15 Working Days
Minimum 15 Days
Minimum 30 Days
Documents required for Visa:
- Original Passport with a minimum of three blank pages, with a minimum of six months validity and all old passports if there are any.
- Visa Application form
- Two recent colour photographs
- Personal Covering letter in plain for Employed in Company Letterhead for Self-Employed
- Original and updated Bank Statement of the last six months
- Income Tax Returns or Form 16 of the last three years
- Confirmed return flight ticket
- Hotel reservation
- Day wise Itinerary
- Travel Insurance of minimum coverage of EUR 30000.
- Two photographs Not more than 6months old
- 3.5X4.5cm Colored
- With a plain white background
- Taken looking straight forward and face seen clearly
- About 70-80% part of the photo must be filled by the applicant's face
- Must be on a good quality paper
Supporting Documents to be Provided:
1. If Employed:
Original Leave certificate sanctioned by the company with seal and signature; Salary slips for the last three months.
2. If Self Employed:
Business Registration License / Partnership deed / MOA; Updated bank statement of Company for the last six months;
Company’s IT returns for last 3 years.
3. If Retired:
Proof of retirement such as pension book, statement etc.
4. If Student:
School / College / Institute ID Card; Bonafide certificate.
5. If Minor:
Birth Certificate; No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on INR 100/- stamp paper; ID proof of parents such as passport or PAN card.
6. If Visiting friend or relative:
Invitation letter; Inviter’s ID proof such as Passport or Resident Permit; Address proof such as Electricity bill, any Utility bill etc.
7. If Sponsored:
Sponsorship letter; Sponsor’s national ID proof such as Passport, PAN card or Resident permit; Updated bank statement of last six months; Income tax returns for the last three years.
What is the simplest way to apply for a Schengen Visa?
The simplest way to apply for a Schengen Visa is to contact us. We have an expert team in the visa field with over 25 years of experience. We are here to acknowledge your visa needs. If you have any visa requirements please drop in your query at our website www.akshayaindia.com and our Expert will get in touch with you.
Can you process the Travel Insurance for me?
Even though Travel Insurance is mandatory for processing Schengen Visa, you're highly suggested to get a health / travel insurance to secure yourself as medical treatment may be terribly overpriced within the Schengen country. Your travel insurance offers protection against surprising emergencies on international travel like coverage of medical expenses, flight delays and cancellations, passport and baggage loss or personal accident. For money safety and security on your international trip we strongly advise you to get travel insurance.
What are the Schengen Visa travel insurance requirements?
Your travel Insurance plan for a Schengen Visa must meet the following requirements: Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros (approx. USD $34,000) Coverage for repatriation for medical reasons Coverage for emergency medical treatment Coverage for expenses resulting from your death Coverage for the entire period of your intended stay Valid in all Schengen Area countries
Do I need to furnish travel insurance for my Visa application?
Yes. Applicants should prove that they're in possession of adequate and valid travel insurance to cover any expenses which could arise in reference to repatriation for medical reasons, immediate medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Schengen Member States. The insurance should be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the whole amount of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage should be EUR 30000.
Why is personal appearance mandatory for Schengen Visa?
As from 2nd November 2015 following the introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), all Schengen visa applicants in India have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). The photograph can be digitally taken at the time of the application or scanned from an existing one. For subsequent applications within the 5 years the fingerprints can be copied from the previous application file in the VIS. In case of reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant, the consulate will again collect fingerprints within the 5 year period specified above. Furthermore, the applicant may request that they be collected if, at the time when the application is lodged, it cannot be immediately confirmed that the fingerprints were collected within this 5 years period.
Do I have to present any other document at the Schengen external borders apart from my travel document with the Schengen Visa?
The short-stay visa doesn’t completely entitle you to enter the Schengen Region. At the border you will have to show the visa however provide additional documentation, for example; sufficient proof that you just have sufficient means to cover the stay and the return trip. It is therefore suggested that you carry copies of the documents that you presented when applying for a Schengen visa (e.g. letters of invite, travel confirmations, different documents stating the aim of your stay).
What is a single-entry Schengen Visa and a multiple-entry Schengen Visa?
According to the EU, a single-entry Schengen Visa permits entry to the Schengen region just one time, which means you're not allowed to enter the Schengen region once you leave, whereas a multiple-entry Schengen Visa permits multiple entries into the Schengen region at intervals within the visa’s validity period (90 days total at intervals 180-day period).
Can I leave the Schengen area and return again with my Schengen Visa?
Schengen Visa allows for a single-entry or multiple entries. With a single-entry visa you'll enter the Schengen region just one time. This is often indicated on the visa sticker by "01". With a visa letting 2 or multiple entries you'll enter twice or many times throughout the validity of the Schengen Visa.
I am traveling to multiple Schengen countries. From which Consulate should I apply for my Schengen Visa?
Schengen Visa should be applied from the Embassy / Consulate of the country where you'll be staying for maximum number of days. If your stay has equal number of days in every country then you can apply to the Embassy / Consulate of the country which functions as the primary port of entry.
My family is also applying for a Schengen Visa, how many appointments should we make?
Each member of the family requires an individual appointment.
Is it mandatory for an individual to take an appointment for a Schengen Visa?
Yes, an appointment is compulsory for Schengen Visa in order to provide your biometrics and submit your visa documents.
How long does it take to obtain a Schengen Visa?
A Schengen Visa takes anywhere from five to fifteen days to process in the Embassy/Consulate. The processing time for a Schengen Visa depends on many factors and can change unexpectedly at the consulate's discretion.
How long before my visit should I apply for a Schengen Visa?
You may submit your Schengen visa application ninety days before your date of departure. We suggest that you apply at least twenty working days before the date you plan to depart as some types of travel purpose might take longer than usual to process.
If my short-stay multiple entry Schengen Visa is valid for a year, how long can I remain in the Schengen territory?
A short-stay Schengen Visa permits you to enter and stay in a Schengen territory for a maximum of ninety days within a period of six months.
Is it possible to extend my Schengen Visa while in a Schengen country?
You cannot extend your Schengen Visa while you are in a Schengen country except under special circumstances, and exceeding your permitted period of stay is considered an act of illegality or criminality. You have to return to your home country within the speculated amount of stay and apply for a Schengen Visa if necessary.
What is the Schengen Visa cover letter?
The cover letter outlines your intention to travel to a country that's a part of the Schengen Region. In your letter you ought to explain: The aim of your trip When and wherever you are going to travel How your trip is funded Day-by-day itinerary for your trip Period of the trip
Can I apply again for a Schengen Visa if my application has been refused earlier?
You can apply again for a Schengen Visa if your application has been rejected earlier.
Will all Schengen Visas be granted for 90 days?
No, not essentially all Schengen Visas are going to be granted for ninety days. You'll get the Schengen Visa minimum for a period of 30 days or according to the number of days that you present in your travel itinerary and your hotel and flight bookings.
How long can I stay in Schengen countries with my visa?
The Schengen Visa may be a short stay visa and takes the shape of a sticker fixed to your passport. The definition of “short stay” may be a stay of 90 days in any 180 days period". This implies that the entire period of stay is of maximum ninety days in any period of 180 days. The precise length of validity of your Schengen Visa is indicated on the visa sticker below the heading “Duration of visit”. With a single-entry visa you'll enter the Schengen area just one time. This is often indicated on the visa sticker below the heading "Number of entries" by "1". A two-entry or a multiple-entry visa permits for 2 or many entries throughout the validity of the Schengen Visa. This is often indicated on the visa sticker by "02" or "MULT" below the heading "Number of entries".
What are the countries the Schengen Visa include?
A Schengen Visa that is issued by a consulate or embassy of a Schengen State is valid for all twenty six States of the Schengen area unless it's marked otherwise on the visa sticker. thus you do not require another visa to enter or stay within the Schengen territory. However, you have to be in possession of documentary proof for the reasons of your stay and your means of support. Schengen area includes the subsequent countries: 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.
What is a Schengen Visa?
A Schengen Visa permits you to travel throughout the twenty six Schengen countries without applying for a visa for every individual country. You'll travel within the Schengen area for up to ninety days within a 180-day period. The Schengen Visa was introduced to create movement quicker and easier between all the EU countries that signed up for the agreement.