Where to apply for a Schengen Visa?

A Schengen visa is valid for the following group of countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden.

A Schengen visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of the above countries allows the holder to travel freely in all of the issuing countries.

Where to apply
  1. If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Embassy* or Consulate of that particular country.
  2. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy* or Consulate of the country which is your main destination (i.e. where you will spend the longest period of time).
  3. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy* or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
  4. If you do not need a visa for the Schengen country which is your main destination or first point of entry, please note that you may require a visa for the other Schengen countries you wish to visit. You should then apply at the Embassy* or Consulate of the first Schengen country which requires you to have a visa.
*or the visa application centre accepting applications on behalf of that particular Embassy.

Please note that holders of a Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.