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Are you intereted in visiting one of the EU countries? Before you plan your trip, learn more about what you need to travel in the Schengen area. These FAQs will explain which countries are part of the Schengen area, visa requirements to travel in Europe for non-EU citizens, where and for how long you can travel.
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The Schengen visa was introduced in 1995. It is now valid for the following EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, , Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden and for the three non-EU countries: Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
A Schengen visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of one of the Schengen countries allows the holder to travel freely in all Schengen States.
As from 5 April 2010, the EU Visa Code came into force, gathering into a single document all legal provisions on visas. The Visa Code increases the transparency and ensures equal treatment of applicants while harmonising rules and practices for the Schengen States applying the common visa policy. The Visa Code sets out all procedures and conditions for issuing "airport transit visas" and establishes the list of third country nationals who are required to hold "airport transit visas" when passing through the international transit areas of airports situated on the territory of the Member States; covers visas issued for the purpose of "short stays", meaning stays not exceeding 3 months in any 6 months period. Legislation in relation to the issuance of visas for the purpose of long stays (beyond 3 months) remains of national competence.
The Visa Code implies that all supporting documents must be handed in along with the Schengen application form.
Where to apply for a Schengen visa?
The visa fee is 60 EUR. It is non-refundable.
The visa fee is waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:
The visa fee may also be waived for participants aged 25 years or less in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events, organised by non-profit organisations. The decision will be made case by case according to the relevance of the event.
Visa Application form
A- Documents to be submitted with all visa applications
B- Documents relating to the purpose of the journey
1. Business trips:
2. For journeys undertaken for the purposes of study or other types of training:
3. For journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons:
4. For journeys undertaken for political, scientific, cultural, sports or religious events or other reasons:
5. For journeys of members of official delegations who, following an official invitation addressed to the government of the third country concerned, participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held in the territory of a Member State by intergovernmental organisations:
A letter issued by an authority of the third country concerned confirming that the applicant is a member of the official delegation travelling to a Member State to participate in the abovementioned events, accompanied by a copy of the official invitation;
6. For journeys undertaken for medical reasons:
Please note that:
Embassy of Finland
2 Crohn Street
PO Box 3649, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (+264 61) 221355
Fax: (+264 61) 221349
Embassy of France
1 Goethe Street
PO Box 20484, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (+264 61) 276700
Fax: (+264 61) 231436
Embassy of Germany
6th Floor Sanlam Building, 154 Independence Avenue
PO Box 231, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (+264 61) 273100
Fax: (+264 61) 222981
Embassy of Spain
58 Bismarck Street
PO Box 21811, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (+264 61) 223066
Fax: (+264 61) 223046
British High Commission
116 Robert Mugabe Avenue
PO Box 22202, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (+264 61) 274800
Fax: (+264 61) 228895
Embassy of Portugal
4 Karin Street, Ludwigsdorf, Windhoek
Telephone: (+264 61) 259 791
Fax: (+264 61) 259 792
Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. Between 2014 and 2020, it will provide opportunities for four million people to study, train and gain life experience abroad.
Erasmus+ replaces a number of older programmes, including an international exchange programme called Erasmus Mundus.
See the Erasmus+ web portal’s Resources section for information about linguistic support, documents for applicants and the management of proposals.
The EU Delegation to Namibia's Information Centre is located on the ground floor of Europe House. It houses a diverse range of literature on the European Union and its various policies, EU institutions and member states.
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