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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...
Short Term Visas now granted for long distance relationship partners, Germany
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Short Term Visas now granted for long distance relationship partners, Germany

In the wake of COVID 19, Germany has extended the entry ban beyond July 1st, 2020 for travelers from high-risk areas. And, India is one of them. However, owing to pressure from the EU and an online campaign, Germany is now granting short term visas that makes it possible for partners in long distance relationships to reunite. This is possible only -  if you and your partner have previously lived together in India or in another foreign country (need to submit scan of corresponding visa of your partner) -  or if you have already visited your partner in Germany (need to submit a scan of your previous Schengen visa and entry stamps). Currently, the German Missions visa' section in India is closed to the public applying for short term/ visit visas...
Bookings for Visa Purposes
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Bookings for Visa Purposes

For most kinds of Schengen visas, it is mandatory to show confirmed flight tickets. However, if you are skeptical about your travel dates, visit the below sites. Here, you will be able to book flights without immediate payment. The itinerary you receive will hold good for visa application. Yatra.com Learn more about their “Hold for free” policy here.flightreservationforvisa.comflightitineraryforvisa.com.visareservation.comschengenvisaflightreservation.com Most of the above sites only charge a nominal service fee for the bookings. Moreover with airlines like Emirates, you can book flights and pay later, the seats are reserved for 72 hours. This option will hold good if you visit the airline website directly or an office in person. You can always choose to go to a travel agent, who ca...
VFS’s On Demand Mobile Visa for UK, EU countries
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VFS’s On Demand Mobile Visa for UK, EU countries

As most of you are aware, VFS Global is an agency to whom several countries have outsourced their visa services. As part of their premium services, they provide On Demand Mobile Visa service, wherein you can go through the entire visa application process from the comfort of your home or office. The service is available for a few countries and that depends on 1. your place of residence and 2. which country are you applying to. The Good news is this service is available in INDIA, UAE among others for visa applicants to many European countries, UK included. Highlights Quick, streamlined and convenient process Date and time is flexibleAvailable to individuals and group applicants (eg, families, businesses, student/summer school parties and tour groups)Ideal f...
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...
Extension of Short Term Visas in Sweden
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Extension of Short Term Visas in Sweden

Updated Public Advisory In view of the rise in the cases of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Stockholm, all the appointments booked for Consular services (Passport/OCI/Renunciation/Attestation/PCC) stand cancelled with immediate effect, until further notice. The applicants are advised to send their applications only through post. Please be informed that it might lead to a significant delay in processing of cases. Embassy of India, Sweden & Latvia has set up emergency numbers to address people’s queries on Consular Services in view of COVID-19 situation. The numbers are +46 76 756 60 84 and +46 76 972 28 40 . The numbers will be functional from 0900 hrs. to 1730 hrs. from Monday-Friday. Extension of Short-term Visa in Sweden : It is informed to all the Indian Passport Holders ge...