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If you are Canadian citizens, now you can easily travel around Schengen countries without applying for a visa. Canadian citizens can travel to Schengen countries in Europe for tourism or business with Canadian passports for up to 90 days. If you are not Canadian citizen but you want to apply for a Schengen visa in Canada, read carefully the following information.

To enter a Schengen country, Canada just need some documents as follow:

  •   A Canadian passport, valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure from the Schengen area.
  •   A justifiable reason for your travel.
  •   Proof of sufficient financial resources to prove you can support yourself during your stay.
  •   Compliance with any other entry requirements for each country you will visit or transit.

List free visa countries for Canadian

Canadian citizens can travel without a Schengen visa in these Euopean countries listed below:

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

Liechtenstein

Non-Canadian citizens, who wish to travel to any member country of the Schengen Zone may require a Schengen visa depending on their citizenship.

Who can apply for a Schengen Visa in Canada?

All non-Canadian citizens who do need a visa to enter the Schengen Area, must hold a valid permanent resident card or valid multiple entry visa for Canada with three (3) months validity after returning from the Schengen area. If your Canadian visa has expired, please have it renewed before applying.

The Schengen visa applied in Canada is only for residents of Canada. Only applications from residents of Canada (Permanent residents, persons holding a Canadian student visa or work permit) can be accepted. Applications from persons holding long-term visitor’s visa can only be accepted in case they were unable to apply in their home country.

Non-Canadians must apply in person at the Embassy or Consulate for the Schengen Zone visa. Visa seekers are advised that they must contact directly and in person to the embassy or consulate because they will be interviewed and fingerprinted and biometrically scanned.

Where to apply Schengen visa in Canada

Depending on your purpose and/or length of visit, you must decide which Embassy or Consulate you should apply.

  • • If you intend to visit one Schengen country – you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate representing the particular country of your destination.
  • • If you intend to visit more than one Schengen country – you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate representing the country of your main destination (the country of longest stay).
  • • If you intend to visit more than one Schengen country with equal stay duration – you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate representing the Schengen country you will enter first.
  • • If you intend to stay in the Schengen area for over 90 days you must apply for a residence permit (Long stay visa), not a Schengen visa.

Required documents to apply for Schengen visa in Canada

To apply for a Schengen visa in Canada, you should prepare the following documents:

  • • A valid passport or travel documents
  • • Original of Valid permanent resident card
  • • A complete and signed visa application form
  • • One passport photo that meet all requirements of Schengen visa photo.
  • • A cover letter that can explain the purpose of the visit to Europe
  • • Travel Health Insurance
  • • Proof of accommodation in Europe. It can be a hotel booking or a letter invitation of your European family member, friends with a copy of their passport or ID.
  • • Proof of financial subsistence
  • • Invitation letter from the business partner in Europe, confirming the business trip and schedule of your visit to Europe.
  • • Prepaid Xpresspost envelope (Canada Post only)
  • • Amount of fees to pay for visa about 95.00 CAD

Beside these required documents, you will need to prepare some additional documents depending on your employment status.

Employees:

  • • Employment contract
  • • Current bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • • Leave permission from the employer
  • • Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary

Self-employed:

  • •  A copy of your business license
  • •  Company bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • •  Income Tax Return (ITR)

Foreign students in Canada:

  • • Reference letter from Canadian educational institution (school/college/university) stating that you are in good standing, your major and the expected date of graduation.

Retirees:

  • • Pension statement of the latest 6 months

Unemployed and married to an EU citizen

  • •  Confirmation of Employment letter from their spouse’s employer
  • •  Spouse’s valid passport
  • •  An officially translated marriage certificate.

When should you apply for a Schengen visa in Canada?

It is recommended that applicants to apply well in advance of their planned trip in order to avoid any unwanted problems. You can only apply for a visa to Europe in Canada within three months of your planned trip to Schengen countries. Normally, it will take about 15 days to process, in some specific case it may take up to 60 days. Therefore, you should submit your visa application at least 15 days before the intended visit to Europe.

Schengen visa fees for the Canadian residents

The fees of a Schengen visa application in Canada may vary from 35 euros for children aged between 6 and 12 to 60 euros for adults.