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Important note

Please note that availing of value added services does not guarantee the applicant a visa. The decision to grant or not an applicant’s request for a Schengen visa and the validity term of the visa, if granted, comes under the exclusive prerogative of the Consulate.

Biometrics
Biometrics

The Mobile Biometrics Service enables you to complete your visa application process in the comfort of the place of your choice. Mobile Biometrics combine functionality with portability. Should you opt to schedule an appointment, we will come to collect your visa application form, the necessary travel documents and will take your biometric data at a convenient place of your choice. The Mobile Biometrics Service is available to travel agents and applicants in the regions of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. This service will soon be available in other cities in China.

The GVCW Visa Application Center for Greece offer Mobile Biometrics service at a cost-effective price, listed in the table below. Prices mentioned in the table below are the fees for the Mobile Biometrics service only and do not cover visa fee, service fee and travel costs.

** All documents for each application pack need to be filled out and should meet all the requirements specified by the Embassy/ Consulate General.

*** Biometric enrolment is applicable only to applicants of 12 years of age and above.

Beijing: To request this service or get information about MBS, please, call +86 010 6561 7031 or write us mobilebiometrics.pekgr@gvc24assist.eu.

Shanghai: To request this service or get information about MBS, please, call: +86 138 1750 2230 or write us mobilebiometrics.pvggr@gvc24assist.eu.

Guangzhou: To request this service or get information about MBS, please, call: +86 20 8981 5234 or write us mobilebiometrics.cangr@gvc24assist.eu

When enquiring about the Mobile Biometrics Service, prospective applicants or travel agents for their groups, are requested to provide the following details: name, surname, contact telephone number, place and date of providing biometrics data. Please, note that this service can be ordered only through email or by calling the telephone number listed above.

Cost of service:

The cost of the Mobile Biometrics Service depends on the size of the group:

Zone A */ Service Within City
Group Size 1 - 29 Applications
Fixed cost in CNY* 6042
Variable cost in CNY* 265
Price per application in CNY* 466.40

 

Discount for larger groups in Zone A*
Group Size Discount Tier Price in CNY
30 - 49 15% 402.80
50 - 99 25% 349.80
More than 100 40% 275.60

* Zone A refers to cities which have a VAC and mobile visa service will be provided within the city limits.

* Fixed cost refers to setup and logistics cost associated with each group of applicants.

* Variable cost varies as per group size. For example, if the group size is 11 applicants, the variable cost will be CNY 2915.

* Price per application is for a given group size of 30, 50, 100 and 200 applicants. This price will vary depending on the actual group size.

Applicants and travel agents should remit in advance to the designated bank account the relevant Visa Fee and Service Fee for each application and EMS Courier Charge of 70 CYN for each passport if chosen.

The Mobile Biometrics Service charge should be prepaid in local currency (CNY). All the fees are VAT inclusive. Please contact the VAC of your choice.

Premium Lounge
Premium Lounge

There is an optional premium lounge service.

Premium lounge service is a facility offered to visa applicants for submitting their visa applications in a comfortable environment for an additional service charge out of turn without any general queues.

  • A separate premium lounge, comfortable atmosphere;
  • Special assistance offered by VAC employee;
  • Complimentary printing and photocopying facility;
  • Tea/coffee, soft drinks and refreshments;
  • Television;
  • The ability to pay for all services in the premium lounge avoiding the common cashier desks 

Premium lounge service fee is CNY 350 per passport.

For appointments in Beijing Visa Application Center please contact us on +86 010 6561 7031 or by email info.cngr.pek@gvc24assist.eu.
Please click here for the contact details of the VACs under Beijing Consular Jurisdiction.

For appointments in Guangzhou Visa Application Center please contact us on +86 20 8981 5234 or by email info.cngr.can@gvc24assist.eu.
Please click here for the contact details of the VACs under Guangzhou Consular Jurisdiction.

For appointments in Shanghai Visa Application Center please contact us on +86 138 1750 2230 or by email info.cngr.pvg@gvc24assist.eu. 
Please click here for the contact details of the VACs under Shanghai Consular Jurisdiction.

This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Important notice: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants using the premium lounge service will have a faster application processing time or be successful in their visa application.

Price 
RMB 350
Help for Fill-in Application
Help for Fill-in Application

There is an optional form filling service for CNY 125 per application form.

Applicants can have their Schengen application forms filled in at the Visa Application Center in China. An employee of the VAC will fill in the data given by the applicant. The data entered is based on the information given by the applicant.

The form filling service is voluntary and is not related to the general help and information to the applicant which remains free of charge. The form filling service is no prerequisite to the completeness of the application and does not influence the decision on the application. The VAC cannot be responsible for the outcome of the visa application.

This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Important notice: Please note that availing of optional services does not guarantee the applicant a visa. The decision to grant or not an applicant’s request for a Schengen visa and the validity term of the visa, if granted, comes under the exclusive prerogative of the Consulate.

Price 
RMB 125
Translation (Chinese to English)

There is an optional translation service of documents offered, from Chinese language into English.

All visa applications require any supporting documents to be in English (or in Greek). This is a key part of a successful application so if your documents need translating, it pays to get them done well. This service is offered from within the Visa Application Centers for Greece: convenient, helpful, expertise right when you need it.

The cost of this service is:

Translation - up to 300 words:                     CNY 100 per page

Translation - more than 300 words:             CNY 125 per page 

This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Price 
RMB 100-125
Courier
Courier

There is an optional courier service applicable per passport.

You can choose to have your passport delivered back to your address by opting for this service while submitting your application. The submission officer at the Visa Application Center for Greece will collect the required address from you and your passport will be returned through EMS courier service after processing. Please make sure to correctly indicate your delivery address in case it is different from your home address. This can be purchased at the time of the visa application submission and you will receive an EMS reference number, which can be tracked on the courier company’s website (www.ems.com.cn) in order to obtain an update about the courier process at any given time.

Please approach the Visa Application Center officers for more details.

This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Price 
RMB 75
Photo Booth
Photo Booth

There is an optional self-portrait service in the amount of CNY 45 per 4 copies of 35mm x 45mm each.

You can make passport-size photographs in the Visa Application Centers for Greece.

This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Price 
RMB 45
SMS Notifications
Call-back

When submitting your application, you can opt for the Call Back service at the cost of CNY 15 applicable per passport.

You will receive a call back informing you that your passport is ready for collection at your Visa Application Center for Greece or is being couriered to you. Please click here for more information regarding the Courier Service. Please make sure you indicate the correct telephone number when opting for the Call Back service.

This service can be purchased only at the time of submitting your application at the Visa Application Center.

This charge is over and above the Visa Fee, Service Fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Price 
RMB 15
Application Printing
Printout Service

There is an optional printout service charged with the fee of CNY 5 per page for black and white printing and CNY 10 per page for color printing.

Availability to take printouts of online bookings, emails or any other document in our Visa Application Center for Greece.

This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Price 
RMB 5-10
Photocopies
Photocopies

There is an optional photocopying service charged with the fee of CNY 2 per page.

If desired, applicants can purchase to make photocopies of any required (original) document directly at the Visa Application Center for Greece.

This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.

Price 
RMB 2