Obtaining Visas to Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, schengen visa


  • Since May 2010, all international students are permitted to travel to Mexico without a visa
  • As of May 1, 2010, non-U.S. citizens with valid U.S. visas may enter Mexico with the U.S. visa, and do not have to obtain a Mexican visa. 
  • Find out if you require a visa
The United Kingdom
  • Visa application procedures for the United Kingdom have changed effective September 15. The UK Border Agency in New York is now processing visas that were previously processed in Chicago. It is important that all applicants check their UK Border Agency visa issuing office, which can be found under Step 7 on the How to Apply from the U.S. page on the UK Border Agency WorldBridge Web site, before sending in their application and supporting documents.

Obtaining a Schengen Visa

Countries that accept a Schengen Visa

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

How to submit your application

It is usually a requirement to submit your application in person at the Consulate in Chicago. However, some countries do have honorary consulates here in the Twin Cities. For questions and further information on this, you can contact Aaron Colhapp at 651-696-6078 or