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Tourist Schengen visa is a short stay visa which permits third-country nationals enter into the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days within a 6-month period, with the purpose of traveling or visiting Europe for pleasure. With this visa, tourist can travel around Schengen zone during visa’s validity time.
Like other type of visas, to apply for a Tourist Schengen visa you must prepare many required documents including:
If a student:
To apply for a Tourist Schengen visa, you should follow these steps:
Step 1: Make sure you qualify for a Tourist Schengen Visa. Due to the fact that there are a several Schengen visa types, you must make sure that the visa you need is this one.
Step 2: Find out the nearest place where you can apply this visa.
Step 3: Figure out the best time to subimit your tourist visa application.
Step 4: Gather the required documents for a Tourist Schengen Visa.
Step 5: Make an appointment at the embassy of your destination country. You may have to make this appointment online or in-person at the embassy / consulate / visa center.
Step 6: Attend the visa interview.
Step 7: Pay the tourist visa fee.
After finishing the steps following instruction. You will need to wait for a response on your visa application. It will take time depending on your case.
As common, it will take 10 days for tourist Schengen Visa process. It is recommended to apply for a Schengen Tourist Visa at least 15 days prior to the planned trip. Depending on the situation, it may take up to 2 months if there is any problem with individual case or unusual political situation during process.
The tourist Schengen visa is commonly valid for stays no more than 90 days. If you want to travel to many other Schengen countries or travel many times, remember to choose “multiple entry” visa when filling in application form. This type of Schengen visa can be extended but only in some special situation such as late entry, humanity reasons, Force Majeure or important personal reasons.
You can apply Tourist Schengen Visa at the embassy/consulate/authorized visa center of your destination country. However, depending on your purpose of visit you can apply at two main following places: