There are a lot of people who like travelling by car. They find it a very convenient and independent way of having a holiday, and you can also save quite a bit on the tickets. More and more families prefer travelling by car to going for a holiday by train or plane. If you decided to travel from the UK to Albania, Turkey, Ukraine or other non-Schengen countries by car, you need a transit Schengen visa (Type B). This type of visa allows you to cross Schengen countries on your way to the main non-Schengen destination and stay a maximum of five days in the Schengen area.
When you are filling a visa application form for a transit visa, instead of the hotel name and address, you should put your relatives’ or friends’ address in the country where you are going to stay during your vacation.
You can start your journey in Dover, Folkestone, Hull, Portsmouth or another port where you can take a ferry or travel through the Eurotunnel (Channel Tunnel). If, for example, you travel from Dover via France, you can take a ferry or use the Tunnel to Calais, a city in the north of France. Because the first country on your way is France, you must apply for your transit visa at the French consulate.
You should be aware of the following visa supporting documents when you are going by car. If you are the owner of the car, you should provide log book for the car with your full name on it and car details,MOT, your driving licence, and the car insurance.
If you are leasing the car, instead of the log book you need to submit the lease agreement. And in both cases the return ferry ticket with your full name and car details is necessary. If you have passengers in the car, and they also need a Schengen transit visa, their full names should be added to the ferry booking. If you fail to provide any of these documents, your visa application may be considered to be incomplete. This means that you will need to fetch the missing documents, book another appointment and submit your visa application once again.