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How To Apply

Step 1 :

Prepare your application and the supporting documents: Go to ‘Know your Visa Type’ link on this website and find out details related to the visa category you want to apply for., You can find the applicable fees, documents required, the Visa application form and more.

Step 2 :

Book an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre (Mandatory): To avoid waiting time due to high volume of persons applying at the same time, it is mandatory to book an appointment before visiting the Visa Application Centre. To Schedule an appointment at VFS, a service charge will have to be paid online via the secure payment gateway on this website before the appointment can be confirmed. This is subject to the availability of the schedule. More details available under Schedule an Appointment.

Step 3 :

Submit the application:

Applicants are requested to visit the France Visa Application Centre to submit the visa application. It is mandatory that all the persons applying for their first Schengen visa be above 12 years of age and be present in person at the time of the submission of the visa application for biometrics.

Step 4 :

Pay applicable Fees: Please check ‘Fees’ table provided under the visa category you are applying for. The Visa Application Centre accepts the Visa fees in CASH ONLY. The Submission Officer at the Visa Application Centre will advise you on the total payable amount payable in local currency only (SAR). A receipt will be provided for all payments made at the Centre and online.

Step 5:

After the submission of the file, Visa applicants are requested to track the status of their application using the "Track Your Application" option. This option will update you on the status of your Visa Application process.

Upon submission of his file at the Visa Application Centre, the applicant has the choice to:

  1. Subscribe for Courier Service for the returning of his passport
  2. Subscribe for a Premium Lounge or VIP service at the visa application Center for those who would like to benefit from a higher quality and a more personalized service.

Please find below the services on offer :

  • Direct access to our Premium counter where an agent will verify the documents provided, will cash the payment and will capture biometric data in a single location;
  • Cool and hot beverages will be at your disposal;
  • A person who will attend you during the submission process;
  • Free Courier-(serviced passport returned at your door step).
  • Free photocopy (limited quantity), email printing.
  • The option of submitting any missing documents before 16.00 on the same day;
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