2018 Schengen Visa statistics by third country

The Russian Federation remains at the top of the table with the highest number of visa applications filed in 2018. Despite a decline in the number of applications by Russians, which also affected the overall number of visa applications filed to decrease, Russia remains by far the top source country for Schengen visa applications.

The number of visa applications in China continues to strongly increase with 11.3% more applications lodged in 2018 than the previous year.

The table below illustrates the official statistics regarding the overall number of Schengen visa applications received at the corresponding Consulates or Embassies of Schengen Area countries worldwide.

wdt_ID Country where consulate is located 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 RUSSIAN FEDERATION 3,695,670 3,631,318 2,973,868 1,172 57,425 2 82
2 CHINA 2,818,974 2,703,676 922,414 610 105,264 4 34
3 INDIA 1,081,359 974,663 593,819 1,184 100,992 9 61
4 TURKEY 879,238 799,862 537,138 802 74,360 9 67
5 ALGERIA 710,644 382,360 113,701 1,506 323,203 46 30
6 BELARUS 681,106 676,984 564,441 189 2,239 0 83
7 MOROCCO 662,578 528,608 221,335 5,247 116,498 18 42
8 SAUDI ARABIA 360,287 322,004 270,910 5,743 27,300 8 84
9 THAILAND 332,269 319,728 148,564 245 11,103 3 47
10 UNITED KINGDOM 275,099 266,835 173,828 1,103 4,214 2 65