Schengen Visa From Bangladesh: Cost, Documents & Consultants

Explore 27+ Countries

Schengen Visa- the ticket to roam around Europe like a king!!!!

A dream for us, Bangladeshis!!!!

Now let me take a wild guess, you are yearning for the world’s largest visa-free zone and maybe planning for a Schengen visa from Bangladesh?

Got you; you’re in the right place. And here is a comprehensive guide to quickly getting your Schengen visa approved and exploring Europe without facing those grumpy embassy guys.

Well, first of all, let us explain what the Schengen area is. The Schengen Area is a group of European countries with no passport or visa requirements for people traveling between them.

Yup, you heard that right! It was created to make it easier for people (like you) to travel from one country to another within the EU without worrying about having the proper documents.

So, if you have a visa for one country from the list, you can visit other countries within the Schengen area without needing a new visa. How cool is that? Now come to the main point- what are these countries?

Schengen Member States

List of Schengen Countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Good to know: Beautiful Croatia is a new entrant on this list.

50,000 km in length and encircling 4,312,099 sq. km of land with 419 million citizens – the Schengen Zone comprises 80% water-bodies and 20% land area. It consists of hundreds of airports & marina ports, plus many ground crossings.

While currently, they have 27 countries, and more are on the list for Schengen member zone approval.

Additionally, the Azores, Madeira, and Canary Islands are part of the EU and Schengen Zone despite their remote locations beyond Europe’s mainland.

Romania, and Bulgaria –are seeking to join soon.

Keep in mind: Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City are not part of the visa-free zone. However, their borders are open for Schengen visa holders.

So, you can visit these countries once you have a Schengen visa approved.

Types of Schengen Visa From Bangladesh

Depending on the reason for your Schengen Area visit, you can apply for one of these visa types:

  • Transit Visa
  • Tourism Visa
  • Visa for Visiting Family or Friends
  • Business Visa
  • Visa for Journalists
  • Visa for Culture and Sports activities
  • Visa for Official Visits
  • Study Visa
  • Visa for Medical Reasons

What’s The Procedure to Obtain Schengen Visa From Bangladesh?

Europe is a popular destination for travelers around the globe. And The embassies follow a specific procedure and document requirement for a Schengen visa from Bangladesh.

Let’s start with the standard Schengen Visa application procedure:

  • Find out which consulate accepts the short term visa application for the country you want to apply for.
  • Schedule an appointment at your Schengen consulate or embassy. Some of the embassies in Dhaka process Schengen visas directly from the consulate. In contrast, most others process the visa application with the help of VGS Global Dhaka.

Note: You need to get an appointment with VFS Global Dhaka if that particular VFS Global designated office requires an appointment. In some countries designated VFS Office (eg, VFS Italy), you can directly visit them even without an appointment.

  • Fill out a Schengen Application Form and gather required documentation such as passport photos, proof of residence/employment in Bangladesh, etc. Feel free to check our article for a detailed Schengen visa document requirement page.
  • Attend your scheduled appointment at the Embassy or Consulate, where they may ask questions about your travel plans or why you apply for a Schengen visa. Be prepared to answer these questions truthfully and accurately!

Note: You must bring all your documents and payment for the visa processing fee (Including the biometric and processing fee charged by VFS Global). Suppose the visa is processed by VFS Global. In that case, usually, they don’t take any interviews as these visas are mostly document based.

  • After submission, VFS Global or the embassy will give you a tentative delivery date.
  • Once approved, you’ll receive a stamp on your passport indicating that you are now able to travel throughout the Schengen area countries. You don’t need separate visas for each destination country.

Take note: It is essential that before applying for a Schengen Visa from Bangladesh that travelers familiarize themselves with their individual countries’ entry requirements as well.

Schengen Visa Documents Requirements

If you’re planning a visit, it’s crucial to understand Schengen visa document requirements.

The documents list depends on the visa type you are applying for and the circumstances.

Make sure before applying for the visa, you have all the papers fully ready and in hand. Here is what you need to know about Schengen visa documents:

Standard Documents Checklist for All Types of Visa 

  • Schengen Visa Application Form
  • Schengen Photographs
  • Cover Letter and travel itinerary
  • Employment Certificate for employed individuals
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC)
  • Trade License & Other Business Documents for business owners
  • Personal Bank Statements
  • Personal income Tax Return Certificate/ Acknowledgement copy & Certified Assessment Copy of last 3 years.
  • Company Bank Statements For Business Owners
  • Airline Ticket Itinerary. Initial booking. A confirmed purchase is not mandatory.
  • Hotel Reservations for the entire duration.
  • Schengen Travel Health Insurance from the approved Insurance company.
  • Civil documents (Marriage Certificate/ Baby birth certificate/ Passport copies)

Extra Documents For Business Visit

  • Invitation Letter from an Italian Registered Company/Organization
  • Forwarding Letter from the company in Bangladesh
  • Office ID Card & Visiting Card
  • Trade License
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • Company Memorandum
  • Invitation Letter for fair/Meeting/Other business activities from Schengen
  • Company ITR Certificate Acknowledgement copy & Certified Assessment Copy of last 3 years (If the company sponsors the trip).

Extra Documents For Family Visit Visa

  • Invitation Letter from an Italian Family/Friends
  • Proof of Relation with Invitee
  • Resident proof of the Host
  • Invitee’s Photo ID Card and Utility Copy/ Rental Agreement
  • Invitee’s Bank Statements

Travel Insurance is mandatory.

A comprehensive travel insurance policy with at least €30,000 valid throughout the Schengen area is mandatory for all types of visas.

You Need To Translate The Documents

Here is an important note: Documents must be in English or the language of the consulate.

All Schengen visa documents must be translated into either English or the language of the consulate you are applying.

Additionally, some Schengen countries may require additional documentation, so check with their embassies before applying for a visa!

Best Time to Apply For Schengen Visa From Bangladesh

Visa processing time depends on the consulate you are applying for. So, it’s always recommended by the consulate that you apply earlier for your Schengen visa and prepare yourself for the process.

How early can you apply for your Schengen visa from BD?

It also depends on the consulate you are applying for. While most consulates allow you to apply for a visa up to 6 months earlier, some countries (e.g.: Italy Embassy in Dhaka) allow a maximum of 3 months earlier visa.

Here is the standard application time for a Schengen visa from Bangladesh.

  • The earliest you can file a visa application: six months before you start your planned trip.
  • The latest you can file a visa application: at most 15 working days before you intend to travel.

The recommended time to file a visa application: At least four weeks before your trip.

What about Schengen Visa Processing Fees from Bangladesh?

Schengen visa processing costs depend on multiple factors.

A universal Schengen visa fee of 80 euros. If you converted it to BDT, depending on the exchange rate, 8500 BDT approx.

What about the minors?

Young children between the ages of six and twelve will receive a considered visa cost of 40 euros. Those younger than six years are exempt from paying visa fees.

There are also extra charges from the processing/application center (eg, VFS Global) for biometric and document processing. Which costs between 32000-42000 BDT. Opting for VIP services at VFS Global centers will cost you more, depending on VFS Global center.

Apart from these…..You have visa processing costs.

At Visa Processing Center, our Schengen visa processing service charge is BDT 12,000. You also need to pay extra for document translations and preparation. As Schengen requires you to purchase mandatory travel insurance, it also costs you an extra BDT 1700-3000 depending on the number of days you want to stay within the Schengen member states.

Best Schengen Visa Consultant in Bangladesh?

Let Visa Processing Center be your guide if you are stuck in the Schengen visa process.

Visa Processing Center is the finest Schengen visa consultant/agency in Bangladesh.

Our team of experienced and reliable consultants can help solve all kinds of issues in Bangladesh – quickly and efficiently.

Get in touch with us today – we’re here to ensure navigating the Schengen visa application is a breeze!

How Can Our Service Help You?

  1. Our team will document your case once you reach out to us. If we think you’re an eligible candidate, we’ll arrange a meeting with one of our Consultants either in our office or online. You need to pay an initial assessment fee for our consultant to look at your case.
  2. During the initial meeting, our consultants will carefully listen to your case details and advise which service you need to purchase from us to process your Schengen visa.
  3. After you decide to use our service, we will register you in our system and get the process started. Our experienced team can help select an appropriate visa type based on your requirement. We will provide you with documents requirement based on your profile and guide you through how to accurately you can show all your paperwork with the visa application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You must have a million questions when opting for a service like this. Let us answer the popular ones for you!

How can I get a Schengen visa from Bangladesh?

  1. First, decide the type of visa
  2. Get an experienced visa processing consultant to process your application.
  3. Fix one specific country where to apply. Your consultant can help you decide. Then, Make an appointment.
  4. Get ready all your visa documents.
  5. Pay the fee and Submit your application.
  6. Get your passport delivered with a visa stamp.

Is Schengen visa open for Bangladesh 2023?

Yes, till now the Schengen visa opens for Bangladesh in 2023.

Which Schengen visa is easy to get from Bangladesh?

Estonia has the highest 98.5% visa approval rate from Bangladesh. That’s why it is considered the easiest country to get a Schengen visa from Bangladesh.

How Can I get a multiple-entry Schengen Visa from Bangladesh?

Yes, multiple entry Schengen Visa is open for Bangladeshis if they have proper documents and eligibility.

Do I need to purchase a confirmed flight ticket when applying for a Schengen visa in Bangladesh?

Purchasing a confirmed return ticket can demonstrate that you won’t overstay. However, an itinerary may suffice as well! All it requires is the relevant information, such as flight date, airline name and number, and your full name. You can get an air ticket booking from Visa Processing Center. If you’re still confused, Contact us today.

Can I Staple My Documents Together For Schengen Visa?

Do not staple or glue your documents together. Embassies or Visa Application Centers require the documents to be without staples, pins, etc. Any other additional paperwork should be attached with paper clips, but no staples or glue should be used. Please remove the pin if your document is stapled before visiting the consulate or visa application center.

Is it Necessary to Re-submit My Biometrics if My Schengen Visa Application Is Rejected?

If your initial visa application was refused, you must re-submit your fingerprints when applying for a new visa. Schengen visa biometrics is valid only once during your application. So, for future applications, you need to provide your biometrics again.

Do I need to translate my Bangla documents?

If you have a document issued in Bangla, for example, a national ID card, property deed, or trade license, these must be translated from Bengali into English or into one of the official languages of the Schengen country you are applying. Translated documents must be legalized or certified by a notary public with an Apostille stamp.

If you need any help regarding translation and notary, please get in touch with us so we can help you.

Is it Necessary to Submit Original Documents?

It depends on the documents. Some documents need to be submitted in original copies, while others can be submitted with a photocopy.

You must provide the original document for your passport, bank statement, and NOC. Additional documentation, such as marriage certificates or family records, may be submitted as photocopies.

Remember, all the photocopied documents need to be legalized and attested by a notary public.