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A Schengen Visa: Germany or France easier?

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1. Posted by MasalaGrl (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Will be travelling to Europe in November, and need a Schengen Visa.

Do you guys have information on whether it is more easily obtained from the German or French embassy?

To me it doesn't matter which country I start my trip from, so would apply from whichever country will grant it more easily. My uncle will be sponsoring my trip, so I suppose from what I've found out that I will need copies of my uncle's bank statements and a sponsorship letter from him. Plus I know I need the insurance and and other documents and stuff (the letter from the employer etc.).

However, if I apply the visa for, say, three weeks, is it possible to stay for, say, four weeks? They grant the 90-day visa anyway, hai na?

Thanks a billion!

2. Posted by SkiBunny84 (Budding Member 26 posts) 4y

That probably depends on where you're coming from :)

I've read that France is a bit nitpicky at the moment so Germany might be a better bet?

3. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member 132 posts) 4y

There is no indication where you are from and you are confusing with 'it doesn't matter which country I start my trip from' and then a 'letter from the employer'.

What is your intention?

If your purpose is only tourism for any amount of time up to 90 days in 180, most countries' citizens are granted automatic entry to the Schengen zone and there is no requirement for prior application, but you should be able to show funding and exit intention, if asked.