2018 Schengen Visa Statistics For Consulates

Schengen States issue 14.26 million short-stay visas in 2018

Statistics published by the European Commission reveal that Schengen consulates across the globe received over 16 million applications for short-stay visas to the Schengen member states in 2018.

There were 0.9% less applications filed in 2018 compared to 2017, in which year an increase of 6.3% was marked for the first time in five years.

Presented in the table below are the Schengen visa statistics for the year 2018. These statistics were conducted based on the number of applications the Schengen consulates received, the number of visas issued, and the number of rejected visa applications for Uniform Schengen Visas, including Multiple-Entry visas.

wdt_ID Schengen State Uniform visas applied for Total uniform visas issued (including MEV) Multiple entry uniform visas (MEVs) issued Total LTVs issued Uniform visas not issued Not issued rate for uniform visas Share of MEVs
1 France 4,010,604 3,345,400 1,030,034 3,311 629,997 6 30.8%
2 Germany 2,056,296 1,838,775 1,555,031 30,822 186,699 17 84.6%
3 Italy 1,844,140 1,703,912 1,234,338 4,346 135,882 5 72.4%
4 Spain 1,701,379 1,502,696 659,280 5,871 157,494 7 43.9%
5 Greece 855,285 805,115 595,272 8,157 42,013 2 73.9%
6 Finland 769,049 751,358 670,112 3,052 13,439 2 89.2%
7 Netherlands 682,382 582,344 459,448 5,441 86,123 16 78.9%
8 Czech Republic 662,902 630,071 173,259 1,510 31,206 9 27.5%
9 Switzerland 556,520 487,014 293,960 28,276 41,230 5 60.4%
10 Poland 518,003 501,011 378,243 1,548 15,423 8 75.5%