According to the Visacodex of the EU all visa applicants in the Gulf Region have to present themselves in person for the collection of biometric data (fingerprints) as of October 2nd 2012.
Period of stay in Schengen area
The Schengen visa allows the holder to a total stay of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months. If you get a multiple entry Schengen visa, you may leave and return any number of times within the 180-day period, but the combined stay within the region must not total more than 90 days. Important is the date of the actual entry, not the beginning of the visa validity.
Date of first entry: 01.03.2010
Stays: 01.03. to 10.03.2010 and 15.05. until 02.08.2010 (90 days)
The period of 6 months ends on 31.08.2010
After that date, immediately a new entry is possible. The date of re-entry would then be automatically the date of the new 6-month-period, in which the holder of the Schengen visa must again hold a maximum of 90 days. Between the end of the first six months and the beginning of the next six months must always be a departure and return into the Schengen area (at least 1 day).
Visa application form
Please note that each visa application needs to be signed in original 3 times (on page 3 field 37, twice on page 4) by the applicant himself.
Visa applications of Minors need to be signed by both parents.
Application for Schengen Visa [pdf, 152.74k]
Questionnaire (only for the following nationalities: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Yemen) [pdf, 59.96k]