As the world gradually returns to the normal amidst the COVID-19 situation, there has been a resumption of services in various government departments of several countries.
Countries all over the globe are opening up, in keeping with the pandemic situation in their specific country. While certain countries have resumed accepting all kinds of visa applications, there are also countries accepting only specific visa applications at the moment.
Many VFS Global centres have resumed operations. VFS Global – visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for various governments worldwide – serves the interests of 64 client governments in 144 countries located across 5 continents.
Embassies/Consulates of various countries have also resumed services.
Countries that are open and accepting visa applications –
|Country||Status||VFS / Embassy/ Consulate||Visa category
|Austria||Open||VFS||Long stay visa||Chennai
|Applicant should book an appointment.|
|Belgium||Open||VFS||Belgium for studies [D visa] &
|Only at New Delhi||The applicant should book an appointment at the Delhi VFS for submission in person as Biometrics is required.
Applicants of only the Delhi region can submit the application in Delhi and not for other state applicants.
|Denmark||Open||VFS||Only longer term visa applications||New Delhi & Chennai [effective July 20, 2020)||The applicant should book an appointment at the Delhi VFS for submission in person as Biometrics is required.
Applicants of only Delhi region can submit the application in Delhi and not for other state applicants.
|Estonia||Open||VFS||Only long term visa applications. -Work, Study, close relatives [parent, child], who is Estonian citizen or holder of the resident permit.||Only at New Delhi||Applicant should book an appointment at the Delhi VFS for submission in person as Biometrics is required.
Applicants of only Delhi region can submit the application in Delhi and not for other state applicants
|Germany||Open||VFS||Only Open for D Visa Stampings||New Delhi Mumbai
|Appointment booking is mandatory for visa stamping.|
|Hungary||Open||Embassy & Consulate||Student visa||New Delhi & Mumbai||Appointment booking is mandatory and applicant should visit.|
|Ireland||Open||VFS||Work, Study, Dependent, Research||New Delhi, Mumbai [closed until further notice]
Bangalore Hyderabad Chennai
Pune [after July 23]
Cochin Ahmedabad Chandigarh
|To submit application one must mandatorily book an appointment|
Chennai Hyderabad Kolkata
|Appointment booking is mandatory and applicant should visit.|
|Luxembourg||Open||Embassy / VFS||Type D applications||New Delhi Hyderabad Chennai
|Appointment is mandatory to submit the visa application|
|Norway||Open||VFS||For residence permit application only||New Delhi Hyderabad Chennai Bangalore||To submit application one must mandatorily book an appointment|
|Poland||Open||VFS||Long Term Applications [Employment, Study & National Others].||New Delhi||To submit application one must mandatorily book an appointment|
|Portugal||Open||VFS||Long term applications in New Delhi & Visa renewals in Chennai [E6 – lost or expired Portuguese residence card, D6 visas already issued but expired during the lockdowns]||New Delhi & Chennai||To submit application one must mandatorily book an appointment.|
|Spain||Open||Embassy||Students only||New Delhi||Appointment is mandatory to submit the visa application.|
|Sweden||Open||Embassy||Student||New Delhi||Students who have received their decisions from the Swedish Migration Agency can book an appointment for biometrics at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.|
|Switzerland||Open||VFS||Visa Type D application only||New Delhi Hyderabad Chennai Bangalore Kochi||To submit application one must mandatorily book an appointment.|
|UK||Open||VFS||All Visa Categories||All cities||Applicant should book an appointment.|
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