Appointments for Schengen visas
Please note visa services have been outsourced to VisaMetric, an external service provider. If you wish to apply for a Schengen visa you will have to schedule an appointment with VisaMetric and apply in person at the Visa Application Centre.
To book an appointment, click here:
The Visa Application Centre is located at:
Edinburgh VisaMetric Application Centre
Suite 42, Pure Offices
Please read all the information provided on the VisMetric website regarding the necessary documents and procedures.
Please note that appointments by phone are no longer available. Please book online only.
Important: each applicant must book a separate appointment. This also applies to applicants using the online application form.
Please apply well in advance, specifically during peak times like Easter, summer and Christmas holiday periods and public holidays. You may apply for a visa up to 12 weeks before you start your trip. ONLY applications from UK residents can be accepted.
Please note that there is an additional option to book an appointment for a Schengen visa application at the Consulate directly. However, there are only a limited number of appointments available each day that are usually booked well in advance. For an earlier appointment and faster service we recommend to book via VisaMetric services.
Appointment for residence permit (eg. student visa, family reunion, work permit, working holiday visa, jobseeker, Van-der-Elst visa, research)
Applications for residence permits are still processed at the Consulate.
If you wish to apply for a residence permit please book an appointment online. Click here to book appointment for residence permit only:
Please find information on required documents on our website. If you have any questions about residence permits please call us on 0131337 2323, Monday - Thursday 2.00pm–3.00pm