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Are you traveling to a Schengen country for the first time? Well then you should know that applying for a Schengen visa can be stressful and even more so if you don't know how to schedule your Schengen Visa appointment. That is why I decided to write this blog, so you'll know how to get your visa appointment, what to expect, and what to do.
Let's get started!
Before we jump right into how to get your Schengen Visa appointment, you need to understand and know a few other things. This includes things like:
The Schengen visa appointment is an appointment you schedule so you can apply for your Schengen Visa. You submit all the required documents and your visa application form during this appointment.
You need to have an appointment at the Embassy to submit your documents. In addition, it gives officials a chance to check any information you mentioned in your application by asking you questions to ensure they have all the necessary facts to make a fair decision about your visa. This means that officials might ask you to attend an interview while you're at the Embassy.
You need to provide a set list of supporting documents on the day of your appointment. These documents are crucial for your visa application. If you forget to submit one of the documents, it could extend the visa processing time, or in extreme cases, officials can deny your visa.
You'll need the following travel documents:
I recommend making a document checklist to ensure you don't forget any documents.
Schengen visa requirements for minors:
Minors' parents or legal guardians must present additional documents for the underage applicant when applying for a Schengen visa. Here is a list of additional requirements for minors:
There are a few things you'll need to do during your appointment. First, when you arrive at the Embassy or Consulate, an official will take you to an office. Once you get there, you'll need to submit all your documents.
Next, is your visa interview an all you need to do is answer a few questions. These questions can be something like:
These are just some of the questions the official might ask you.
When you finish the interview, you must provide your fingerprints (biometric data) and pay your visa fee. Once you pay the visa fee, your application is officially submitted.
At the moment, yes. When the Schengen area countries uplifted the Covid restrictions, everyone applied for a Schengen visa. This led to high demand for Schengen visas, and the Embassies are struggling to meet the high demand for Schengen Visas due to the fixed amount of visas they can issue.
Many blogs about this issue stated that people would only be able to get a Schengen visa appointment in mid-September. It is also said that if you plan to travel to a Schengen area before mid-September, you might need to move the dates of your trip or travel to another destination.
Now that you know your problems let's talk about some solutions. However, remember that these solutions won't necessarily be the ones you're looking for, but at the moment, it's all you can do.
The solutions are:
If you want to schedule your Schengen Visa appointment, you can do it in one of three ways. You can use Atlys' visa appointment tool, call or email your nearest Embassy, or schedule it through a visa application centre like vfs global. Please keep in mind that if you apply through a visa application center you might need to pay a service fee.
As I've mentioned above, you can't schedule your appointment until mid-September, as all the slots are taken.
If you decide to apply at an Embassy, you need to go to their official website. You can then schedule your appointment by using their online appointment system. If the Embassy does not have an online appointment system (which can happen), you need to look for their contact details and call or email them to schedule your appointment.
You can also use the Atlys appointment tool. All you need to do is choose the country you wish to travel to, select the appointment slot you want, enter your email address and click reserve.
This post has everything you need to know about the Schengen Visa appointment. However, you can always refer to our FAQ section if you still have some lingering questions.
The Schengen Visa processing time depends on where you apply and the destination country in the Schengen Area. For more detailed processing times, please check out our guide on the Schengen Visa processing times.
Here is a list of Schengen Visa application fees you must pay when applying for the Schengen Visa:
You must apply for your Schengen Visa at any Schengen Country Embassy or Consulate. This depends on where you are traveling or where you will spend most of your time. I know it doesn't sound very clear, but you can either apply at the Embassy of the main destination you are traveling to or the Schengen Country embassy you will spend most of your time in.
You can only extend your visa under extraordinary circumstances. For example, you cannot extend a Schengen Visa while traveling. Therefore, if you want to stay longer, you must leave the Schengen Area and get a new visa before returning to prolong your vacation.
However, only extraordinary conditions will allow you to request a Schengen Visa extension.
You can only extend your Schengen Visa if one of the following is true:
No, you can't apply for your Schengen Visa online. This is because there are rumors that the EU is planning on digitalizing the Schengen Visa application process. However, at the time of writing, you still must attend a Schengen Visa appointment at the Embassy or Consular offices and submit your documents.
The first part of your Schengen Visa application is to determine your purpose of travel. This is very important because it will determine the type of Visa you will apply for. Here is a list of visas that are mainly used to visit the Schengen Area:
The countries covered in the Schengen Visa policy are as follows:
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 are the current members of the Schengen Agreement.