To get your Schengen tourist visa, you will have to wait for at least 15 days to get your Schengen Visa processed. In some specific cases, embassies may take up to 30 days to process visas. In very special cases, the processing may extend up to 60 days. Submitting supporting documents may actually make the process much quicker and fast. Especially if officials have to verify your work experience, you may have to allow a longer processing time for your Schengen visa. If you are applying as a family or a group of friends for several visas, it may require more documentation and in this process, it may be slightly delayed. In order to speed up the visa processing time, you will have to provide an accurately filed visa application along with supporting documents. This will prevent unnecessary delays. The documents include:
The standard Schengen visa fee includes the cost of your application for a Schengen visa. It is also important to note that the visa application processing will not begin unless you have submitted your Schengen visa fee payment. To note
In addition to young children, all other types of applicants have a free entry and are exempt from all visa fees. They include
Schengen tourist visa validity is across the Schengen area which is 26 Schengen Member States. This means you will be allowed to travel to all the states. There are two different types of visa categories with the stipulated period of visa permissions. This is known as Uniform Schengen Visa (USV). → Type A visa is exclusively for transiting through the airports in the Schengen area and is not valid for access to any area outside of the airport. → Type C visa is a short-stay visa for 90 days within a 180-day period. Type C visa can be obtained as:
Applications must be submitted to the Consulate of the Country in whose territory you plan to stay on a long term. You are allowed to stay for a maximum period of 90 days within a 6-month period for the purpose of travelling or visiting Europe for pleasure. Having a tourist visa to visit the Schengen area zone is definitely required.
As you plan to visit the Schengen States, obtaining a tourist visa is required. There are a few specific documents along with the Schengen visa application that you are required to submit. The Schengen States have created a list of required documents for each purpose of entry and these are mostly the same for a stay in each of the states. The list of 26 countries in the Schengen area of Europe:
The list of documents required to obtain a tourist visa for visit the Schengen area Visa application form fully completed and signed. Recently taken two photos as per photo requirements
This visa checklist of documents is a requirement and all of these have to be organised for submission to the Consulate. Without any of these documents, your visa application cannot be processed. It is also important to submit the most relevant and accurate information that meets the specific purposes of a tourist visa. The information you provide in the documents must be genuine and approved. All non-European citizens who are taking travel to Europe for tourism purposes are required to apply for a short-term Schengen visa under the “tourist” specification.
The Schengen tourist visa application form is a mandatory requirement for visiting the Schengen area as a tourist. The tourist visa application is available for download from the website. Click on download text and save your schengen tourist visa. The application forms are available for specific countries such as :-
The application form must be fully filled out and signed by each applicant for age groups. It is also important to note that each Schengen country will have its own application form even though they are all requesting the same information from the applicants. While some ask you to register on their online system to fill out the application form, others may ask you to download it only. You have to click on the corresponding country link to download the country-specific application form.
Short stay (type C) Schengen visas are valid for 90 days.
The UK does not belong to either the EU or the Schengen Area.
You can use your Schengen visa to enter the following countries that are not in the EU:
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Bosnia and Herzegovina
• North Macedonia
• Sao Tome and Principe
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