Currently the services fee in all countries is … USD. Schengen Appointment According to the regulations of the European Commission, Schengen visa applicants must schedule their appointment in the destination country and if they have planned to visit different countries in Europe, they must schedule their appointment in the country in which they are going to stay longer.
To apply for a Schengen visa, the itinerary will determine the embassy via which you must schedule appointment. For example, if you have planned to travel to Austria, you cannot schedule your appointment at the French Embassy to obtain your Schengen visa, though France is a member of EU and the Schengen Agreement. Or if you have planned to stay in France, in addition to Austria, for 2 or even 3 days during the 6 days of your trip, you had better schedule your appointment for the Schengen visa at the Austrian Embassy.
Steps to Schedule Appointment for Schengen Visa
Scheduling appointments for the Schengen Visa can be performed only online. However, citizens of many countries may refer to one of the consulates of European countries, with no need to schedule appointment for the Schengen Visa, and apply for visa. But Iranians who have the US residence and have not become a US citizen yet, must appear at the embassy on the specified date after scheduling their appointment from one of the Schengen countries and then apply for visa after giving their fingerprint and submitting the required documents.
If you have given your fingerprint in previous years, you will not need to appear in person and you can mail your documents.
Steps to Schedule Appointment for Schengen Visa at Embassy of the Netherlands (example)
- Go to the website VFS GLOBAL
- Choose the submenu SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
- In this page you get an email and by sending a test email, you will get an automatic response in which you must complete the required information
- Send the email after completing its form (travel date, intended appointment date…)
Actually by sending this email you apply for an appointment for the Schengen visa and you will only need to wait for a response from the Embassy of the Netherlands.
Wait Time to Schedule Appointment for Embassy for Schengen Visa
As announced by the official website of Schengen, there is no specified wait time to schedule appointment for embassy for a Schengen visa. Depending on the embassy you choose, and the date for which you apply and other items, the wait time may vary.
Important: make sure that you have prepared the entire documents required for the Schengen visa before applying for an appointment for embassy. Because, for example, the Spanish translation of documents will take 2 weeks to prepare.
Documents Required to Schedule Appointment for Embassy for Schengen Visa
As the appointment for embassy may be scheduled only online, you will only need to complete the form sent to you by email. In other words, documents required for an appointment for a Schengen visa and the required information are sent for the applicant by the email which includes the following items depending on the relevant country or via the consulate or the VFS office:
Personal data including full name, date of birth, passport number and its expiry date
Main destination in Europe
Confirmation of the appointment for embassy will be sent to the applicant by email. The announced appointment may not be changed or canceled and if the applicant fails to appear on the specified date, they will have to go through the above steps again. The applicant must bring a copy of their appointment confirmation at the time of giving their fingerprint and submitting their documents.