Why visit Schengen?
Schengen Visitor visa allows international travellers to visit freely within 26 Schengen countries. Instead of applying for visa for each individual country this visa makes it easy for visitor to travel across Europe. At present 26 countries are part of the Schengen agreement – 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.
With Schengen visa you can move freely in Europe. At time of application you need to declare all places you are planning to visit which will be the port of entry and last destination. You can apply for visa at consulate of country where you will be staying longest or country of destination i.e. port of entry country.
You need to take a prior appointment for submission of the application. Besides the basic documents you need additional documents depending upon type of visit i.e. family visit, tourist visit or business visit. Some embassy might request for in person interview.