The statistics released by the Schengen Visa Info show that South Africans are highly interested to visit the Schengen zone. As these statistics show the number of Schengen visa applications in this country has climbed higher than it could be expected.
While in 2016, 170,436 South Africa citizens applied for a Schengen visa, last year this number jumped at 201, 786 applications, an increase of 21%.
- Schengen visa applications in South Africa grew by 21% between 2016 and 2017
- Italy grants the highest number of Schengen visas to South Africa citizens
- 100% of Schengen visas at Netherlands embassies awarded to South Africa citizens were MEV[Multi-Entry Visas] visas