How much does a Schengen Visa cost from India?
Do Indians need a Schengen Visa to enter Europe?
Indian passport holders need to apply for a Schengen Visa in order to enter any of the Schengen Area countries.
How do I apply for an India Schengen Visa?
You will first need to work out which India Schengen Visa you need, depending on your purpose, the length of your trip, and how many times you plan to visit. The standard Schengen Visa, for trips lasting up to 90 days, is a short-stay visa, with longer stays requiring a work or study visa. Multiple-entry visas are also available if you plan on traveling regularly to the Schengen Area.
You must apply for your India Schengen Visa no more than six months, and no fewer than 15 days, before your trip. It is advised you apply at least three weeks before you leave, however, to allow for any delays. Then you need to fill out your application, obtain all the documents you need for your India Schengen Visa, and attend an interview at a consulate, embassy, or visa application center.
How much does an India Schengen Visa cost?
A Schengen Visa costs €80 for adults and €40 for minors. Visa fees are waived for children under six years of age, those traveling to Europe for study purposes, researchers, those under 25 years old traveling with charitable organizations, and those attending sporting or cultural events.
What documents do I need to apply for an India Schengen Visa?
You can download a Schengen Visa application form here: AXA Schengen Visa Application
In addition to this, you will need two recently taken passport-style photos, an Indian 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, evidence of legal residence in India (such as an ID card), a cover letter stating your itinerary and the purpose of your visit, as well as a flight itinerary, proof of accommodation, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence during your stay.
Why choose AXA Schengen Insurance?
AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs only 22€ (24$) per week 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 €328 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
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Frequently asked questions about India Schengen Visas
What should I do if my visa gets refused?
If your visa is refused you have the right to appeal to the authorities in the Schengen member state where you applied.
What if the Schengen country you intend to visit has no embassy or consulate in India?
Although most countries are represented in India - those without an embassy will be represented by another country’s consulate - which you should apply to.
Which consulate should I apply to if I am traveling to multiple countries?
You should apply to the country where you are planning to spend most of your trip or if staying an equal amount of days in two countries - the one you plan to enter first.