Pakistan

Schengen visa applicants asked to submit fingerprints with form

KARACHI: The Consulate of Italy in Karachi has notified that all Schengen Visa applicants (valid up to 90 days single or multiple entry) are requested for their fingerprints when submitting their visa application, with effect from November 2 2015. 

In a statement issued here, all applicants residents in Sindh and in Baluchistan will drop in their visa applications as usual at one of the collection points and, after that, they will be called to collect the fingerprints at the Consulate of Italy in Karachi.

The new procedure will slower the time for the issuance of the visas.

Therefore we ask all applicants to apply for their visa at least six-eight (6-8) week before their departure date.  Soon only one Outsourcing Agency will be appointed to collect visa applications and fingerprints, added the statement.

Following is the list of 26 Schengen countries:

– Austria
– Belgium
– Czech Republic
– Denmark
– Estonia
– Finland
–  France
– Germany
– Greece
– Hungary
– Iceland (not a European Union Member State)
– Italy
– Latvia
– Liechtenstein (not a European Union Member State)
– Lithuania
– Luxembourg
– Malta
– Netherlands
– Norway (not a European Union Member State)
– Poland
– Portugal
– Slovakia
– Slovenia
– Spain
– Sweden
– Swiss (not a European Union Member State)

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