Schengen Visa is an official document that allows non-Europeans to travel Schengen area which includes 27 countries. The best of this visa is that once it is approved, the candidate does not have to go through security checks for crossing the borders of other Schengen countries. Schengen visa is of several types but the most sought visa is the Short Stay visa. This visa allows the applicant the visa validity for 90 days for a period of 6 months starting from the entry date in the visa.
Schengen Countries Zone or Schengen Area is a cluster of 27 European countries that have demolished their existing border controls between them. Most European countries are members of the Schengen Agreement, however, some of the countries have signed the said agreement but are yet to be active members of the Schengen agreement and hope to be active in the future. Norway, Switzerland, and Iceland are those countries that are not in the EU but are still inside the Schengen Area.
Given below is the list of 27 country members of the Schengen zone
Although 27 countries are inside the Schengen Zone, including most nations in mainland Europe – not every European state is inside the area where border checks have been abolished. Countries we associate with Europe that aren’t in the Schengen Zone:
Even though all 27 countries are inside the Schengen Zone and mostly all countries are located in mainland Europe. But not everyone inside the European state shares the same gesture for border abolishment. These are the countries that are not in the Schengen Zone, they are given below:
Mostly all non-European citizens require a Schengen visa in order to enter the Schengen member states, especially from Russia, Africa, India, & China). However, some the countries like Canada, Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Japan, and Australia have a signed waiver agreement with the European Union. This waiver agreement allows them to enter the Schengen area without the need for a visa for up to 90 days.
The following list of documents is required along with the Schengen visa application form:
Embassies or the consulate have the right to ask for additional documents from the candidates depending on the status and type of visa they have applied for.
|Schengen Visa Category||Visa Cost in EUR|
|Children between 6-12 years of age||€40|
|Children younger than 6 years of age||Free|
|Nationals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, and Russia||€35|
|Gambia Nationals (as of December 8, 2022)||€120|
After all this, the only thing that is there for you to do is wait for an answer from the embassy for your visa approval.
Typical timing for Schengen Visa approval takes around 7-15 days. However, this timing is not mandatory and the visa approval can take a little more time as per the government norms and from the country where you are applying for this visa.
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