28 March 2013: The European Commission is reviewing the procedures for issuing short-stay Schengen visas and would like to hear your views on your experience. The idea is to modernise the policy and your input via this public consultation will help us to make the right changes.
That is why the Commission wants to hear from the main ‘users’ of the common visa policy: individuals, interest groups, advocacy groups and professional organisations. We want to hear from as broad a range of users as possible, as it is important to get views and input from all stakeholders.
||Individuals: Tell us about your experience by replying to our questionnaire. You do not need to answer all of the questions. However, for your response to be taken into account, all questions under ‘Your Profile’ need to be answered. If you have any concerns regarding data protection matters, please consult the Privacy Statement.
||Organisations: Send written contributions on the issues covered in the questionnaire or on any other issue linked to the implementation of the Visa Code. Organisations are also invited to encourage individual members to reply to the questionnaire. Please send your contributions to: Home-Consultation-C2@ec.europa.eu
The link to this consultation is
This consultation only concerns issues related to Schengen short stay visas. It does not apply to issues concerning long stay visas or residence permits.
If you have any questions about this consultation, please feel free to e-mail us at: Home-Consultation-C2@ec.europa.eu
The consultation will be running for 12 weeks.
01 January 2013:
The logistic fees will be IDR 250.000 levied per application over and above the visa fees.
Only children under six years old will be waived from this Logistic Fee.
As of 1 January 2013, the visa fees will be as followed:
-Children under 6 years : Free of charge (Gratis)
-Children from 6 and below 12 years : IDR 441.600
-Applicants more than 12 years : IDR 757.000
-Visa fee for visa applications submitted by citizens of countries that had signed agreements with the European Union on the facilitation on the issuance of visas (Russian Federation, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia): IDR 441.600 (or IDR 883.200 if the application is submitted 3 days before the departure date)
-Family members of citizens of the European Union (spouse, descendants up to 21 years, dependent parents and dependent descendants more than 21 years) travelling together with the citizen of the European Union or joining him: free of charge
NOTE: this category of applicants can submit their visa applications directly at the Embassy.
Subject: Outsourcing of Visa Applications
This is to inform that on 4th January 2012, and in accordance with the tender launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the company VFS will start providing its outsourcing services in the field of visa applications to the embassy of Spain in Indonesia.
Thus, from that date onwards, the Embassy of Spain in Indonesia, in order to expedite the process, strongly recommends to lodge the visa applications at the premises of VFS in Jakarta:
Address: Spain Visa Application Centre, Plaza Asia d/h Plaza ABDA, 22nd fl, Zone A, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 59 Jakarta 12190. Helpline +62-212934 0100
+62 21 293 40 100, from 08.00 to 16.00 hours (Monday – Friday) Fax:
+62 21 5794 8005
In accordance with the agreement signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and VFS, the company’s operational fee per applicant has been establish at 250.000 IDR (children under 6 years are exempt). This operational fee should be added to the visa fee
, which amount to the equivalent in IDR of 60 Euros for adults, 35 Euros (for children between 6 – 12 years). Children under 6 years are exempt.
The Embassy of Spain in Indonesia expects that this outsourcing will help to improve the attention and quality of service to visa applicants and travel agents and remains indeed open to any suggestion with regards to this matter.
The company VFS can operate visa appointments with the Embassy of Spain for applicants who do not want to lodge their applications through VFS.
Embassy of Spain in Indonesia
Jl. Haji Agus Salim, 61 Jakarta 10350
Telp. +6221 3142355 Fax. +6221 31935134 E-mail : email@example.com
||Since the Embassy may require submission of additional documentation or ask for a personal interview with the applicant (which imply the interruption of the time-limit of resolution of the application), it is highly recommended to lodge that at least 15 days prior to the intended travel date.
||On the other hand, the Embassy cannot admit visa applications if the visa application is lodged more than three months in advance of the intended date of travelling.
||Visa applications with incomplete documentation cannot be admitted. Therefore, before submitting your application, make sure that you have all the necessary documentation.
||If the visa applicant is under 18 years of age, the visa application must be signed by both parents. And if he/she travels without their parents or only one with one of them it is compulsory to submit an authorization, made before a notary, from the parents or the parent not traveling with the applicant. This authorization should include the dates of travel, country or countries to visit and, if so, who will accompany the minor. (full name and passport number of the accompanying person).
||The issuance of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry into the Schengen States since it is just one of the requirements for entering the Schengen Area. Border officials are authorized to request and check any other documents related to your trip, such as proof of insurance, air tickets, hotel reservations, accreditation of economic means, letter of invitation, parental consent for minors, etc.
||When picking up your passport, check that all the information contained in your visa is correct and that there are no mistakes in your data / dates of travel.
TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE
The Embassy of Spain in Jakarta informs to all visa applicants that according the Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) the travel medical insurance must be valid for all the duration of the stay in Schengen countries plus 15 days (“period of grace”) included in the field “valid from….to” of the visa sticker). Because of the most of the trips are for a duration of approximately 2 weeks, the Embassy of Spain is issuing visa valid for 1 month, 30 days. Thus, travel medical insurance must be valid for 30 days
. Nevertheless, if the stay in Schengen countries is more than 15 days, the medical insurance must be valid for the duration of the stay + 15 days
. In case of multiple visa, the holder must be know that in subsequent trips must have always a medical insurance valid for all the Schengen zone and for all the stay in the Schengen countries, and with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros for all the concepts.