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EU signs visa waiver agreement with the United Arab Emirates

On 6 May 2015 the EU and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement. The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for citizens of this country when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. In order to benefit from visa-free travel, citizens of UAE must be in possession of valid ordinary, diplomatic, service/official or special passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity.

The German Embassy Abu Dhabi will only accept Visa Applications From persons residing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Persons residing in the Emirates of Dubai / Sharjah / Ras Al Khaimah / Ajman / Umm Al Qaiwain / Fujairah would need to submit their applications to The German Consulate Dubai.

VFS Global has been appointed as the outsourced partner by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Abu Dhabi to facilitate visa applications to Germany and Schengen countries.

If you have applied for a Schengen visa through the German Visa Application Centre, you can track the application status using the online tracking system - Click Here

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The German Visa application center in Abu Dhabi will remain closed ...
Published on 07 September 2016
Visa Application form provided below must be typed either in English/German and not hand written...
Published on 09 May 2016


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