Europe Tourist Visa
Europe's Schengen area has 26 member states – Austria, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
If you wish to travel to Europe or the Schengen Area, you have to apply for a short-term Schengen tourist visa. Depending on the type of your visa, you will be allowed to enter once (single entry) or multiple times (multiple entry), and obtain a stay for no longer than 3 months.
The processing time for your Schengen Visa is approximately 10 – 15 working days.
Schengen visa application form, duly filled and signed
Recent passport-size colour photograph taken against a white background with matte-finish, size (35mm x 45mm with 80% face close up)
Your passport should be valid for at least 3 months after departure, with at least two blank pages
Ticket itinerary with hotel reservation
Medical insurance policy, covering expenses up to 30,000 Euros
Bank statements for the last 6 months or an original ‘official affidavit of support’
Purpose of the visit and duration of travel mentioned in a letter
Income tax returns for the past 3 years
Appointment letter and reference letter from your employer if you are employed
Proof of legal entity, bank statements and tax returns if you are self-employed
Salary Slip, etc
If the applicant is a company owner or self-employed
Certificate of registration of the company
Covering letter on letterhead