Schengen Tourist Visa FAQs

by | Apr 30, 2020

How many countries can I visit with a Schengen visa?

27 Countries:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

If I get a visa to any of the Schengen countries can I visit the other 26 countries?

Yes, but you have to enter through the country that issued you the visa.

I want to apply for a Schengen visa, what are the requirements?
  • International passport (must be valid for at least 6months)

  • 5X5 white background passport photograph

  • Work details i.e., introduction letter, Work ID card, etc

  • CAC registration certificate if business is registered.

  • 6 months bank statement

How much does Schengen visa application, appointment, insurance & processing fee cost?


Country App. Fee (NGN)

Insu. Fee (2weeks)


Austria 19,100 10,100
Belgium 22,000 10,100
Denmark 6,200 10,100
Finland Free 10,100
France 24,500 10,100
Germany Free 10,100
Greece NA 10,100
Hungary 23,000 10,100
Lithuania 22,000 10,100
Netherland 34,500 10,100
Norway 19,650 10,100
Portugal 19,000 10,100
Spain $21 $35
Sweden 29,000 (paid at VFS) 10,100



Free 10,100
Italy 9,000 (to be paid at VFS) 10,100
  • Visa Application fee (equivalent in Naira to be paid at the submission centre):
Above 12years €80
6-12 years €40
Below 6 years free


  • Visa Processing Fee:



(15 yrs+)



(less than 15yrs



  • Insurance fee Prices
2 weeks (default) NGN10,100
1 month NGN21,100
3 months NGN31,100
  • Courier fee (optional): between N8,000 – NGN15,500 (The price is based on your location)
Do I have to pay all the money at once?

No, you pay 85% of the processing fee (NGN84,490 per Adult & NGN42,245 per child), when the visa is approved, you will pay the balance but you will need to pay the full application and insurance fee.

What is the difference between visa application fee and visa processing fee?
  • Visa Application fee is the fee you pay to the embassy for applying for a visa
  • Visa Processing fee is the fee you pay to TATAgency for visa services rendered to you
What does Visa Processing fee cover?
  • Filling of client’s application form
  • Flight reservation
  • Hotel reservation
  • Advisory services based on our experience
  • Documentation review
  • Guiding client through the application process
  • Further assistance where needed
  • Preparing client for interview through a pre-interview stage with TATAgency
What if I am not working and I do not have a business, can I still apply?
Yes you can, provided you have a sponsor
Who is a Sponsor?
A sponsor is anyone who will be responsible for providing the funds for your trip
Is it paper submission or online?

It’s online submission to be done by us & paper submission at the VFS/BLS office to be done by the applicant. 

Will I go for interview?


Will you review my documents before I submit?
Yes, our experts will guide you
When will I go for submission at the VFS/BLS office?

Submission is based on the available appointment date for countries that require appointment. Please note that the appointment date availability changes from time to time.

Where are the submission centre(s)?
Country Centre(s)
Austria Abuja, Lagos
Belgium Abuja, Lagos
Denmark Abuja, Lagos
Finland Abuja
France Abuja, Lagos
Germany Lagos
Greece Abuja
Hungary Abuja
Lithuania Abuja, Lagos
Norway Abuja, Lagos
Portugal Abuja, Lagos
Spain Lagos
Sweden Abuja, Lagos
Switzerland Abuja
Italy Abuja, Lagos
I was just refused visa. Can I apply, if yes, when is the best time to reapply?
Yes you can reapply immediately
Must I get an invitation letter before I can apply?
No, invitation does not guarantee a visa
How much should I have in my account?
Enough to cover your trip, further guidance will be given to you during the process
Is your visa guaranteed?

Visa issuance is at the discretion of the consular. We will guide you for a better chance based on our vast knowledge and experience on visa application. However we do not guarantee visa.

If I am not physically in Lagos or Abuja, can I still apply with TATAgency?
Yes you can. We will be in constant guidance and contact with you
Do TATAgency assist with work permit visa?


What if I am refused a visa, will there be a refund?
No, but you can reapply without paying TATAgency processing fee
Can I travel immediately my visa is out?
Yes you can
How do I trust TATAgency?
  • We are registered with CAC
  • We are IATA Accredited 
  • We are reggistered with NCAA
  • We have our office in Lagos and Canada
  • You can visit our website:
Do I need to have a travel history before applying?
No, you do not need to have travel history. It is only an added advantage
After getting my visa, can TATAgency assist with flight and accommodation?
Yes we can. We offer further discount for client who processed their visa with us
How long is the visa processing time with the embassy?

From 10-30 working days after submission

What is the duration of the Visa?

1-3months, but it is at the discretion of the consular

For the class of visa, will it be single or multiply entry?
The number of entries is the discretion of the consular, bu we will advice you appropriately when you start the process