Can i apply for a Schengen visit visa from UK if i am on a business visa and hold an Indian passport



  • edited 9:52PM
    Hi, Please can you advice me what my best friend and I have to do so she can visit me here in UK from Italy for 1week max. She has residence visa due to her Japanese husband's business in Milan. However she has a Philippine passport and will be travelling alone....what does she have to do and how can I assist her from UK?? Any help will be greatly appreciated =)
  • edited 9:52PM
    It depends where you are from. a list of countries and all information required can be found at follow links on travel. Let me advise you that if you need to apply for a visa, it's not worth it for a day trip. you have to jump through hoops, and IF accepted, cough up 60euros. Good luck.
  • edited 9:52PM
    The advice I just posted is for tourists to the uk, who wish to visit France whilst here. Sorry for any confusion.
  • hey
    I am travelling to UK with a MULTIPLE ENTRY student visitor visa.I have an Indian Passport. Can i visit France/Paris with the same visa ? 
  • No, the visa you have is only valid for the UK. If you want to visit anywhere in mainland Europe you will need to apply for a Schengen visa. You can apply for the Schengen visa to enter France from the UK . Here is the information relating to a Schengen visa.
  • edited January 2014
    I think It's possible and Yes you can apply without any problem if you have complete documents which required for it. Visit the consulate of the Schengen country you plan on spending most of the trip in.
  • No, Alethia is correct. The UK is not part of the Schengen Zone, and you will need to apply for a separate visa to visit France.
  • hello , I need some help for Netherlands visa , I am Indian student studying in UK and I want to get a Netherlands visa? how do I get it ?
    Thanks in advance ! :-)
  • You need to apply for a Schengen visa for Holland
    VFS Global are the official agents for all Schengen visa applications for all Schengen states.This is their UK contact details ;
  • I want to do job in london hotel holiday in express can do? so how?
  • edited June 2014
    No you cannot work in London, because you are not an Italian citizen you are an Indian citizen living in Italy, this means you are not an EU citizen and therefore can not work in an EU member state
  • good day!  I only have philippine passport. im here in UK right now for tourist and I am sponsored by my sister who is already a british citizen and we are planning to have a tour in Belgium, but the problem is I dont have a schengen visa.  Can I apply a schengen here in london in belgium embassy? HOW? AND  What are the requirements..?

    Im hoping that you can help me.
    im looking forward for your positive response..

    thank you so much! 
  • You can apply for a Schengen visa from the UK. You must apply in person and allow plenty of time for the application to be processed before you book your tour.
  • Can anyone tell me, if I have a Work Permit Visa of UK, can apply and get a

    Schengen Visa to visit France, Italy, Austria etc.. I am an Indian national holding Indian passporthanks in advance

  • edited June 2014
    Yes you can apply for the Schengen visa from the UK as you are lawfully residing there.
  • Hi. I have a question, please help me out! (it's urgent)

    I am getting married in Paris on the 9th of August.

    My friend comes from India, she got married a couple of weeks ago and moved in with her husband in the UK. Her husband has been living in the UK for the last 3 years so for him it will be straightforward to apply for the French visa using the Schengen Visa.

    But my friend has had a UK visa (tourist visa - multiple entry until December ) that she has had only since the 20th of June 2014. She has arrived in the UK about 3 days ago. The visa agent in India told her that she would not be able to get a French visa for the 9th of August - it's too short notice.


    What do you think? Is there any solutions to this? 

    They bought their Eurostar ticket and I have proof that I am getting married and she is to attend.

    I am desperate as I really want her and her husband to be there for my wedding.


    Any help/advice would be truly appreciated.


    Many thanks.



  • Your friend is legally in the UK so she can apply for a Schengen visa. the agent in India is incorrect ( they often are ) Good luck and I hope you have a lovely wedding.
  • But even if she is on a tourist visa in the UK ?? Is that still working?
  • it says this;

    Original Proof of Status. Original Proof of Residency in the UK (stamped in passport or residence permit card) valid for a munimum of 3 months from departure date from France.


  • She can apply for a Schengen visa while she is on a tourist visa. You said her UK visa is valid until December and you are marrying in August so unless she intends to stay in France for sometime she has plenty of time left on her UK visa.
    If you are going to question my advice, just apply for the Schengen visa it will either be a yes or no.

    Why is your friend in the UK on a visit visa if her husband resides in the UK.
  • Please help me.
    I am a student in USA & hold an Indian Passport
    I am planning to visit my sister in UK, for 3-4 weeks.
    during the visit I want to go to France.
    can i apply for a Schengen visa from Uk?
    should i have to get a schengen visa in US?
  • edited July 2014
    It would be preferable for you to apply for your Schengen before you leave the USA. You should apply for your UK visa first and then your Schengen visa, just in case your UK visa is refused.

    You can apply for your Schengen visa once you are in the UK but the above route is better.
  • I have a Schengen visa for Austria only for 25 days. I want to apply for Visitor visa for USA to meet my relatives over there.Can I apply USA Visa from Austria.?
  • Hi,

    I have applied for Schengen Business visa through German consulate, but unfortunately need to travel to Paris because of an urgent business meeting and the German meeting is postponed to September.

    Is that okay, I can travel to Paris with my business visa, without traveling to Germany.

  • edited July 2014
    Yes it is OK to go to Paris
  • edited July 2014
    Dear Summit, 
    Usually you cannot apply for a tourist visa for UK from outside UK unless you are a resident in the host country.

    As for Schengen visa from UK, the same rules apply. The only regular procedure I now is Visa application to France from India. But they apply different rules for foreingers residing abroad. The French embassy in UK lists the visa requirements by country.

  • edited July 2014
    I am Philippines passport and now i'm resident visa in Austria. I am already 3 years living in Austria. My questions, could I travel for holiday in Spain without a visa? I need a help. Thank you.
  • Holders of type D visa (residence visa) are allowed to circulate freely in the Euro Zone without a visa. Confirm this with your local immigration office or call the Spanish embassy,if you want further confirmation.

  • I am living In france. I came in schengen state on business Visa. I have pakistani passport 5 schengen Visa got already.

    because i was ill Since i came in Paris. now my visa has been expire.   So Can I apply Online German Business Visa. I have German Companies Invitation Letter as well.
    Pls Help us.
  • If you are illegally in France you need to return to Pakistan and apply for a visa from there.
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