France, Italy and others... A list of countries to which Saudis can easily travel after being granted a Schengen visa

2024-04-23 2024-04-23T12:55:06Z
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Weather of Arabia - The French ambassador to Saudi Arabia announced a new European decision that allows Saudi citizens to obtain a Schengen visa valid for five years when submitting their application for the first time. In a similar context, Al-Arabiya channel reported, quoting sources, that the rules for Schengen visas have been unified for all... Citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, allowing them to obtain a visa allowing residence in European Union countries for five years when submitting their application for the first time.

 

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Granting Saudis a Schengen visa

According to this decision, citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are now entitled to obtain a multiple-entry visa to visit European Union countries, which is valid for five years, and this decision takes effect immediately.

This step comes based on a European decision issued yesterday, allowing Saudis to obtain a Schengen visa for a period of five years immediately after submitting their application for the first time. The French ambassador to Saudi Arabia referred to this decision, stressing that Saudi citizens will now have the opportunity to obtain a Schengen visa that enables them to travel to... European Union countries easily.

In the same context, according to what Al Arabiya reported, Schengen visa systems have been unified for all citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, granting them Schengen visas for a period of five years when submitting their application for the first time.

 

 

What is a Schengen visa?

Answer: The Schengen visa is a unified visa system that allows its holders to enter and move within the European Union region, in addition to other regions participating in the Schengen Agreement.

 

What countries can I travel to with a Schengen visa?

The Schengen visa includes most European Union countries, with the exception of some countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus. This means that the Schengen visa holder can travel and move freely between the countries participating in the agreement without the need for individual visas for each country.

The Schengen visa allows entry for a specific period, and the permitted period of stay varies between different countries. The permitted period of stay is usually 90 days within a period of 180 days, and it is necessary for visitors who intend to stay for a period longer than this period to obtain a special visa.

 

How do I get a Schengen visa?

To obtain a Schengen visa, travelers must apply at the embassy or consulate of the Schengen country they intend to visit, and the visa application requires submitting a set of required documents.

Documents required to obtain a Schengen visa:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Photograph
  3. health insurance
  4. Hotel reservation or proof of planned accommodation
  5. Evidence of sufficient financial resources to cover travel and accommodation costs.

 

 

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Sources:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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