Schengen Visa

At XT 24, we possess specialized expertise in assisting our clients with Schengen Short-Stay Visa applications, guiding them through the intricacies of the Schengen visa regime.

Schengen Visa

In the aftermath of Brexit and the diverse ways in which each Schengen country opts to implement the unified Schengen visa code, we offer practical advice to navigate this labyrinth.

What is a Schengen Visa?

Before commencing your travels to a country in the Schengen travel area, it is essential to check whether you will require a Schengen Short-Stay Visa.

Depending on your nationality, passport type, and travel purpose, each Schengen country has distinct requirements, and applications are considered individually.

The general principle dictates that you must apply to your main destination country or the country of your initial entry if visiting multiple countries in the Schengen Zone.

A Schengen Short-Stay Visa enables you to travel as a visitor throughout the Schengen area.

List of Schengen Countries:

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

What Requirements Do I Need to Satisfy?

Specific requirements vary based on individual circumstances and the country reviewing your application but can be generally summarized as follows:

  • Show proof of your travels
  • Demonstrate proof of accommodation
  • Display sufficient funds for the intended trip
  • Indicate your Socio-Economic Status
  • Possess adequate medical travel insurance

How Long Will My Visa Be Valid For?

The validity of the visa depends on your travel reasons and available evidence, ranging from 3 months to 1 year, etc.

The visa’s validity differs from the allowed stay duration in the Schengen area. Generally, with a Schengen Short-Stay visa, you can stay for 90 days in any 180-day period, calculated on a rolling basis. Ensure careful compliance with Schengen visa rules to avoid overstaying.

XT 24 has experience in assisting clients with comprehensive application bundles, aiming for longer Schengen visa periods, though the final decision rests with each Consulate’s discretion.

Travel Document Holders

Post-Brexit, some Schengen countries have opted to impose visa requirements on UK Home Office-issued Travel Document holders.

It’s crucial to note that you may be subject to visa requirements, even if you previously traveled visa-free to certain countries. If uncertain about needing a Schengen visa, reach out to us for assistance.

We provide a service to obtain clarification from relevant authorities on whether clients are subject to visa requirements for specific Schengen countries.

Our complex litigation team at XT 24 also advises those with UK refugee status on the risks of traveling to a third country and how to mitigate those risks.

For more information about our Global and Personal immigration services, please contact a member of the XT 24 team.

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