European visitor visa: All you need to know

The European visitor visa also known as the Schengen visa is a visa for the 26 European countries known as the Schengen nations, these countries have officially terminated all passport and international border related  checks at their respective  borders. The most of the area functions as a single dominion for the foreign  travellers,  with a similar  visa policy. The area is called Schengen after the famous treaty of Schengen in 1985 which created these new set of rules.

To apply for this visa here are the things you should know about-

  • You need to fill a visa application form with your signs on both front and back.
  • Two photos which should not be more than 3 months from the date you are applying for a visa.
  • Valid passport-it should not be more than 10 years and should have a validity of at least 3 more months then your period of stay in Schengen.
  • You should have a document which states the dates and flight numbers of your entry and exit from the Schengen area.
  • You should have evidence which states that you have a health insurance which covers medical emergencies with a minimum of 30,000 pounds and it should be valid for the whole period of time you will spend in the Schengen.
  • Confirmation of residence- proof which shows where you will be living while you stay in the Schengen .
  • Conformation of financial status- A proof which shows you have sufficient Funding to support yourself during your stay in Schengen.
  • Documents describing Your Job profile-

                If you are working for someone else-

  • The contract of your job
  • Permission of leave
  • Income Tax Return

                If You own your own business –

  • A copy of your Respective license which you have for running your business.
  • The earning reports of your company for the latest 6 months
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • If a student:
    • Evidence of admission and a letter from your university stating that they don’t object to your travel to Schengen.


How to apply for the visa? There are going to be these steps you are required to follow-

  • Ensure that the visa for which you are going to apply, you are qualified  for that.
  • Find out where you need to apply
  • Arrange the needed essential documents Required for a Tourist Schengen Visa.
  • Book a meeting at the embassy of your destination nation.
  • Take the visa interview.
  • Deposit the tourist visa fee.
  • Wait for the visa departments answer on your application

If you are worried that all these process of documentation and applying for visa are very much complicated, then I would recommend you to visit a consultancy agency HS Consultants Education & Migration is a good option, the consultancy is going to handle all the documentation process for you and also help you with other things while you would be visiting the awesome Europe.

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