|As a private passport and visa service company that officially registered with but not affiliated with China 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 China Consulate.
the updates and the fast service...
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!
Thank you very much. You process my case so fast that
it is beyond expectation. Thank you very much.
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
Overall great experience and would recommend to anyone traveling.
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
Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenste
Who needs a Schengen visa?
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.
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
1. Uniform Schengen Visas (USV)
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”.
specifically mentioned when applying for the visa. Apart from these Schengen countries, this specific visa is invalid to any other Schengen country not specified
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!
of the applicant as well as some other exceptions stated in the text.
The regular fee (in Euro)
Schengen Visa Application Steps
how you are going to send your application.
3. Prepare all the requirements for your Schengen visa application. Depending on the consulate or embassy, you required to show the following documents:
whether you have sufficient financial means of support during the duration of your stay.
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.