Any travel to the Schengen member countries with a stay of up to 90 days in any 180-day period requires a Schengen visa. In other words, travelers should not stay longer that maximum 90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen area.


Basic documents:

  • application form,
  • passport,
  • photo,
  • travel medical insurance,
  • application fee of 440 CNY.


Depending on the purpose of travel, additional supporting documents should be attached according to the harmonized list of such documents. This list is available at


Those who have not provided fingerprints for a Schengen visa before should appear personally during application. Applicants can choose any of our available Visa Application Centers (VACs) in 11 Chinese cities. You may find the list of links to these VACs at .


Applications can also be submitted at our Consulate, by appointment only. Travelers should book an available time in our online appointment system at . Smartphone users may download free of charge the ‘IFR’ application both from App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). Users of other platforms (e.g. Windows Mobile) may access the web at the address ‘’ which is optimized for smartphones.