How to Apply for a Schengen Visa in Qatar

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In my recent blog, Europe was identified as the top travel destinations for OFW’s in Qatar. And since this blog’s goal is to provide as much information which will be beneficial to the Filipino community in Qatar, I tried to collect some information that will be useful especially to those who are planning for their European vacation sometime soon. As most information is also general, our readers from other regions may also get idea on how to process their visa application locally.

 

WHAT?

A Schengen Visa is a document issued by the appropriate authorities to the interested party for visiting/travelling to and within the Schengen Area.

Schengen Area, named after “the Schengen Agreement” signifies a zone where 26 different European nations, acknowledged the abolishment of their internal borders with other member nations and outside, for the free and unrestricted movement of people, goods, services, and capital, in harmony with common rules for controlling external borders and fighting criminality by strengthening common judicial system and police cooperation.

WHERE?

The application of a Schengen visa is subject to your point-of-entry in Europe or the country where you will stay longer. Depending on your planned itinerary or tour package, you should be advised where to apply for a visa in their respective Embassy offices here in Doha.

Please do note that some Schengen States also use private Visa Application Centers for short term visas only. However, it is still the concerned Embassies who do the review and approval for all applications, including long term visas.

The Italian Embassy

Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS) is a private company in charge of the Italian Visa Application Centre.

CKGS Italy Visa Application Centre

Ground Floor, AMG Building

Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street, Madinat Khalifa (South),

Doha, Qatar (near Philippine School Doha area)

Telephone No.: +974 33329127

from 08:00 am – 04:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday

Email Address: italyvisa.qatar@ckgs.com

Residents of Qatar who wish to travel to Malta, Sweden, or Estonia can also apply at the CKGS Italy Visa Application Centre in Qatar.

For other information, you may also contact the Italian Embassy in Doha at +974 44831803 from Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 1pm or write an e-mail to doha.visti2@esteri.it.

The German Embassy

WorldBridge Service is a commercial company who is working in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Qatar. They also process Schengen Visas for Austria, Finland, Norway and Slovenia.

WorldBridge Visa Application Centre

Al Jaidah Square, 3rd floor

63 Airport Road (atop Jarir Bookstore in Airport Road)

Doha, Qatar

Telephone Nos: +974 44364771; +974 44364774

The Spanish Embassy

The Embassy of Spain in Qatar is working together with VFS Global – an international outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions. Effective October 2, 2016, their office will move to its new location (from Jaidah Square to Abdul Jaleel Business Center also in Airport Road).

The Spain Visa Application Centre

1st Floor (103) Abdul Jaleel Business Center,

(new building near Al Meera Airport Road)

Doha, Qatar

Telephone No.: +974 44069001

Email: info.spainqatar@vfshelpline.com

For travelers to other Schengen states, it is a must to go directly to their Embassy offices for visa application.

The French Embassy

West Bay, Diplomatic Area

Doha, Qatar

Telephone No.: +974 44021777

The Embassy of The Netherlands

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

6th Floor, Al Mirqab Tower, Al Dafna,

Doha, Qatar

Telephone No.: +974 44954700 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

E-mail : doh@minbuza.nl

For other Embassies in Qatar, please check out this listing:

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