As per the latest update, please note that with effect from 02nd November 2015, Biometric (fingerprints & digital photo) has become a mandatory requirement for All Schengen Country Visas. Which means that all travelers applying for a Schengen visa will now have to come personally to the respective Embassy/VFS centre for biometric and application submission.
This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travelers, who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years.
Following travellers are exempted from biometric
• Children under 12 years of age
• Persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible
• Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, Heads of State and members of the national Governments (with their official delegations and spouses) if they travel for official purposes.
In this regards, there are very important points that you would need to understand and inform to all your clients as well:-
All visa norms and procedure would remain the same as they are now.Role of Unicorn Tourism Shall continue providing the visa documentation support, DD making, meet & assist, guidance to the clients appearing for biometric. Applicant just needs to appear personally for biometric and rest all will be taken care of by Unicorn Tourism only.
Unicorn Tourism shall also be making over the counter collection on applicant's behalf.
Unicorn Tourism shall be taking the appointment for all Schengen countries on behalf of the applicants.
In case of any shortcoming in visa form or documents, the applicants would be asked to take a fresh appointment and visit again. Hence, we recommend taking Unicorn Tourism expert service to avoid any such hassle or re-visit for visa submission.
Once the biometric is done, it will remain valid for next 5 years and the applicants will not need to come again for their next travel to Schengen countries. Hence, for all such travellers ,,,,,,,,Unicorn Tourism will be submitting and collecting their visas like before.
We strongly recommend you to take ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Unicorn Tourism services for documentation, meet & assist fees arrangements, guidance and collection for all your Schengen travellers for smooth processing of their visas.
While for travelers who have already undertaken biometrics... Unicorn Tourism shall be submitting & collecting their visas without biometrics for next 5 years.
Hence, you may continue sending your Schengen visa applications to Unicorn Tourism and our expert team will review them, guide you and will take care of all processes.
In case the applicant goes directly without screening of their documents by Unicorn Tourism team and later at the time of submission if there is any mismatch/shortcoming/gap in the documentation, then there will be no submission and the entire process needs to be started afresh right from appointment taking. Hence, we strongly recommend you to take Unicorn Tourism expert services for appointment, documentation, fee management, meet and assist and collection for a hassle free visa processing for Schengen countries.
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We can submit Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Pondichery, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu ppts in Mumbai.
w.e.f. 02nd March 2015, all the passports will be send by courier to the applicant address Or applicant company address as mentioned in the covering letter. All applicant have to mention the courier address on their covering letter.
As per All the Scghengen consulates in Mumbai, henceforth no handwritten passport will be accepted for visa submission.
The VFS will accept tourist visa application only if the pax departure is after 10 days...
W.E.F 30th July 2011 , The consulate will require Euro endorsement Original Forex receipt with all the visa application ... If the pax is providing credit card then we require credit card statement along with the credit limit mention on it !!!! We request you to pls check on Italy VFS site www.vfs-italy.co.in Important notice , As the consulate require Euro endorse and rcpt as per the number of days pax staying in Italy !!!With Immediate Effect Passports which are issued more than 10 years ago, cannot be accepted any more, the pax will have to take a fresh passport.
Business Visa : PLS NOTE WE NEED TO SUBMIT AT VFS
Valid passport for 3 months from the date of return, One Application forms, Two photographs 35/45 80% face white background, Covering letter from Indian company in detail, Invitation letter with name & designation of the person who signs the Invitation. Invitation should have a guarantee the clause is as : The Italian business operator must include a declaration to the effect that he is aware of the nature of penal responsibility he assumes in case the foreigner he has invited, sponsored or guaranteed, violates Italian immigration laws , Indian company registration copy, Chambers of commerce letter from the Italian Company with the name of the invitee & the name of the person who has sign the invitation. Foreign exchange as per the travel or International credit card copy with Credit card statement which shows the credit limit as per the travel, Personal Income tax papers for last 03 yrs , Indian company income tax copies for last 03 yrs , Personal bank statement of the passenger for 6 months, Indian company bank statement for last 6 months, Salary slips for last 3 months, Hotel confirmation required for business visa as per the air ticket, Overseas medical insurance minimum for 10 days from the date of travel, Return Air ticket .
If the pax is staying for more than 30 days then the clause is as : In Case the visa is requested for a continuous stay which exceeds 30 days, Invitation from Italian company should be completed with a declaration that no relationship of subordinate or independent work will be instituted. Particularly, its is to specify that the activity to be undertaken does not fall into the category of dependent or independent work for which , under Italian law a regular work contract needs to be stipulated.
Tourist Visa :
Valid passport for 3 months from the date of return, 2 photos as per the specification 35/45 80% face white back ground, One Application form and pls note in children form both parents should signed with children signed or thumb impression, Original covering letter from pax on company letter head in detail If pax is working then covering letter on plain paper & leave letter from Indian company, Hotel confirmation as per the air ticket, Personal IT paper for last 3 years, Personal bank statement for last 6 months, If pax is working, then salary slips for last 3 months, Overseas medical insurance minimum for 10 days from the date of travel, Return Air ticket .
Pls note if children below 18 traveling traveling with single parents then we required NOC affidavit on 100rs stamp paper with notary & home department from both parents.
Religious Visa :
Invitation from Vatican in original with seal and sign, Apolastic Naunctiue letter from Delhi, Bishop letter, U$$ 500 at least.
1. Passenger should be come personally as the consulate doesn’t accept visa application from travel agent.
2. Passenger have to take the token one day before in the afternoon at for the submission, submission will be on next working day only or date for submission given by the consulate3. All Original paper & bank statement required.
Please note Consulate require at least 15 days Medical Policy for the Submission.
Listed medical insurance for Italy visa as per below:
W.E.F : 2nd November 2015, all applicants have to come personal for submission & biometrics at vfs with prior appointment. Pls note we will take the appointment for submission & assist the applicant at vfs .
Visa Time Taken : 07 working days ( Note : Passenger traveling to First Time Scghengen it will take 12 working days to process.)
Visa Fee : Rs. 4290/- + VFS Charges Rs. 1020 /- + DD charges Rs. 75/-
Rs. 8290/- + VFS Charges Rs. 1020/- for long stay + DD charges Rs. 75/-
VFS Courier charges : Rs. 300 /-
Visa Sub. Time : As per appointment timing
Visa Coll. Time : W.E.F. 2nd March 2015, All the passports will be send by courier to the applicant's address Or