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I wanna travel to Europe, pls help me!

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12. Posted by Casey_Me (Budding Member 39 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


I am currently organising my own European trip (plus some). I havent booked anything and I am not planning to leave until May / June 2013 but the first thing I looked at was how much can I save between now and when I wanted to go. That way I was able to figure out some kind of plan with a certain budget in mind. With that in Mind I overestimated how much it would cost for Accommodation and food (flights and insurance etc) was a separate budget depending on how and were you want to travel.
Some things to think about, but it certainly pays to do some research :D


13. Posted by Wig4 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Niels1303

As far as I know, you just need to apply for a Shengen Visa that will allow you to travel to every country within the European Union. This makes sense since we don´t have border control within the EU anymore. I don´t know exactly what you need to qualify for a visa though...

That is not really correct !!
Shengen zone = no border controls (also none on flights) ...
But Shengen zone = not the same as EU !!! There are several EU countries NOT in the Schengen zone, and there is one non-EU country that actually IS in the Schengen zone... ;-)
Belgium, Italy, Holland, France are in the Shengen zone.
However , England (The UK) is in the EU, yet NOT in the Shengen zone. This means you will need 2 visa in your pasport (according to your travel plans ) : one for European Shengen zone , and one for the UK . Appy for both !!!!
>>> PRACTICAL. If your arrival will be in Belgium : Apply for a Schengen Visa in the Belgian ambassade or consulat. Then, ALSO apply for a visum in the embassy of the UK .

"- How many money i have to have in bank to get visa when travel to europe?"
Does not apply. You need a return ticket for your flight. That's it !

Greets !!!

(I am in Belgium. Always happy to meet up ! )

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jan-2013, at 14:19 by Wig4 ]

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