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Schengen Visas

Uniform European visa valid for Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

Nationality requesting information:

As of March 26th, 1995, a new type of visa - the Schengen visa - was introduced by the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

A Schengen visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of the above countries allows the holder to travel freely in all of these countries.

Where should I apply ?

  1. If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of that particular country. You apply at the Embassy or Consulate in whose jurisdiction you are a permanent resident.
  2. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination.
  3. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
  4. If you do not need a visa for the Schengen country which is your main destination or first point of entry, please note that you may require a visa for other Schengen countries you wish to visit. You should then apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the first Schengen country which does require you to have a visa.
Further Notes

Your stay is limited to 90 days within any 6 month period.

Please check each countries' requirements before assuming that you only require a Schengen for your European journey. For example Australians currently require a visa to visit Portugal.

You may be required to hold a return air ticket for some countries or other proof of onward travel.

Applying within the UK

If you are applying for your Schengen visa within the UK please bear in mind
  • you need a minimum of 3-6 months left on both your passport and your UK visa
  • not many embassies will issue visas to people who are in the UK on tourist visas of 6 months duration or less
Austria  -
France  -
Germany You many apply through a visa agency only if you have previously held a German Schengen visa. Takes 1-4 days to get.
Greece Contact LTP (London) on 0207-9372288. Can apply in person but may take a couple of weeks in peak periods. The Embassy can only handle a maximum of 25 direct applications per day
Italy MUST apply in person and can take up to 4-5 weeks in peak periods
Belgium Contact visa agency listed below
Luxembourg Contact visa agency listed below
Netherlands Contact visa agency listed below
Portugal Contact visa agency listed below
Spain Contact visa agency listed below
Denmark Contact visa agency listed below
Sweden Contact visa agency listed below
Finland Contact visa agency listed below
Iceland Contact visa agency listed below


Specialist Visa Agencies

The following visa agencies can help with Schengen visa applications where listed above

Visa Central

VisaCentral
Skyline House
200 Union Street
London
SE1 0LX

UK - Phone 0844 381 4798

Website: visacentral.co.uk
Email: info@visacentral.co.uk

Prince Visa Service

Head Office:
2nd Floor
142 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TR

UK - Phone 08703 505 007
UK - Fax 08703 505 006
Prince Visa Service


Website: www.princevisa.com
Email: info@princevisa.com

Multi Travel Visas Ltd.

4 Royal Mint Court
Tower Hill
London
United Kingdom
EC3N 4HJ

UK - Phone 020 7977 1468, 07795471483 (mobile)

Website: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk
Email: info@multitravelvisas..co.uk
Twitter: @MultiTravelVisa
Facebook: Multi Travel Visas Ltd.


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