Schengen Visa: Types of Schengen Visa Available

Schengen Visa: Types of Schengen Visa Available

If you’re willing to travel from EU or EEA then you do not need any visa to stay and work in any country that included in Schengen area. But if you’re a third national citizen, living outside of EU or EEA; then you must apply for a Schengen visa prior to 15 working days before your planned trip.

In this post, I gonna share exactly what a European union or EEA citizen can do and what’s not by any third national; also you’re going to learn,

1. What is Schengen visa?
2. How many types of Schengen visa available?
3. Benefits of being a EU / EEA citizen.
4. Who need visa to travel in Schengen area?
5. Can I work and live in Schengen area having a Schengen visa?
6. What types of documents required to submit with visa application?
7. How to book an appointment with Embassy?
8. How much does it cost for Schengen visa application fees?

Hopefully this would help you to figure out exactly which types of visa you need to travel in one or more than one country in Europe without any issue. So let’s start to explain,

1. What is Schengen visa?

Schengen visa is one kind of entry medium to travel into Schengen area. According to Wikipedia, it has been explained this way and said,

“The Schengen Area is an area comprising 26 European states that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy. The area is named after the 1985 Schengen Agreement.”

Originally, it is a free movement concept through that anyone living in Schengen area can easily move from residence country to another country without any visa. European people can freely travel and settle in any EU state.

2. How many types of Schengen visa available?

There are eight types of visa available which is called Schengen visa. Here are the types of visa which you should choose to travel for any purpose:

1. Transit visa.
2. Tourism visa.
3. Business visa.
4. Visa for family and friends.
5. Visa for Cultural and Sports activities.
6. Visa for Official visits.
7. Study visa.
8. Visa for Medical Purpose.

These are the types of Schengen visa available for third country nationals who wants to travel in Europe under these guidance.

3. Benefits of being a EU / EEA citizen

As a EU / EEA members citizen, you do not need to obtain any visa to travel, work and live in the European countries that included in Schengen area. You can stay up to 90 days in the six months period. This is the benefits got by a Schengen country citizen.

4. Who need visa to travel in Schengen area?

If you’re living outside of Europe or Schengen area, as a third country national (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), you need to obtain a Schengen visa if you’re willing to travel under 8 types of category of Schengen visa. You will get 90 days visa entry to Schengen country you’ve chosen to travel. According to Schengen visa policy, You can simply move to any other country from the present one as you’re in Schengen area.

5. Can I work and live in Schengen area having a Schengen visa?

You can simply find a job while you’re visiting in European country during your stay and get employment contract from your employer and get work permit to get work visa or residence visa to work and live in the particular country in Europe.

6. What types of documents required to submit with visa application?

To apply for Schengen visa, you need to submit form, filling up with 3 blank pages Schengen visa application and leave N/A for not required answer. Here are the mentioned documents you need to submit with your visa application which are:

1. Valid Passport.
2. Two copy passport size photos (35 * 45)mm size.
3. Purpose of Visit proof.
4. Travel Insurance. (You can purchase online through Europe Assistance or AXA Insurance).
5. Health Insurance certificate.
6. Proof of Accommodation.
7. Return air ticket purchasing proof; &
8. Financial funds (bank statement) means you’ve ability to bear your expenses.

For exact documents, you can simply contact with your nearest Embassy in your country.

7. How to book an appointment with Embassy?

Once you’ve submitted all required documents and paid euro visa application fees excluding embassy service fee, you need to contact chosen Schengen country embassy to book an appointment online.

Most of the countries embassy allow to book an appointment online for Schengen visa purpose but few are offline based yet. You can collect their contact number or mail them to book an appointment.

Once you’ve been asked questions regarding your visa application and given answer to them. They will reply you within 15 days either you’ve got visa successfully or not. It may not take more than 30 days.

8. How much does it cost for Schengen visa application fees?

Schengen visa application fees is 60 (Sixty Euros) Euro. But there may be embassy service charges which you need to pay if required.

Conclusion

These are the all important information, you’ve been looking for to prepare to travel in Europe under Schengen visa on any purpose. This visa application guide would help you to know types of visa available for your country citizen, visa fees and which types of documents must required to get approved for Schengen visa.

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