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What is a Schengen Tourist Visa? - Types of Schengen Visas - longua.org



Tourist Schengen Visa



The Tourist Schengen visa is created to permit non-Schengen citizens to visit the Schengen area in order to vistit touristic sites or friends and relatives.

It can be used for a maximum period of 90 days / 3 months.

There are single and multiple entry visas.

The maximum residence period within 6 months is 90 days / 3 months.


If you wish to apply for a Tourist Schengen Visa follow our instructions mentioned below:

  1. Book an appointment
  2. Read the requirements for your appointment
  3. Fill in the application form - attach photos, further documents required, ...
  4. Submit the documents
  5. Attend the interview


There are the following requirements:

  1. Photo, passport format, full-face, light background
  2. Passport, min. 2 empty pages, valid for at least 3 months
  3. Reservation of a return ticket
  4. A Schengen Travel Visa Insurance. It must cover all expenses up to a value of 30,000€.


Further documents needed:

- Appointment letter
- Current bank statement
- Description of the trip
- Income tax returns of the last 3 years
- Plane ticket reservation
- Proof of legal entity of the company
- Reference letter written by the employer
- or: Business registration


- Invitation letter written by a relative / friend living in the Schengen area
- Statement by a relative (if invited) that he/she will pay for all expenses - and: address, copy of the passport of the relative / friend


- Applicants bank statement
- Detailed travelling plan, hotel reservations or formal letter by a Schengen redident




More information:


- Schengen Visa Application - Overview

- Schengen States

- Schengen States - EFTA and others

- Who needs a Schengen Visa?

- Types of Schengen Visas

- Schengen Visa - Application Guidelines

- List of Countries whose citizens need a visa to enter the Schengen Area

- List of Countries whose citizens don't need a visa to enter the Schengen Area

- List of Countries whose citizens need an Airport Transit Visa

- Schengen Visa Travel Insurance

- Schengen Business Visa

- Schengen Employment Visa

- Schengen Student Visa

- Schengen Transit Visa

- Schengen Tourist Visa

- Schengen Working Visa



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