Applying for a Schengen Visa to Liechtenstein
Visiting Liechtenstein on a Schengen Visa
The tiny mountain principality of Liechtenstein is not part of the European Union - but is part of the Schengen Area, meaning that to travel there for a short trip lasting fewer than 90 days you will need a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa. While there you can view its medieval castles and stunning alpine landscapes.
Who needs a Schengen Visa to enter Liechtenstein?
If you are traveling to Liechtenstein you will need a Schengen Visa if you are a citizen of a non-Schengen country without a visa-free travel agreement with the area, or if you have been refused for visa-free travel. A Schengen Visa to travel to Liechtenstein costs €80 for adults and €40 for children.
How do I apply for a Schengen Visa to Liechtenstein?
In addition to this, you will need two recently taken passport-style photos, your passport or other travel documents that are no older than 10 years and valid for at least three months after your departure date from the Schengen Area. You will also need travel and medical insurance covering you up to costs of €30,000, a cover letter stating your itinerary and the purpose of your visit, as well as a flight itinerary and proof of accommodation, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence during your stay. The amount you need to show you have will vary from country to country. Those planning to work or study, you will need additional documents. Proof of sufficient financial means, is not specifically stipulated by the Liechtenstein government, and is regulated on a case-by-case basis. You can do this by showing bank statements, hotel bookings, and that your income or investments are enough to support yourself during your trip.
What are the Liechtenstein Visa requirements for a work, business or student visa?
If applying for a work visa to Liechtenstein, you will need to provide the embassy/consulate with documents that prove you meet Liechtenstein Schengen Visa requirements based on your employment status. If employed, you need an employment contract, a current bank statement, a no objection letter from your employer giving you leave to travel, and an income tax return. If self-employed, you will need a copy of your business license, company bank statements, and income tax returns. You will also need an invitation letter regardless of whether you are applying for a work visa or a short-stay Schengen Visa. Student visas require proof of enrolment at a Liechtenstein institution, a no objection letter from your place of study in your homeland, and an invitation letter.
What are the steps to follow when applying for a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa?
Work out which Liechtenstein Schengen visa type you need based on the purpose of your travel. Collect the required documents for a visa to Liechtenstein. Make a visa appointment with the embassy/consulate or a Liechtenstein accredited visa application center in your home country. Attend the visa interview at the appropriate Liechtenstein embassy/consulate/visa application center. Wait to see if your visa is approved - you can also track your application.
Where do I apply for a Liechtenstein Visa?
You will need to apply to the Liechtenstein embassy or consulate in your country of residence, or a visa application center acting on its behalf. Because Liechtenstein is such a small country it often does not operate its own embassies in some states. For example, in India, the Swiss embassy deals with applications for Liechtenstein Visas, or you can apply through the firm VFS Global.
Why choose AXA Schengen Insurance?
Those traveling to the Schengen Area, including Liechtenstein, need travel cover. AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs just €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
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Frequently asked questions about getting a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa
How long does it take to process a Liechtenstein Visa?
The processing time for a Liechtenstein Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days, in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
Can I extend my Schengen Visa during my stay in Liechtenstein?
Yes. You can extend your Liechtenstein short-stay visa, but only in exceptional cases or emergencies.
Can my Liechtenstein Schengen Visa be revoked?
Yes. Your visa could be revoked if you no longer meet the criteria your visa was issued under.