What Are the Schengen Visa Requirements?
Are You Traveling to Schengen Europe Countries? There are certain steps and items required of you in order to secure a Schengen visa, depending on which country it’s applied for in. As this agreement allows borderless travel between participating nations without passport controls when moving between them – its 27 members include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland France Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland and Germany
To enter the Schengen area, a valid passport that’s no more than 90 days old is essential. Furthermore, having your round trip flight itinerary, hotel reservations and proof of sufficient funds as well as bank statements/letter from friends/relatives living within Schengen countries stating they will cover expenses is equally essential.
Note that it’s essential to apply for your visa at the embassy of the country where you plan on spending most of your time in Europe, or if traveling to multiple Schengen countries simultaneously with equal stays durations, lodge it at the one where your first entry point will be. In general, most embassies require applicants pay their visa fee in cash on interview day, though this varies by embassy.