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Employment and seasonal employment schengen visa applications only at VFS

As of 16 May 2022 schengen visa applications for the purpose of employment and seasonal employment are done ONLY at VFS in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. More information what documents need to be presented are found in the section "Visa and Consular… more ►

"Zivno Visa" disclaimer

It has come to the attention of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abu Dhabi that incomplete or untrue information is circulated on selected social media regarding a particular long-term visa for the Czech Republic. The "Zivno Visa" is in fact… more ►

News: Visa Implementing Decision -The Gambia

In accordance with Art. 25a of the Visa Code (cooperation on the readmission of irregular migrants) and based on a report of the European Commission, Schengen area Member States have decided to temporarily adopt an implementing decision with… more ►

Amended harmonised list of supporting documents for schengen visas in UAE

The date of implementation of the amended harmonised list of supporting documents to be presented by short stay visa applicants in the UAE has been set for 27 May 2020. All relevant changes will be noted in the new lists available both at the… more ►

Revised Visa Code enters into force on 2 February 2020

The revised Visa Code enters into force on February 2, 2020. Some revisions, which concern procedure for submission of Schengen visa applications, are summarized below. They will also be updated in individual articles. Minor changes are made to… more ►

Fee for appeal against visa refusal decision

Introduction of fee for appeal against visa refusal decision As of 31 July 2019 the amendment of the Law 326/1999 Coll. introduced a fee for the appeal against visa refusal decision. A short term (Schengen) visa applicant wishing to appeal… more ►

Visa free travel for Emirati citizens to Schengen area


On 6 May 2015 a bilateral agreement was signed between the European Union and the United Arab Emirates that enables Emirati citizens visa free stays in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within any 180-day period. more ►