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How To Read A Schengen Visa Sticker

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When you are granted a Schengen visa, you will get a Schengen visa sticker to put on your passport. Basically defined as the “format” for a Schengen visa, this document is actually your Schengen visa.

A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa that enables an individual to visit any member of the Schengen Area; per visit, up to 90 days are allowed for business or tourism motives. The Schengen visa is the most general visa for Europe. It allows its owner to enter, easily move within, and leave the Schengen region from any Schengen member country. Moreover, there are no boundary checks within the Schengen region. But if you are thinking of working, studying, or residing in one of the Schengen regions for more than 90 days, you must apply for a federal visa for that European nation and not a Schengen Visa.


What Is A Schengen Visa Sticker?

A Schengen visa sticker comprises texts in 3 languages simultaneously-English, French and German. Your Schengen visa is known as a “visa sticker” as it is pasted on one of the clear pages of your passport. This visa sticker is the “document” permitting you to enter the Schengen region.

Your Schengen visa sticker will comprise your name, photo, and passport numbers, and information describing your specific visa’s duration, type, and validity. You will get your visa sticker when you arrive (i.e., while you pick up/get your passport from the issuing authorization where you implemented your Schengen visa.

Ways To Read Schengen Visa Sticker

Along with your name, your visa will comprise the following details specifying the duration, kind, and validity of your particular Schengen visa. This detail is conducted utilizing the subsequent terms, which are categorized on your visa and defined below:

Valid For

A visa sticker always comprises details on the nation you are allowed to enter. The Valid For is set before the name of the nations your visa permits you to travel to. If the words next to this are Schengen regions, then it implies that the visa is valid in all Schengen areas, and you can visit during the Schengen region.

If limited to specific nations, the alphabets A, B, CH, CZE, D, DK, E, EST, F, FIN, GR, H, I, IS, LI, L, LT, LVA, M, N, NL, P, PL, S, SK, SVN stands for the Schengen regions you can travel. 

Here Is the List Of countries: 

  • A – Austria
  • B – Belgium
  • CH – Switzerland
  • CZE – Czech Republic
  • D – Germany
  • DK – Denmark
  • E – Spain
  • EST – Estonia
  • F – France
  • FIN – Finland
  • GR – Greece
  • H – Hungary
  • I – Italy
  • IS – Iceland
  • L – Luxembourg
  • LT – Lithuania
  • LVA – Latvia
  • M – Malta
  • N – Norway
  • NL – Netherlands
  • P – Portugal
  • PL – Poland
  • S – Sweden
  • SK – Slovakia
  • SVN – Slovenia

From And Until 

The date which reflects the word “From” is when your visa becomes effective for entry into the Schengen region. Following the word “Until” is when you must leave the Schengen region. For example, if your visa is valid “From” 01-02-21″ “Until” 09-05-21, your visa is valid from February 1st, 2021, to May 9th, 2021. 

Type Of Visa

There are three kinds of Schengen visas: Long-stay visas, and Airport Transit Visas, Uniform Schengen Visas.

In your visa, these visa kinds are displayed as the following:

  • Uniform Visa: denoted by the capital letter “C.” This visa permit allows you access to the entire Schengen region.
  • Airport Transit Visa:- denoted by the capital letter “A.” This visa allows you to transition to the airport if you reside within a Schengen region.
  • Long-Stay Visa:- denoted by the capital letter “D.” This visa allows you to visit the Schengen region abundantly for the fixed duration of 90 days.

Number Of Entries

The number of entries in the Schengen area implies the number of events you can depart for and return to the region after entering it for the first time. Schengen visas can be obtained for single entry, double entry, or multiple entries. On your visa, these words are shortened using “01”, “02”, and “MULT,” respectively. 

A single-entry visa permits you only one entry to the Schengen region; you cannot reenter the Schengen area when you leave it. A double-entry allots you two entries to the Schengen region; upon entering the region, you are permitted to leave it and return to it one time during the span of your efficacy time. Finally, multiple-entry provides you with an infinite number of entries to the Schengen region; you can enter the Schengen region, leave it, and re-enter it as numerous times as required.

Duration Of Stay

Duration of stay means the complete number of days your visa is valid for, i.e., the number of days you can live in the Schengen region with your visa. In addition, this number will be the complete number of days between the date of your entry and exit. For Schengen visas, the time to stay exceed surpass 90 days. 

Issue In

This is the area where your permit was issued. So, for example, if you applied for a Schengen visa in Dubai, UAE, and it was declared by officials based there, such as the Dubai office, for a specific Schengen region, your visa will read.

Issue In: Dubai.

Issued On

Issued on is the date on which your permit was issued

Number of Passports

This is the number of passport travel documents, including your visa. This number may also indicate that of the parental authorization, statutory guardian, or spouse of the individual who was declared the visa, in the event, he or she is involved in the passport of one of those persons.


This section is made at the preference of the Member State who declared your permit and comprised any suitable remarks associated with its general requirements.

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