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SCHENGEN COUNTRIES,SCHENGEN VISA IMPORTANCE AND ITS TYPES

  1. 1. SCHENGEN COUNTRIES,SCHENGEN VISA IMPORTANCE AND ITS TYPES AMALDAS KH
  2. 2. Schengen Agreement • Schengen Agreement signed on 14 June 1985, near the town of Schengen, Luxembourg • This treaty that led most of the European countries towards abolishment of their national borders, to build a Europe without borders known as “Schengen Area” • Initially there were five European countries France, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Netherlands and now it increased to 26. • Liechtenstein was the 26th and the last country so far to sign the Schengen Agreement and become part of the Schengen Area.
  3. 3. 14 June 1985 – signing the Schengen Agreement
  4. 4. • Schengen Area, signifies a zone where 26 European countries, abolished their internal borders, for the free and unrestricted movement of people, with common rules. • Schengen Area covers most of the EU countries, except the UK, Ireland and the countries that are soon to be part of: Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus. • The countries like: Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein which are not members of EU are also part of the Schengen zone. Schengen Area– The World’s Largest Visa Free Zone
  5. 5. The 26 Schengen countries are: 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. Schengen Area Countries
  6. 6. Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, The United Kingdom and Vatican City. Which Are the Non-Schengen Countries in Europe?
  7. 7. • Visa application form • Two recently taken photos must be attached. • A valid passport • Round trip reservation or itinerary • Travel insurance policy. • Proof of accommodation. • Proof of financial means. • Proof of paid visa fee. • Along with the mentioned generally required documents, Schengen embassies around the world require some specific documents from the visa candidates depending on their employment status as well as several additional documents depending upon the type of Schengen visa applied for. What Documents are Required when Applying for a Schengen Visa?
  8. 8. Schengen Visas are mainly classified intro three: 1. Uniform Schengen Visas (USV) 2. Limited territorial validity visas (LTV) 3. National Visas Schengen Visa Types
  9. 9. • The Uniform Schengen Visa stands for a permit of one of the Schengen Area Member Countries to transit or reside in the desired territory for a certain period of time up to the maximum of 90 days. • Holder of a Uniform Schengen Visa can travel to these countries: 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. • According to the purpose of traveling the Uniform Schengen Visa applies to all of the two categories, “A” and “C”. Uniform Schengen Visas (USV)
  10. 10. • The national visa of “D” category is granted to the certain individuals who are to be studying, working or permanently residing in one of the Schengen countries. • The national visa can be of a single entry, granted to the people who are in need of residing in the Schengen country for a certain period of time and for a sole purpose after which they shall return to their country. National Visas
  11. 11. • This type of visa obtained allows you to travel only in the Schengen State that has issued the visa or in some other cases, in the certain Schengen States specifically mentioned when applying for the visa. • The holder of this type of visa cannot enter or transit through any other Schengen country that is not the first and final destination target. Limited territorial validity visas (LTV)
  12. 12. • “A” category stands for the Airport Transit Visa which allows its holder to travel through the international zone of the Schengen country Airport without entering the Schengen Area. • “C” category stands for a Short-term visa which allows its holder to reside in a Schengen Area for a certain period of time depending on the visa validity. This particular category, according to the holder’s purpose of the travel can be obtained in a form of: – Single-entry visa, – Double-entry visa and – Multiple-entry visa.
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