Here are 5 countries that will be given to you with pleasure for many years to Schengen
Travel - one of the greatest pleasures in life. Russian writer Ivan Bunin, knowing a good judge, wrote: "The man makes happy three things: love, interesting work and the opportunity to travel."
Has recently been named the country that are more generous than the rest of the Russians give permission to enter. They are rarely denied, and with them the great chance to get a "Schengen" just a few years, then to travel hassle-free each year.
We publish an article about where and how the easiest way to get a Schengen visa on their own.
Spain, perhaps the most loyal to the citizens of Russia, the state, in the case of the issuance of visas. If your passport is already at least one short-term "Schengen", the Spaniards will give you a six-month or one-year visa. And if you have a Spanish visa, then you can safely count on a long-term visa - it happens quite often.
Author of the post was the first Schengen visa in his life, when he reported in his application form that will take Spanish lessons at a language school in Barcelona (in any language school for foreigners have as serious courses and facilitated lessons for tourists - only an hour and a half in day). In addition, the desire to know the culture of the Spanish Embassy for a visa takes almost twice less than usual.
Two years ago, Italy has announced that, if the passport at the Russians already have a short-term "Schengen" (optional Italian), it is ready to issue an annual visa, and if two or more - then two years. Since then, the Italian consulate has not changed his word.
A huge plus is that Italy issues a reservation ticket for a visa. Therefore, tourists can cheat and get the "Schengen", not even intending to visit the country of pizza and pasta.
Greece - one of those states, which are almost always give visas to Russians. In the summer of the ministry of tourism announced that it will now distribute to tourists from our country's three-year Schengen visa, and if the person has never violated the visa regime, then five years.
Tourists have recently praised the Greek consulate for their excellent work: here is a quick and orderly considering the documents and make a decision within two days after treatment. In addition, 2016 is declared the Year of Russia in Greece, and the Russians are waiting with open arms, succulent moussaka and cold ouzo.
In 2012, Slovakia has promised to give the Russians, who already have a "Schengen", a five-year visa. In fact, the visa officer were not so generous: the first call is usually issued semi-annual or annual visas, and at repeated - a two-year. Nevertheless, this is a good option because the Russians rarely denied.
lavishly on multiple "Schengen" for Russians and Finland. Especially loyal St. Petersburg visa centers: the residents of the North-West region, they easily give month visas at the first call and yearly - in the second. In Moscow, too, may be the first time to obtain long-term visas, but a little less.
Consulate of Finland are in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Murmansk and Petrozavodsk, and visa centers operate in Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don and other Russian cities.
How many have to pay for the "Schengen"
The size of the visa fee for an ordinary tourist visa category C, regardless of the country is 35 euros, and if you want to get it immediately - then 70 euros. But if you refer not directly to the consulate and visa center (the most likely option for those who do not live in the capital city), you will have to pay more and service charge. Its size varies periodically as it depends from currency fluctuations. Information on the collection can always be found on the websites of the visa centers.
reservation fees for popular sizes of the country (as of October 2016):
Spain - 1433 rubles
Italy - 2100 rubles
Czech Republic - 25 euros in rubles
Poland - 19, 5 euros in rubles
Germany - 20, 35 euros in rubles
Greece - 1440 rubles
Sweden - 21 euros in rubles
Finland - 26, 75 euros in ruble terms (visa fee in this country is higher than in others - 60 euros)
France - 29, 5 euros in rubles
What documents are needed
To obtain a visa you need to personally provide to the consulate or visa application center documents and undergo biometric data collection procedure. It includes a fingerprint scan and digital photograph.
The following documents:
a passport valid for at least 3 months after the end of the visa
A completed application form (which can be found on the official website of the Visa Application Center or embassy)
Photo 3 or 4 * 3 5 * 4, 5, made no sooner than six months prior to the filing
invitation or hotel reservation
return tickets (for some countries, such as Italy, enough armor). If you are traveling by car, you need to provide documents to it, international insurance policy, driver's license and show itinerary.
international medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30 thousand euros
certificate of employment, study or a copy of the pension certificate
a financial guarantee (statement of account, passbook or a copy of a credit card with a check from the ATM). Its size depends on the duration of the trip. For example, for a trip to Italy for 15 days to confirm the presence of 602 euros, and for the month of rest - 1050 euros.
The chances of long-term visa will increase:
several visits to this country
impressive bank statement
an indication in the application that you want a long-term visa
explanation of the reasons why you'll often ride in the country (for example, you have a family or are you going to take part in scientific conferences live there).
Documents for children:
passport of the child or parent where the child is registered
birth certificate or national identity card (when the 14 th anniversary), as well as copies of them (some countries require a notarized copy)
certificate from the place of study of the child
2 color photographs of size 3, 4 5 * 5 cm
notarized power of attorney to the removal of the child from the parent who is not accompanying him
A completed application form
Multi-Year to you "Schengen" and pleasant journey!