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Schengen Priority Visas for Indian passport holders soon

Posted on October 15, 2018
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Schengen Visa to Indians

Travelling to Europe will get easier as Schengen states may soon start issuing priority Visas to Indian passport holders. This has been a welcome move in light of the rising number of Indian tourists to Europe.

Priority Visas to Indian passport holders are offered, at present, by the United Kingdom. The UK had started priority processing for Indians keeping in mind entrepreneurs and executives who needed to travel at a very short notice. The Visa processing for “Super priority” Visas takes a day and costs an additional Rs. 90,000. The “priority” Visas to the UK are processed in less than a week and come at an extra cost of Rs.20,000. The Schengen priority visas will cost much lower than the ones for the UK, as per The Times of India.

The Schengen states consist of 26 countries in Europe:

  • Poland
  • Austria
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Denmark
  • Czech Republic
  • Belgium
  • Latvia
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Liechtenstein
  • Iceland
  • Switzerland

Y-Axis Immigration Expert Usha Rajesh quotes-“Foreign consulates are leaving no stone unturned in wooing not just Indian tourists but also students from India. The number of Visa applications in India has seen a rise of 10 to 15%. Tier 2 cities have seen a phenomenal rise of 20 to 30% in the number of Visa applications. In peak times VFS centers in Mumbai and Delhi have to be kept open 24 hours a day and also on weekends to meet the rush.”

The current processing time for a Schengen Visa is around 15 to 30 days. Indian passport holders who need to travel urgently on short notice will be greatly benefited by the Schengen Visa Rule Changes.

Planning to migrate to Schengen/European countries? Contact Y-Axis, India’s most trusted team of Visa Consultants that assist you in visa application and quick approval.

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