We can help you prepare and lodge a Schengen visa to the European Union and help you appeal any refusal decision.
Nicholas Andronicos, lawyer is not only Australian born but has Greek origin and is the holder of a European passport. He is therefore well aware of visa requirements to the European Union.
A Schengen visa is the document issued by the appropriate authorities to the interested party for visiting/travelling to and within the Schengen Area. The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 countries that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as a single country.
Of the 26 countries bound by the Schengen agreement, 22 are part of the EU and the other 4 are part of the EFTA. The visa allows the population of the certain member countries to travel freely and start a life in any of them countries. You can stay up to 90 days in any 180 days period.
The countries that are part of the Schengen includes:
Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
You will be required to provide the following documents to support your application:
– A valid national passport
– Evidence showing the purpose of your trip (e.g. hotel reservations)
– Proof of medical insurance
– A round-trip travel ticket
– Proof of funds
In our experience, as Iran is considered a medium risk country your chances of refusal are higher than an applicant from Australia or the USA.
Approximately 15-20% of Schengen visas applied for by Iranians are refused.
Most refusals of Iranians for the Schengen visa involve non believability of intention to return to Iran and insufficient evidence of assets and income in Iran.
If you are refused the visa, that refusal may affect your chances of obtaining a visa to other countries in Europe as well as to countries such as Australia, Canada and the USA as the refusal decision may be readily accessible between those countries.
However, if you engage us, we will work with you to show strong evidence of your financial capacity, current employment in Iran and a sufficient list of assets so that the European authorities will be more convinced of your financial capacity and intention to return to Iran after your visit.
Contact us today on 021-22098793 for help preparing your visa to Europe to limit your chances of a refusal.