Schengen Visa Application

Posted by Piyush on December 30th, 2019


  • How To Apply For A Schengen Visa?

Despite nationals of over 60 countries being able to enter the Schengen without a visa, all other nationals will require a Schengen visa to enter the region. However, before you start with the Schengen visa procedure, you will have to take care of certain formalities to ensure that your Schengen Visa Application is successful and that you do not get your visa rejected. The following sections will provide in detail the various steps involved in the Schengen visa process.

Once you have finished with all the prerequisites, you can apply for a Schengen visa. The Schengen visa process is explained below. However, note that the processes may be different depending on the specific embassy.

  • Schengen Visa Application Form :

The first step is to fill in the Schengen application form. You can do this by visiting the website of the respective embassy or VAC and downloading the offline application form and then filling it. For certain countries, you may be able to fill the application using an online portal. 

The most common type is the offline application form. This form is of the same format regardless of the country you are applying to. In the form, you will have to mention the following details -

  • Your personal information such as name, D.O.B, address, etc.

  • Details of your travel document. 

  • Your purpose of visiting the Schengen country,

While filling out the form, you must keep in mind the following instructions 

Ensure that you fill in the latest application form. If the form is updated, the outdated forms will be unacceptable.

  • Fill in all the details truthfully. You must not, under any circumstances, lie on the application form.

  • If your ‘purpose of visit’ is not among the ones listed on the form, you must select ‘Others’ and explain the reason in one simple sentence.

  • Fill in the details legibly. In cases where you are filling the form by hand, you must use a Black inked pen and ensure that you write in capital letters clearly.

  • You must not leave any boxes blank. In cases where you think the question does not relate to you, you must fill in with N/A (Not Applicable). 

  • In certain cases, you may be required to submit 2 copies of the application. You must sign in both of these.


  • Pay the Schengen Visa Fees

Once you have booked the appointment, you must visit the respective centre for your appointment. Upon reaching the venue, you would first have to pay the Schengen visa fees. All the Schengen countries have a uniform Schengen visa amount of 60 Euros. However, this can fluctuate based on several factors such as the age status of the applicant as well as other factors. Also, while making the application fees for a particular country, you would be paying it in the currency of the home country. As a result, the fees may slightly vary depending on the foreign exchange rates. You must check these while applying for the visa.

  •   Document Submission

At the visa appointment centre, you will be asked to submit your documents. This includes your passport and other supporting documents for the particular visa. The VAC or embassy will need all the originals of most of the documents. However, certain documents may be submitted as a photocopy as you may not receive any of the documents except your passport back. 

While submitting, ensure that you provide only genuine documents. Providing falsified documents are grounds for automatic visa refusal. A Schengen visa rejection may affect your future travel to the Schengen region as well as other countries.

  • After you apply for Schengen Visa

Once you have made the application, your application will be sent to the embassy or consulate for processing. In most cases, the application will be sent the same day or the next day of receiving the application.

For More Information, you can Visit BTW Visa Services (Schengen Visa)  you will get full information about Schengen Visa with all  Schengen Visa Countries.

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