Applying for a visa? Don’t forget about the flight itinerary

You can’t travel to Schengen countries if you don’t have a visa. You will need a passport, especially in the country that you are visiting. But you know that all too well.  You can apply for a tourist visa online, which is indeed good news. It’s necessary to provide some papers, though. You have to show that you’re capable of supporting yourself during the trip, reason for which you need to send a bank statement. Other documents that you have to provide are the application form, passport copy, evidence of medical insurance, and proof of accommodation. Isn’t there anything else? Yes, the flight itinerary for visa. If you haven’t had time to plan your entire trip, don’t waste any more time and get to it.


Why do immigration officials ask for your flight itinerary

You can’t just hop on the plane and go see Europe. Unlike other countries, Schengen countries require proof of your travel. If you haven’t traveled abroad, then that might explain why you didn’t think it’s a problem. The proof of travel is represented by the travel itinerary. If you do not meet the visa requirement, then you won’t get your application. It’s as simple as that. The fact is that each time you visit an EU country, you’ll be required to provide evidence of your travel. If you don’t want to have problems, you should definitely book your flight itinerary.  It’s a good idea not to book a full ticket before receiving the visa application. Why? Because there’s no way of knowing what can happen.

Booking the flight itinerary for the visa application

You’re scared of losing your money and that’s understandable. You’ll be happy to find out that you don’t actually have to pay the entire ticket. It’s possible to obtain the flight itinerary from the Internet and print it. The thing is that you have to know a good travel agent. Not just every professional will hold the reservation for you, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t find one who is willing to. As you can imagine, you’ll be charged for this kind of service. If the idea of dealing with a travel agent isn’t tempting, you can buy a refundable ticket. This way, you have guarantee that you’ll get your money back in case things don’t go well with the application.

Yes, you can change your travel plan afterward

Once you get your visa and immigration officials give you back your passport, you’re free to do what you want. To be more precise, you can change your travel plans, if that’s what you want. You don’t have to worry that you’ll get in trouble because you won’t. The visa says that it’s valid for Schengen countries. Therefore, you can change your flight booking. The only thing to pay attention to is the flight dates. The visa is valid for a specific period of time and if you exceed the number of days, you will no doubt be required to leave, thus being forced to cut your trip short.

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