The countries that are most & least likely to approve your Schengen visa in 2024

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The data from the European Commission.

What happened 

According to the European Commission, the average approval rate for Schengen visas in 2023 was 84%. Iceland demonstrated the highest approval rate for Schengen visas in 2023, approving 97.8% out of 22,500 visa requests.

Countries with the highest approval rates

  • Iceland (97.8%)
  • Switzerland (89.3%)
  • Latvia (88.3%)

Countries with the Lowest Approval Rates

  • Malta (63%)
  • Estonia (66.9%)
  • Belgium (73.5%)

It is worth noting that these figures may vary depending on various factors such as the applicant's country of origin, the type of visa requested and the time of year.

Source: Schengen Visa Info

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