Are you interested in travelling largest free travel area in the world? Schengen visas allow you to travel most of the European (compromise 27 countries) countries freely within Schengen area for short stay up to 90 days within 180 days period for tourism primarily or business purpose.
Who need Schengen visa?
Anyone who is not national of member state must apply for visa before travelling, generally speaking anyone in the UK with limited leave such s student while studying and not member of EEA and want to travel, may require applying for Schengen visa before intended travel date.
List of countries
See below to check whether you need visa?
Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Type of Schengen visa.
Short stay Schengen visa: this will allow you to visit up to three months in six-month period to visit.
The airport transit- this will allow the traveller to transit through the international transit zone/ area of an airport of a Schengen member state before you fly on to your next destinations.
The transit visa- This will allow you to pass through the territory of Schengen countries on your way to another country outside Schengen space for maximum five days.
Generally, you will require the following:
Recent passport photographs
Completed application form.
Proof of purpose of visit
Travel bookings - should be evidenced by actual tickers rather than travel agent booking summary.
Accommodation arrangements - should be booked for each day of the trip.
Evidence of sufficient funds to complete your trip, for example, bank statements.
Evidence of student status – this will be your Student Certification Letter
Travel and medical insurance for the entire duration of the trip.
Evidence that you have valid leave to remain which will allow you to return to the UK
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