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Important Information

  • 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

  • Important Notice: Introduction of VAT component on service charges at the Visa Application Centre

    The United Arab Emirates has announced the introduction of VAT (Value Added Tax) effective Monday, 01 January 2018, at a standard rate of 5%. VAT will be collected on taxable supplies of goods and services in the UAE, wherever applicable.

    In accordance with the new VAT Law, VFS GCC LLC will be required to charge and collect VAT on services provided at the Application Centres and pay it to the Federal Tax Authority. VAT is a consumption tax that end users (applicants) shall pay and VFS GCC LLC will play the role of a collection agent on behalf of the taxation authority.
  • Important note: Effective 11 June 2017, citizens of Ukraine can travel to Schengen countries without a prior visa for a period of up to 90 days. Please note that this exemption is only for holders of a Ukraine biometric passport.

    This does not apply to Ukrainian Nationals who are not holders of biometric passports and travelling for work during the stay period of 90 days.
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  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here