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Tips to apply for schengen visa from India

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What is Schengen?The Schengen system originated as a treaty between a group of five member states in 1985. A longer, more detailed treaty was then agreed in 1990. Over the years, steadily more countries have joined Schengen. It now applies to all 28 EU member states, with the exception of six countries: the UK and Ireland (which do not have to join it); Cyprus (which cannot join as long as the island is divided); Romania and Bulgaria (because the Schengen states don’t want to admit them yet); and Croatia (which is not yet ready to join). There are also four associated countries which apply Schengen, even though they are not part of the EU: Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.The main point of the Schengen rules is to abolish border checks between the participating countries, in order to speed up the movement of people and goods. In conjunction with this, there are standard strict rules on external border controls, and standard rules on obtaining a short-term visas, known as…