How to Apply Schengen Visa if you are in Dubai

Milan, Paris, Amsterdam and Athens, these are some of the city in Europe that I wanted to see in person. But Being a Filipino we need a Schengen Visa (Tourist Visa) to be able to get there.

Dahil Italy ang pinaka gusto kong puntahan, hinanap ko sa google kung papaano ako makakapag apply ng Tourist visa papunta sa Italy. I learned that CKGS or Cox and Kings Global Services ang opisyal na aplayan ng Schengen Visa ng Italy dito sa Dubai. Their office is located sa tabi ng Sofitel Hotel katabi ng Dubai Mall Metro Station.

I visit their website I checked the requirements and then I book an online appointment also from their website.. Sa pag se set ng online appointment you need to fill up forms online, you will need your passport details.

I collect all the requirements needed,  this includes:

  • *Filled up application form that can be downloaded from their website.

  • *Passport original and 1 photocopy

  • *1 Passport Photo

  • *Photocopy of Emirates ID

  • *Photocopy previous Schengen, USA, UK Visa if you have

  • *No Objection Certificate from local sponsor or employer (Certificate of Employment)

    It should mention:

    1 Name and designation of the applicant
    2 Name and designation of the managerial signatory 3 Applicant's monthly salary
    4 Start of employment date
    5 No objection on travel to Italy

  • *Bank Statement of Account

  • *Confirmed Hotel Booking

  • *Copy of flight booking

  • *Medical Travel Insurance minimum coverage of 30,000euro. I bought the travel insurance from Dnata for 99 Dirhams, valid for 1 month and non refundable.

I requested a certificate of employment from our HR, they normally know kung para sa visa application etc.

My Bank statement is from Emirates NBD and I have a balance of around 2000 AED nong nag request ako. I also print my Banco de Oro Bank Statement gamit ang online banking ko.

I booked a hotel na pweding e cancel ng walang bayad, ganon din ang flight.


Then pumunta ako sa araw ng appointment dala ang kumpletong requirements, eksaktong pambayad na 650 Dirhams, bagamat pweding magbayad gamit ang credit or debit card.

Nag electronic finger print ako doon, tinanong ng kunti at pagkatapos eh pinaliwanag na maaring abutin ng up to seven working days ang proseso ng visa application.

Remember na kukuhanin nila ang passport para e ikabit doon ang Schengen visa sakaling ma approve ito.

Nakakatuwa na after three days eh na receive ko via courier ang passport ko na nakakabit ang Schengen Visa.  Naka indicate don yong validity ng visa and up to 20 days lang ako allow na mag stay sa Schengen country.

Minsan pag gusto talaga natin ang isang bagay eh kinakailngan talagang gumastos at mag take ng risk.

This is my personal experience, if you want to know more please visit Cox and Kings General Services for Italy Schengen Visa Application





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