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.
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]
Requirements and procedure