Visa Statistics 2016: Schengen States issued 13.9 million visas for short stays

Visa Statistics 2016: Schengen States issued 13.9 million visas for short stays

The statistics published recently by the European Commission reveal that 13.9 million applications for short-stay visas were lodged at the consulates of the Schengen States in 2016, 1.65% less than in 2015 and 9.17% less than in 2014, and declining for the third year in a row.

The percentage of applications that were refused varied widely and ranged from less than 1% to 45% or more in some countries (Eritrea, Nigeria, Guinea, Afghanistan, Comoros, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo). Worldwide, 6.87% of all visa applications were refused, 0.53 percentage points more than in 2015. At the same time, more than half of all visas issued in 2016 allowed for multiple entries into the Schengen area.

Schengen Visa statistics for consulates – 2016

Below are presented the Schengen Visa statistics for consulates in 2016. The statistics were conducted based on the number of applications, the number of visas issued, and the number of visas not issued regarding Uniform Schengen Visas and Multiple entry uniform visas types throughout the Schengen member-states.

Schengen Visa statistics for consulates - 2016

The rate of the visas not issued was extracted from the above-mentioned statistics.

Schengen State Uniform visas applied for Total uniform visas issued (including MEV) Multiple entry uniform visas (MEVs) issued 1) Total LTVs issued Uniform visas not issued Not issued rate for uniform visas Share of MEVs
Grand Total 15,192,556 13,937,767 8,176,519 98,173 1,043,552 6.87% 58.66%
France 3,265,919 2,839,453 967,370 4,190 363,457 11.13% 34.07%
Germany 2,004,235 1,853,655 1,530,834 28210 122,370 6.11% 82.58%
Italy 1,806,938 1,676,207 1,198,029 4,431 126,300 6.99% 71.47%
Spain 1,583,848 1,424,761 494,897 4,503 127,607 8.06% 34.74%
Poland 1,096,465 1,062,896 794,650 1519 32,050 2.92% 74.76%
Greece 986,032 949,399 717,555 9,274 27,359 2.77% 75.58%
Netherlands 558,101 498,163 423,423 3358 48,733 8.73% 85.00%
Finland 550,046 539,127 460,554 1,791 7,984 1.45% 85.43%
Czech Republic 489,920 469,453 164,831 1,256 19,062 3.89% 35.11%
Switzerland 460,653 404,376 174,728 24090 32,187 6.99% 43.21%
Lithuania 421,143 414,974 328,139 141 4,472 1.06% 79.07%
Hungary 295,226 284,586 147,836 315 10,325 3.50% 51.95%
Austria 268,388 257,401 146,035 2814 8,173 3.05% 56.73%
Sweden 227,005 193,258 56,494 3,675 22,176 9.77% 29.23%
Belgium 219,687 179,357 81,801 1643 33,659 15.32% 45.61%
Portugal 204,596 176,985 95,198 823 26,788 13.09% 53.79%
Norway 188,737 177,022 47,306 2,414 9,301 4.93% 26.72%
Latvia 165,814 163,372 116,528 165 2,262 1.36% 71.33%
Denmark 145,143 133,702 59,919 153 8,281 5.71% 44.82%
Estonia 122,872 121,073 100,775 54 1,745 1.42% 83.23%
Slovakia 62,472 60,834 42,352 204 1,397 2.24% 69.62%
Malta 27,767 21,208 7,815 126 5,868 21.13% 36.85%
Slovenia 25,876 21,153 10,615 2991 1,732 6.69% 50.18%
Luxembourg 9,902 9,617 8,149 33 252 2.54% 84.74%
Iceland 5,771 5,735 686 12 0.21% 11.96%

1) for visas issued by Germany: only MEVs valid for more than 1 year are included.

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