A smooth Schengen Visa application process requires clear understanding of the step-by-step lodging procedure as well as the necessary set of the documents. Using our 15 years’ experience, iAdventure Escape Travel ensures that all your forms are in the right order and completed in accordance with the standards of The European Embassy, which minimizes the processing time and possibility of visa rejection.
We advise you to apply for a visa approximately 1 month in advance, but not earlier than 3 months. Usually, a visa is issued for a period of 3 months. However, for some types of Schengen visa its validity can be 1 month or less; in this case it would be advisable to apply 1 month prior to your trip.
We offers assistance with the application process for the following categories of visas to Schengen:
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1. 1 short stay Schengen visa form fully filled and signed. Click here to download form
2. 1 identity photography. The photo must be recent (2,5cm x 3,5cm), clearly showing the face, the forehead hairline and ears on a white background.
3. Original passport – It should contain at least 2 blank visa pages.
4. Minimum 6 months validity of Malaysia Visa : Employment pass / S pass / Dependant pass / Student pass / work permit / PR card (re-entry permit for PR should be given too).
5. Financial guarantee.
6. Travel insurance (You may purchase from our office)
Your name and dates of coverage should be stated on the policy.
The insurance should cover the following : medical expenses, hospitalization and repatriation costs incurred for at least 30,000€ during your stay in Europe
7. FOR APPLICANTS UNDER 18
8. FOR NON WORKING SPOUSES
Copy of wedding certificate and your spouse’s passport
The Schengen Visa is a European short stay visa that allows its holder to travel throughout the Schengen Area. This type of visa is issued by one of the Schengen States and allows you to visit any of the Schengen countries for a duration of up to 90 days in total within 180 days.
There are 27 countries in the Schengen Area. These countries have agreed to abolish all internal borders and have a common visa policy, although there may be slight differences with respect to procedures and required documentation.
Every citizen of each country that is not part of the Schengen Area and whose country doesn’t have a Visa Facilitation Agreement with the EU needs a Schengen visa in order to enter any of the member countries. Those who are under the visa-free regime will be required to apply for ETIAS starting from November 2023.
The Uniform Schengen Visa (USV) allows its holder to travel and stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days every six month period. There are three types of Uniform Schengen visas:
The Limited Territorial Validity (LTV) visa allows its holder to travel only in the Schengen member country that has issued the visa. If i.e. France has issued you the visa, then you are permitted to stay only in France. You are not even allowed to transit from one country to another with the LTV visa. This visa is considered as an exception to a Uniform Visa and is only issued for international obligations or humanitarian reasons in general.
To have a successful Schengen visa application, you must go through these simple steps:
Complete the application form online carefully and correctly, print it twice and sign it at the end. The form contains questions for basic information such as your name, date of birth, country of birth, passport number and nationality. You will also have to answer questions regarding your trip, such as how long are you planning to stay in each country, where you’re staying, etc.
Appoint an interview through the website of the consulate or embassy of the country you are planning to visit, in your country of residence.
Make sure you have all the necessary documents for a Schengen visa as required, all of them in two copies. Organize them so on the appointment day you will not have a mess in your hands. You will need to leave your passport at the consulate of the Schengen country where you apply for a visa. If you withdraw your passport while your application is being processed, your Schengen visa application will be canceled.
Show up at the appointment center on time. Remember that if you are late even for a few minutes, then they will probably cancel your appointment. The submission process takes around 10 minutes to complete.
You will also have to get your fingerprints scanned at the consulate’s office if you have never before applied for a visa to Europe. If you have, then you don’t have to do it again since the consulate should be able to look it up.
After the verification of your application, your information will be entered into the online system and you will receive a printed copy of your application, which process usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. After you get the printed form, please make sure to verify all the details are correct and sign the form.
Underage applicants must be accompanied by their mother/father/legal guardian.
The cost of a Schengen visa application for adults is 80€. Whereas the visa fee for children from the age of 6 years to the age of 12 years is 45€.
After you pay the fees, you will be issued a receipt which you have to keep in order to collect your processed application. In the case of visa application rejection, the fee will not get reimbursed. If you apply again for a visa, you will have to pay the fees again.
You have to apply and make an appointment at least 15 days before the intended journey, and the earliest six months before.
If the applicant meets the following criteria, then he or she is entitled to an accelerated visa procedure free of charge:
You will need to present some additional documents at the Schengen port of entry, aside from your passport with the visa sticker on it. You will also have to provide:
In some countries, you will be asked to present all three of them, in others only one or two. It differs from one to another Schengen country.
You can stay within the whole Schengen territory for 90 days at most, within a period of 6 months. Sometimes, authorities issue you a visa for the amount of time you have sought, and sometimes for a longer or shorter period, depending on how they see it reasonable. The embassy not only appoints the number of days you can stay in Schengen, but also the earliest date you can enter and the last date when you can leave, which sometimes is confusing for many people.
Read: Schengen stay calculator – 90/180 rule
The European National Visas are granted to individuals coming to one of the Schengen member countries for stays longer than 90 days, like working or studying. In order to be eligible to apply for the D visas for Europe you should be in one of the following categories:
No, you cannot convert a C multiple entry visa into type D national visa. You can’t either apply for a residence permit in a Schengen country which you entered with a Schengen visa. To get a D visa, you will need to apply from the country of your residence.
In order to get your visa extended, you must have a very strong reason behind it as:
You must show strong proof that you cannot leave the country before the expiration of your visa. If you have stayed in the Schengen area for more than 90 days within six months, then your chances to get your visa extended are almost zero. You have to apply for the visa extension before the expiration of your visa.
If you overstay your Schengen visa you will risk of being issued with a Schengen visa ever again. You will first be deported to your country, and can also be fined with a particular amount of money.
Some of the most common reasons why Schengen visa applications are rejected are as follows:
If the embassy or consulate of the destination country you have applied to refuses your Schengen visa you can always appeal against the decision. On the day you go to receive your answer regarding your application, if rejected, you will receive a paper that indicates the reasons behind the visa denial. There you will also have included the procedures and deadlines for submitting an appeal.
However, this does not mean that you cannot apply for it anymore. The embassies advise the applicants to take notes on the reasons why their application was denied at first, and make amendments where necessary. You will have to pay the fees again, which cover the cost of the examination of the Schengen visa application.