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I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa,

I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 months. If I apply now, will my application be considered for schengen visa, or should I get my UK Visa renewed before applying for schengen visa?

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How soon do you want to visit the Schengen area? –  Gagravarr Mar 21 at 14:45
    
Generally Schengen countries allow for the completion of travel atmost 3 months before the expiry of your visa. So chances are you will get a visa.Safer is to get it renewed and then apply. Many countries i.e. France, give long visas, so you might get only a month's visa rather than a 6 month visa. But vfs is a useless place to apply for visa application and you might get a date maybe a month in the future. –  DumbCoder Mar 21 at 15:32

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Approving Schengen visa usually takes about two-three weeks. Don't worry and make an application for Schengen.

Where to apply on visa depends of your travelling marshrut. Usually it is a country where you will spend most time of your trip.

To get Schengen visa fast without any problems you need to provide some documents:

  • Two-way Air tickets
  • Proof of sufficient finance
  • Proof that you will not overstay in EU illegaly - for you it may be valid visa to UK and explanation about your plans on the future
  • Also it's recomended to include description of your marshrut and book of hotels where you will stay

Enjoy your travel!

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