(PAVO may not able to assist with expediting visas to all Nationalities going to shengen countries, We can only assist US and non US citizens who are permanently residing in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or the District of Columbia.)
What countries are members of the Schengen agreement?
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden are all members of the Schengen agreement. As of August, 1 1998 travelers to these countries whose purpose of travel is tourism or business for stays up to 90 days may receive a visa for a short stay which is valid for all the above countries. A Schengen visa issued by an embassy or consulate of the above countries allows the holder to travel freely in all of these countries. However, visas for travel to Monaco and French Overseas Departments and Territories may only be issue by a French Embassy or Consulate.
How do I apply for my Schengen visa?
There are specific rules as to which country will issue your visa.·
If you will visit only one Schengen country, you must apply through the embassy or consulate of that country.
- If you will visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa through the embassy or consulate of the country which is your main destination·
- If you will visit several countries but do not have a main destination, you must apply for a visa through the embassy or consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
If you do not need a visa for the Schengen country which is your main destination or first point of entry, please note that you may require a visa for other Schengen countries you visit. Apply to the embassy or consulate of the first country which does require a visa.
Each country has its own visa application form and requirements, which can vary greatly. Therefore, it is necessary to research requests on an individual basis to address the traveler’s specific documentation requirements.
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Requirements as to how many forms and photos are needed, as well as supplementary documentation that may be required will vary by Nationality and by country for which you are applying. Also, we may not be able to provide visa service for every Nationality for every country, due to jurisdictional other regulations; we will advise you where possible.