Who is required to submit a Schengen visa application?

A) Alist of non-EU countries where citizens must hold a visa when crossing external borders.

  1. Nations

  1. States AFGHANISTAN ALGERIA ANGOLA ARMENIA AZERBAIJAN BAHRAIN BANGLADESH BELARUS BELIZE BENIN BHUTAN BOLIVIA BOTSWANA BURKINA FASO BURMA/MYANMAR BURUNDI CAMBODIA CAMEROON CAPE VERDE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CHAD CHINA COMOROS CONGO COTE D’IVOIRE CUBA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DJIBOUTI DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ECUADOR EGYPT EQUATORIAL GUINEA ERITREA ESWATINI ETHIOPIA FIJI GABON GAMBIA GHANA GUINEA GUINEA-BISSAU GUYANA HAITI INDIA INDONESIA IRAN IRAQ JAMAICA JORDAN KAZAKHSTAN KENYA KUWAIT KYRGYZSTAN LAOS LEBANON LESOTHO LIBERIA LIBYA MADAGASCAR MALAWI MALDIVES MALI MAURITANIA MONGOLIA MOROCCO MOZAMBIQUE NAMIBIA NAURU NEPAL NIGER NIGERIA NORTH KOREA OMAN PAKISTAN PAPUA NEW GUINEA PHILIPPINES QATAR RUSSIA RWANDA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE SAUDI ARABIA SENEGAL SIERRA LEONE SOMALIA SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH SUDAN SRI LANKA SUDAN SURINAME SYRIA TAJIKISTAN TANZANIA THAILAND TOGO TUNISIA TURKEY TURKMENISTAN UGANDA UZBEKISTAN VANUATU VIETNAM YEMEN ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE

2. Entities and territorial authorities not recognized as States by at least one Member State KOSOVO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

B) List of third countries whose nationals are exempt from holding a visa when crossing the external borders

  1. States ALBANIA ANDORRA ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA BAHAMAS BARBADOS BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BRAZIL BRUNEI DARUSSALAM CANADA CHILE COLOMBIA COSTA RICA DOMINICA EL SALVADOR NORTH MACEDONIA GEORGIA GRENADA GUATEMALA HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE) HONDURAS ISRAEL JAPAN KIRIBATI MALAYSIA MARSHALL ISLANDS MAURITIUS MEXICO MICRONESIA MOLDOVA MONACO MONTENEGRO NEW ZEALAND NICARAGUA PALAU PANAMA PARAGUAY PERU SAMOA SAN MARINO SERBIA SEYCHELLES SINGAPORE SOLOMON ISLANDS SOUTH KOREA ST KITTS AND NEVIS ST LUCIA ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TIMOR-LESTE TONGA TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TUVALU UKRAINE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED KINGDOM URUGUAY VENEZUELA
  2. Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China HONG KONG S.A.R. MACAO S.A.R.
  1. The visa exemption applies exclusively to individuals holding biometric passports.
  2. Exclusions apply to holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava).
  3. The visa exemption is granted solely to holders of a “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” passport.
  4. The visa exemption applies only to holders of a “RegiĆ£o Administrativa Especial de Macau” passport.
  5. British nationals who are not British citizens include:
    • British nationals (Overseas)
    • British overseas territories citizens (BOTC)
    • British overseas citizens (BOC)
    • British protected persons (BPP)
    • British subjects (BS)
  6. Entities and territorial authorities not recognized as States by at least one Member State:
    • TAIWAN