Schengen Visa

You can apply for a Schengen Visa for the purpose of leisure, tourism or business. It makes travelling between the European member countries easier. A Schengen Visa would be beneficial for people who wish to visit several European countries on the same trip.

How we can help with Schengen visa application?

Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation of your Schengen visa application and ensure that you meet with all the requirements of the relevant Immigration Rules. We will ensure that all key points are substantiated with documentary evidence, thereby leading to a successful Schengen visa application whilst avoiding the unnecessary expense of re-submitting your application to the Home Office.

What’s a Schengen visa?

Schengen visa is a document issued by the appropriate authorities to the interested party for visiting/travelling to and within the Schengen Area. A Schengen visa holder can travel freely to all 26 members’ states of the Schengen zone.

Qualifying criteria:

To meet the requirements of Schengen Visa:

  • You must intend to stay for a maximum of up to 90 days in any given 6 month period.
  • You must be able to show that you have enough money to support your travel around Europe.

Countries you can travel to on Schengen Visa.

With a Schengen Visa you are able to visit the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Please note that the UK is not a member of the Schengen group of countries, therefore you are unable to visit the UK on a Schengen Visa.

Documents you must provide with your Schengen visa application

The following documents are required for any short-term Schengen visa application:

  • The following documents are required for Schengen visa application:
  • Fully completed and signed Visa application form.
  • You must attach two recently taken photos.
  • A valid passport not older than 10 years and it should be valid for at least three more months before the date you plan to leave Schengen area.
  • If you have any older passports with visas on them.
  • Your entry and exit Dates and flight numbers from the Schengen area.
  • A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death.
  • A document that shows your accommodation details throughout your stay in Schengen.
  • Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the Schengen.
  • Proof of paid visa fee

Schengen Visa validity

The Schengen visa allows the holder to a total stay of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months for tourist or business purposes. If you get a multiple entry Schengen visa, you may leave and return any number of times within the 180-day period, but the combined stay within the region must not total more than 90 days.


Why we provide the best legal advice

We are a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority(link is external) (SRA) and as a professional law firm are completely exempt from requiring authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner(link is external) (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such are not professional legal organisations such as Solicitors firms or Barristers’ chambers. OISC businesses are not allowed to do legal work before the Courts such as Judicial Review or statutory challenges of Home Office decisions. Also, as a professional organisation, our policy is not to employ sales staff to give you “advice”. Instead, every telephone consultation is conducted by a lawyer; offering you accurate and informed legal guidance. We have often instructed at immigration appeal (link is external) stages in cases that ‘immigration businesses’ have dealt with and which were clearly hopeless applications at the outset. Under your instruction, our qualified team of immigration solicitors and barristers will guide you through your case from the outset; ensuring that neither time nor money is wasted and that no mistakes are made when it matters the most.

Expert immigration

As a law firm with a track record of success, you can be assured your immigration matter is in safe hands and that the best strategy for your case will be adopted. It is crucial that you seek specialist legal advice at the outset and prior to making any type of immigration application. We can assist you with your applications for any type of Visa including Schengen visa or permit and any form of leave to remain (or for entry clearance) under the points-based system. We ensure our clients comply with the Immigration Rules and the strict requirements of the UKBA prior to making an application, thereby eliminating much of the stress of the Schengen visa application process.

Contact us for successful Schengen visa applications

Our experienced team of professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will guide you through the process Schengen visa step by step, complying with the strict letter of the law and limiting the possibility of failure. Consider HS Legal as your Schengen Visa adviser; call us for a telephone consultation today.

Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please complete our online Enquiry form and we will get in touch or call us now on 01206500181.