Important Information

  • Due to the coronavirus and in order to restrict the spread of the virus, all non-essential travels from all third countries to the Schengen Member States has been temporary suspended for a period of 30 days, from 16 March 2020.

    This temporary travel restriction is not applicable to

    • All EU citizens and citizens of the Schengen Associated States, and their family members;
    • third-country nationals who are long-term residents under the Long-term Residence Directive and persons deriving their right to reside from other EU Directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas.

    From this moment onwards only a very limited amount of travelers with an essential function or need can apply for a visa:

    • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    • Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    • Passengers in transit;
    • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

    Please note that VFS is currently keeping the visa applications centers open. Visa-applications that do not fit the above exceptions will not be accepted and processed.

  • Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent

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