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<strong>European Countries That You Can Visit Right Now! Apply for quick visas:</strong>

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By Shaina Sharma
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European countries still have a long list that have no appointments available at present. But you’re daydreaming a summer trip in your mind and waiting for the Schengen visa appointment. Places like Greece, France, Switzerland, etc. are on the top list of people who loves the cozy weather of Europe.

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Amidst all of this dilly-dallying situation, there are few countries that are processing visas in a within a few of days. Lets check out the few countries who are offering  visas this so quickly:

ARMENIA

Indians can travel to Armenia and are eligible for an e-visa which is valid for 21 days.

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Documents Required: A passport, a completed visa application and a colour photo. Provision of air tickets, hotel reservations, an invite letter, proof of financial means, travel health insurance and passport pages containing other visas is strongly recommended.
Processing Time: Almost 3 working days, as per the official website.  
Total Cost: Rs. 1,599  
Flights to Take: Air Arabia, Vistara and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi are flying from Mumbai to Yerevan. Tickets start at Rs. 16,400.  
Access: The visa does not offer access to other European countries.  

AZERBAIJAN

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Indian citizens require an e-visa to visit Azerbaijan which is valid for 30 days.

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Documents Required: A passport with atleast 6 months validity, 2 colour photos, a personal cover letter, return flight tickets, proof of sufficient funds, proof of accommodation and a completed visa application form.
Processing Time: About 3 days in total.
Total Cost: Rs. 1,644
Flights to Take: Etihad Airways, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and Vistara are flying from Mumbai to Baku. Tickets start at Rs. 15,000.
Access: The visa does not offer access to other European countries.  
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FINLAND

Indian nationals visiting Finland, require a short-term physical visa, however, the processing time as per travel agents is much lower as compared to other European countries.

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Documents Required: A completed Schengen visa application form, a passport valid for three months, travel medical insurance, proof of itinerary and accommodation, proof of employment/studies, proof of sufficient funds and valid Indian residence permit.
Processing Time: When we checked the VFS website on Monday evening, the earliest available appointment was 14 March in Mumbai and 23 March in Bengaluru and New Delhi. The processing time is about 15-days, as per the VFS website.
Total Cost: Rs. 7,000
Flights to Take: Lufthansa and Vistara are flying from Mumbai to Helsinki. Tickets start at Rs. 28,000.  
Access: The visa gives you access to other European countries. However, you can apply for a visa, but you have to show proof of maximum stay in Sweden.

GEORGIA

Indians can visit Georgia by applying for an e-visa, which allows them to stay in the country for 30 days.

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Documents Required: A passport valid for six months, a personal cover letter explaining the purpose of visit, a return ticket, proof of accommodation, two recent colour photos, your travel itinerary and a bank statement proving sufficient finances.
Processing Time: 5 working days, as per the official website.
Total Cost: Rs. 2,700
Flights to Take: IndiGo, Air Arabia, British Airways and Gulf Air are flying from Mumbai to Tbilisi. Tickets start at Rs. 27,500.
Access: The visa does not give you access to other European countries. You will need to apply for a Schengen visa if you wish to travel to other countries.

SPAIN

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Visa processing times for Spain are lower than other European countries, according to the travel agents.

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Documents Required: A completed Schengen visa application form, a recent passport-size colour photo, your passport with atleast 3 monthsvalidity and two blank pages, proof of funds for the trip, documents that can prove the reason for your visit and your intention to leave the Schengen area before the expiry of your visa, proof of residence in the consular demarcation and travel medical insurance.
Processing Time: When we checked on the BLS website on Monday evening, appointments in Mumbai were available as early as Tuesday, 14 March. As per travel agents, the country’s visa processing time is just 2-3 days. So, you can travel as early as this month if you apply for an appointment now.
Total Cost: Rs. 7,035
Flights to Take: Saudia, Qatar airways and Etihad Airways are flying from Mumbai to Barcelona. Ticket start from Rs. 34,748.
Access: The visa allows the holder to travel within the Schengen area, but the country you spend the maximum time in will have to be Spain.

SWEDEN

Indian nationals visiting Sweden do require a stamped visa, however, the processing time as per travel agents is much lower as compared to other European countries.

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Documents Required: A completed Schengen visa application, one photograph, your valid passport and previous passports, proof of accommodation i.e. hotel bookings, certificate from the travel agency confirming booking of an organised trip or your travel itinerary, return flight tickets, proof of funds and overseas medical insurance.
Processing Time: When checked on the VFS website on Monday evening, appointments in Mumbai were available for Tuesday, 16 March. The processing time is about 20 days according to the VFS website, however travel agents say that you can get your visa in as less as two weeks.
Total Cost: Rs. 6,900
Flights to Take: LOT Polish Airlines and Qatar Airways are flying from Mumbai to Stockholm. Tickets start from Rs. 36,000.
Access: The visa gives you access to other European countries. However, to apply for a visa, you will have to show proof of maximum stay in Sweden.
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