I have read some posts about the Schengen Visa, and have researched on the internet...but still am somewhat confused.
Me and my husband are travelling around Europe this summer. We will be in the UK for about 4 weeks, but then we're off to explore some other countries, all being part of the Schengen area. We will be in these countires for approx 75 days.
So, having said this, do we need Schengen visas???? Please let me know.
Nope, Canadian citizens don't need a visa to travel in the Schengen zone if they are staying less than 90 days. I believe you must show your passport on entering the area and that it must run for at least another 6 months after the date that you enter, I think you might also need to provide proof that you have sufficient funds to live during your visit and also will have to show them your airline/train ticket for leaving.
[ Edit: Edited at Jul 2, 2006 1:37 PM by BlankFrack ]
Thank you for your replay.
What do you show as proof that you have enough money?
you just take your most recent bank statement with you, not older than 3 months. You probably won't even be asked to show it.
the only pity of the schengen agreement is that you don't get stamps in your passport. I went through 6 airport terminals around europe and never got a stamp. it wasn't until i landed back in the uk again.
Did you know that they're not even allowed to stamp your passport, as that would violate treaty conditions? It's a strange world...
Re the proof of financial support; usually a credit card an proof of onward travel are sufficient, but you could take a copy of your account balance just in case.