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Important Info

Kindly be informed that seafarers and maritime companies may now apply at the Visa Application Center for Greece in Manila for a Schengen C type visa.
In order to book an appointment at the Manila VAC for Greece, please send us an email at seafarer.phgr@gvc24assist.eu providing the information listed below:

1. Company Name
2. Applicant's Name
3. Applicant's Surname
4. Applicant's Passport Number
5. Passport date of issue and expiry date
6. Applicant's Nationality
7. Applicant's Date of birth
8. Date of departure
9. Desired date of submission

Our staff will contact you to clarify further details, if necessary, and to confirm the date and time of your visit. Please, note that for groups of applicants the details of all applicants are required.
Following this, we advise you to download, print out and fill in the checklist below which contains and explains what documents you need to hand in along with your passport when visiting VAC for Greece to submit your application. This is done in order to help you prepare your application more effectively and save you time and efforts while you visit the GVCW Application Center in Manila.

Overview

Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are kindly requested to carefully read the provided information. The guidelines listed on this website are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible, on the basis of the common list of supporting documents to be presented by applicants for short stay Schengen visas in Philippines. This will reduce the chances of your application being incomplete or a delay in being processed.

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Required Documents

You are kindly advised to check the list of required documents before submitting your application. This will minimize the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents. 

Following this, we advise you to download, print out and fill in the checklist which contains and explains what documents you need to hand in along with your passport when visiting VAC for Greece to submit your application. This is done in order to help you prepare your application more effectively and save you time and efforts while you visit the GVCW Application Center in Manila.

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Fees

CONSULAR SCHENGEN VISA (C) FEE: 

The below rates are applicable and they may vary at any time:

Visa Type

EUR

PHP

Schengen Short stay (Type C) for nationals of Philippines 80

4880

Schengen Short stay (Type C)

80 4880

Schengen Short stay (Type C) for nationals of The Gambia

120 7320
Schengen Short stay (Type C) for nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kosovo 35

2135

Schengen Short stay (Type C) for nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine holders of non biometric passports*

35

2135

Minors under 12 years old (Type C)

Gratis
Holders of diplomatic and service passports

Gratis

Spouses and children of EU citizen traveling with the latter as long as relevant sufficient proof is provided along with the application (i.e. ticket bookings, copy of EU citizen's valid passport and marriage certificate or unabridged birth certificate as applicable)

Gratis

Organised groups of school pupils, students, postgraduate students accompanied by teachers on study/ educational trip: only applicable if applicants have a formal invitation from an educational institution

Gratis
Researchers from third countries traveling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research (as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries traveling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research

Gratis

Representatives and participants of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organizations

Gratis

* Note: Citizens of: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine holders of biometric passports do not require Schengen visa. Please consult here for nationals of countries with which the EU has concluded Visa Facilitation Agreements.

SERVICE FEE:

The Service Fee amounts to PHP 1830 applicable per application over and above the Consular Visa Fees for all applications.

PLEASE NOTE:

All the above mentioned fees in PHP are as per the current exchange rate at the time of submission of application at the Greece Visa Application Center and are subject to change without notice. EURO currency mentioned above is for reference only.

All the above mentioned fees can be paid in cash at the Visa Application Center.

Biometrics

As of 14 November 2013 all applicants applying for a Schengen visa will be required to present their biometric data - ten fingerprints and a digital photo. Biometric data will be stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), which is a central database for the exchange of data on short-stay visas (for stays up to 90 days in any 180-day period) between Schengen States. The main objectives of the VIS are to facilitate visa application procedures and checks at external border as well as to enhance security.

Photo Specifications
Photo Specifications

Before submitting Schengen Visa photos make sure that they are absolutely in a high quality form in order to make their reproduction easy – something needed when facial biometrics applies in the ID Document of the visa holder. The applicants should present two recent (not more than 6 months old) passport-sized photos that should be:

  • 3,5 x 4 cm (approx. 1.2 x 1.6 inch)
  • with a light background (white or off-white) so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background
  • in color and with facing forward
  • with the forehead and ears visible, without heavy jewelry
  • full face, non-smiling (without sunglasses, a hat/ cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religions belief or ethnic background)
  • of high quality and printed on normal photographic paper (camera print), preferably not glossy

Please click here for the specifications.

Knowing and meeting properly these requirements is essential, as only if in the needed format, the biometric recognition of the applicant and perfect reproduction can be authorised correctly.

Note:
Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements, your application will be considered incomplete.

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Travel Insurance

Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 (Article 15) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009”, which entered into force on April 5 of 2010, applicants must purchase a travel insurance product before they apply for a travel visa. Purchasing adequate travel insurance is one of the requirements of the Schengen visa.

The requirements for Schengen travel insurance:

  • The travel insurance should include medical evacuation/ repatriation. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30,000 (denominated in Euros).
  • The insurance company must have a representative office in European Union countries.
  • The insurance must be valid for duration of stay in the Schengen countries.

Dear Applicants,
You can purchase insurance coverage from any insurer of your selection. However, in order to expedite and facilitate your application, we wish to bring to your knowledge that GVCW is partnering, through INSURTE, a European company acting under EU laws, with first-class European Insurance Companies.
Should you wish so, please click the following button:

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Disclaimer: By clicking “Book now your insurance”, you will be redirected outside the Global Visa Center World (GVCW) website under our Privacy Notice. GVCW does not accept any liability arising from the purchase or use of the insurance services by any person.

 

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Please, find here the list with recommended insurance companies in the Philippines providing travel medical insurances for Schengen Visa procedure.

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Regulation (EU) No 610/2013 of 26 June 2013, amended the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, the Schengen Borders Code and the Visa Code and – among others – re-defined the concept of "short stay" for third-country nationals in the Schengen area which is a fundamental element of the Schengen acquis.

Collect your Passport

After having tracked online whether your passport is ready for collection, you can collect your passport in person at the end of the visa application process. Please note that in order to collect your passport in person you need to bring your ID and the Payment Receipt given to you during the submission which will be collected from you as a proof of delivery of your passport.

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Procedure on refusal of a visa

The decision to refuse a Schengen visa and the reasons for the refusal are notified using a standard form that is handed out by the Member State's Consulate that refused the visa. The notification of the refusal must include the reasons, on which the refusal were based, and the procedures and deadlines for submitting an appeal.

Applicants who have been refused a visa may appeal against this decision. Appeals shall be conducted against the Member State that has taken the final decision on the application and in accordance with the national law of that Member State. Member States shall provide applicants with information regarding the procedure to be followed in the event of an appeal. In case a Member State represents another Member State for the purpose of issuing visas (e.g. Greece represents Portugal), the appeal procedure will be that of the Member State who took the final decision, i.e. the representing Member State which is in this example Greece.

Applicants are free to re-apply if their application has been refused earlier. However, it is recommended to take note of the reasons for the earlier refusal before submitting a new application and make amendments, where necessary.

The visa fee is not refunded if the visa is refused. The visa fee covers the cost of the examination of the visa application.