It is imperative that you carefully determine to which country you must apply. If we submit your application and it is determined that you must apply to a different Schengen country, AVS will charge additional fees.
For Student Visas, click the appropriate country from the list and find the requirements on their website.
NOTE: The United Kingdom and Ireland do not participate in the Schengen Program.


Schengen Visas

The country you have selected participates in the Schengen Visa Waiver program. The Schengen Area is comprised of 25 European nations that have signed an agreement to allow free travel within their states with one visa. U.S. Passport holders do not require any visa to travel in the Schengen states (see list below) unless a stay of over 90 days is planned in any one country or the visit is for something other than basic business or tourism.

Passport holders from virtually all Asian countries (major exceptions: Japan, South Korea) and African countries require a Schengen Visa to travel to the included states.

How does this work

How do I apply   

After reading the information and determining to which country you need to apply, click it again below:

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.