schengen visa

DebbieZebbes

Active Member
#21
Postal applications

http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Postal-applications,18770

From Tuesday the 22nd of March 2011 onwards and until the issuance of biometric visas, four categories of applicants are allowed to apply by post for a short stay Schengen visa without having to go personally to the TLScontact visas centre.

A/- Who may apply ?

1/- People who are living in the following counties:

Cheshire
Cornwall
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Durham
Gibraltar
Great Manchester
Guernesey
Isle of Wight
Jersey
Lancashire
Merseyside
Northern Ireland
Northumberland
Shropshire
Tyne and Wear
Wales
Yorkshire

2/- Spouse and children under 21 years of age of French or European nationals

3/- Holders of a Schengen visa issued in London of a minimum validity of one year which has expired in the past 12 months or that will expire in the coming 3 months.

4/- Holders of two Schengen visas issued in London during the last 12 months.

Warning: the postal application is possible only for short stay Schengen visa. People who need to apply for a long stay visa (visa valid to live in France for more than 3 months in a row) will have to apply at the TLScontact centre.

B/- How to apply by post?

1/- You must first connect to the TLScontact Website https://www.tlscontact.com/gb2fr/login.php , then choose the type of short stay visa you need and then answer the questions.

If you are eligible to apply by post, the software will give you the choice to apply by registered post. Otherwise you will have to take an appointment at the visa centre in London.

Warning: you cannot send your file by post if you are not registered on the TLScontact website.

2/- Payment of the different fees.

People who decide to apply by post will have to complete a card payment authorisation form in order to pay the following fees:

the service fees of TLScontact (around 25£ depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment)
the administrative visa fee (around 50 £ is the most common fee depending on the exchange rate – for the other different applicable administrative fees please check here : http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Fees.html )
a compulsory postal fee of around 8 £ to have your passport returned to you

3/- Where do I have to send my application?

After your registration on the TLScontact website, and when the sofware asks you to do so, you’ll have to send your file with all the requested documents along with the card payment authorisation form in a registered envelope (for instance “special delivery”) only to the following address :

TLScontact Visas Centre Exhibition house, suite 18, Addison Bridge Place, London W14 8XP

4/- How long will it take to have my passport back?

The postal applications are subject to the delays of postal deliveries. We thus strongly advise you to apply between 3 months and 3 weeks before your departure date.

In case of an emergency, we advise you to apply directly at the TLScontact centre after taking an appointment (please connect to https://www.tlscontact.com/gb2fr/login.php)

5/- If you have questions about postal applications

Please contact TLScontact by email if you are registered on their website or by phone on 08457300118.
 

DebbieZebbes

Active Member
#22
http://www.maec.es/subwebs/Consulados/Edimburgo/en/MenuPpal/RequirementsEntrSpainVisas/Newimportant/Paginas/Application form.aspx

NEW IMPORTANT INFO:


Under Directive 2004/38/EC and according to Real Decreto 1161/2009 10th July that modifies Real Decreto 240/2007, 16th February; Family members of an EU/EEE National in possession of a valid UK Residence Permit are not requiered of a visa to enter Spain. Please note that the UK Residence Permit must state that the holder is a “Family member of an EU/EEE National”. If your Visa/Residency Card does not state that you will be required a Visa to enter the Schengen Area.


Please note that if your UK Visa or residency card states “Spouse/Partner” or “Indefinite leave to remain” only, you do not qualify for this exemption, and therefore you will need to apply for the Visa.
 

MellieC

Well-Known Member
#24
where it says ILR etc are not exempt from the visa requirement, they do NOT have to pay for the visa though, and the spanish can spout all they like, as do the french germans and italians, and fighting them is a nightmare with no EU backing

ironic that they quote the directive lol the directive states that you can attest by other means your entitlement to travel
and it is a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT of ALL EU CITIZENS AND THEIR SPOUSES, IRRESPECTIVE OF NATIONALITY!
but our fndamental rights are being sliced up!!
 
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