Are you planning a wonderful Europe trip? Well, then you will get to experience a whole of things. The picturesque landscape, snowy mountains, beautiful falls are waiting to leave you in awe. But before that, you need to get your visa ready!
This article will guide you through the process that is involved in getting a tourist visa to Europe:
1. Do a bit research and know about Schengen visa
Before you apply for Schengen visa you must make sure that you have a regular income and have all the necessary documents. This visa is required to enter the countries that fall under the Schengen area. Your visa will be valid for 6 months from the day of your entry. During that time you can freely visit any of the countries but once you leave the Schengen territory you cannot re-enter without issuing a new visa.
2. Issuing Schengen visa
According to the European Union, the 26 European countries share almost same legal structure and their border checks are also flexible. So now you have to decide which embassy to approach for applying for your visa.
3. Documents that you need
The most important part is to complete the application process and submit the relevant documents against it. In most of these countries, the documents that are required are more or less similar. The documents include your bank passbook and statements, Passport, residence proof, return tickets, hotel bookings and other travel insurances. It takes only a couple of hours to fill out the visa application form but if you face any difficulty you can contact the visa services in Mumbai. So you just sit back and let them do everything on your behalf.
4. Win the confidence of Visa Officer
You really need to have genuine answers to the questions of Visa Officer. They should be convincing enough to make him believe that your sole intention is travelling. The only way to do this is to show that you have enough bank balance for this entire trip. It would be great if you draft a personal cover letter mentioning the duration of the places you are going to visit.
5. Cost Incurred for the visa
After submitting the Visa application and documents, you need to pay the fees for Visa. Applicants are required to pay a fee of 60 Euros which in Indian currency costs Rs. 4372 for an Adult. While children between the age of six years need to pay a fee of EUR 35 which is Rs 2251. The process of payment is hassle-free as most of the embassies allow local currencies and few of them also accept credit cards.
So now I can assume that you got the basic idea of applying for a travel visa to Europe.