Submission of your application file by a third party

The personal appearance for the submission of an application file is not mandatory :

If the fingerprints and photograph were previously collected for the purpose of applying for a Schengen visa within the previous 59 months and a visa with the mention “VIS” has been granted or if your previous Schengen visa has been issued after the 1st January 2016, then a new fingerprints collection won’t be needed for the next visa application. A copy of the previous visa sticker will be yet needed.

If the applicant is under the age of 12, the fingerprints scans are not required. Therefore the presence of children in the center is not mandatory and not recommended.