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How and Where to Apply for a Schengen Visa in Boston, US

If you are a US resident living in one of the five states under the jurisdiction of Boston, you are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa at one of the embassies/consulates or visa centers of the Schengen countries located in Boston.

The states under the jurisdiction of Boston area:

  • Connecticut,
  • Massachusetts,
  • Maine,
  • New Hampshire,
  • Rhode Island and
  • Vermont.

Despite of the fact that US passport holders are eligible to enter Europe without the need of obtaining a visa first, other foreigners living in any of the states need to go through a whole process of a Schengen visa application, in order for them to be able to obtain the permit that grants them with the right to enter Europe. US nationals, who have been refused visas-free entry into Europe, are also obliged to obtain a visa to enter any of the Schengen countries.

How to Apply for a Schengen Visa in Boston?

The application process for obtaining a Schengen visa in Boston goes as follows:

  1. Find out which of the Schengen visa types you need, in order to be permitted to enter Europe.
  2. Collect the required documents for US residents applying for a Schengen Visa.
  3. Get an appointment at the consulate of the designated EU country in Boston.
  4. Pay the Schengen visa fee.
  5. Attend the visa interview at the consulate of the designated Schengen country in Boston.

Where to Apply for a Schengen Visa in Boston?

If you are living in Boston, and you have to apply for a Schengen visa to visit one of the European countries, you shall apply at the respective consulate of the country you wish to visit.

Depending on your purpose and/or length of visit – there are specifications that further clarify at which Embassy or Consulate in Boston you should apply.

  • If visiting one Schengen country – you must apply at the consulate representing the particular country of your destination.
  • If visiting more than one Schengen country – you must apply at the consulate representing the country of your main destination (the country of longest stay).
  • If visiting more than one Schengen country with equal stay duration – you must apply at the consulate representing the Schengen country you will enter first.
  • If you intend to stay in the Schengen area for over 90 days you must apply for a residence permit, not a Schengen visa. Instructions are on the respective embassy/consulate’s homepage.

Applying for a Visa to visit Austria

The Austrian Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you cannot file your visa application there. Instead, you will have to apply for a Schengen visa at the Austrian Consulate General in New York.

Applying for a Visa to visit Belgium

The Belgian Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you cannot file your visa application there. Instead, you will have to apply for a Schengen visa at the Consulate General of Belgium in New York.

Applying for a Visa to visit the Czech Republic

The Czech Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you cannot file your visa application there. Instead, you will have to apply for a Schengen visa at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York.

Applying for a Visa to visit Denmark

The Danish Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you cannot file your visa application there. The Danish embassy has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global, what means you will have to submit your Schengen visa application at one of the VFS centers in US.

VFS Global in NEW YORK:

750 3rd Avenue, suite 9127
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 347-329-2738
E-mail: [email protected]

Applying for a Visa to visit Estonia

The Estonian Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you cannot file your visa application there. Instead, you will have to apply for a Schengen visa at the Consulate General of the Republic of Estonia in New York.

Applying for a Visa to visit Finland

The Finnish Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you cannot file your visa application there. The Finnish embassy has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global, what means you will have to submit your Schengen visa application at one of the VFS centers in US.

Contact:
Phone: +1 212-203-0023 Monday – Friday (6:00am – 4:00pm PST / 7:00am – 5:00pm MST / 8:00am – 6:00pm CST / 9:00am – 7:00pm EST) or by email at [email protected]

Visa applications must be submitted in person and by appointment only between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday – Friday except declared holidays.

Please note when contacting the Visa Application Center via email please do not leave the subject line and body of your message empty, which may result in delays in response.
Passport collection: between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday except declared holidays.

Applying for a French Visa in Boston

You can apply for a French Visa at the VFS Global Center in Boston if you are a resident of any of the states under the jurisdiction of Boston*.

Filing a French visa application at VFS Global in Boston

Please note that you will have to make a French visa appointment at VFS global in Boston in order to file an application.
Applications can be filed from Monday to Friday, starting at 9am to 4pm.

Contact and address
245 First Street, Regus Center – 18th Floor, 02142, Cambridge, MY

Call Center:   +1 2127846157
Call Center:   +1 3472523055
Email: [email protected]

* France has outsourced all visa services in the US, to VFS Global.
Read more information about Applying and Getting a French Visa in the US

Applying for a German visa in Boston

You can apply for a German Visa at the German Consulate in Boston if you are a resident of any of the states under the jurisdiction of Boston.

Filing a Germany visa application at the German consulate in Boston

Please note that the Germany consulate in Boston don’t allow walk-in.
You have to make a German visa appointment online via this link. in order to be able to apply for a visa at General Consulate of Germany in Boston.

Contact and address
Three Copley Place, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116

TELEPHONE: (+1) 617 369 49 00
FAX: (+1) 617 369 49 40
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.boston.diplo.de

Read more information about Applying and Getting a Germany Visa in the US

Applying for a Visa to visit Greece

You can apply for a Schengen Visa at the Greek Consulate in Boston if you are a resident of any of the states under the jurisdiction of Boston.

Filing a visa application at the Greek consulate in Boston

Please note that you will have to make an appointment at the Greek consulate in Boston in order to file an application.

Contact and address
86, Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

TELEPHONE: (+1) 617 523 0100
FAX: (+1) 617 523 0511
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-boston/

Applying for a Visa to visit Hungary

The Hungarian Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you cannot file your visa application there. Instead, you will have to apply for a Schengen visa at the Consulate General of Hungary in New York.

Applying for a Visa to visit Iceland

If you wish to obtain a visa to Iceland, you will have to apply at one of the Schengen offices in the United States that issue visas on behalf of Iceland, which are:

  • The Swedish Embassy in Washington DC
  • The Consulate General of Denmark in New York
  • The Consulate General of Lithuania in Chicago
  • Consulate General of Norway in New York, which has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global in San Francisco and Houston

Applying for a Visa to visit Italy

You can apply for a Schengen Visa at the Italian Consulate in Boston if you are a resident of any of the states under the jurisdiction of Boston.

Filing a visa application at the Italian consulate

Please note that you will have to make an appointment at the Italian consulate in Boston in order to file an application.

Contact and address
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

TELEPHONE: (+1) 617 722-9201 to 03
FAX: (+1) 617 722-9407
EMAIL: [email protected] , [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.consboston.esteri.it

Read more information about Applying and Getting a Visa to Italy

Applying for a Visa to visit Latvia

If you wish to obtain a visa to Latvia, you will have to apply at one of the Schengen offices in the United States that issue visas on behalf of Latvia, which are:

  • Embassy of Latvia in Washington DC
  • Consulate General of Estonia in New York
  • Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles
  • Consulate General of Lithuania in Chicago

Applying for a Visa to visit Lithuania

There is no Lithuanian consulate in Boston. Instead, visa applicants residing in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont can file their applications Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York.

Applying for a Visa to visit Luxembourg

You can apply for a Schengen Visa at the Luxembourgian Consulate in Boston if you are a resident of any of the states under the jurisdiction of Boston.

Filing a visa application at the Luxembourgian consulate in Boston

Please note that you will have to make an appointment at the Luxembourgian consulate in Boston in order to file an application.

Contact and address
c/o Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., 185 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110

TELEPHONE(+1) 617 772 13 99
FAX(+1) 617 772 24 01
EMAIL: [email protected]

Applying for a Visa to visit Malta

If you wish to obtain a visa to Malta, you will have to apply at either the Embassy of Malta in Washington DC or the Permanent Mission of Malta in New York.

Applying for a Visa to visit Netherlands

You will have to apply for a Schengen visa at VFS global in Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York, San Francisco or Washington, D.C, to which Netherlands has outsourced visa submission.

Applying for a Visa to visit Norway

The Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you will have to file your Schengen Visa application at VFS Norway Visa Application Centers in New York, instead.

Contact:

VFS Services USA Inc.
750 Third Ave, 9th Floor, New York- 10017
Submission of Applications :  09:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports : 16:00 – 17:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)

Applying for a Visa to visit Poland

The Polish Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you will have to file your Schengen Visa application at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, instead.

Applying for a Visa to visit Portugal

You can apply for a Schengen Visa at the Portuguese Consulate in Boston if you are a resident of any of the states under the jurisdiction of Boston.

Filing a visa application at the Portuguese consulate in Boston

Please note that you will have to make an appointment at Portuguese consulate in Boston in order to file an application.

Contact and address
One Exeter Plaza, 7nd Floor, 699 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

TELEPHONE: (+1) 617 536 87 40
FAX: (+1) 617 536 25 03
EMAIL: [email protected]

Applying for a Visa to visit Slovakia

The Slovak Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you will have to file your Schengen Visa application at the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York, instead.

Applying for a Visa to visit Slovenia

There is no Slovenian consulate in Boston. Instead, visa applicants can file their applications at the Consulate General in Cleveland, New York or the Embassy in Washington DC.

Applying for a Spanish visa in Boston

You can apply for a Spanish Visa at the Spanish Consulate in Boston if you are a resident of any of the states under the jurisdiction of Boston.

Filing a Spanish visa application at the Spanish consulate in Boston

Please note that you will have to make a Spanish visa appointment at Spanish consulate in Boston in order to file an application.
Applications can be filed Monday to Friday, from 9am to 13pm.

Contact and address
31 St. James Avenue, Suite 905, Boston, MA 02116

TELEPHONE: (+1) 617 536 25 06, (+1) 617 536 25 27
FAX: (+1) 617 536 85 12
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.exteriores.gob.es/consulados/boston

Applying for a Swedish visa in Boston

The Swedish Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; instead, you will have to file your Swedish Visa application at any of the five Swedish Visa Application Centers in the US:

VFS Visa Application Center in New York
VFS Services USA Inc.
750 Third Ave, 9th Floor, Suite 9127 New York- 10017

VFS Visa Application Center in Washington
VFS Services USA Inc.
1025 Vermont Ave NW, St# 200, Washington DC 20005

VFS Visa Application Center in Chicago
VFS Services USA Inc.
564 W Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago IL 60661

VFS Visa Application Center in Houston
VFS Services USA Inc.
700 Milam Street, Suite#1300, Houston, TX-77002

VFS Visa Application Center in San Francisco
VFS Services USA Inc.
505 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor, Suite 1139 SFO- 94111

Please contact with VFS on 347 – 329 – 2738 between 08:00 – 18:00 CST Monday-Friday, or by email on [email protected]

Applying for a Visa to visit Switzerland

The Swiss Consulate in Boston does not offer visa services; therefore, you will have to file your Schengen Visa application at the Swiss Consulate General in New York, instead.

Applying for a Visa to visit Liechtenstein

There is no Liechtensteiner consulate in Boston. Instead, visa applicants can file their applications at Consulate General in New York or Chicago or the Embassy in Washington DC.

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