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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

We constantly strive to offer a range of high end services to enhance customer satisfaction. As part of our constant and ongoing endeavor to add value to your experience we offer additional services designed to make the process easy and effortless. To use them, you will need to pay an extra fee in addition to the visa application fee.

For your comfort while applying for your Visa you can call us on +971 420 55761 to know more information on the additional services available.

Mobile Biometric Service

The Mobile Biometric Service (MBS), offers Switzerland visa applicants across United Arab Emirates (UAE), the added convenience and ease of submitting their visa applications and enrolling their biometrics, from a location more convenient to them.

Key features & benefits:

  • Service available to individual or group Switzerland visa applicants at locations across the UAE
  • Ideal for large groups such as corporates groups, travel groups, royal entourages, university students/faculty and film-crew as the entire group can submit their applications and enroll their biometrics on the same day and time at a location convenient to them
  • Available any day of the week (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Easy appointment booking and query resolution through dedicated email ID
  • 24 hours advance appointment bookings accepted
  • Flexible pricing depending on the group size and location
  • Inclusive of courier-return of processed documents & passports to the address of the applicant’s choice.
  • Inclusive of regular SMS alerts on the status of the application
  • Convenient and easy online payment options
  • A team of professionally trained VFS Global officers will visit applicants on the appointed date and time at the agreed location to collect their applications and enroll the biometrics

How to apply for this service

  1. Book an Appointment: Write to us at SchengenMBS@Vfsglobal.com or call 00971 56 4222346 to book an appointment
  2. Payment & Confirmation: Our team will cross-check the pre-requisites, confirm on the most convenient location, applicable fees and accordingly confirm your appointment
  3. We will come to you: Our team of professionals will visit the assigned location on the appointed date and time to collect your applications, enroll your biometrics and deliver your applications directly to the Swiss Embassy

Fee for Mobile Biometric Service
Fee in AED (all applicable taxes included)
Service fee for a group of up to 4 applicants AED 997.5 each
Service fee for Mobile Biometrics per applicant in a group of 05-20 applicants AED 630
Service fee per applicant in a group of more than 21 applicants for Mobile Biometrics AED 472.50

Premium Lounge Service

Apply for your visa within the comfort of our Premium Lounge.

The Premium Lounge service is available for those customers who would like to experience a dedicated service with personalized attention.

This service provides the following amenities:

  • A dedicated premium service lounge
  • Well-appointed ambience
  • Refreshments
  • Photocopying service for your documents*
  • Quicker submission of your application at the Visa Application Centre
  • SMS alert on the status of your application*
  • Return delivery of your passport via courier* (if requested)

*You do not need to pay the additional photocopying, SMS and courier fee if availing the Premium Lounge service.

Important note: Your visa will be processed and its status decided upon by the Embassy of Switzerland UAE. Using the Premium Lounge service does not mean that your visa application will be processed faster than the usual turn-around period.

Walk-in without appointment

Walk-In option is available for applications without an appointment provided there are slots available due to no-show on that particular day. Please note there is no guarantee if this service will be available and you are requested to approach the Reception/Helpdesk at the respective Centre. This service comes with an additional cost of AED 204, between 15:00 to 16:00.

Prime Time Service

The Prime time service is mainly aimed to facilitate working professional and business executives who would prefer to apply outside of their own normal working hours.

Prime time service allows applicants to submit their application with prior online appointment at the Visa Application Centre, outside of normal business hours, at an additional cost of AED 189 per application, along with the visa fee and service charges.

Prime time will be allowed as per the table below

Prime time service is available as per the table below:

Prime Time Business Hours
Sunday – Thursday 08:00 - 09:00
and
15:00 – 16:00

The fee is non-refundable.

Important: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants availing the prime time service will have a faster turn-around time or be successful in their visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the Embassy/Consulate.

Please Note: The Premium Lounge service is not available in conjunction with the Prime Time service.

Express Courier

The express courier service is an enhancement to the regular courier service. This service will enable applicants to have their passport and documents delivered to them on the same day at a place of their convenience instead of receiving it as per scheduled delivery through the regular courier service.

Form Filling Service

A member of staff will complete your visa application form online for a fee of AED 53 per application. Please note, the Original passport, Hotel booking, flight reservation/schedule and Insurance will be required for this service.

The form-filling staff will complete your application form as per the documents you provide.

* All applicants are requested to verify the application form before proceeding to submit the application. VFS and its staff shall not be responsible for the contents and the accuracy of the information entered or any adverse decision arising out of the contents or the accuracy of the information provided on the Visa Application Form; the responsibility lies with the applicant.

Courier Service

As part of the Courier service, the Visa Application Centre will courier your passport back to you, if you opt for this service. You can purchase the service at the application centre. Please enquire about this service when you submit your visa application.

Complete Documentation

This service aims at offering you the convenience of ensuring the completeness of your application prior to your appointment.

You may get your application file checked and have it completed as per the Embassy requirements by simply visiting the Application Centre and requesting for the service. Our officers will check and guide you with the requirements. This will enable you to have a completed file at the time of your appointment without any delays and smooth submission of your application. The service costs AED 31 (All applicable taxes included) in addition to the visa application fees.

Important note: Your visa will be processed by the Embassy of Switzerland in UAE and using this service does not guarantee the decision of your visa application or the processing time.

Photo Capture Service

You can have your photograph taken at the Visa Application Centre

Applicants using this service can have their photograph taken at the application centre. This will ensure that the photograph meets the specifications.

SMS Alerts Service

SMS updates will be sent to you informing you of the status of your visa application. Once purchased, you will receive several automated feedback messages to your mobile phone provided while submitting your application, alerting you about the current stage of your application, within the process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the language of your choice (Arabic or English) and keeps you updated about the status of your visa application. At the end of the process, you will receive an automated email message (in English only) to the registered email address provided in your application form, informing you that the decision on your application has been made and your passport can be collected from the application centre. However, the outcome of this decision will not be conveyed through these alerts.

Assured Courier

This is an optional service which is an add-on to return courier. This Service offers applicants an option of an enhanced compensation in case of damage or loss in transit during document transportation. A disclaimer will be required to be signed by applicants availing this service.

Photocopy Service

You may require photocopies of recommended supporting documentation and can get this done at the application centre itself for a minimal fee.

Documents printing service

Applicants may avail this service to have any document printed by mailing it to us. Please note: this service can be availed only before the submission process at the counter.

Additional Service Amount in AED  (all applicable taxes included)
Premium Lounge Service AED 315 per application
Walk-in without appointment AED 204 per application
Prime Time AED 189 per application
Express Courier AED 105 per application
Form Filling Service AED 53 per application
Courier Service AED 42 per application
Complete Documentation AED 31 per application
Photo Capture Service AED 27 (04 photographs)
SMS Alerts Service AED 10 per application
Assured Courier AED 10
Photocopy Service AED 6 per page
Documents printing service AED 6 per page