How to Get a Schengen D Visa in the Philippines (Long-Term Visa in Europe)

By Lyza Paloma December 9th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides 2 Comments

The usual visas people use when going to Europe is the Schengen C Visa. With this, you can stay at the Schengen Area for 90 days in a 180 day period at most. If you want to live long-term in a particular country of the Schengen Area, you will need to apply for a National Visa or a Schengen D Visa in the Philippines. Read this guide on how to obtain one.

A National or Schengen D Visa will allow you to live in a particular country for more than 91 days. Additionally, you can tour the rest of the Schengen Zone for a maximum of 90 or 180 days. This is also a requirement for getting a residence permit of the country you are living or sometimes you will need to apply for a resident permit first before getting one. Read more to learn!

Reasons for Applying for a Schengen D Visa in the Philippines (and common Requirements)

There may be additional documents needed for each country, I will just be mentioning what the common ones are:

Work

If you have been offered work by a company or employer of a country in the Schengen Zone, then you can apply here for a job. You might need:

  • Work Contract
  • Letter from Employer
  • Proof of Business Registration of Employer

Study

For those who want to study in another country, you can also apply for a Schengen D Visa. Here are what you might submit:

  • Letter of Acceptance from university or educational institution
  • Proof of academic qualifications, e.g., diplomas, certificates, TOR
  • Proof of financial means

Family Reunification

This is for those who already have a spouse or children or parents (if minors) living in the Schengen country and want to be reunited with them.

  • ID and Residence Permit of a family member
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

Marriage or Cohabitation

If you have a partner or fiancé in the Schengen country, then you can also be with them there.

  • ID and residence permit of partner
  • Single Status Certificate
  • Proof of Relationship

Other Documents for a Schengen D Visa in the Philippines

  • Application Form
  • Passport-Sized Photographs
  • Passport with at least 2 blank pages and three months beyond the expiration date of the visa
  • Copy of passport bio-page, as well as all used pages, included old passports too
  • Flight Reservation – may be one-way for those staying as a resident or round-trip

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Embassy Information for Long-term Schengen D Visa in the Philippines

Most Schengen Countries here have Embassies in the Philippines. The other countries that are not mentioned, only allow certain countries to represent them for Short-stay visas and not long-term.

Austria

Apply at:

Available Visas:

  • Work Visa
  • Approved Residence Permit

Visa Fee:

  • National Visa Fee – PHP 8,235
  • Under 6 years old – PHP 4,118
  • VFS Service Fee – PHP 1,647

Belgium and Luxembourg

Apply at:

Available Visas for Belgium:

  • Au Pair
  • Student Visa
  • Work Permit
  • Family Reunion with Belgian spouse
  • Family reunion with NON-EU Spouse
  • Visa for Family reunion for children with one Belgian parent
  • Family reunion for children with NON-EU parent

Available Visa for Luxembourg:

  • You need to have Temporary Authorization to stay for Family Reunion, Sturdy, Work, or Marriage or Cohabitation

Visa Fee:

  • National Visa Fee – PHP 10,440 (EURO 180)
  • For those with Belgian Spouse or Parent – PHP 0
  • VFS Service Fee – PHP 1,260

Czech Republic

Apply at:

Czech Embassy in Manila
Rufino Pacific Tower Condominium Corporation
3/F Administration Office, 6784 Ayala Ave
Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila
8811-1155,8 811-1156

Available Visas:

  • Employee Card
  • Study or Research (long-term)
  • Family Unification

Denmark

Apply at:

Available Visas:

  • Au Pair
  • Student / Internship
  • Work Permit
  • Family Reunification

France

Apply at:

Available Visas:

  • Personal Reasons
  • Study
  • Work
  • Family Reunification

Visa Fee:

  • National Visa Fee – EURO 99
  • For those with French Spouse – EURO 35
  • VFS Service Fee – PHP 1,798

Germany

Apply at:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
25/F Tower II, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Ave. 1200
Makati City, Metro Manila.
(0063 2) 8702-3001

Available Visas:

  • Marriage
  • Family Reunion
  • Qualified Labor
  • Vocational Training
  • Au Pair
  • Student
  • Language Course

Visa Fee:

  • National Visa Fee – EURO 75
  • Aged 6 – 12 – EUR 37.50

Greece

Apply at:

Greece in the Philippines
Unit 701, SEDCCO 1 Building
120 Rada Str. Legaspi Village
Makati City, Metro Manila
(+63) (2) 88.17.4444, (2) 88.17.3417
[email protected]

Available Visas:

  • Employment or Investment
  • Studies, Volunteer Work, Research, Training
  • Family Reunification
  • Humanitarian or Diplomatic

Visa Fee:

  • National Visa Fee – EURO 180
  • Students – EURO 90

Hungary

Apply at:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Hungary,
8th Floor, Delrosario Law Centre
21st Drive corner 20th Drive
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
1630 Metro Manila
+63 2 816 7383
[email protected]

Available Visas (Residence Permit):

  • Work
  • Study
  • Family Reunification

Visa Fee:

  • Residence Permit Handling Fee – PHP 3601

Italy

Apply at:

Available Visas:

  • Work
  • Study
  • Family Reunification

Visa Fee:

  • National Visa Fee– EURO 116

Malta

Apply at:

Available Visas:

  • Work
  • Study
  • Family Reunification

Visa Fee:

  • National Visa FeePHP 3,720
  • VFS Logistics Fee – PHP 1,580
  • Shipping Fee to Beijing – PHP 1,460

Netherlands

Apply at:

Netherlands Embassy in Manila
26th Floor BDO Equitable Tower
8751 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
+63287866666

Available Visas:

  • Work
  • Study
  • Co-habiting with or marrying someone
  • Family Reunification

You’ll need to have your sponsor, host, or family member apply for you in the Netherlands. You’ll get instructions to come to the Embassy afterward.

Norway

Apply at:

Available Visas / Resident Permit:

  • Au Pair
  • Family Reunification
  • Student
  • Work

Visa Fee:

  • Family Immigration NOK 10,500
  • For Work – NOK 6m300
  • Study Permit – NOK 4,900 (free for those under 18)
  • Au Pair Permit – NOK 8,400
  • VFS Service Fee – PHP 1,502

Poland

Apply at:

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Manila
9th floor, DelRosarioLaw Centre
21 Drive Corner 20th Drive
Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila
+63 2 5310 1195

Spain

Apply at:

Available Visas:

  • EU Nationals Family Member
  • Petition
  • Student Internship
  • Student Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Residence Visa without a work permit

Visa Fee:

  • Visa Fee – PHP 4,510
  • Aged 6-12 – PHP 2,260
  • BLS Service Charge – PHP 870

Switzerland

Apply at:

Embassy of Switzerland
24/F BDO Equitable Tower
8751 Paseo de Roxas
1226 Makati, Metro Manila
+63 2 8845 45 45
[email protected]

Available Visas:

  • Study
  • Family Regroupment
  • Marriage and Migration

Visa Fee:

  • Visa Fee – PHP 4,600
  • Aged 6-12 – PHP 2,300

How to Apply for a Schengen D Visa in the Philippines

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Some countries have the same procedures, but some have not. You’ll need to check the Visa Application Center or their websites. But this is the common one:

  • Choose which type of visa is applicable for you, gather all the documents required (it may take you long as you’ll need documents from your host or other parties.) Some even need resident permits before applying for a visa.
  • Create an appointment at the visa application center or at the Embassy.
  • On the appointment day, bring your documents as well as ready your fee. Your biometrics might be taken.
  • Wait for the decision of the consul about your visa. Processing time would take at least 15 days and could take 6 – 12 months, especially if the documents are not complete or you are asked for an interview.
  • After a decision has been made, you can collect your passport with the visa (if you are approved) at the Embassy or Visa Application Center.

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The process on how to get a Schengen D Visa in the Philippines may be tiring and long. But the wait and effort will be worth it as you would enjoy the Schengen Area more than Schengen C holders. You can also be with your family or live your dreams of working or studying in Europe. Don’t forget to know that you’ll also need to go through the Commission of Filipino Overseas before going out of the country. Good luck!

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.

 

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2 thoughts on “How to Get a Schengen D Visa in the Philippines (Long-Term Visa in Europe)

  1. Hi 🙂
    Thank you for this, very informative!
    I’d like to ask if my sister can invite me for a family reunification visa? She just got her resident permit in the Netherlands. Thank you so much 🙂

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Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.

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