Passport & Consular Services

Who Needs to Apply for a Schengen Visa in the US?

n the US, the following individuals typically need to apply for a Schengen Visa to travel to the Schengen Area:

Non-US citizens residing in the US: If you are a non-US citizen living in the US, regardless of your nationality, you will generally need to apply for a Schengen Visa to travel to the Schengen Area.

US citizens with dual citizenship: If you are a US citizen with dual citizenship, and one of your citizenships is from a country that requires a Schengen Visa, you will need to apply for a Schengen Visa using your non-US passport.

US permanent residents (Green Card holders): US permanent residents who hold a valid Green Card need to apply for a Schengen Visa to travel to the Schengen Area, regardless of their nationality.

US visa holders: If you are a non-US citizen residing in the US and hold a non-immigrant visa, such as a work visa or student visa, you will generally need to apply for a Schengen Visa to travel to the Schengen Area.

It’s important to note that visa requirements can vary depending on your specific circumstances, including your nationality, purpose of travel, and duration of stay. It is recommended to check the visa requirements of the particular Schengen country you plan to visit or consult with the embassy or consulate of that country for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding visa requirements.

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