Schengen Visa - General Information

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19.04.2018 - Article

A Schengen Visa entitles you to visit Germany and/or other Schengen countries for less than or up to 90 days.

A Schengen visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of six months and is valid for Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland (Schengen Area).

Holders of long-term Schengen visa, frequent travellers, or anybody seeking a clearer definition of short stay of non-EU citizens in the Schengen area (“90 days in any 180 das period”) can use the short-stay calculator. Provided by the European Commission, the calculator helps to avoid overstays and to determine the next allowed travel date.

The user's guide contains information on the 90-days-in-any-180-days-rule, the use of the calculator and practical examples.

Both, the short-stay calculator and user guide can be found here.

The German Missions in India have outsourced the handling of Schengen visa applications to VFS Global. Now, every client will have the option to submit his/her visa application at a nearby Visa Application Centre.

Schengen Visa fees: The Schengen visa fees are exclusive of the VFS service and logistic charges. Fees valid from 26.07.2021:

Adult: 80 EUR or 7100 INR
Minor (6-12 years):40 EUR or 3600 INR
Minors (under 6 years): 0 EUR or 0 INR

If you have already applied for a Schengen visa, and have questions regarding your application, you can contact our Visa department via E-mail: visa-schengen@mumb.diplo.de

Please note: Visa application payments at VFS are accepted through Cash/Card only. No demand draft to be accepted at VFS.

For other queries regarding Schengen Visa applications, please get in touch with the VFS on the Schengen Visa Hotline - 022-67866013 or email the VFS at infoeast.germanin@vfs-helpline.com or visit the VFS (Kolkata) Website

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