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HOW TO APPLY

Visa Application Process

Step 1 :

Please go to the link “Short Stay Visa” at top of page to choose the right visa category for you, and read carefully all sections including Documents Required and Processing Time before proceeding with your visa application.

Step 2 :

Please complete the application form in full, ensure it is signed, print a copy and bring with you when attending for your Visa appointment.

Step 3 :

Mandatory - Please Schedule An Appointment at the visa application centre to submit your Short Stay, Tourist, Business, Family/ Friend and EU Family Member application. You should submit your visa application no more than 90 days prior to your date of travel.

Please ensure that you print your Appointment Letter and bring it with you when attending the Visa Application Centre.

Please carry the originals and copies of all documents.

ALL applicants traveling MUST apply in person. All applicants need to book an appointment, also children, and have to submit the visa application in person. Since 20 November 2015 the Visa Information System VIS was introduced. Fingerprints will be taken from every applicant 12 years and over.

Step 4 :

When arriving at the visa application centre, you will need to show your appointment confirmation letter at reception. You will then be issued a token and directed to the waiting area. You will next be called to our submission counter where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinised, your biometric information taken (where applicable) and your photograph and passport checked for validity.

Finally, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charge paid as an acknowledgement of the transaction.

Applicants requiring special physical assistance are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre so that appropriate support can be offered. Please note that only applicants and carers/assistants will be permitted to enter the Visa Application Centre.

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