URGENT- Visa's for touring in Europe
My friend who I hope to tour around Europe for a few weeks in June is Russian, and so needs a visa. He went to the French Embassy, who said that without a Flight and Hotel bookings he could not get one.
Please can you give us some advice on how he can get the visa sorted?
Do we need to book the ferry for the bikes now, and show that to them as proof?
What visa does he actually require? We want to travel through France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, and Belgium.
One other thing, he hasn't passed his DAS yet or bought a bike. Will this hinder his attempts to get a visa?
Are there any ways we can make it really easy for them to say yes? I.e what do we need to say/do?