The Schengen Area is a free access area comprising 26 European states that have officially abolished all passports and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy.

The 26 Schengen countries are 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, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The Applicant traveling on Visitor visa can travel to all the areas under the below categories with a Schengen visa.


A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official document that we stick to in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter Schengen.

Most travelers need a visitor visa to travel to Schengen. You may also need one if you’re transiting through a Schengen airport on your way to your final destination.

The applicant can gain access to all the Schengen area free access. It has been categorized as 3 types of major Visitor visas mainly: - 

Business Visitor Visa

    • For the purpose of International business activities, meeting, conference without directly entering the Schengen labor market
    • To meet people from companies doing business with their country
    • To observe site visits, because a Schengen company invited them for training
    • An employer may sponsor in most of the visit
    • Business visitors must prove that their main source of income and their main place of business are outside Schengen.
    • This visa may be granted up to 10 years depending upon the business criticality needs. However one has to prove the genuineness of the Visit. 

Family/Friend Visitor Visa

  • Family or Friend visitor visa is purely for the purpose of meeting your loved ones, close family members, or a friend.
  • However, this is a temporary visa which will be issued based on the strong purpose of visit
  • Family Member’s Invite or sponsorship of your visa may be required. 
  • This visa can be granted up to 6 months upon providing evidence on papers. 



  • Tourist Visa is specific to tourists and sightseeing. 
  • If you are a natural traveler, expeditions to see around the wonders of the world
  • Couples who like to enjoy their honeymoon or an Employee wants to take a break from your work can opt this Visa
  • You need to have a planned purpose with evidence of your travel while applying for this category. 
  • This visa can be granted up to 6 months upon providing evidence on papers. 

If your purpose of the visit is one of the above, then you are falling under the right category.

Employment purpose category doesn’t comprise with above conditions, hence be aware that there are multiple programs in Schengen, One’s requirement may differ from other destination, do discuss with our Visa expertise to know the right selection of your category before applying. 

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