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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR SHORT-STAY VISA APPLICATIONS

Published Monday September 08 2014

Starting from 25 September 2014, all Schengen States consulates in Turkey will use the Visa Information System (VIS).

Therefore, visa applicants will have to appear in person when lodging the application, in order to provide their biometric data (fingerprints and a digital photograph). For subsequent applications, within 5 years the fingerprints can be copied from the previous application file in the VIS.

 

Short-term visa applicants can apply to Luxembourg Embassy in Ankara and also VFS Global office’s in İstanbul and in Ankara.

Applicants who will apply to Embassy will have to call the Embassy (+90.312.4591400) for a visa application appointment and will be required to provide 2 biometric photos (35mm X 45mm dimensions, white background and full front view). Fingerprints will taken at the Embassy.

Applicants who will apply to VFS Global offices in İstanbul and in Ankara will have to call VFS Global call center (+90.212.3735809) for a visa application appointment and will be required to provide 2 biometric photos (35mm X 45mm dimensions, white background and full front view). Fingerprints will taken at VFS Global offices.

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