I have tier 2 work visa and I landed in the UK on 20th August. Is there any minimum stay required (e.g. at least 3 months completed in UK) before I apply for Schengen visa?

One of my friends applied for a German visa, and his application got rejected.

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    You may have the requirement turned backwards. They require 3 months validity on your UK visa beyond your Schengen exit date. – Gayot Fow Nov 4 '16 at 21:42
  • Yes I do have stay until 2022 in UK. What do you mean by requirement turned backwards? – RL89 Nov 4 '16 at 21:50
  • @Rahul if you are staying until the end of December 2022, then you may not get a Schengen visa after the end of September 2022. – phoog Nov 4 '16 at 21:55

There is no minimum UK stay required for you. You are a 'permanent' resident there (for where to make a Schengen visa application purposes) from the day you arrive. It is not even essential to apply from the country of your permanent residency, though one needs a very good reason not to.

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    It doesn't look like he's a permanent resident, at least not until he applies for ILR in five years from now. – Michael Hampton Nov 4 '16 at 22:01
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    I am not a permanent resident. I have a work permit which is valid until 2022. – RL89 Nov 4 '16 at 23:27
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    I want to apply now as I want to travel to Netherlands in Christmas. That's why asking whether I need minimum stay or not. If Yes, then I have wait until last November. – RL89 Nov 4 '16 at 23:31
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    Schengen applications must (generally) be lodged with the consulate serving the applicant's place of residence. It's not necessary for the applicant to be permanently resident in the consulate's jurisdiction. – phoog Nov 5 '16 at 5:42

While applying schengen visa you need to submit last three months pay slip and bank statement. So this indirectly states that you should have stayed 3 months inside UK. Hope this helps.

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