A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa that allows a person to travel to any members of the Schengen Area, per stays up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.
The Schengen visa is the most common visa for Europe. It enables its holder to enter, freely travel within, and leave the Schengen zone from any of the Schengen member countries. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.
However, if you are planning to study, work, or live in one of the Schengen countries for more than 90 days, then you must apply for a national visa of that European country and not a Schengen Visa.
List of 26 Schengen Countries:
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Netherlands, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.
Document Checklist: Copies to start the process
Passport bio pages (front 2 and last 2)
Driver License or Utility Bill not older than 60 days
Green Card or eligible Visa/work permit
Round trip flight tickets
Hotel reservation confirmation
Travel/health Insurance proof
Passport Size Photos (2 Photos needed at the time of Biometric)
Note: You will need to submit and show the originals at the time of bio metric appointment.
Processing Duration: 6-7 Weeks
Note: Time duration is only an estimate and not a guarantee since the approval of the OCI rests
with the sole discretion of the Consulate/Embassy.
$100 (to be paid at the time of biometric appointment)
Outsourcing agency fee: $35 (to be paid online)
Service Fee: $295 Per Application
Time duration is only an estimated time and is not guaranteed.
Our fee is only for the service to complete the filing and submit as per the process.
Travelers are advised to consult current appointment availability prior to committing to any travel plans as waiting times vary in all jurisdictions. Do not make any non-refundable purchases or reservations prior to getting your visa approved.