You will discover everything related to the Schengen visa, so that it is easy, fast and safe for you to obtain it.
In this post we are going to talk about the Schengen visa, specifically the type C, the tourist one. The Schengen visa is a permit that allows you to travel to European countries and move freely through the 26 countries that make up the Schengen area for a maximum period of 90 days every six months.
In the following video, you will find much more detailed information about this type of process and the errors to never make if you want to obtain a Schengen visa to obtain a positive outcome.
Table of contents:
- What is a Schengen visa and to which countries can I travel?
- What are the 26 countries that make up the Schengen area?
- What documents do you need to present?
- Six mistakes you should never make on a Schengen visa application.
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1. What is a Schengen visa and to which countries can I travel?
The Schengen visa is a permit that allows you to travel to European countries and move freely through the 26 countries that make up the Schengen area for a maximum period of 90 days every six months.
There are several types of visas (religious, humanitarian, residence, diplomatic, etc ..) In this section we are going to deal only with type C for tourism, which are the most common and requested Schengen Visa.
2. What are the 26 countries that make up the Schengen area?
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden, as well as Iceland , Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
3. What documents do you need to present?
– 1 — Two completed and signed originals of the application form.
– 2- Complete photocopy of the passport with at least six months left to expire.
– 3- Copy of the national identity document
– 4- Two photos 2 x 2 cm with white background
– 5- Round trip flight reservation.
– 6- Accreditation of accommodation in Spain (hotel reservation or invitation letter from the Spanish Police or invitation before a Notary Public, in case you are staying with friends or relatives).
– 7- Travel medical insurance It must cover the entire time of stay, and cover possible expenses for emergency medical and hospital care, and travel in the event of death, all with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros.
– 8- Accreditation of economic resources for the trip: For each day of stay, credit the amount of 90 euros per day, multiplied by the number of days you intend to stay and by the number of people traveling at your expense. At least you must show that you have 810 euros per person
– 9- Accreditation of financial means available to you. This can be done if you are an employed person, by means of an employment contract, a TSS (Social Security) certificate stating the time worked for the different companies, the salary you receive, etc. In the case of self-employed workers , statements of benefits, working life stating the time of registration, in case of being the owner or manager of a company, commercial register and deeds stating their participation and position in the company, tax returns for the last three years , in which the profits, balances and bank movements, etc …
– 10- Additional documents Property registration, in case of minors, birth certificate, in case of marriages, certificates of continuity of marriage, etc.
– Payment of the Consular Fee: See amount of consular fees.
4. Six mistakes you should never make on a Schengen visa application
Schengen visas can be requested with a single entry, two or multiple entries. This means that you can enter and exit only once in the period for which you are granted the visa, or twice or several times.
Never apply for a multiple entry visa if it is the first time you apply. You can request the visa between six months to 15 days before the trip. Never put less than 16 days as the start date of the visa on the application form.
If this is the first time you are applying for a Schengen visa, never ask for it for more than 20 days. Never put less than 16 days as the start date of the visa on the application form.
Never present a passport that is less than 6 months validity.
Never present a Schengen visa if you do not have demonstrable financial means.
Never present photocopies of the passport with a bent corner or the margins are not clearly visible.
6. Time it takes to resolve.
The time it takes to resolve a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days.
7.Download forms and fees
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