Saturday, 27 October 2018

How To Easily Apply And Obtain A Schengen Visa In Nigeria 


This article contains details on how to apply and obtain a
schengen visa in Nigeria,and also the easiest schengen visa to get in nigeria and the schengen visa application form,the schengen visa fee and also the fastest way to secure a schengen visa in Nigeria.
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The Schengen area is a collection of about 26 European countries that abolished visa and all kinds of border restrictions in their countries,what this means is that a Nigerian with a schengen visa can easily travel and have access to 26 european countries.

How To Easily Apply And Obtain A Schengen Visa In Nigeria

Easily visit Europe,explore and see new places and access to 26 countries excluding countries like Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Cyprus and Ireland.

Q1: How many countries can I travel to with a schengen visa in Nigeria?

A:
A nigerian with a schengen visa has access to the following 26 European countries listed below:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Liechtenstein
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  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Q2: How long can a Nigerian stay in Europe with a Schengen Visa?

A:
A Schengen Visa is a 90-day tourist visa issued by schengen member countries in the Schengen agreement.

 A Nigerian passport holder is allowed to visit all the countries within a 90 day period,that is approximately six-months.

Q3: Can a Nigerian travel to schengen countries and find a job?

A:
You can only be issued a Schengen visa on the basis that your going for tourism, business,family visit or to attend an event,after which you are expected to come back to Nigeria.
It is illegal to work in a schengen country with an issued schengen visa.

What that means is that if you have the intention of traveling to  Europe to work or study thenyou can’t apply for a Schengen Visa.

Q3: List the general requirements for a Schengen visa?

A: 

It is actually better to process your visa application directly from the embassy of the country you are traveling to. 

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Listed below are the General Requirements for Applying for a Schengen Visa in Nigeria.

Copy of the passport page with the photograph and those mentioning an extension of validity.

  • 1 color ID photograph, size, 3,5×4,5, taken recently,on a plain white Background.
  • Passport with a validity of at least 3-6 months from the date of departure + at least two empty pages.
  • Filled schengen visa Application Form.
  • Letter of introduction to the Embassy. 
  • Proofs of the applicant’s personal income preferably a copy from the bank,15 days prior to the application.
  • Confirmed reservation of return flight ticket(s).
  • Proofs of accommodation for the complete duration of stay in the Schengen countries.
  • Copy of previous visa example Canada,US, UK Etc

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  • Your proof of employment from your employer.
  • A letter of invitation addressed to the Embassy you are applying to.
  • Copy of the certificate of trade registration or other appropriate document for business owners.
  • Copy of medical insurance valid for the length of stay and for all Schengen countries, A minimum corresponding to a medical coverage of 30,000 Euros is mandatory.

Q4. Where can I download the Schengen visa application form?

A: CLICK HERE to download the Schengen visa application form.

Q5. Which country embassy issues the easiest and fastest schengen visa in Nigeria?

A:
Nigerians prefer to apply to the embassy of the country that is more lenient,cheaper and issues schengen visa faster.

According to people,majority of people have secured their schengen visas through Italy and Czech Republic embassies in Nigeria.

According to sources Czech Republic application fee is also cheaper 

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About (N13,000 - N15,000),however you have to book online and the embassy is located only in Abuja. 

But all the same,the general criteria and requirements must be met before your issued a schengen visa else your application will be rejected.

Q6: How Much is Schengen Visa Fees?

A: 
Depending on the exchange rate between Naira and Euros, the fee for Schengen visa is a non refundable fee of 60 euros. 

Q7: How Long Will It Take to Process Schengen Visa?

A: 
Normally it takes between 10 - 15 days processing time,also ensure that all your documents are accurate and complete to avoid delay.

Q8: Where is the contact address of some of the Schengen visa issuing embassies?

A:
Italy Embassy
21st Crescent, off Constitution avenue, Central Business District
Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.ambabuja.esteri.it

France Embassy
37 Udi Street Off Aso Drive, Quartier Maitama
Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.ambafrance-ng.org

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Germany Embassy
9 Lake Maracaibo Close, Maitama
Abuja, Nigeria
Website: http://www.abuja.diplo.de

Finland Embassy
9 Iro Dan Musa Street
Asokoro P.M.B 5140, Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.finlandnigeria.org

Greece Embassy
No 6, Seguela Street

Wuse II, P.O. Box 11525, Abuja, Nigeria

Hungary Embassy
No. 61, Jose Marti Crescent
Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.mfa.gov.hu/emb/abuja

Embassy of Spain
Bobo Close, 8, Plot 611, Off Ghana St.,
Maitama District, Abuja, Nigeria

Denmark Embassy
Maersk House
121 Louis Solomon Close
P.O.Box 72554, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Liechtenstein Mission accredited to Nigeria
157, Adetokunbo Ademola Cr.
Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.eda.admin.ch

Embassy of Spain
Bobo Close, 8, Plot 611, Off Ghana St.,
Maitama District, Abuja, Nigeria

Netherlands Embassy
EU Common Embassy Complex
21st Crescent off Constitution Avenue
Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.nigeria.nlembassy.org


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Poland Embassy
10 River Niger, Maitama
Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.abudza.msz.gov.pl

Portugal Embassy
Plot 3655, Orinoco Crescent
(off River Kubani Street, off Nile Street)
Maitama, Abuja, Nigéria
Website: http://www.secomunidades.pt/web/abuja

Norway Embassy
54, T.Y. Danjuma Street
Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.emb-norway.com.ng

Slovak Republic Embassy
No. 14, Lord Lugard Street
Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.mzv.sk/abuja

Sweden Embassy
41 T. Y. Danjuma Street
Asokoro District, Abuja, Nigeria
Website: www.swedenabroad.com

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