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Tremendous Growth Observed in Indians Applying for Tourist Visa to Europe

April 2019, 29
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Tremendous Growth Observed in Indians Applying for Tourist Visa to Europe

Last year, Indians desired to travel to Europe higher than ever before. In the year 2018, above a million appeals were filed in India for short-term visas to the Schengen Area continent, a 17% jump from the prior year. The number has approximately multiplied since 2014, reveals by the data from the Schengen visa web portal information.

The Schengen visa enables tourists to travel within 26 European nations with one document. These nations are Belgium, Austria, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Finland, Estonia, Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Iceland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Malta, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

Applicants from India

Most applicants from India for the visa in the year 2018 got from the nation's capital city.

The Swiss consulate located in Indian Capital city New Delhi got 161,403 appeals, surpassing the list as the active Schengen consulate in India, noted based on Schengen visa information. Following, are listed the French consulate located in Indian Capital city in New Delhi and Commercial capital of India Mumbai which got over 140,000 appeals together.

Over a million appeals from India, smaller than 10 percent equivalent to 100,992 were denied.

Global View

India is counted as the third most significant source for Schengen visa petitions in the globe, reveals the data from Schengen visa information. Only China and Russia clocked further applications at 2.8 million and 3.6 million respectively.

The previous year, India obtained the place Turkey, which had placed third for many years. The transcontinental nation is lagging back to India with simply 879,238 appeals filed in the year 2018, with no vital rise or drop in the last 05 years, the data seen. Nationals of 62 nations do not require a visa for short-term stays in Europe. Nationals of 62 nations do not require a visa for short-term stays in Europe.

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