Schengen visa – is a document, issued by a competent authority to non-citizens of Schengen area nationals and allows its holder to enter or leave Schengen area.
Schengen visa is pasted in a passport of its owner and is checked upon entrance of Schengen area.
Schengen area covers 27 countries:
|Belgium||Hungary||Norway (not EU Member)|
|Cyprus||Iceland (not European Union Member)||Poland|
|Estonia||Liechtenstein (not EU Member)||Slovakia|
|Germany||Malta||Swiss (not EU Member)|
There are different types of Schengen visas.
- national visa (D).
- airport transit visa (A);
- short-stay visa (C).
They might be single-entry, dual-entry and multiple-entry visas.