Top 10 easiest countries to apply for Schengen Visa

All of us know that the Schengen visa can be applied through any of the 26 countries in the world and every one has its own way of scrutinizing the application. As the rejection rate of the Schengen visa is quite high from Saudi Arabia, people want to know what are the top 10 easiest countries to apply for Schengen Visa.

If you get the Schengen visa from any of the 26 countries, you can travel to all of them without going through any immigration. However, it is important to mention here that you need to enter the Schengen area from the same country

Here is a list of the top 10 easiest Schengen countries to apply for Visa. Recommended: How to apply for Schengen Visa from Saudi Arabia?

Top 10 easiest countries to apply for Schengen Visa

  1. Lithuania

Lithuania is the easiest Schengen country to get a visa from. During the year 2018, the country received a total of 353,059 visa applications out of which only 4701 got rejected which makes a 1.3% rejection rate. In 2017 Lithuania was the 3rd most easy country to apply for Schengen Visa yet in 2018 its rank was 1st.

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  1. Estonia

Estonia comes at number 2 among the Schengen countries from where it is easiest to get a visa. Estonia received a total of 127,561 visa application whose rejection rate was only 1.6%. in 2017 it was ranked as the 3rd Schengen country to attain an easy visa. In 2018 the rank improved to 2nd.

  1. Iceland

The country has a 99% Visa acceptation rate as of 2017. It was ranked 1st in 2017. In 2018 with a 1.7% visa rejection rate, it enjoys the 3rd rank in easiest Schengen countries to apply for a visa.

  1. Finland

Finland comes at number 4 among the Schengen countries where it is easiest to get a visa.  In 2018, it had a 98% visa acceptance rate. Out of 769,049 visa applications, only 13,000 were rejected which makes the rejection rate of only 2%.

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  1. Latvia

Latvia enjoys a prominent 5th position with 97.9% Schengen visa applications approved in 2018. Latvia has been considered a Schengen country from where it is easy to get a visa for a long time.  It enjoyed the same rank in 2017.

  1. Poland

With the rejection rate of 3% and an acceptance rate of 97%, Poland ranks at number 6 among Schengen countries where it is easiest to get a visa.

  1. Luxembourg

Luxembourg has been able to maintain its 7th rank since 2017. The visa application acceptance rate in 2017 was 96%. While the visa rejection rate in 2018 was only 3.7% which makes it another easy country to apply for a Schengen visa.

  1. Slovakia

Slovakia with an acceptance rate of around 96% and the rejection rate of 4% ranks at number 8 among the countries from where it is easiest to get a Schengen visa.

  1. Czech Republic

With total visa applications toppling to 662,902 and a 95% acceptance rate, Czech Republic is the 8th easiest Schengen country to get a visa. It is a beautiful country where you can see the mixture of colors, history and metropolitan life.

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  1. Greece

With the acceptance rate of 95%, Greece finds its place among the top 10 countries to get a Schengen visa from.

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The 26 Schengen countries are Austria, Belgium, 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.

A special tip for the visitors of Saudi Arabia

If you are applying for a visa from Saudi Arabia or any other gulf country and you are afraid of being rejected, you should apply for the visa from Greece. There are several reasons such as, it is very close to Saudi Arabia, the visa fee is lower than other countries and the weather is not very cold even if you go in winter.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.