How Can I Get a Schengen Visa From the UK?
If you are an alien wishing to travel into the Schengen zone, a visa is required by European Union rules and regulations. Applying for such a document could assist with employment searches, visiting family and friends abroad and business trips.
Assuming you reside in the UK, applying for a Schengen visa shouldn’t be too challenging, though certain things should be kept in mind when doing so. First of all, your passport must not be older than 10 years and include at least one blank page to affix an entry stamp to. As part of your application package, you must also submit some supporting documents. These include a fully filled out application form and passport-style photo with light backgrounds and brightly-colored areas; glue this photo directly to the application form rather than stapleing. Proof of travel arrangements such as round-trip flight tickets and hotel bookings must also be submitted, along with evidence of financial support – such as employment records, an income tax return/ certificate of income tax deduction/ bank statement as proof. Ultimately, any visitor to the Schengen zone will require sufficient funds for expenses during their stay in order to enter.
One key point when applying for a Schengen visa is filing the application in the right location. For trips involving only one Schengen country, applying at its embassy in the UK would be appropriate; otherwise if visiting multiple, consider going directly to where you will spend most of your time.