A Schengen visa or visa is a travel document that allows an individual to enter the Schengen area for a certain period of time, and this area refers to the area that includes several European countries that are members of the Schengen Agreement, which includes 26 countries that issue those visas, 22 of them are members of the European Union and the other four are members of the European Free Trade Association There are several new changes to the procedures for obtaining this visa, including an increase in its price.
To obtain a Schengen visa for Egyptians, a set of documents must be submitted, which we will learn about in detail as follows:
Certification of an individual’s movements to and from countries
- It is a certificate containing the movements of the applicant across the country for a period of time specified by the applicant, and not less than six months.
- The records of his entry and exit through the air, sea and land ports shall be shown in it.
- It is extracted from the ground floor of the complex building in Tahrir Square, and takes approximately 30 days.
An account statement for the individual’s bank balance and deposit and withdrawal movements
- Extracting an account statement to prove the existence of a bank balance.
- Or a valid and valid credit card belonging to the employer.
- In addition to submitting another statement containing deposit and withdrawal movements for the last six months, before submitting the visa application .
Issuance of a “health insurance” certificate to cover the period of stay
- Certificate of insurance comprehensive to cover health insurance and also repatriation insurance during the period of stay.
- It must be valid for all EU countries.
- The minimum coverage is thirty thousand euros.
- Insurance companies provide it for a simple fee, starting from ten pounds per day.
- The value of the insurance changes according to the duration of the visit and the age of the applicant.
A letter extracted from the employer
- This letter should contain the date of appointment, the job grade and the amount of the monthly salary.
- be translated into English.
- The name must be substantiated by the letter as written in the passport, in addition to the value of the monthly salary, date of appointment and job grade.
- It shall be printed on the official paper of the employer, stamped and translated into English.
Original of the commercial register and tax card
The commercial register and tax card are submitted with translations in English, or in the main language of the embassy in the event that the applicant is employed by a private entity.
Enrollment certificate from the school or university for students
An enrollment certificate translated into English from the school or university is submitted, along with the birth certificate, in addition to the parents’ approval for their son’s travel.
The passport must be at least valid for 6 months:
The passport must be valid at least for a period of six months, after the end of the period of visit to the country whose visa the applicant wishes to obtain, and the passport must have two blank pages.
Attach two personal photos to the application
The background of the personal photo should be white and its contours are clear.
Determine the reasons for the visit
The lawsuit submitted by the country to be visited must be attached, in order to determine the reason for the visit, whether it is a business or tourism visit, or its purpose is to cover a conference or event.
Fill in the data on the embassy website and pay the specified cost
The data for the “Schengen Visa” is filled out on the website of the embassy of the destination to which he is required to travel, or who intends to spend the largest number of nights on the Internet , and pay the specified cost, which is about 538 pounds, including all expenses through the visa.
Set an appointment for an embassy interview
An appointment for an embassy interview is set according to the days available in the timetable on the embassy’s website.
Print the message in the personal email
The letter that comes from the embassy should be printed on the personal email, as it contains the official date of the visit.
Visa applicants may be rejected for several reasons, including the following:
- If the applicant has a criminal record, or represents a threat to internal security, public policy or public wealth in the Schengen area.
- When the travel document is forged or the passport is not valid, and when this happens, the applicant is immediately liable to legal action.
- If the visa applicant’s explanation of the reason for his visit and the conditions of his stay is insufficient, this is considered a failure to explain the purposes and reasons for the trip from the consulate’s point of view.
- In the event that the visa application is not submitted his job and professional qualification, which must be commensurate with his financial situation.
- In the event that he does not submit sufficient documents that explain and support his main purpose of staying in the Schengen area.
- If the passport is invalid or damaged, or some pages are missing in it, the visa will be rejected, so it is advised to confirm the validity and condition of the passport before it is submitted for the visa.
- That the passport does not contain a valid period of at least 3 months remaining after returning from the Schengen area.
- If the passport does not have two blank pages.
- If a “travel brochure” is presented instead of a passport.
- More than 10 years have passed since the passport was valid.
- Failure to state the itinerary of the flight may result in the application being rejected.
Schengen visa types
It can be obtained provided that the bearer remains in one of the country’s airports, and is not allowed to enter its territory.
This type of travel is only allowed for a period of five days in the Schengen area, by car, train or through airports.
- The holder is able to travel and reside in one of the Schengen countries, in addition to being completely free to move between the Schengen countries, but for a period not exceeding 90 days.
- Banning the validity of a period of 180 days, provided that the total number of days does not exceed 90 days of residence in the region.
This visa allows those who hold it to reside in one of the Schengen countries for a large period of time up to a full year, and this is only through a special invitation or to do some work.
- It allows the holder to stay longer than 90 days.
- This visa is a refuge for students who want to study in one of the Schengen countries.
- Or in the case of reunification between the resident there and the family.
There have been several new changes approved by the European Union, including an increase in the price of the visa, but despite that, it is considered the lowest price compared to the rest of the visas, and this increase is as follows:
- The fees for obtaining a visa increased to 80 euros per adult, and for children from 6 to 12 years old it is 40 euros, and children under 6 years old are free of charge.
- The cost of obtaining a visa varies depending on the country to which it is intended to be applied, and according to the type of visa and the age of the applicant.
- The increase in the price of the visa will include all other countries, which do not enter into any agreement to facilitate procedures for their citizens, to enter the countries of the region.
- The visa application price is reduced to 60 euros, in the event that the applicant is from the participating countries with the Schengen countries, and otherwise, its cost reaches 160 euros.
It can be paid in cash at the embassy, or by credit card, but there are embassies that do not accept credit card payments.
With this, we reach the end of our article about the Schengen visa, where we mentioned all the information about it in a detailed and smooth manner, and we talked about the most important documents and papers required for submission, and the reasons that lead to the rejection of the application, as we mentioned the different types of visa, and finally the price of the visa and the method of payment.