Applying Schengen visas from different EU member states pretty much have the same process in Dubai. In this blog, I will share with you a step by step guide on How to Apply Czech Republic Schengen Visa in Dubai.
STEP 1. BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT IN VFS APPLICATION CENTRE
As I have already mentioned, VFS is an outsourced company handling all the applications for Schengen Visa. Applicants should book an appointment at VFS Visa application center. Make sure to have a scheduled appointment.
Keep in mind that appointment slots get fully booked especially during the month of June, July and August . Click here to book your appointment.
- Once registered and logged in, you will have access to home screen, click “Schedule an Appointment” on the left hand side.
- Select the Dubai as the Center and Short/Long stay as the visa category to move on to the next page.
- Fill in the mandatory fields in the Add new applicant details page and click SUBMIT. You can add another applicant, maximum five applicants can be added for group appointments.
- Select your preferred date and time, then click confirm, make the payment and you’re done booking the appointment.
At this point, you will not be asked for the payment yet. The amount has to be paid in the application center. You will receive a confirmation email with the full details of your appointment location and schedule.
Additional Info: There are optional services offered by the VFS – the Premium Lounge and the Courier Service.The Premium Lounge basically means that there will be a dedicated customer service representative to handle your visa application, you will also have access to the lounge where refreshments are provided. Complimentary services such as photocopying, SMS alerts and courier service are also included in the fee.
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STEP 2. Filling out the Schengen Visa Application Form
For the next step, applicants must fill out the Schengen Visa application form. The form can be filled out here. You may also call VFS and have them send you the form to fill out manually.
Additional Info: Before you start, make sure that you have your itinerary details, the address and contact details of your accommodation in Czech, contact information of your employers and most importantly your passport copy.
STEP 3. Completion of Supporting Documents
A list of supporting documents can be found here.
Generally, the Requirement for Schengen Tourist Visa are as follows :
- Original and Copy of Passport page and UAE residence Visa page
- Valid Emirates ID copy
- Copies of previous issued visas
- Ticket booking
- Travel Insurance Valid in Schengen territory
- Hotel Booking/ Accommodation details
- Proof of Funds
- Passport size photo – taken less than six months ago.
- NOC from Company – with the applicant’s salary details designation, and date of joining
A specified list of documents required documents can be found here. Note that additional documents may still be required.
STEP 4. Submission of Documents.
On the date of your appointment, go to the VFS Application Center at Wafi Mall Level 2, Falcon Phase 2 Umm Hurair 2 Dubai. Bring and submit all your original documents and other supporting documents and pay the application fee of around 380.00 dirhams. This includes the Service charge and the visa fee.
The immigration officers will decide within 15 working days and you will receive an email or sms when the passport is ready for collection. If you availed the courier service application, the passport will be delivered to your preferred address, if not, you can personally collect the passport from the VFS application centre.
For any clarification, you may call VFS helpline dubai at +9714 205 5715 and visit their website.
Q: How long must a passport be valid in order to obtain an schengen visa and in order to travel to schengen countries?
A: The passport must be valid for at least 90 days from the date of return from the Schengen territory and issued less than 10 years with at least two free pages.
Q: Would you know how much minimum funds one should have on the bank account to be able to apply for the Schengen Visa.
A: There is no specific information on minimum balance to been shown in the statements while applying for a short stay visa to Czech Republic.