As per the new visa application procedure, from
25 January 2017 all the applicants will need to
visit visa application centre to submit their
application as Biometric fingerprint data along
with a digital photograph is required for all
the short term applications (Including VIS
applications) and digital photograph is required
for long term & Child below 12 years
Application form is to be filled online. Click
Effective 02 November 2015, Indian citizens
applying a Schengen visa will have to appear in
person in order to provide biometric data
(fingerprints and digital photography).
The subsequent application to a Schengen
Countries (after the first application effective
02 Nov 2015) for next 5 years, need not appear
in person for biometric.
are certain exemptions as follows:
· Children under 12
· Persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible
· Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, Heads of State and members of
the national Governments with their official
delegations and spouses) if they travel for
Schengen States Consulate require Approved list
of Indian Travel Insurance Companies Providing
Travel Medical Insurance For Schengen Visa.
Apollo Munich , Bajaj Allianz , HDFC Ergo ,
ICICI Lombard , IFFCO Tokyo, Future Generali,
National, Reliance, Tata AIG, Oriental Insurance
Note: All Schengen Countries, 20 Years passport
will not be accepted and also hand written
passport not accepted.
Note: Please take an appointment for Biometrics
& Submission from the VFS website and the day
the appointment taken the passenger has to
appear for the Finger prints, and if passenger
given biometrics after November 2015, then the
Agent can submit the application on behalf of
the passenger after taking an appointment.