Schengen Visa Application Made Simple

The Schengen Visit visa allows nationals of non-European countries to visit Schengen countries in Europe for upto 90 days within a 6 months period. Whether you are visiting friends and family or taking a leisure trip, the Schengen visa is your gateway to Europe. Y-Axis can help you understand your options and guide you through the Schengen visa process with our dedicated visa services.

Schengen Visit Visa Details:

The Schengen Visa is a temporary visa for individuals looking to travel to European countries belonging to the Schengen zone. This includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

  • The Schengen visa allows you to stay in Schengen countries for upto 90 days in a 6 months period
  • You need to apply for Schengen visa to the country you are visiting or to the country where you are spending the most number of days or in which you step first if you are spending equal days in all countries
  • You can apply for a Schengen visa upto 3 months before your planned travel
  • Typically it takes 2 weeks tor shorter o process the visa but this depends on the embassy
Eligibility For Schengen Visit Visa:

The Schengen visa is a unique document that allows you access to several European countries with a single visa. In order to apply for it you must submit:

  • Valid passport
  • Completed Schengen visa application form
  • Travel itinerary including countries you plan to visit, accommodation & flight details
  • Evidence of financial sufficiency
  • Evidence of your employment or student status to prove you will not be staying on
  • Proof of adequate health insurance
How Y-Axis Can Help

With our knowledge of European visas, Y-Axis can help you submit a Schengen visa application with confidence. A dedicated Schengen visa consultant will help you:

  • Complete your Schengen visa application
  • Collect all essential documents
  • Visa Interview Preparation – if required
  • Updates & Follow-up with the Consulate

Reach out to us and discover how we can help you with your Schengen Visit Visa application.

FAQ
What is a Schengen visa?

A Schengen visa is issued for short stays in or for transiting through the Schengen Area. The duration must not exceed 90 days in any 180-days’ period.

Visa issued by any one of the Schengen states is valid for visiting any Schengen state. Do keep in mind that you will have to apply for the visa from the country that would be your primary destination.

If you plan on visiting many Schengen states for about the same time (with none of the Schengen states being your primary destination), you will have to apply for the visa from the country that you would be entering first.

There are three categories of Schengen visa

Short stay visa: This visa allows for single or multiple entries and you can stay in the Schengen territory up to 90 days in the validity period of six months.

Long stay visa: This is issued for a period exceeding 90 days and are issued by the countries. The national legislation rules apply here.

Airport transit visa: This is required for people belonging to certain countries.

Is proof of funds compulsory for Schengen Visa?

Yes. You will have to show proof of funds.

Schengen visa is granted provided that –

· You can convince the visa issuing authorities that you do intend to leave the Schengen Area before the expiration of the visa.

· You must have adequate means of subsistence that will cover the duration of your entire period of stay in the Schengen Area. You must also be able to present the relevant supporting documents as well.

Do keep in mind that a Schengen visa does not automatically permit the holder of the visa to enter the Schengen Area.

You must provide documentation that you have the funds needed to cover your expenses while in the Schengen area.

This documentation includes:

· Evidence to prove you are financially self-sufficient- provide bank statements for a certain number of months that indicate your financial status. This includes your bank statements of the past six months.

· In case your trip is being sponsored, a letter from your sponsor indicating they will take care of your expenses during your stay in the Schengen area. This should be accompanied with the sponsor’s bank statement.

· A letter from your employer mentioning your salary

· Pay slips of the past three months

· Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings during your stay

Is proof of funds compulsory for Schengen Visa?

Yes. You will have to show proof of funds.

Schengen visa is granted provided that –

  • You can convince the visa issuing authorities that you do intend to leave the Schengen Area before the expiration of the visa.
  • You must have adequate means of subsistence that will cover the duration of your entire period of stay in the Schengen Area. You must also be able to present the relevant supporting documents as well.

Do keep in mind that a Schengen visa does not automatically permit the holder of the visa to enter the Schengen Area.

What is Schengen travel visa?

You will have to apply for a Schengen travel visa (Visa C), if all the conditions are met–  

  • You plan to go to a Schengen member state for a short stay,  

  • The stay period in the Schengen member state does not go beyond 90 days, and 

  • The list of visa-free countries does not include your country.

What are all the countries that I can travel to on a Schengen visa?

Schengen visa is valid for the following countries –  

Austria 

Belgium 

Denmark 

Poland 

Finland 

France 

Germany 

Hungary 

Greece 

Iceland 

Italy 

Switzerland 

Luxembourg 

Netherlands 

Norway 

Czech Republic 

Sweden 

Lichtenstein 

Latvia 

Malta 

Slovenia 

Portugal 

Italy 

Slovakia 

Lithuania 

Estonia 

   

You are not free to apply for the Schengen visa for any country, you must apply in the mission or embassy of the country where you are planning to stay for the longest duration. If it is difficult to determine this, especially if you are taking a cruise or a bus tour, you can apply for the visa for the country which is the first point of entry. This is provided you are spending equal number of days in all the countries.

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