1. General Information
Schengen visas are issued by: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
If you are not sure whether you require a visa to visit a particular Schengen country, please check with that country's embassy.The issue of Schengen visas is discretionary and depends on examination of each individual case, including purpose of visit and intention to return.
A Schengen visa is not appropriate if you wish to remain in a Schengen country for longer than 3 months or take up employment or establish a business, trade or profession.
If you have not visited the Schengen area previously, a visa is normally issued for one entry. Once you have made one visit in accordance with the visa granted you may apply for two or more entries provided you can provide the documentation for these visits.
Please note that you must travel within 3 months from the date of issue of the visa.
Holders of a Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.
Information concerning the handling of the personal data
Please be aware that the application form for a Schengen visa contains the following text, where you can find information about how personal data and data protection is handled:
"I am aware of and consent to the following: the collection of the data required by this application form and the taking of my photograph and, if applicable, the taking of fingerprints, are mandatory for the examination of the visa application; and any personal data concerning me which appear on the visa application form, as well as my fingerprints and my photograph will be supplied to the relevant authorities of the Member States and processed by those authorities, for the purposes of a decision on my visa application.
Such data as well as data concerning the decision taken on my application or a decision whether to annul, revoke or extend a visa issued will be entered into, and stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) (1) for a maximum period of five years, during which it will be accessible to the visa authorities and the authorities competent for carrying out checks on visas at external borders and within the Member States, immigration and asylum authorities in the Member States for the purposes of verifying whether the conditions for the legal entry into, stay and residence on the territory of the Member States are fulfilled, of identifying persons who do not or who no longer fulfil these conditions, of examining an asylum application and of determining responsibility for such examination. Under certain conditions the data will be also available to designated authorities of the Member States and to Europol for the purpose of the prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences. The authority of the Member State responsible for processing the data is the Danish Immigration Service, Ryesgade 53, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark, e-mail: email@example.com.
I am aware that I have the right to obtain in any of the Member States notification of the data relating to me recorded in the VIS and of the Member State which transmitted the data, and to request that data relating to me which are inaccurate be corrected and that data relating to me processed unlawfully be deleted. At my express request, the authority examining my application will inform me of the manner in which I may exercise my right to check the personal data concerning me and have them corrected or deleted, including the related remedies according to the national law of the State concerned. The national supervisory authority of that Member State (the Danish Data Protection Agency, Borgergade 28, 5, DK-1300 Copenhagen K, Denmark, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) will hear claims concerning the protection of personal data.
I declare that to the best of my knowledge all particulars supplied by me are correct and complete. I am aware that any false statements will lead to my application being rejected or to the annulment of a visa already granted and may also render me liable to prosecution under the law of the Member State which deals with the application.
I undertake to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa, if granted. I have been informed that possession of a visa is only one of the prerequisites for entry into the European territory of the Member States. The mere fact that a visa has been granted to me does not mean that I will be entitled to compensation if I fail to comply with the relevant provisions of Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code) and I am therefore refused entry. The prerequisites for entry will be checked again on entry into the European territory of the Member States."
2. Cost of a Visa
The visa fee must be paid upon submission of a visa application and is non-refundable.
The following fees apply:
Children under 6 (up to age 6 minus one day): free of charge
Children 6-12 (up to age 12 minus one day): £31.00
All other children & adults: £52.00
Citizens of Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Georgia,Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, £31.00
Russian Federation, Serbia & Ukraine:
Further information about Consular Fees and exemption of payment of the visa fee can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Family members of EU/EEA nationals please see separate page:
EU/EEA family members