Schengen Country Visit Visa

The Schengen Area, also known as the Schengen Countries Zone, is a group of 27 European countries that have abolished control of borders between each other. France, Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, and Scandinavian nations are the countries included in this area. However, the UK and Ireland are not included in this area.

Most European Union or EU countries come between the Schengen agreement. Although some non-EU countries, like Bulgaria and Romania, are signed up but have yet to be active members and are obliged to join in the future. However, Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway are non-EU but come inside the Schengen countries.

A Schengen visit visa is an entry permit for short and temporary visits of up to 60 days, 90 days, and 180 days. You can get this visa in the form of a single entry visa. The visa allows you to enter into the Schengen area. However, you can also apply for a multiple-entry visa in this category for several visits to this area for as long as it is valid. The visa lets you travel to members of Schengen countries without being subject to internal border checks.

The Schengen Country Visit Visa is issued in the form of stickers affixed to the traveler’s passport. While visiting any Schengen country, you must present the passport to the border guard at the external border area of these countries. The border guards make the final decision on whether the traveler should enter the country or not.

Types of Schengen Country Visit Visa

Numerous people think that there is only one type of Schengen Visit visa. However, there are four types of visas in reality. Let us take a look at the types of Schengen visas:

Type A - Airport Transit Visa

The type A Schengen visa (Airport Transit Visa) lets citizens of non-Schengen states transit or wait for their connecting flight in the international zones of an Airport situated in the Schengen area. It is mandatory for those travelers traveling from a single non-Schengen to another non-Schengen country and having connected flights to an airport of a Schengen country. Remember, the holder of this type of Schengen visa cannot enter the Schengen country.

Type B Schengen Visa

The type B Schengen Visa is another type of Schengen visit visa. This type of visa was related to journeys lasting fewer than five days. The type of visa has been changed to “C” with the condition of “transit.”

Type C Schengen Visa

Type C Schengen Visa, also known as Short-stay visa, is the most common type of this visa. The visa services can only be issued by embassies, consulates, and appointed external providers, of a country belonging to the Schengen area

The visa allows its holder to stay or travel freely in the Schengen area for a minimum of 90 days over 6 months. According to the purpose of your trip, the Type C short-stay visa can be a single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry.

Type D Schengen Visa

Type D Schengen Visa is the last type of Schengen Visa. This type of visa is also known as the long-stay visa. This visa is mandatory for anyone wishing to stay, study, or live in these countries for over 90 days. Remember, this type of visa allows you to live in these countries for up to one year.

What documents are required to apply?

There are a few documents that are required to apply for Schengen visit visa. Below is the list of documents:

Apart from these documents, the relevant authority may ask you for additional documents based on numerous factors.

Where to apply for your Schengen Visa

There are different places for different countries to apply for Schengen visit visa. It is essential to find the right place before applying for this visa. Remember, you must consult the consular authorities of the Schengen country you want to visit.

Suppose the country you plan to enter does not have an embassy or consulate. In that case, you must address your application file to the local representative of the same country.
Remember, external service providers sometimes process visa applications. These providers are authorized to get application files.

The process for obtaining the Schengen Visit Visa

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