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

Click here to see if you need a travel authorisation to visit the Schengen area.


Click here to see the countries that are Schengen member states.

After submitting your application, one of our experts will be in touch to discuss your travel plans. After the initial consultation, we can arrange for an appointment at your nearest visa centre / Embassy. We will provide you with the document checklist and advise accordingly.

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 travel document 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 embassy.

For your first application, you will likely only be granted a visa that lasts for the duration of your planned visits. Any future applications you may be granted a multi-entry visa valid for 1 year or more.

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 travel authorisations only grant eligibility to travel to the port of entry. Entry to any country is dependent on the customs immigration officer authorizing or denying admission through the border.

All applicants are responsible for the accuracy of their application forms and must carefully consider the requirements set out in the application forms and complete all forms fully and truthfully and provide correct and accurate information and documentation in support of their travel authorisation. Visa is a private immigration consultation company and is not affiliated with any government body. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited.
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