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Reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India
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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 Operations1Netherlands South Mumbai/ HyderabadBlue carpet (seaman) and re-entry visas21 September2Netherlands Kolkata Limited category long and short stay 21 September3NetherlandsNew DelhiPassport Collection Services21 September4AustriaSouth Mumbai Student, visitor and work visa 21 September5AustriaBengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLimited long stay...
Provisional residence permits being issued by France
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Provisional residence permits being issued by France

To make their stay legal, France will now issue provisional residence permits to travellers that remain in France but are not able to leave the country due to travel restrictions imposed across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the latest update on COVID-19 related information, the French Diplomatic websites of consulates overseas have provided further details on “Extension of expired visas and residence permits”, both for those that “are stranded out of France” as well as those in France who “cannot return” to their country of origin. For those stranded outside France The validity of French long-stay visas, residence permits, and receipts for applications for the renewal of permits expiring between March 16 and May 15, 2020, had been extended for 3 months. Those...
Period of validity of residence permits extended, France
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Period of validity of residence permits extended, France

Given the health context, all residence permits, receipts and long-stay visas which expire between March 16 and May 15, 2020, which had already been extended by 3 months, are extended by an additional 3 months, by l ordinance n ° 2020-460 of 22 April 2020, i.e. a total extension of 6 months. This measure concerns the following securities which will have expired between March 16 and May 15, 2020: Long stay visas; Residence permits; Provisional residence permits; Receipts for residence permit applications. The reception of applicants for residence permits in the prefectures being suspended for the moment, this extension is automatic. Press release of April 24, 2020 - Extension of the validity of residence permits Press release of 18 March 2020 on the period of validity of res...
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Exceptional assistance of 200 euros for eligible international students, France

Regional Centres of University and Academic Services (CROUS) Starting 12 May 2020, eligible international students can request exceptional assistance, as per an announcement by the French Prime Minister. Amongst other categories, this aid, of a fixed amount of 200 euros concerns students who have - Been impacted by a drop in income due to the loss of a job or have lost a paid internship due to the crisis, This aid would be paid in one go by CROUS and can be combined with existing emergency aid. It is accessible to students of all nationalities registered in France in a higher education program or BTS course (excluding apprenticeship programs) and applies to both scholarship or non-scholarship holders. How can you access this aid? Requests must be made online on messervices.etudiant.gouv....