parents has custody of the child, that parent will sign the application form.
Yes, as following:
No. There is a non-refundable administration fee when applying for a visa.
The Schengen visa fee can be paid in the designated consulate/embassy via cash, debit or credit card.
No. Children between the ages of 6-12 pay only 35 euros, while children under the age of 6 are not required to pay anything.
Travelers purchase an individual travel visa insurance policy for the days planned to spend in a Schengen territory at the rightful insurance/travel agency. The insurance policy can be purchased either online or conventionally depending on the chosen company
Anyone travelling temporarily to a Schengen area from a country that is subject to visa requirements, be it a individual visitors or group visitors, tourists, or business travellers has to be insured for the time being in the Schengen area.
In case you have a preexisting health condition it is highly recommendable.
No, commonly this case is one of the limitations. However, if you choose to pay extra there can be an arrangement.