Schengen Visa for Indians

Schengen Visa for Indian Citizens

Europe is clearly on top of the list of Indian citizens for a perfect Vacation. It has so much to offer from Strong History, Vibrant Culture, Ancient Architecture, Incredible Landscapes to Charming Cities and Delicious Cuisines. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple to get a Visa for Europe (Especially with an Indian passport).

Getting a Schengen Visa is challenging and time consuming. We get a lot of queries regarding the same. In this guide, we have explained the nitty-gritties of applying for Schengen Visa along with the list of essential documents and processing time.

Schengen Visa covers a total of 26 countries including both 22 European and 4 Non-European countries. This Visa was introduced to make traveling easier within European member countries.

Indian citizens can apply for Schengen Tourist Visa which allows you to travel to these European countries without any hassle.

Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark
France Germany Finland Greece
Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein
Estonia Luxembourg Hungary Malta
Lithuania Netherlands Norway Poland
Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland

Schengen Visa application can be submitted maximum 90 days prior to the travel date, not before that. The basic documentation for all the countries remains the same but each country has different or special requirement and the process for each country might differ. All Indian passport holders can apply for a Schengen Visa, but before that you need you understand documents required and eligibility.

Go through the Visa documents checklist and eligibility, before you apply for Schengen Visa from India.

Things To Know Before Applying For Schengen Visa

  • The maximum duration of stay: To obtain a Schengen visa, applicants need to apply visa according to your filed itinerary having maximum duration of stay.
  • First port of entry: Applicants need to specify the first port of entry while applying for Schengen visa in their itinerary, In case they have equal stay for two of the countries of visit.
  • The main purpose of visit: Applicants must clearly mention the sole purpose of visit to Schengen countries

Document Requirements for Indian Passport Holders

  • Schengen visa form correctly filled and signed.
  • Two passport photos must be attached taken against white background of size (35mm x 45mm) with 80% face size.
  • Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond return date with at least two blank pages.
  • Travel Visa Insurance covering expenses up to 30,000 Euros within entire schengen area.
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit and itinerary.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay.
  • Flight itinerary reservation with proof of accomodation for whole intended stay.
  • Professional documents are required.

Note*

  • Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, regulations and requirements are subject to change.
  • Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a Visa is granted. Incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special Visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.
  • Embassy might ask to provide additional supporting documents. Also, documents might vary according to visiting country.

Our expert Visa consultants will let you know if any additional documents is required. The following packages may help you with the same.


1500

Age: 0 - 6 Years
Stay Duration: 3 Months
Processing Time: 15 Days
  • Visa Fees
  • Service Charges
  • Inclusive of all Taxes

3000

Age: 6 - 12 Years
Stay Duration: 3 Months
Processing Time: 15 Days
  • Visa Fees
  • Service Charges
  • Inclusive of all Taxes

6000

Age: Above 12 Years
Stay Duration: 3 Months
Processing Time: 15 Days
  • Visa Fees
  • Service Charges
  • Inclusive of all Taxes

*Schengen Visa Fees might vary according to your age, visiting country, the purpose of your travel or your citizenship.


Schengen Visa Processing Time

It is advisable to apply for Schengen Visa at least 3 weeks prior to your planned trip. Visa applications are generally processed within 15 working days from the date of submission. However, this period may extend to 30 days in case of further requirements to the applicants.

Travel Insurance for Schengen Visa

Travel Medical Insurance is a must for everyone who is temporarily traveling to Europe for leisure, business, vacation, studying or other purposes. In order to apply for Schengen Visa, certain necessities are mandatory, which includes a Travel Insurance with a minimum medical cover of €30,000. Please note that failure to provide adequate travel medical insurance will delay the processing of your Visa application.

Please note that failure to provide adequate travel medical insurance will delay the processing of your Visa application. Buy your Schengen Travel Insurance with us. Our Schengen Visa Travel Insurance is valid for all Schengen countries.


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