Experience a Seamless Holiday with Arooha's Schengen Visa from Dubai

Have you ever come across anyone who doesn't want to visit the Schengen countries? Neither have I! Weather we dream of cruising through the picturesque Seine river, visit the multi colored tulip fields of Amsterdam or drink in renaissance art in Milan, the destination in a glance is one, the Schengen countries. The Schengen countries are made up of 26 European states and this blog covers the general visa information that an applicant needs to know before applying for one.

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The deciding factor is the individuals nationality and the passport used. Depending on your passport you can conclude whether you are eligible for a Schengen visa on arrival or have to apply for one beforehand.

What are list of schengen countries

The 26 Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Does your passport belong to any of the countries mentioned below?

If you are one of the lucky lot who owns a passport of any of the countries mentioned below then you are eligible for a Visa on arrival.

Countries eligible for Schengen Visa on arrival are:

1. Albania 22. Israel 43. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2. Andorra 23. Japan 44. Samoa
3. Antigua and Barbuda 24. Kiribati 45. San Marino
4. Argentina 25. Macau 46. Serbia
5. Australia 26. Macedonia 47. Seychelles
6. Bahamas 27. Malaysia 48. Singapore
7. Barbados 28. Marshall islands 49. Solomon Islands
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina 29. Mauritius 50. South Korea
9. Brazil 30. Mexico 51. Taiwan
10. Brunei 31. Micronesia 52. Timor Leste
11. Canada 32. Moldova 53. Tonga
12. Chile 33. Monaco 54. Trinidad and Tobago
13. Colombia 34. Montenegro 55. Tuvalu
14. Costa Rica 35. New Zealand 56. Ukraine
15. Dominica 36. Nicaragua 57. United States Of America
16. El Salvador 37. Palau 58. United Kingdom
17. Georgia 38. Panama 59. United Arab Emirates
18. Grenada 39. Paraguay 60. Uruguay
19. Guatemala 40. Perú 61. Vanuatu city
20. Honduras 41. St Kitts & Nevis 62. Venezuela
21. Hong Kong 42. Saint Lucia

Do you need a Schengen Visa

If you are a UAE national or an individual holding a passport of any country mentioned above but residing in the UAE, then yahoo you are eligible for a Schengen on-arrival visa. You don't have to go through any procedures prior to your travel. Your visa will be stamped in your passport at the airport or any other entry ports to any of the 26 Schengen states.

How many days stay is allowed with a Schengen on-arrival visa?

The individual who gets a Schengen visa on arrival can stay for 90 days in any of the 26 Schengen states within a duration of 180 days.

If the country of which you are holding a passport is not mentioned in the list above then you will have to apply for a Schengen visit visa before visiting any of the Schengen countries.

Type of visa

The Schengen Visit Visa is categorised into types depending on the individual’s purpose of visit. They are:

Ideal for individuals who are travelling to the Schengen states for leisure or tourism purposes.
Suitable for this who are interested in conducting businesses or investing in any of the Schengen states.
If on your way to another destination (doesn't matter the purpose of travel) you have to stopover in any Of The Schengen states then a transit visa is a must.
The medical visa allows patients to visit the Schengen states for any medical treatments or procedures.
This caters to sportspeople or another professional in the field of sports



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Schengen Visa Price

The cost of a Schengen visa might vary slightly depending on your age and the type of visa you are applying for. The visa fee is compulsory and cannot be refunded under any cost, even if the visa has been rejected. Along with the visa fee an additional fee charged as service charge for the visa assistance by Arooha.

Required supporting documents to apply for Schengen Visa

When applying for a Schengen visa from Dubai the following documents need to be submitted to our visa consultant:

Original Passport

with minimum of 2 blank pages (has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months calculated from the date of scheduled return and should not be older than 10 years)

2 Recent Photographs

2 photographs of passport size with white background

UAE Residence visa

which should be valid for 3 months from the date of scheduled return (for expatriates residing in UAE)

NOC letter from company

which has to include the applicant's designation, monthly salary, employment start date and no objection statement stamped with the company stamp

Flight Ticket

Confirmed round ticket

Bank Statement

6 or 3 months bank statement depending on which country you will apply (original or stamped by the bank)

Travel insurance

Repatriation and evacuation coverage around 30000 Euros

Confirmed hotel reservation

if staying in multiple countries for same number of days the first country of stay should be mentioned. If staying in multiple countries for different number of days, the country in which the longest stay is planned should be mentioned

Schengen Visa Processing

What is the Schengen visa application procedure? After handing over the supporting documents to the visa consultant the following procedures will be followed:


Make the payment for the Schengen visa and the consultation.


Preliminary checking of all documents and handing out advice on the most suitable visa type and all other details depending on your purpose of travel.


The visa consultant handling your visa will type your application and cross check all the supporting documents.


You will be given an appointment date with the respective embassy to submit your documents.


The visa issuing process begins


Once your visa is ready for stamping the passport will be collected.


You will be notified once your Schengen visa is ready.

Now that you have a general idea of the Schengen visa procedure from Dubai, get in touch with us to further your travel plans to the Schengen.