Schengen visa is a must for entering Schengen Area. In 1985, twenty-six European countries signed an agreement called Schengen Agreement in Schengen territory of Luxembourg. One man who has Schengen Visa may visit all the countries in Schengen area with this document. Taking a visa is hard for Schengen Area and you have to wait for some. How many days need for Schengen visa to be ready?
Waiting for taking Schengen visa is related to which country you are going. It’s true that Schengen is for all Schengen area but people especially use it for visiting one country and people are contacting with a Schengen countries’ embassy for taking visa.
There are different visa regimes of all Schengen countries. For example if you apply to Italy visa, your passport must be valid for at least 90 days by the Italy departure date of you. Also they want un-used pages on your passport. Italy is giving the visa at least 7 days but US citizens have a change to take it on two days.
Spain has almost same procedures with Italy. But your passport must be valid at least 6 months for Spain visa. Spain also wants some other documents about trip details. US citizens have a right to stay in Spain without visa for 90 days.
Schengen area has 24 countries of EU members. But 4 of them are non-EU countries. They are Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. These countries also want some extra document besides the procedures.