A Transit Schengen Visa has been fabricated to cater the needs of the seafarers or foreign tourists who require entering the Schengen Zone only to change their means of transport.Transit Schengen Visas are of two types:
It should be noted that a service charge of ____USD per application over & above the Visa Fees is payable by all the applicants.
Minors below 6 years of age are exempted from service charge & Visa Fees. In addition to that, special passport holders are exempted from the Visa fees.
An Airport Transit Schengen Visa permits the holder to change flights at a Schengen Airport. It sanctions the travelers to wait in the International Transit Area of a Schengen Airport before boarding a flight to their destination country.
Please note that the holder of a transit visa is not allowed to leave the International Transit Area of a Schengen Airport.
In case the traveler needs to transit through multiple airports within the Schengen Zone then the traveler should apply for a regular Schengen Visa. An Airport Transit Schengen Visa does not permit the holder to transit through more than one Schengen Airport.
A duly filled, printed & signed regular short-stay Visa Application form.
Two passport-sized photos. Not older than 3 months from the date of application.
Applicant should present his passport at the Embassy with at least two blank pages in order to get the Visa Sticker affixed to it. It should be noted that the passport is not older than 10 years.
Applicant should present documents of the onward journey to the destination such as Visa given by the destination country & reserved return travel ticket displaying the name of the applicant & date of travel.
Original document or copy of the travel insurance certificate featuring a minimum coverage of at least 30,000 EUR.
A Transit Schengen Visa for Seafarers permits the holder to debark from the ship/vessel at a Schengen Seaport & stay at the port till their next means of transport to a Non-Schengen Region arrives.
Applicants photos count among the vital requirements for the completion of Schengen Visa Application. Irrespective of the type of Visa you are applying for, you are required to submit 2 recent photos along with the documents.
The photo specifications required for Short-term (90 days) visa application are as follows:
An applicant should submit a Transit Schengen Visa Application at least 15 days prior to the travel to the Schengen Zone. Once the Transit Schengen Visa Application has been submitted, the Embassy may take 12-15 days to revert.
The processing time of a Transit Schengen Visa may vary depending on the case or extraordinary situations, which may extend up to 30-60 calendar days. Therefore, it is recommended to lodge your Visa Application as soon as possible. Please note that Transit Visa Application cannot be submitted more than 3 months prior to the Schengen Trip.
Note-Applicants must note that an Airport Transit Schengen Visa is valid only in an International Transit Area of a Schengen Airport for a period of 24 hours. Travelers willing to stay longer or leave the International Transit Area should apply for a regular Schengen Visa.
The holder of a Transit Schengen Visa for Seafarers is allowed to stay in the Schengen Zone for a maximum of 5 days, before boarding a ship/vessel to a Non-Schengen Region.
People looking forward to travel to Dubai must fill Schengen Visa Application Form, irrespective of their travel intent.
Below mentioned Schengen Visa Application forms/ checklists are requisite for all the visa types/categories.