The decision to open a new Schengen visa application center was made in order to make the process more convenient for everyone. Whereas previously applicants had to travel to another city to apply for a visa, they can now do so in Adana, saving both time and money.
Schengen visa — it is a short stay visa that allows its holder to travel to EU Member States for up to 90 days for both tourism and business purposes.
Not all non-EU citizens are required to apply for a Schengen visa before entering the EU. However, Turkey does not have a visa liberalization agreement with Europe, so its citizens are still required to go through the entire Schengen visa process for travel to Germany, Italy, France and other European countries.
Documents required to obtain Schengen visa vary depending on its type. Those wishing to enter the EU for tourism purposes must apply for a tourist Schengen visa and submit a set of documents: a completed visa application form, two recent photographs, a valid passport, confirmation of flight booking and medical insurance. In addition, applicants must prove that they have paid housing and sufficient financial means.
In some cases, additional documents may be required, such as an employment contract or student status.
Formerly representatives The European Union, as well as Turkish officials, agreed that they would take further steps to simplify procedures for obtaining Schengen visas. In December, the authorities promised to increase staffing and open an emergency visa application center for students and businessmen.