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2019-11-12

How To Apply Schengen Visa Important Tips To Know

The trends of visiting Europe among Indians have increased for a long time. Europe is the reach of culture and history; many historical places are in Europe where people visit every year. The main reason to choose Europe for tourism is Schengen Visa because tourists can visit freely in the different European countries in a single visit.

 

Schengen Visa

26 European countries have signed the Schengen agreement for a Schengen visa. According to the Schengen agreement, a visitor can visit all 26 states with single Schengen permission. Candidate needs a single Schengen visa from one country and can attend all Schengen member countries. The Schengen visa allows a person to visit Europe on an individual permit, and he can stay in Europe for up to 90 days for tourism and business visa.

The visitor should apply for a Schengen visa in destination country visa consulate, and travelers can travel to any Schengen countries during travel. Still, his first entry should be in the visa issued member state. Candidate can fly to a home country from any Schengen member state country.

 

Who needs a Schengen visa?

Candidate from the non EU country requires a Schengen visa to enter any 
Schengen member country. There are many countries whom citizens don't need a permit to enter in Schengen area.

You can check the list of countries that don't require a Schengen visa.

 

Type of Schengen Visa

  • Tourist Visa
  • Visitor Visa (visiting family or friend)
  • Business Visa
  • Sports Visa
  • Official visit
  • Cultural visit
  • Study Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Medical reasons

 

Documents required to applying for Schengen visa


Passport

Travelers must have a travel document from citizen country with six months' validity and with two blank pages.

 

Photo

The candidate required two photos; the picture should not be older than six months.

Photo size: 35*45

White background with an 80% face.

 

Income proof

Candidate must submit the yearly income proof, whether is the employer or employee.

 

Financial support documents

  • Three months Bank balance statement
  • Balance certificate
  • Pan Card

 

A cover letter

A cover letter must be attached along with the visa application; you need to mention yourself, employment, travel itinerary, and purpose of visit to the destination country.

 

Copies of previous Schengen visa (if issued)

If you have traveled to the Schengen country before, then you must provide the visa copy of your last travel to the Schengen country.

 

Proof of accommodation

To obtain a visa, you must have to submit the proof of accommodation where you will stay during travel. Hotel booking must be confirmed, and you can't provide the dummy hotel booking.

 

Flight Itinerary

You need to submit the flight itinerary along with the visa application; you don't need to book a confirmed ticket. You can send the dummy flight ticket.

 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is must submit with visa application, and travel insurance must meet the requirement of Schengen visa conditions.

 

Documents required according to your employment


Employed


If you are self-employed, then you have to submit the all business proof-like


  • Company registration certificate
  • Company bank account
  • Company income proof (Invoice or sale purchase receipt)

 

Job contract


If you are doing the job in any firm or company, then you must have to submit these documents.


  • Job offer letter
  • Payslips
  • Leave letter
  • Salary statement

 

Farmer


If you are a farmer, then you can submit

 

  • Crops receipt
  • Land lease or ownership proof
  • Income certificate

 

Steps to follow to obtain Schengen Visa


Arrange all required documents

  1. Book appointment for application submission
  2. Pay VFS fees and Visa application fees
  3. Visit nearest VFS center for application submission and biometric collection
  4. Visit for an interview (if applicable)
  5. Wait for decision

 

What is an application fee for a Schengen visa?

Application fees for the Schengen visa are 60 euro.

 

Where to apply for Schengen Visa?

To apply for a Schengen visa, you need to book an appointment with the Schengen member country VFS in your home country. You have to go personally to submit your application to the nearest VFS center.

 

Schengen country list 


To enter In Europe on tourism & business purpose candidate required schengen visa. Candidate can apply schengen visa in destination country and traveler can fly to home country from any schengen member countries.

Here is the list of Schengen countries list with VFS Global website and embassy website.


Austria

Embassy website - Click here

VFS Global - Click Here

Schedule an appointment - Visit Here

Requirement - Visit Here

 

Belgium

Embassy website - Click

VFS Global - Click

Schedule an appointment - Click

Requirement - Click

 

Czech Republic

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment  Click

Requirement Click

 

Denmark

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment   Click

Requirement Click

 

Estonia

Embassy website Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment   Click

Requirement  Click

 

Finland

 

 Embassy website Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

France

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

Germany

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

Greece

Embassy website Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

  Hungary

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

Iceland

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

Italy

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

Latvia

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

Lithuania

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global   Click

Schedule an appointment  Click

Requirement  Click

 

Luxembourg

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment  Click

Requirement Click

 

Malta

Embassy website   Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment  Click

Requirement  Click

 

Netherlands

Embassy website Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement Click

 

Norway

Embassy website  Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment Click

Requirement  Click

 

Poland

Embassy website  Click here

VFS Global Click here

Schedule an appointment Click here

 

Portugal

Embassy website Click here

VFS Global  Click here

Schedule an appointment  Click here

Requirement Click here

 

Slovakia

Embassy website   Click here

VFS Global  Click Here

Schedule an appointment Click here

Requirement Click here

 

Slovenia

Embassy website   Click here

VFS Global   Click here

Schedule an appointment  Click here

Requirement Click here

 

Spain

Embassy website Click here

VFS Global Click here

Schedule an appointment  Click here

Requirement Click here

 

Sweden

Embassy website   Click here

VFS Global  Click here

Schedule an appointment  Click here

Requirement Click here

 

Switzerland

Embassy website   Click

VFS Global  Click

Schedule an appointment  Click

Requirement Click

 

Liechtenstein

Embassy website Click here

 

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