For travel to the EU, citizens from the Gulf and permanent residents in the Gulf require a Visa. Depending on the destination, it will either be a Schengen Visa or a national Visa.

Which Countries Issue Schengen Visas?

Today, 22 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), and Norway, Iceland and Switzerland issue Schengen visas. With a Schengen visa, you can enter one country and travel throughout the Schengen zone freely.

Where can one apply for the Schengen Visa?

If you intend to visit one Schengen Member State only, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of that specific Member State. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.