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Is it possible to apply for a Schengen visitor visa with my South African passport whilst in the UK? I am the partner/married to a UK passport holder & citizen.

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It depends on how long you are in the UK.

To apply for a Schengen visa from the UK you must be a UK resident for at least three months. If this condition is not fulfilled, the Consulate of your country of preference will hardly take the application into consideration.

Non-residents such as travelers and tourists who plan on staying in the UK for 3 months or less should be discouraged from applying for a Schengen visa from within the UK. Instead, they should apply in their home country so that the application is processed, chances of getting a positive answer become greater.

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  • I will be in the UK for 5 months on a visitors visa.Am presently in South africa but ticket for Europe travel is required if I were to apply for schengen visa here. We havent booked anything as we are not sure of dates but were only looking at June/July. I leave for the UK March. Even if I had tickets for European travel thats way ahead & imagine the schengen visa would only be dated for 30 days travel( from now )or so if I were to apply here, which is then a waste. So in a quandry of sorts🤔 – Dee Feb 20 '18 at 16:59
  • As a family member of an EU citizen the rules are more relaxed, I think. – o.m. Feb 20 '18 at 21:46
  • I wont be able to apply here in South africa as we intend only to travel June/July & you cant apply more than 3 months in advance. I really hope I can apply in the UK...🤔 – Dee Feb 21 '18 at 12:37

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