On 26th March 1995, a new type of visa – the Schengen Visa – was introduced by member-states of the European Union. The current Schengen states are;
The Schengen visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of the above countries allows the holder to move freely in all of these countries within the validity of the visa.
No. If in your application you have shown booking in other Schengen states, the consulate will grant you the visa valid for you full period of stay in ALL states.
Applicants are free to apply up to 180 days prior to their date of travel. It is generally recommended that you apply at least 3 weeks prior to your date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.
All Schengen visas are issued for a maximum of up to 90 days stay, but in some cases the consulate will give the applicant more time in which to utilise those 90 days for example, over a year. However, this is completely at the discretion of the consulate. Some applicants may be issued the visa for only their requested amount of days even though they have an extensive travel history with the Schengen states. There is no guaranteeing the validity of any visa.
The answer is yes, the applicant would need to go in person when submitting their Schengen visa application as their finger prints and photos (i.e. biometrics) will need to be taken during their visa submission appointment.
Even if your biometric data has been submitted after 6 June 2013 and your previous Schengen visa has the letters “VIS (Visa Information System)” stated on it, the issuing authority may still require you to submit in person. Please check with Visa Box beforehand.
Yes, you would require confirmed flights showing your entry and exit dates into and from the Schengen area for your visa application. You would also need to provide confirmed accommodation as well as travel insurance.
The maximum stay is 90 days within a 6 month semester.
Yes, travel insurance is compulsory. Contact Visa Box if you need a quote.