Understanding a European Visa
The creation of the European Union has had several benefits, including benefits for people traveling between multiple countries. The EU has a designated, passport-free zone which allows people to travel freely between specific countries without having to provide a passport or proof of citizenship upon entry. The area that people are able to pass through is called Schengen Area, and includes several popular European countries including the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and Poland, among countless other countries. Possessing a British passport is enough for a person to freely move and work throughout these countries.
If the person plans on staying in an area within the passport-free zone for an extended period, it might be necessary to apply for a Schengen Visa. This visa allows the traveler to work, travel, or live in the area for up to 90 days. If the person will be staying in the country for longer than 90 days, then a European visa for that specific country must be obtained. Working together with an immigration advisor can help a person decide which route is necessary, and can help facilitate a European visa if required. It is important to remember that every country has its own rules and regulations surrounding specific visas. It is always best to check with the experts to understand the rules and limitations of an awarded visa so that he or she can be in compliance with local laws.
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