Can I apply for Schengen visa while staying in US but travel plans are from india to Europe and back to India? And do I need to confirm the tickets from US to India

  • Whether you have to confirm your US > India air ticket (and how and when to do it), will be stated by your air carrier. Go to the carrier's web page to find out. And the mechanics of applying for a Schengen visa — including where you can be when you apply, and where the application must be filed — will depend on your citizenship and which country you apply to, as different countries have different policies and procedures for applicants of differing nationalities. Jul 23 '19 at 0:13

For Schengen visa, you should apply from your country of residence, at the embassy or consulate for your place of residence. Exceptions are possible, but claiming an exception means you must argue that you are a hardship case. Better do it right.

The fact that you would arrive and leave through a third country is no problem. You wrote that you are staying in the US. Are you a citizen or permanent resident? If so, you should apply from the US. Explain the travel plans and where you will go after visiting the Schengen area.

  • I am not a permanent resident in US. I’m working on work visa here but I am planning to apply schengen visa from US. My travel plans would be from India only and I’m planning to visit Spain and France.
    – Ankita
    Jul 23 '19 at 13:25
  • In that case, you would have to explain why you cannot apply from your place of residence. This is possible if doing so would be an undue hardship.
    – o.m.
    Jul 23 '19 at 16:32
  • @o.m. There will be no embassy or consulate of your place of residence within your country of residence. I think you mean to say "...you should apply from your country of residence, at the embassy or consulate of your destination country..." Jan 24 '20 at 15:19
  • @DavidSupportsMonica, I think I meant the case with several consulates and embassies in one country. No "visa shopping" within the country, either. Hence country of residence and place of residence.
    – o.m.
    Jan 24 '20 at 16:14

You can apply for a Schengen visa while you are a temporary resident in USA.

EDIT 1: Schengen VISA has details regarding who and how can one apply for a schengen visa while residing in the US. Note: Schengen VISA is a third party non official website. In my 4 years of living in Schengen area I have found it useful and accurate for all my travels. But of course it is recommended to contact the nearest embassy for 100% accuracy :)

EDIT 2: Personal experience in applying for schengen visa from USA while being a temporary resident in USA.

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