Schengen Visa

Odyssey Tours and Travels has an experienced documentation team to assist clients with processing tourist and business visa applications for almost all countries in the world including the EU countries that form part of the Schengen visa.

Meet the documentation team and see the range of visa consultancy services that we offer our clients.

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Countries that form the Schengen:

Schengen refers to the EU passport-free zone that covers most of the European countries. It’s the largest free travel area in the world. The countries that make up the Schengen are:

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Denmark
  5. Estonia
  6. Finland
  7. France
  1. Germany
  2. Greece
  3. Hungary
  4. Iceland
  5. Italy
  6. Latvia
  7. Liechtenstein
  1. Lithuania
  2. Luxembourg
  3. Malta
  4. Netherlands
  5. Norway
  6. Poland
  7. Portugal
  1. Slovakia
  2. Slovenia
  3. Spain
  4. Sweden
  5. Switzerland

The Schengen Visa:

The Schengen visa is a short-stay visa (upto 90 days) that allows a person to travel to any of the member countries of the Schengen Area for tourism or business purposes.

The Schengen visa enables its holder to enter, freely travel within, and leave the Schengen zone from any of the Schengen member countries. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.

C Category Visa:

Applicant who wishes to travel to Schengen country for period of less than 90 days for the purpose of Tourism, Business Meetings, Exhibitions & Conferences, Family Visits, Short Term study & research, Search & Cultural categories can apply for this category.

D Category Visa:

Applicant who wishes to travel to Schengen country for period of more than 90 days for the purpose of Job, Study, Joining Partner or any Dependent can apply for this category.

Conditions to apply for the Schengen (type C category) Visa:

Duration of Stay:

If you are visiting multiple Schengen countries then you need apply visa from the country in which you are staying for the maximum number of days.

First port entry:

If you are visiting multiple Schengen countries but staying equal number of days in all countries then you need to apply from the country in which you’re entering first

Purpose of visit:

If you are visiting multiple Schengen countries but staying equal number of days in all countries but your purposes are different, then you have to apply from country which has main purpose.

For e.g. If you are visiting Switzerland (For Tourism) & Germany (for Family Visit) then you have to apply visa from Germany.

Validity & Conditions of C Category Visa:

Depending on your reasons for visiting the Schengen countries and the frequency of your visits, the Schengen consulate can issue you a single-entry visa, double-entry visa, or a multiple-entry visa.

The validity of your single-entry visa depends on the number of days you stated you are going to be in the Schengen zone on your visa application form and the actual decision of the consulate that issues you the Schengen visa.

If you are a frequent traveller you may apply to obtain an EU visa valid for up to 5 years, but you have to keep in mind that you cannot stay within the Schengen Area for more than 90 days in a 180-day period of time even if you hold a multiple-entry visa for Europe valid for up to 5 years.

Schengen Visa Fees:

Sr. No Particular Fees
1. Consulate Fees Rs.7200/- (Euros 80)
Rs.3600/- (Euros 35) for child between 6 – 12 years of age
2. VFS Charges Rs.1705/-
3. Odyssey Service Charge Rs.1500 + 18% GST

Note: These are generic Schengen visa fees but the actual consulate fee payable will depend on the country of application.

Basic Requirements for Schengen C Type Visa:

Tourism / Family Visit

  1. Valid Passports (Valid + Expired) issued within the previous 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU. Any passports with observations are not acceptable
  2. Travel Insurance coving whole travel period with minimum coverage of US$ 50,000
  3. Air Ticket / Itinerary with intended travel dates as well as internal travel arrangements
  4. Stay Confirmation / Hotel Bookings
  5. Photographs (2 copies of 35X45mm, white background, 80% face covered, dark clothes, without specs & no smile. Ears should be visible)
  6. Personal Bank Statement for last 6 months with sufficient funds & attested by bank
  7. Personal ITR for last 3 years
  8. Occupation Proof
  9. Invitation letter with invitee’s documents

Business Visit / Conference or Exhibition Visa

  1. Valid Passports (Valid + Expired) issued within the previous 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU. Any passports with observations are not acceptable
  2. Travel Insurance coving whole travel period with minimum coverage of US$ 50,000
  3. Air Ticket / Itinerary with intended travel dates as well as internal travel arrangements
  4. Stay Confirmation / Hotel Bookings
  5. Photographs (2 copies of 35X45mm, white background, 80% face covered, dark clothes, without specs & no smile. Ears should be visible)
  6. Invitation Letter with other documents or conference registration
  7. Employer Cover letter with other necessary documents
  8. Personal Bank Statement for last 6 months with sufficient funds & attested by bank
  9. Personal ITR for last 3 years
  10. Occupation Proof

For assistance with your Schengen visa application please call us on 020-664429214 or mail us at [email protected]

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Meet our visa team:

  • Abhijeet Jagdale

    Mr. Abhijeet Jagdale

    Abhijit started his career with Odyssey in 2006 after completing his Diploma in Travel and Tourism as well as IATA Consultant level. He started Odyssey’s visa department and now manages a team focused on handling our clients visa and overseas travel insurance requirements. He is a warehouse of information on all things visa related and is amazingly quick at his work. He works very well under stress, which in the visa department is often! This also makes him the best man for the job. His hobbies include playing cricket, travelling, music and dancing.

  • Nilesh Gosal

    Mr. Nilesh Gosal

    Nilesh has over 13 years of work experience in the travel industry including over 7 years with Odyssey. He manages the passport department and handles all passport related matters for our clients. Nilesh is the ‘chuppa rustum’ of the team – a silent, diligent worker in the office who transforms into a dude outside of it.

  • Varun Pandit

    Mr. Varun Pandit

    Varun has recently joined the Odyssey team and brings with him close to 5 years of work experience in visas with a focus on USA , UK & Schengen countries. He has completed his Diploma in Travel and Tourism and is currently pursuing his B.A. Degree in History. His hobbies include playing cricket, travelling , reading , photography and learning about new destinations.

  • Sourabh Dalvi

    Mr. Sourabh Dalvi

    Sourabh is the youngest member of our team and had started his career with Odyssey in December 2018 after completing his Diploma in Travel and Tourism. He is a part of the visa team and handles USA visas, other online visas and overseas travel insurance for clients. He loves photography and he is the official photographer at all Odyssey events. He loves pets and is also fond of dancing and travelling.

  • Rajesh Gantelu

    Mr. Rajesh Gantelu

    Rajesh has worked in the travel industry for over 3 years and his role is to assist clients at VFS at the time of submission of Schengen visas. He enjoys travelling, listening to music and playing football.

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