Schengen countries are a part of the Schengen Agreement which was established in 1995. The Schengen area signifies a zone where 26 European nations have acknowledged the abolishment of their internal borders for free and unrestricted movement of people, goods, and services. The Schengen countries share the common rules for controlling the external borders.
List of Schengen Area
The following countries are a part of the Schengen area:
In order to visit any of the listed countries, the nationalities from other countries are required to obtain a visa prior to the travel. The visa application requires the applicants to fill in the application form and provide their passport along with passport size photographs, travel health insurance, a cover letter stating the purpose of the travel, flight itinerary, accommodation details, proof of sufficient funds, and necessary documents. Based on the particular category of the visa, the applicant may require submitting additional documents.