How To Apply

Step 1 :

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Center.

Step 2 :

Before applying, please ensure that you are clear about your ‘purpose of visit’. Our staff will be available to assist and help you through the entire visa application process. However, the staff is not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing your visa category. Please go through the link “All about your visas” for information on the various visa categories.

Step 3 :

Complete your Visa Application Form by downloading the form here and affix your photograph. Each individual applying for their Visa should complete a separate application form.

Step 4 :

Attach all supporting documents, as per the checklist, for each applicant making sure your application form is complete. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Step 5 :

  • Schedule an appointment (mandatory)
  • You are required to book an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi or Dubai to submit your visa application. Please click here for more information on scheduling appointments
  • If you need to reschedule/cancel your appointment, please remember to do so 48 hours before your appointment date
  • Please e-mail us at in case you face any issues while scheduling your appointment or call us at +971 4 2055770 for further assistance
  • The following details are required while booking an appointment:

    • Name
    • Passport number
    • Contact number

Step 6 :

Arrange payment of visa fee in cash or card (AED). Kindly refer to the Visa Fee page depending on the Visa Type for the applicable fees.

Step 7 :

Submit your application at the VFS Global Centre in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Please note that the processing time for applications is maximum 15 working days, as per the Schengen Regulation, In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.

Please be advised that due to the above mentioned minimum processing time, we are not able to guarantee the return of passports by specific dates for travel.

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