Find below the most common queries about Schengen visas. Everything you need to know in regards to travelling to Europe as a non EU citizen. Click below to get started on an application:
Frequently Asked Questions
Citizens of the following countries require a Schengen visa to visit countries from the Schengen zone:
The following countries offer Schengen visas:
Typically, you will receive a decision within a couple of hours but it can take up to 72 hours to be approved. Occasionally it may take longer should you answer yes to any of the eligibility questions.
You may be required to submit proof of your financial history, your work history and any immigration history. You must be able to prove that you will return back to your home country if you are applying for a non-immigrant visa.
More documents may be required depending on which visa you choose, you can find more information by booking a consultation or reading the information on our website.
We recommend you apply at least 3 months before you travel. It can sometimes take several weeks to get an appointment at your local U.S. embassy.
It is possible to pay extra fees for ‘premium processing’ where you may be able to get your visa processed within 1 week, but this is only available in certain cases.
The duration depends on which visa you choose, for some visas you are able to choose the duration you prefer. Usually, the shortest duration visa you can obtain is 6 months and the longest duration being 10 years.
The longer duration you choose, the higher the fee.
The process is different depending on which visa you have been denied. Usually you can appeal the denial or re-apply at a later date, however this depends on the reason for denial.
No refunds are given for denied visas as the payment is for the application processing fee. You must pay again if you re-apply for a visa.
All visas & visa-waivers only grant eligibility to travel to the U.S. port of entry. Entry to the U.S. is dependent on the customs immigration officer authorizing or denying admission through the U.S. border.