Schengen Visa

Author: Fariba Simakani

You can apply for a Schengen Visa for the purpose of leisure, tourism or business. It makes travelling between the European member countries easier. A Schengen Visa would be beneficial for people who wish to visit several European countries on the same trip.

How we can help with Schengen visa application?

Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation of your Schengen visa application and ensure that you meet with all the requirements of the relevant Immigration Rules. We will ensure that all key points are substantiated with documentary evidence, thereby leading to a successful Schengen visa application whilst avoiding the unnecessary expense of re-submitting your application to the Home Office.

What’s a Schengen visa?

A Schengen visa is a document issued by the appropriate authorities to the interested party for visiting/travelling to and within the Schengen Area. A Schengen visa holder can travel freely to all 26 members’ states of the Schengen zone.

Qualifying criteria:

To meet the requirements of Schengen Visa:

You must intend to stay for a maximum of up to 90 days in any given 6 month period.

You must be able to show that you have enough money to support your travel around Europe.

Countries you can travel to on Schengen Visa.

With a Schengen Visa you are able to visit the following countries:

Austria  Belgium  Czech Republic  Denmark  Estonia  Finland  France  Germany
Greece  Hungary  Iceland  Italy  Latvia  Lithuania  Luxembourg  Malta  Netherlands
 Norway  Poland  Portugal  Slovakia  Slovenia  Spain  Sweden  Switzerland

Please note that the UK is not a member of the Schengen group of countries, therefore you are unable to visit the UK on a Schengen Visa.


Documents you must provide with your Schengen visa application

The following documents are required for any short-term Schengen visa application:

The following documents are required for Schengen visa application:

Fully completed and signed Visa application form.

You must attach two recently taken photos.

A valid passport not older than 10 years and it should be valid for at least three more months before the date you plan to leave Schengen area.

If you have any older passports with visas on them.

Your entry and exit Dates and flight numbers from the Schengen area.

A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.

A document that shows your accommodation details throughout your stay in Schengen.

Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the Schengen.

Proof of paid visa fee

Schengen Visa validity

The Schengen visa allows the holder to a total stay of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months for tourist or business purposes. If you get a multiple entry Schengen visa, you may leave and return any number of times within the 180-day period, but the combined stay within the region must not total more than 90 days.

Why we provide the best legal advice?

Taj Immigration Law LLP is a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and as a professional law firm are completely exempt from requiring authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner