How To Apply For Schengen Visa To Visit France

From UAE

Non-citizen residents of the UAE can get several different France visas. The Schengen France visa is a famous and practical category for the citizens of the UAE. Applicants who get successful french schengen visas can spend up to 90 days in France and easily travel to other schengen countries.

This blog will provide you with all the information regarding all the documents and requirements essential for the UAE citizens to apply for the schengen country. Common documents include: cover letter, passport, snaps, dummy ticket for Schengen visa, travel insurance, hotel reservation etc.

Who Can Apply For A French Schengen Visa?

The following categories of people can apply for a Schengen Visa in UAE:

A UAE passport holder previously refused visa-free entry to the Schengen area. Foreigners living in the UAE with a permanent or temporary residency permit are nationals of a country with a visa-free agreement with Schengen but have been refused visa-free entry to Europe. Any citizen of a country that does not have a visa-free regime with the Schengen countries.

How To Apply For A France Schengen Visa From Uae

Here are the following steps to apply for the schengen visa:

Decide When To Submit Your Application

  • You should apply for your France visa for UAE residents at least 15 days before travelling to France. This should allow your France visa application to be processed well before your trip.
  • The French missions will only accept a French visa application lodged up to six months before a planned departure to the Schengen area (i.e. there is such a thing as applying too early) even though it is always a good idea to apply early for France visas.

. Select Your Schengen Visa Type According To Your Purpose

  • You should choose the correct visa type for your journey when applying for a France Schengen visa from the United Arab Emirates (different visa types require different documents).
  • France is a popular tourist destination for UAE residents

Select Your Entry Category

  • A multiple-entry visa is best when you want to enter and leave France multiple times. With this visa category, you can enter and leave the country as often as possible. In short, if you get this visa, you can easily travel between Abu Dhabi and Paris as often as you want.
  • A double entry visa is considered the second most flexible entry visa. You can quickly enter the schengen area two times with this visa category. But if you break the rules and enter the schengen zone a third time, you will not be allowed to enter the schengen zone the third time.
  • A single-entry visa is considered the most restrictive kind of visa. With this visa, you can enter only once in the schengen zone; after that, you will not be allowed back into the country.

Choose France As Your Primary Schengen Destination

  • If you are planning to visit the schengen area and will stay longer in France, then your primary destination should be France.

Choose Where To Apply In The UAE For A Schengen Visa

  • You can apply for a France Schengen visa at the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

Gather Your Required Documents

The following documents and materials will be required for your France visa application from the UAE:

  • Valid national passport.
  • Two passport photos.
  • Evidence of accommodation (i.e. where you will stay in France).
  • Documents demonstrating that you can cover all your expenses during your stay in France or a schengen country.
  • A briefly explained cover letter about your visit to schengen country, the purpose of the visit, details regarding flights and other details.
  • You must have a flight reservation for visa application showing that you will leave the schengen zone after your visa expires and will return to UAE.
  • Proof of travel medical insurance for the schengen visa (up to 30,000 EUR). travel insurance is basically to meet all the emergency conditions in the schengen zone.
  • The employment status document will show if you are a student, self-employed or employed.
  • Civil status documents such as marriage certificates or birth certificates.
  • If you are planning to visit a friend or relative in a schengen country, you must submit the host’s invitation letter. The application will only be successful if you submit the supplemental documents.
  • Please remember that all documents must be in English or French. If you originally have all documents in English or French, they must be translated into either one of the languages.

Access Your Basic Application Form

  • The France visa portal allows UAE residents to submit their France tourist visa applications online (as well as pay their France tourist visa fees online). It is possible, however, to apply for a France visa for UAE residents online, even if you are not applying for a tourist visa (just select the right visa type).

Schedule Your Schengen Visa Appointment

  • You should be able to schedule your visa appointment online after completing your application process due to France’s electronic application system. You may need to contact your application destination for information on France visa appointments.

Attend Your Schengen Visa Appointment

Your in-person visa appointment is where you will do the following:

  • Attend a short visa interview (will consist of basic questions about your trip to France)
  • You must submit a signed paper copy of your electronic application (along with physical copies and/or originals of all other application materials).
  • Please submit your biometric information (photos and fingerprints are required for all first-time Schengen visa applicants).
  • Most applicants pay 80 EUR, about 341 UAE Dirhams, for Schengen visas, but specific categories pay reduced fees or none. All Schengen visas are the same in price (for example, a tourist visa will cost the same as a medical visa, a business visa, etc.).

Wait For A Final Decision

  • France Schengen visas are issued within 15 days of applying from the United Arab Emirates (in rare cases, it may take 30-60 days).
  • You may appeal a visa rejection by following these general guidelines.
  • Then you can pick up your passport (containing your new French Schengen visa) and get on your way.

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