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Visa Application Form Short Term

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.1 Do I need a visa?
Ans Please check the corresponding website
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/merkblatt_einreise.html
for the current situation concerning nationalities and visa obligations.
   
Q.2 When can I apply for a visa?
Ans Opening hours of the visa section at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Dubai is from 9:00 to 12:00 from Sunday through Thursday, except public holidays.
   
Q.3 When can I collect my visa?
Ans Visa collection from 11:00 to 12:00, from Sunday through Thursday; except public holidays, at the Consulate General in Dubai
   
Q.4 Where can I find you?
Ans Please visit our website http://www.eda.admin.ch/dubai for the location of the Consulate General in Dubai.
   
Q.5 What are the fees for a Schengen visa?
Ans Visa fees vary according to the exchange rate. Please check the actual rate under “Visa Fee”. Kindly bring the exact amount. Please note that the amount can change without prior notice due to varying exchange rates.
   
Q.6 What if I do not bring all the documents needed?
Ans Visa applications will only be accepted if all supporting documents as per requirements are produced.
   
Q.7 I am under 18 years. Does my application require specific documents?
Ans Your legal guardian must grant parental consent with his/her signature on a proper letterhead stating that he/she also bears all responsibility for the applicant. Also required is a copy of the guardian’s passport.
   
Q.8 Do I have to apply personally at the competent Swiss Representation or can my application be submitted by a third party?
Ans The visa application must be submitted in person,.
   
Q.9 Can I change the purpose of the visa?
Ans Once in Switzerland, you are not entitled to change the purpose of the visa.
   
Q.10 Can I sign my own company letter?
Ans No. Your partner or employer must sign the company letter. Letters signed by the applicant will not be accepted.
   
Q.11 Do I need an appointment to submit my visa application?
Ans Yes, please book an appointment with www.vfsglobal.com/swiss/uae


Visa Application
Process


As of 20 June 2011, all visa applicants must have an appointment to submit their visa application at the Consulate General. One appointment will be allocated per person, for example, if families of five are applying for visas, then 5 appointments must be made.

There are a limited number of daily appointments. You may book your appointments in advance.

Step 1
An appointment may be scheduled through the website. Each applicant is required to provide the name as in the passport, the passport number, mobile phone number and e-mail address. Once the appointment time and date is confirmed a letter will be generated with an appointment reference number for each applicant.

Step 2
The charge for this service is AED 50.00 (Fifty dirham) per application. Payment must be made via the secure payment on the website for an immediate appointment confirmation. In return you will be given a Visa Appointment and Receipt.

Step 3
Arrive at the World Trade Centre no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your appointment time and present the confirmation receipt on Level 22 to the Security Guard