Each EU nation is having its own tourist attractions and natural beauties. With an intention to increase the count of travellers and boost the tourism sector, the country has introduced a single visa scheme, which was signed by 26 EU nations present in the Schengen area.
Which Countries signed Schengen Agreement?
The Schengen agreement was signed by 26 EU nations such as Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, which are located in the Schengen area. People from non-EU nations, who would like to Visit EU Countries must apply for Schengen visa.
What this visa allows you to do?
Schengen visa allows non-EU nationals to travel all the 26 nations on a single visa for a period up to 90 days within a period of six months. With this visa, individuals can visit Schengen countries only for the purpose of sightseeing and visiting friends and family members.
Requirements for Schengen visa
Individuals need to meet the following Schengen visa requirements in order to travel to obtain visit visa to Schengen Countries:
- Valid passport
- Return itinerary, tickets
- Enough finance
- Health insurance
- Might undergo a medical exam
If the travelers are minors, they need to contact the respective Embassy or Consulate for further requirements. Some of the additional requirements for minors are:
- Birth certificate
- Parents or guardian consent
Apart from the aforementioned credentials while applying for a Schengen visa, based on the visa type you need to seek several additional documents that must be attached along with the application for successful visa approval.