Wednesday, October 27

Reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India

Many people are eagerly awaiting the reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India. Good News is that, many centres have resumed operations in most parts of India. However, their operating hours are limited and subjected to the local lock down restrictions. Below is a quick update on the Centres for European Countries that are open since September.

Sl. No.CountryVisa Application CentreApplications Accepted forDate of Resumption of Operations
1Netherlands South Mumbai/ HyderabadBlue carpet (seaman) and re-entry visas21 September
2Netherlands Kolkata Limited category long and short stay 21 September
3NetherlandsNew DelhiPassport Collection Services21 September
4AustriaSouth Mumbai Student, visitor and work visa 21 September
5AustriaBengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLimited long stay category 21 September
6AustriaNew DelhiPassport Collection Services21 September
7UkraineHyderabad/ MumbaiBusiness Visit (invitation minimum 90 days), Official Visit, Official Observer, Diplomatic Consular Missions and International Organizations, Spouse, Family Reunion with Foreigners, Study Visa, Work Visa, Private Visit21 September
8DenmarkMumbaiD visa applications21 September
9DenmarkKolkata/ Bengaluru/ Chennai/ HyderabadLimited long stay category21 September
10DenmarkNew DelhiLong stay visa21 September
11DenmarkKochiLimited short stay category21 September
12NorwayBengaluru/ Chennai/ New Delhi/ Hyderabad Limited long stay category21 September
13Germany Kolkata limited applications for Transit Visas (C-Visa), Seafarers (C-Visa), Scholarship holders/PhD/Post-Doc Studies/Scientists (D-Visa)17 September
14United KingdomAhmedabad/ Bengaluru (Global Tech Park only)/ Chennai/ Chandigarh/ Jalandhar/ Kochi/ Kolkata/ Mumbai (Mahalaxmi only)/ New Delhi (Shivaji Metro Stadium only)/ PunePhased resumption of Services16 September
15LuxembourgKolkataLimited category long stay 16 September
16LuxembourgMumbaiLimited Category ‘D’ visa16 September
17LuxembourgNew Delhi/ Hyderabad/ ChennaiType D Visa31 July
18LuxembourgBengaluru/ Kochi Type D Visa3 August
19CroatiaSouth MumbaiWork permits, urgent travels, and limited other categories16 September
20CroatiaKolkata Limited category long and short stay 16 September
21CroatiaBengaluruExceptional case applications16 September
22CroatiaChennai/ Hyderabad/ New DelhiLimited long stay category16 September
23LatviaSouth MumbaiStudent visa21 September
24LatviaKochi/ Bengaluru/ Chennai/ HyderabadLimited category long stay16 September
25LatviaNew DelhiPassport Collection Services16 September
26SwitzerlandChennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLimited category long stay16 September
27SwitzerlandBengaluruExceptional case applications16 September
28PolandSouth MumbaiD Visa Category16 September
29PolandNew DelhiLimited category long stay16 September
30LithuaniaSouth MumbaiStudent Visa18 September
31LithuaniaBengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ Kolkata/ New DelhiLimited category long stay16 September
32EstoniaBengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLimited category long stay and short stay16 September
33EstoniaNew DelhiLimited category long stay16 September
34ItalyKolkataLimited category long stay14 September
35ItalyChennai/ Hyderabad/ Kochi/ Limited category long stay14 September
36ItalyBengaluruLimited category14 September
37ItalySouth MumbaiRe-entry, seamen, student and emergency visa14 September
38ItalyNew DelhiRe-entry visa 14 September
39Czech RepublicMumbai/ KolkataCzech and EU family members
Entry in the interest of the Czech Republic
International transport workers
Diplomats and Officials of International organisations
Seasonal workers
For employment in health and social services only in urgent emergencies
For employment – food production workers only
For employment – qualified workers only (if the conditions of these Programs ‘The High qualified worker’ and ‘the key and scientific workers’ are met)
8 September
40Czech RepublicBengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLong term category4 September
41Czech RepublicNew DelhiPassport passback services.4 September
42PortugalSouth MumbaiD (long stay) and E Temporary stay visa7 September
43NorwayKolkata/ Bengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLimited category long stay3 September
44NorwayMumbaiLimited Category ‘D’ visa3 September
45FranceSouth Mumbai/ Bengaluru/ HyderabadStudent D visa category (long stay)2 September
46FranceKolkataStudent C and D visa 2 September
47FranceChennai/ KochiStudent and stay visa applications for spouses of French citizen and EU D visas2 September
48FranceNew DelhiStudent visa2 September

Operating days and hours may vary for each centre. It is best to contact them for further queries & clarifications.

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Source: VFS Global Website