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I am scheduling an appointment with the embassy because I'm going to Greece for an Erasmus internship (Youth Exchange). What should I write for the purpose of visit: tourism or business?

  • Will you be there for more than 90 days? – phoog Sep 21 '18 at 12:26
  • No 10 days only.. – Majdi Alturk Sep 21 '18 at 12:27
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For the VFS site, which you report requires you to choose "tourism" or "business," I would suggest that you choose "business" because an internship is closer in nature to a business visit than it is to a tourist visit.

When you get to the application form, however, you will be using the standard Schengen visa application form because you will be applying for a short-stay visa. There are many more options for "purpose of travel" aside from just "tourism" and "business":

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Visiting family or friends
  • Cultural
  • Sports
  • Official visit
  • Medical reasons
  • Study
  • Transit
  • Airport transit
  • Other (please specify)

You could reasonably choose cultural, but if I were completing the application form I would probably choose other and write "Erasmus internship."

  • OK thanks alot but im scheduling an appointment throwing their website and theres only "tourism" and "business" .. – Majdi Alturk Sep 21 '18 at 12:32
  • @MajdiAlturk Can you post a link to the website? I would like to have a look. Thanks. – phoog Sep 21 '18 at 12:33
  • ok but you have to make a new account and then choose ( scheduling an appointment ) heres the link vfsglobal.com/greece/jordan/know_your_visa_type.html – Majdi Alturk Sep 21 '18 at 12:35
  • @MajdiAlturk aha. This reminds me of yesterday's question What is correct when applying for a visa: VFS or Embassy guidelines? It seems that third-party contractors don't always understand everything very thoroughly. You are right that I do not want to go as far as creating an account. But I have edited the answer with a suggestion. – phoog Sep 21 '18 at 12:45
  • ill do as you told me.. thanks alot my friend – Majdi Alturk Sep 21 '18 at 12:46

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