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1 ENTERING THE EU BORDERS & VISAS THE SCHENGEN AREA OF FREE MOVEMENT An area without internal borders where EU citizens and non-eu nationals may move freely EU Schengen States Non-Schengen EU States IS Azores (PT) Non-EU Schengen States IS: Iceland AT: Austria BE: Belgium IT: Italy LI: Liechtenstein BG: Bulgaria LT: Lithuania CH: Switzerland LU: Luxembourg CY: Cyprus LV: Latvia CZ: Czech Republic DE: Germany MT: Malta NL: Netherlands DK: Denmark NO: Norway EE: Estonia PL: Poland EL: Greece PT: Portugal ES: Spain PT RO: Romania FI: Finland FR: France SE: Sweden HR: Croatia SI: Slovenia SK: Slovakia HU: Hungary UK: United Kingdom IE: Ireland FI NO SE Canary Islands (ES) EE LV DK IE Madeira (PT) LT UK NL BE FR LU PL DE CZ LI AT CH SI HR ES SK HU RO BG IT EL MT CY

2 AN AREA WITH COMMON EXTERNAL BORDERS External borders = Schengen States land borders, including river and lake borders, sea borders and their airports, river ports, sea ports and lake ports, provided they are not internal borders km of land borders IS Azores (PT) FI NO SE LV LT UK NL BE FR LU PL DE CZ LI ES SK AT CH SI PT Canary Islands (ES) EE DK IE Madeira (PT) HU RO HR BG IT EL MT CY

3 AN AREA WITH COMMON EXTERNAL BORDERS External borders = Schengen States land borders, including river and lake borders, sea borders and their airports, river ports, sea ports and lake ports, provided they are not internal borders IS Azores (PT) km of FI NO maritime borders SE LV LT UK NL BE FR LU PL DE CZ LI ES SK AT CH SI PT Canary Islands (ES) EE DK IE Madeira (PT) HU RO HR BG IT EL MT CY

4 AN AREA WITH COMMON EXTERNAL BORDERS External borders = Schengen States land borders, including river and lake borders, sea borders and their airports, river ports, sea ports and lake ports, provided they are not internal borders IS Azores (PT) FI NO SE LV LT UK NL approx. 650 air border crossing points BE FR LU PL DE CZ LI AT CH SI HR PT ES Canary Islands (ES) EE DK IE Madeira (PT) SK HU RO BG IT EL MT CY

5 CROSSINGS OF THE SCHENGEN AREA S EXTERNAL BORDERS Note: Information collected by Member States in the framework of the External Borders Fund ( )

6 VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCHENGEN AREA Some non-eu nationals need a short-stay Schengen visa to visit the Schengen area Schengen visa = uniform short-stay visa that entitles the holder to transit through or stay in the territories of all Schengen States for a duration of maximum 90 days per 180 days period and that may be issued for the purpose of a single or multiple entries Schengen area Non-Schengen EU States No visa required Visa required Visa + airport transit visa (ATV) required by all Schengen States (some Schengen States also have specific ATV requirements) Note: State of play as at 14/4/2015; for more up-to-date information, please visit the DG Migration and Home Affairs website:

7 MOST SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATIONS COME FROM Refusal rate Acceptance rate Share of multiple entry visas issued Share of single entry visas issued 0.9 % 3.0 % 15.6 % 2.0 % 0.3 % 4.4 % 60.0 % 52.4 % 51.2 % 58.1 % 99.1 % 97.0 % 98.0 % 99.7 % 95.6 % 40.0 % 84.4 % 47.6 % 48.8 % 41.9 % Russia Federation visas China visas Ukraine visas Belarus visas Turkey visas 25.5 % 6.4 % 12.4 % 2.5 % 7.6 % 34.0 % 45.3 % 43.8 % 74.9 % 58.6 % 74.5 % 93.6 % 87.6 % 97.5 % 92.4 % 66.0 % 54.7 % 56.2 % 25.1 % 41.4 % Algeria visas India visas Morocco visas Saudi Arabia visas United Arab Emirates visas Source: DG Migration and Home Affairs, 2014

8 MOST SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATIONS COME FROM Refusal rate Acceptance rate Share of multiple entry visas issued Share of single entry visas issued 3.8 % 35.1 % 3.8 % 22.1 % 1.3 % 2.9 % 16.0 % 20.5 % 64.0 % 81.4 % 96.2 % 96.2 % 98.7 % 97.1 % 84.0 % 64.9 % 77.9 % 79.5 % 36.0 % 18.6 % United Kingdom* visas Thailand visas South Africa visas Kuwait visas Islamic Republic of Iran visas 11.7 % 11.8 % 2.2 % 1.1 % 4.3 % 31.8 % 39.6 % 19.7 % 42.9 % 69.3 % 88.3 % 88.2 % 97.8 % 98.9 % 95.7 % 68.2 % 60.4 % 80.3 % 57.1 % 30.7 % Egypt visas Tunisia visas Kazakhstan visas Indonesia visas Colombia visas Source: DG Migration and Home Affairs, 2014 * Figures concern non-eu nationals residing in the UK who are under the visa obligation

9 TOP APPLICANT COUNTRIES Russia China Ukraine Belarus Turkey Algeria India Morocco Source: DG Migration and Home Affairs, 2014

10 SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATIONS Schengen visas applied for Schengen visas issued (incl. multiple entry visas) Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Source: DG Migration and Home Affairs, 2014

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