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Two new Schengen visa application centres open in UAE

The new service costs £600 (about Dh2,700) in addition to the regular visa fee. (Shutterstock)

By Staff

The embassy of Sweden in Abu Dhabi has outsourced its visa application process to VFS Global. People who want to apply for Schengen visas to Sweden can now do this at two new centres managed by VFS Global – one in Dubai and the other in Abu Dhabi.

While VFS Global will accept visa applications, the embassy will continue to make the assessment and decisions regarding all visas.

The new visa application centres are located at Level 2 of Wafi Mall in Dubai, and Level 25 of Shining Tower in Abu Dhabi.

While inaugurating the centre, Ambassador Jan Thesleff said, “I am delighted to be able to offer a substantially increased service-level for Sweden visa applicants.”

The centre in Dubai will accept applications for visas to Sweden from applicants and travel agents residing in the UAE.

The service would attract a nominal service fee, payable at the centre at the time of submitting applications. The centre will remain open from 9am to 5pm.

(Image via Shutterstock)