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Please note that we are neither an Embassy of any country nor affiliated with any government agencies. "Joy Visa Services" is a privately owned Professional Visa Advisory service provider. For our advisory and premium customer services we charge fees in addition to Visa fees (if applicable and charged by the Embassy). Our services include assisting with correct completion of application forms, advising on required documentation and most importantly, saving you a lot of hassle and time by queuing up on your behalf. Please note that it is not mandatory to take our services as you will be able to apply for a visa on visiting the respective country's embassy. Please be aware that documentation and appointment requirements can be a complex procedure, details of which you will be able to obtain from the relevant embassy's website. To find out more details please visit our Embassies Info page.

Schengen Visa

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Welcome to Schengen Visa Section

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About Schengen Visa

In 1985 Schengen Agreement was signed by five European Countries near the town named “Schengen” in Luxembourg. This treaty was signed to end Internal Border Controls allowing free movement of people within each state. Later on, over the past few years most of the other European Countries joined this treaty making it to total 26 participant member states in this agreement.

This treaty has enabled free movement of people of all these states within European Schengen Area which now includes population of more than 400 million and covers more than 4.3 million square km.

Under the Schengen Agreement, there are joint rules and regulations for controlling the external borders of the Schengen member states and hence it provides the simplified Visa Process and similar rules & requirements to obtain Common Visa for all Schengen Countries. This means one can easily travel to various European countries with just one (Schengen) valid Visa.

List of EU / Schengen Countries

Schengen Visa Holders are allowed to travel freely within any of the below European countries during the valid period and entries of Schengen Visa.

France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (Holland), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

List of Countries exempted from obtaining Schengen Visa

You do not require Schengen Visa to travel to one / all of the above European or Schengen Countries,

1)   If you are a passport holder of one of the above 25 European Countries,

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2)   If you are National of one of the following countries then you do not need to obtain Schengen Visa and can freely travel within Schengen Countries however there are certain restrictions on the duration of stay. Please contact us for further detailed information about such restrictions.

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong and Macao (China), Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

How to apply Schengen Visa?
  • If you are travelling to more than one Schengen country then you will need to apply for Schengen Visa to an Embassy of the Country where you are spending more number of days / nights. If you are staying similar number of days to more than one country then you can apply to either of the Embassy. If you are travelling to only one Schengen Country then you need to apply Schengen Visa to that country’s embassy however if embassy issues you a longer duration multiple entries Schengen Visa then you can travel to other European Countries without requiring to obtain another visa.
  • Schengen Visa is required to obtain by many nationalities even though they are Residence permit holders / Permanent Residents of UK. It also requires more than 3 months of UK Residence Visa after completion of your Europe trip as generally Schengen Visa are not issued during last 3 months of UK Visa. Also, Schengen Visa cannot be applied from within the UK, if applicant is on a Tourist / Business / short term visa in UK. Such Non-Resident UK Visa holders are required to apply Schengen Visa from their Home Country Only.
Joy Visa Services for Schengen (Europe) Visa

We can assist clients for applying Schengen Visa from below Embassies.

  • France (Schengen) Visa from French Embassy – Joy Visa Consultancy has significant and deep experience of working with both French Embassy and TLS contact centre within their London based offices. Our team is made up of experienced advisers and professionals working within industry since many years. Please note that we can assist for your Schengen Visa application at French Embassy only if the main Destination is France or your longest stay is in France during your visit to Schengen Member States. For more details please visit France Schengen Visa Page
  • Swiss (Schengen) Visa from Switzerland Embassy – In addition to France, we also assist clients in obtaining Schengen Visa from Switzerland Embassy. We assist clients for the appointment booking, advising accurate documentation, and prepare application for them. Please visit Swiss Schengen Visa Page for more details.
  • Portuguese (Schengen) Visa from Portugal Embassy – In addition to France and Switzerland, we also assist clients in obtaining Schengen Visa from Portugal Embassy. We assist clients for the appointment booking, advising accurate documentation, and prepare application for them. Please visit Portuguese Schengen Visa Page for more details.
Why “Joy Visa” for your Schengen Visa Application
  • We will assist in obtaining quickest and earliest available Visa appointment for you.
  • We will advise you accurate list of required documents for your visa application.
  • We will assist in the preparation of visa application ready for embassy submission.
  • We offer our clients premium visa services for France at a most competitive price in the industry for Business, Tourism and Family Visit Visa.
Common mistakes resulting Visa Rejections / Refusals

Below are the few of the most common errors made by applicants for which either visa is refused / rejected by French Embassy or applicant couldn’t obtain visa in time however with the help of our experienced & expert advice, we can assist you in preparing and presenting your application accurately which will not only eliminate such errors / mistakes but will also you’re your application submission 100% correct & complete in first instance. Application refusal / rejections can be, in general, due to below errors mistakes made by applicants.

  • Insufficient closing balance / funds in your Bank account
  • Photograph specification is not followed
  • Appointment not obtained in time
  • Employer / University / College Letter are not as per the specification
  • Insufficient proof of Travel / Journey documents
  • Travel Insurance is not submitted


So, to get this right in first instance, please contact us with confidence on (M). 078 0942 4778 or info@joyvisa.co.uk and leave all of your visa application hassle for us to deal with and spend your time in planning your trip.

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