BCV
Visa and Passport Service
Tel: 713 335 5537
service@bcvisa.com
www.bcvisa.com
                           BCV-  A Name You Trust
Professional and Experienced:
  • As a private passport and visa service company that registered with but not affiliated with foreign consulates and U.S Passport Agency, BCV provide expediting visa and
    passport services for more than 10 years to serve US citizens and permanent residents.  We also serve hundreds of US institutions, corporate, and travel agencies
  • We are officially registered with China Consulate, Brazil Consulate and U.S passport Agency in Houston.  We work directly with them, allowing us to hand-carry your
    applications to the consulates.
Reliable and Affordable Service
  • With a service fee starting from $39.00, our specialists will help you with the application forms and support documents to comply with consulate's requirement, which will
    avoid your application delay and help you get visa as fast as 24 hours.
  • We provide professional visa and passport service for more than 10 years. Our professional service save your trip, time and money.
  • We will update your application status by Email or Phone
                                                                          CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

I wanted to personally thank you for the great service.  I have been sending my passport to various companies for over 10 years and your service was the best. I appreciate
the updates and the fast service...
Russell Epstein

I already received my US passport with Chinese visa this morning.
Thank you very much for your excellent service. I will use your service
next time and I will also refer you to my friends and my colleagues.
Your help is very much appreciated!
Again, Thanks

Thank you very much. You process my case so fast that
it is beyond expectation. Thank you very much.
Chenhua

Great customer service!
We are traveling from Miami to China and needed to use a visa agency since Texas had the nearest Chinese consulate. My boyfriend and I extensively research everything
for our trips and after our usual due diligence decided to go with BCV Visa for 4 reasons: 1) They had by far the most affordable price of any agency we saw online (eg. they
let you include a prepaid envelope for joint mail back which was a big savings), 2) Their responsiveness to our initial email and phone inquiries about the costs/length of time
etc., 3) Their location (google maps showed they are located less than 2 miles from the Chinese consulate that issues the actual visas) and finally 4) They had good reviews
by other users online.
Needless to say they lived up to their good reputation. They confirmed their receipt of our package on Monday 7/20 and by 7/21 they confirmed it was submitted to the
consulate. By Tues 7/28 they promptly mailed it back and sent us communication to confirm tracking, etc. The visas and passports were as promised and we even got a nice
note in the package, Thanks Lisa!

Word of caution: Use FedEx or UPS for prepaid return w insurance. We used USPS and our 2 day priority took 1 week which was really scary. However this had nothing to do
with BCV.

Overall great experience and would recommend to anyone traveling.
                     Schengen Visa Introduction   (中文版

Schengen Visa is the document issued by the appropriate authorities to the interested party for visiting/travelling to and within the Schengen Area.
The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 countries that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as a single country. Of the 26 countries bound by
the Schengen agreement, 22 are part of the EU and the other 4 are part of the EFTA.

The Schengen Member States
    Austria,  Belgium,  Czech Republic, Denmark.,  Estonia,  Finland,  France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,  
    Malta, Netherlands,  Norway,  Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,  Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,  Liechtenste

Who needs a Schengen visa?
    The citizens of the non-Schengen member countries are requested a mandatory Schengen Visa in order to enter the Schengen Zone. There are exceptions to this rule,
    however: for some countries that are not part of the Schengen Agreement yet aren’t required a visa to enter the Schengen zone.
      Click here to find the list of the countries that need a visa to enter the Schengen area

    When applying for the visa you should know that you have to personally hand the required documents once you’ve made an appointment at the embassy/consulate. It
    is always recommendable to arrange the appointment at least 15 days prior to your departure since that is the estimated time needed for the bureaucratic process
    taking part in the corresponding institution.
    Every Schengen country shares more or less the same requirements in issuing a visa to the needy party. However, there are slim differences here and there,
    depending on the consulate/embassy on the required documents additional to the main identification papers and your current economic status.
Visa Application Requirements
    In order to travel to one or more of the Schengen Zone countries, as aforementioned, one needs to apply for a Schengen visa at the designated embassy/consulate.
    There are, however, certain requirements similar to every embassy/consulate that have to be met in order to pursuit the application. A unified exemplar of the requested
    documents with the additional information is meticulously described and listed at Schengen Visa Application Requirements.

Types of Schengen Visa
    Regarding the nature/purpose of the travel, there are several types of a Schengen visa issued by the designated embassy/consulate.
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    1. Uniform Schengen Visas (USV)
    The Uniform Schengen Visa stands for a permit of one of the Schengen Area Member Countries to transit or reside in the desired territory for a certain period of
    time up to the maximum of 90 days every six month period starting from the date of entry. According to the purpose of traveling the Uniform Schengen Visa
    applies to all of the three categories, “A”, “B” and “C”.
    2. Limited territorial validity visas (LTV)
    This type of visa obtained allows you to travel only in the Schengen State that has issued the visa or in some other cases, in the certain Schengen States
    specifically mentioned when applying for the visa. Apart from these Schengen countries, this specific visa is invalid to any other Schengen country not specified
    prior.
    3. National Visas
    The national visa of “D” category is granted to the certain individuals who are to be studying, working or permanently residing in one of the Schengen countries.
    The national visa can be of a single entry, granted for the people who are in need of residing in the Schengen country for a certain period of time, or for a sole
    purpose after which they shall return to their country.
    Read more information about Schengen Visa Types!
Schengen Visa Fee
    When applying for a Schengen visa there is a non-refundable mandatory visa fee every applicant must pay. The visa costs vary depending on the type of visa and age
    of the applicant as well as some other exceptions stated in the text.
    The regular fee (in Euro)
  • Airport transit visa                                     60.00 EUR
  • Short stay visa, less than 90 days             60.00 EUR
  • Long stay visa, more than 90 days            99.00 EUR
    Read more information about Schengen Visa Fee!.

Schengen Visa Application Steps
    1.   Identify the country or countries you will be travelling to. It is particularly important to know which countries you are travelling to because it determines where and
         how you are going to send your application.
  • If you are intending to visit just one Schengen country, you will need to apply for the Schengen visa directly with the embassy or consulate of that particular
    country.
  • If you are intending to visit two or more Schengen countries, your application must be sent to the embassy or consulate of the country that shall be your main
    destination.
  • If you are intending to visit several Schengen countries, but do not have a main destination, you should apply for the visa at the embassy or consulate of the first
    Schengen country on your travel itinerary.
    2.  Fill out an application form beforehand to obtain a Schengen visa. You can download and print off the form online.
    3. Prepare all the requirements for your Schengen visa application. Depending on the consulate or embassy, you required to show the following documents:
  • A valid national passport
  • Evidence showing the purpose of your trip (e.g. hotel reservations)
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • A round-trip travel ticket
  • Proof of funds
    When applying for a Schengen Visa, the embassy or consulate requires you to provide current bank statements amongst other documents. They need to assess
    whether you have sufficient financial means of support during the duration of your stay.
  • Check the processing time to ensure you get your Schengen visa on time. The processing time varies per embassy, so it is important to take the processing time
    into account when planning your trip.
    4. You must submit your Application package in person to the Consulate you will go.
    5. Drop off your pick up slip and Authorization letter to us
    6. BCV will pick up and Fedex passport back to you as soon as the visa is ready.

Notice:
  1. BCV can help you to make appointment (only limited the consulates in Houston, TX).
  2. BCV can help you with the application forms and support documents to comply with consulate's requirement (pre-check service).

For more information, Call us at 713 335 5537
As a private passport and visa service company that officially registered with but not affiliated with consulate, BCV does not issue visa or in any way determine visa issuance. BCV is not and cannot be responsible for
any determinations, act or omissions by Consulate.
Consular officials are entitled to decide on the type, number of entries, validity and duration of each stay of a visa to be issued based on laws and regulations.
Consular officials reserve the right to decline a visa application or revoke an issued visa.