VFS Global Issues Update On Student Visa Application Services In India

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VFS Global Issues Update On Student Visa Application Services In India
VFS Global Issues Update On Student Visa Application Services In India

VFS Global, which is the major visa outsourcing and technology services company on Tuesday issued an update on visa application centres offering student visa services in India.

“As lockdowns and restrictions across India slowly lift and international borders start to reopen, VFS Global is resuming services in a phased manner for its client governments. Reopened visa application centres are operating in keeping with health and safety guidelines, local government directives and mission requirements.”

Said VFS Global in an official release.

The below table is indicative of student visa categories currently being catered to at VFS Global centres in India. The Information about visa application centres is as of July 28, 2021.

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CountryVisa CategoriesCities
AustriaEmbassy approved casesMumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
BelarusAll Visa CategoriesMumbai, New Delhi
BelgiumLong Term- Work permit, RP & StudentMumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
CanadaApplication to be lodged online on IRCC website· Biometric enrolment at VFS Global VACs open for ALL categories by prior appointment Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata
DenmarkAll categories for long and short term basis embassy approval, if customer falls under worthy purpose of travelMumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata
Dominican RepublicResidence, Work and Business visas· All visa categories in DelhiMumbai, Delhi
EstoniaEmbassy approved casesHyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Chennai
FinlandTemporarily closed
FranceLong term Student All categories accepted in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad, by prior appointment only. Limited categories accepted in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi.
GermanyD- Stamping, , Student visa, , Re-entry visa· All short stay visa categories ( in East, West & South India)Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi 
HungaryEmbassy approved casesNew Delhi
IcelandAll C Type VisasNew Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad
ItalyEast India – Students, Family Reunion· West, South India – StudentMumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi
IrelandLong-stay visas: studentMumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai,Kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jalandhar,Chandigarh and Delhi
LatviaEmbassy approved cases and D-visaMumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi
LebanonAll Visa Categories (BAU) Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata
LithuaniaFamily members of EU and Lithuania citizens (C visa)·       RP Cases·       Foreigners travelling for other essential purpose (eligibility confirmed by the Embassy) (C and D visa)Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata
LuxembourgLong Term and Embassy approved casesHyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
MEA (Attestation services)Attestation and apostille of personal and educational documentsMumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad
MoroccoExcept Tourist all Visa Categories acceptedMumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata
New ZealandLong-stay and other categories (postal applications only)New Delhi
NorwayAll Visa categories (C & D)New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad
PolandNational VisaMumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi and Kolkata
PortugalEmbassy approved cases and Family reunion and attestationMumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata
South AfricaAll visa categoriesMumbai, BengaluruNew Delhi, Kolkata
South KoreaLong Term OnlyNew Delhi and Kolkata
SwitzerlandAll Visa categories (C & D type)Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
ThailandVisa TR, STV and long stay non- OA,Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi and Hyderabad
TurkeyAll visa categoriesMumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Chennai,Bengaluru and New Delhi
UAE – DVPCAll categoriesKolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru,Delhi and Mumbai
United KingdomAll Categories(Visitor category can apply however the application will be on hold until India is on the Red List)New Delhi, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune,Ahmedabad, BengaluruChennai, Kochi, Hyderabad and Chandigarh
UkraineStudy VisaMumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, New Delhi and Kolkata
USAC1/D, F1, F11, F2, H1B, H4, IR5, J1, J2, K1, L1, L1B, L2B, M-1, O1Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Kochi

As this information is fluid and is being updated regularly, the company recommends visiting the country-specific websites on vfsglobal.com for the latest up to date information.

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VFS Global has also established standardized protective measures to be followed across the visa centres across the country, including social distancing and sanitization, body temperature checks, ensuring use of masks and sanitizers, disinfecting high-contact surfaces and so on.

Customers with Covid-19 symptoms, including high fever, cough and difficulty in breathing will not be permitted to enter any of the VFS centers across the country.

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