Where can I find the Schengen visa application form for India?

Where can I find the Schengen Visa application form for India?

Indian passport holders need to apply for a Schengen Visa in order to enter any of the Schengen Area countries. They must first fill in a Schengen Visa application form.

Click on the following link to download a PDF version Schengen Visa application form : Download Visa Application form

How much does an India Schengen Visa cost?

When applying for your Schengen Visa from India you must pay a processing fee of €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. You will then need to attend a visa appointment to finalize your application and supply biometric data.

How do I book my India Schengen Visa appointment? 

India Schengen Visa applicants must book an appointment to be interviewed in order to obtain their visa and attend with their supporting documents. These will be undertaken at a consulate, embassy or visa application center. Some countries use these outsourced visa application centers which are located in major cities in each region. For example, France and many other countries use the company VFS Global, which has centers in Mumbai, Pune, Puducherry, Chennai, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Goa, New Delhi, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Bengaluru.

The VFS website can also provide you with a Schengen Visa application form and tools to track your Schengen Visa application.

What other documents do I need to apply for an India Schengen Visa?

In addition to your application form, you will need two recently taken passport-style photos, an Indian passport or other travel documents that are less than 10 years old 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 and proof of accommodation during your stay, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence during your stay.

Other tips for filling in your Schengen Visa application

When writing your surname, be sure to write it exactly as it is in your passport. If you use hyphens in your surname, be sure to include the hyphens. Also, take care that other names match the exact spelling on accompanying documents and that your signature matches your passport.

Be transparent and comprehensive on your form as honest details are essential to getting a Schengen Visa.

How long does it take to process an India Schengen Visa?

Applications should take around 15 days but can take up to 30 days to process, especially during busy periods. In some cases, however, it may take up to 60 days - so apply early.

How can AXA help?

When submitting your application, you will need to prove you have travel and medical insurance, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €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 India Schengen Visa application forms

What should I do if I fill in my form wrong?

If it is a significant - rather than an easily correctable error -you will need to resubmit your application - so make sure you check all is correct.

If the Schengen country I intend to visit has no embassy or consulate in India, where do I submit my application?

Although most countries are represented in India - those without an embassy will be represented by another country’s consulate - which you should apply to.

If I previously applied for a Schengen Visa, do I have to fill in another form?

Yes. Unless your Schengen Visa is a multi-trip one and still valid. If your visa application was in the past five years-  you may not need to submit new biometric data with your application.