Traveling to Europe for Tourism


Non-European nationals can visit Schengen countries in Europe for up to 90 days during six months with a Schengen Visit visa. The Schengen visa is your passport to Europe, whether you’re visiting friends and relatives or taking a vacation. Through our dedicated visa services, we will help you understand your choices and direct you through the Schengen visa process.


The Schengen Visa is a short-term visa for people who want to fly to European countries that are part of the Schengen region. Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland are among the countries represented.

You can stay in Schengen countries for up to 90 days in six months with a Schengen visa.

If you are spending equal days in both countries, you must apply for a Schengen visa in the country you are visiting or in the country where you will spend the most number of days.

You have up to three months to apply for a Schengen visa before your scheduled trip.

The visa is usually processed in two weeks or less, depending on the embassy.

When applying for a tourist Schengen visa, what documents are required?

You must request the following documents when applying for a Tourist Schengen Visa:

  • Type for obtaining a visa. Filled out with accurate data, typed, and signed at the end.
  • Here are two recent images. By the Schengen visa photo requirements, taken during the last three months.
  • A valid passport is required. It must be no more than ten years old and valid for at least three months past your expected stay in Schengen. To apply for the visa sticker, it must have at least two blank pages.
  • Itinerary or roundtrip reservation A document that specifies entry and exit dates and flight numbers from the Schengen region. Learn how to book a flight for a tourist visa application.
  • Health Insurance for Travelers. Evidence that you have purchased health insurance for the duration of your stay that covers medical emergencies with a minimum of €30,000. Europ Assistance or AXA Schengen provides easy online purchasing of the insurance policy.
  • Proof of lodging is required. Evidence demonstrating where you will be sleeping during your Schengen term. This may be one of the following:
  • Reservation of a hotel or hostel. For the duration of your stay in the Schengen area, including your full name, complete address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  • a lease arrangement You will be staying in the country if you have rented a room.
  • Tour organizer’s letter. If you’re going on a tour with a business.
  • Financial proof is needed. Evidence that you will be able to support yourself during your Schengen stay. This may be one of the following:
  • Statement of a bank account.
  • Letter of Sponsorship When someone else will cover the cost of your travel to the Schengen Zone. An Affidavit of Support is another name for it.
  • A hybrid of the two.
  • Employment proof is needed.
  • If you’re working, you’ll need a contract and permission from your boss to leave.
  • Return on Taxes
  • If you work for yourself:
  • a copy of your business license, the company’s bank statement for the previous six months, and the most recent six months’ income tax return (ITR)
  • If you’re a student, 
  • Proof of registration and a letter of no objection from the university’s travel itinerary. An overview of your trip to Europe, including the intent of your trip, the destinations you intend to visit in Europe, the period, and all of your personal information.
  • For minors only:
  • Either a birth certificate, evidence of adoption, custody order if the parents are separated, or a parent’s death certificate
  • Parental approval letter with copies of both parents’/legal guardians’ passports

How to apply for a Schengen Visa for Tourists?

Follow these steps to complete your Tourist Schengen visa application:

  • Make sure you’re qualified for a Schengen Visa for Tourists. Since there are many forms of Schengen visas, you must ensure that the visa you need is this one.
  • Find out where you need to submit your application.
  • Determine when the right time is to apply for a tourist visa.
  • Gather the required documentation for a Tourist Schengen Visa.
  • Make an appointment at your destination country’s embassy. This appointment will need to be made online or in-person at the embassy, consulate, or visa centre.
  • Attend the interview for a visa.
  • Pay the premium for a visitor visa.
  • Wait for your visa application to be approved.

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