Information update of Schengen visa in 2020

Schengen visa rules set to change as of February 2020. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Extended application submission periods

From the old information, application can be lodged before 3 months. But now, application can be lodged before 6 months in advance of a trip. However, remains 15 calendar days before an intended trip to the Schengen Area.

  1. Increase the longer duration to stay
    EU intends to introduce a harmonized approach to the issuing of multiple entry visas to regular travelers with a positive visa history for a period, which increases gradually from 1 to 5 years.
  2. Higher Visa Fee  
    Applicants used to pay 60 (about 2,100 baht) euro per application. Now need to pay 80 euro (about 2,800 baht) But children aged 0 to 6 remain exempt from the visa fees.

List of countries as below can use Schengen Visa to travel to any members of the Schengen Area. But travelers must have Schengen Visa which is double entry or multiple entry and not valid. However, travelers must use that Schengen visa to travel to some of Schengen area before.  And the duration of stay will be different in each country.

***  Note : Information might be change, please check before travel / Travelers have visa, it’s not guarantee that will be allowed to enter the country. So, it depends on the immigration officer of that country. ***

  1. Albania
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Colombia
  6. Croatia
  7. Cyprus
  8. Kosovo
  9. Mexico
  10. Montenegro
  11. North Macedonia
  12. Romania
  13. Serbia

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