VFS Global to begin limited operations at select Visa Application Centres in some cities

VFS Global, the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, is re-opening some Visa Application Centres in limited cities, with the approval of respective Embassies/Consulates in India, and with strict health and safety guidelines in place.


After specific Embassies/Consulates, as well as local authorities have given their approval, VFS Global’s centres will accept visa applications for select countries and visa categories in specific cities. Customers will have to mandatorily schedule an appointment online, through the website www.vfsglobal.com, prior to visiting the Visa Application Centre, The list of countries that will resume acceptance of applications are as below:

Country Visa Categories Cities Restart Date
United Kingdom All visa categories/ passport collection 10 cities: Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin & Hyderabad, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata 6 July 2020


Ireland Student and long-stay categories 10 cities (same as above for UK) 6 July 2020
Italy Re-Entry Visa Only New Delhi 3 July 2020
Belarus All visa categories New Delhi 1 July 2020
Denmark Residence permit, Employment, Dependents, Approval cases New Delhi


29 June 2020


Norway Residence permit New Delhi 29 June 2020
Portugal E6 for holders of expired Portuguese residence card, D6 for holders of expired Family Reunification D6 visas New Delhi 29 June 2020
South Korea Long term applications only New Delhi 29 June 2020
Dominican Republic Work/Resident/Business visa New Delhi 29 June 2020
UAE (DVPC – eVisas for Emirates passengers, only for travel from July 7)  

All visa categories

Online 25 June 2020


Turkey All visa categories New Delhi 22 June 2020

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