Home Immigration News VFS Global Issues Country-Wise Update On Restart of Visa Application Process In India

VFS Global Issues Country-Wise Update On Restart of Visa Application Process In India

by admin

Author: Editorial Team

VFS Global, the visa outsourcing and technology company has issued an update on restarting Visa Application Process and said that it would continue to resume its services in several countries in a phased mode.

VFS Global Update

In its latest update, VFS Global has announced the latest list of visa application categories opened for various countries across its centres in India by the end of 2021, as of November 30, 2021.

The company in a statement said, “VFS Global continues to resume services in a phased manner for its client governments. Reopened Visa Application Centres (VACs) are operating in keeping with health and safety guidelines, local government directives and mission requirements.”

Moreover, the visa outsourcing company also requested visa applicants to apply for their respective visas well in time due to the high rush.

“We are witnessing very high demand for visa applications to some countries, resulting in longer processing timelines than usual. New visa customers are requested to apply as early as possible,” it said.

Impact of Omicron Variant On Travel
Commenting on the impact of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 on travel plans and visa applications, VFS Global said that it is too early to see an impact on travel behaviours as the pandemic remains volatile in the light of new variants.

The VFS Global further said that air travel on all international routes is subject to government advisories and permissions for air travel may be independent of the visa process.

VFS Global Country-Wise Update

Country Visa Categories Cities
Austria All visa categories
Ahmedabad: -Preapproved D & C Visa category (For Fully Vaccinated travellers)
Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin, Ahmedabad
Australia Temporarily closed  –
Belarus All Visa Categories Mumbai, New Delhi
Belgium All Visa categories (fully vaccinated)

Application to be lodged online on the IRCC website.

Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin, Pune, Pondicherry, Ahmedabad
Canada Biometric enrolment at VFS Global VACs open for ALL categories by prior appointment New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai
China Temporarily closed  –
Croatia All Visa Categories (Except Tourist & Private Visit) Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata
Cyprus Only Pre-approved cases from Embassy Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin
Czech Republic All visa categories (fully vaccinated) Delhi
Denmark All Visa categories -As per the embassy if applicants fall under worthy purpose can apply for a visa Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Cochin, Kolkata
Dominican Republic All Visa Categories Mumbai, Delhi
Estonia Family members of Estonian citizens and Indian citizens with Estonian resident permits.

Participating high-level meetings and events (with Estonian Government/Public authority invitation).

experts whose travel is required for technical reasons (invitation from the Estonian authority/company).

Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cochin, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata
Finland Residence Permit (appointments are given by the Embassy) Delhi
France All visa categories New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Cochin, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pondicherry
Georgia All Visa Categories New Delhi, Cochin, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata
Germany All visa categories

Ahmedabad, Pune: – All short-stay visa categories & D visa stamping

Pondicherry-All C type

Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Pondicherry, Pune
Hungary All short term -Business, Conference, Cultural, Sports, Tourists, Visiting Family and Friends New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Bangalore, Pune
Iceland All C type & D Stamping Visas New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune
Italy Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin  –
Ireland All Visa Categories Pune, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Cochin
Japan Long Term Stay with Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and Business Applications only Mumbai, Cochin, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi
Latvia All Short-term categories with Embassy approval & Few Long terms with embassy approval Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Cochin, Kolkata
Lebanon All Visa Categories (BAU) New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad
Lithuania – Family members of EU and Lithuania citizens (C visa)
– RP Cases
– Foreigners travelling for other essential purposes (eligibility confirmed by the Embassy) (C and D visa)
– Student Visa
– Long term application- work permit, most in-demand job
Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata
Luxembourg All D visa applications & C visas only with mission approvals Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin, Ahmedabad
Malta Only work Permit categories with Limited slots Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Cochin
Malaysia VDR Visas Only Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune
MEA (Attestation services) Attestation and apostille of personal and educational documents Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad
Morocco Temporarily closed
New Zealand Long-stay and other categories (postal applications only) New Delhi
Nigeria All Visa categories Mumbai
Norway All Visa categories (C & D) New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune
Poland All National Visa

Schengen Visa- Business only

Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad
Portugal All Visa Categories (Except tourism) Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad
South Africa All visa categories (BAU) Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata
South Korea Short term- Seafarer, Long term applications only New Delhi and Kolkata
Sweden All Visa categories with a declaration Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata
Switzerland All Visa categories (C & D type) Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin, Pune
Thailand All Visa Categories Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Cochin, Hyderabad, Pune, New Delhi, Ahmedabad
The Netherlands All Short Stay Visa Categories (For fully vaccinated travellers) Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad
Turkey All visa categories Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune
UAE – DVPC All categories New Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Cochin, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad
United Kingdom All visa categories/ passport collection 12 cities – Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Goa
Ukraine All Visa Categories (Except Tourist) New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore
USA C1/D, F1, F11, F2, H1B, H4, IR5, J1, J2, K1, L1, L1B, L2B, M-1, O1 Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Kochi

Source: https://travelobiz.com/vfs-global-issues-country-wise-update-on-restart-of-visa-application-process-in-india/

Related Articles