Visa application services for specific places will resume from July 6, says VFS Global
When Canada and other countries are planning to open their borders, some have already opened. Taking this into consideration, VFS Global says it is resuming its services from 06 July 2020. Services will resume for specific visa categories for Belarus, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, South Korea, UAE, and the United Kingdom. It also said that it would reopen Visa Application Centres in limited places, with the acceptance of particular Embassies or Consulates in India, and work under strict guidelines of health and safety.
"Visa Facilitation Services Global known as VFS Global is a contract-based and technology services based company which serves governments and diplomatic missions all around the world. The company handles visa and passport issuance-related management and non-discretionary work for its client governments. As on 31st May, VFS has processed around 223 million visa applications in 144 nations with the help of its 3390 centres.
Health and safety guidelines
Customers will have to fix appointments online, through the website, before visiting the Visa Application Centre. There will be a compulsory body temperature checkup at every visa application centre. Those who have coronavirus symptoms such as high fever, cough and difficulty in breathing etc will not be permitted to enter the centres.
UK visa services
As per the VFS Global, from 6th of July, 2020 it will resume U.K. visa services in specific locations in South Asia and travellers from India of 11 cities can submit their applications for the visa at the centres of U.K. Visa Application.
UK visa services will resume in 11 cities across the nation from 6th of July, according to the VFS Global. “From 6th July UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Kochi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Pune," the company said.
The visa applications for the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Portugal, South Korea, Norway, Italy and Denmark will restart in New Delhi centre. All UAE visa applications l be done through online mode only, the company said.
On informing about the passport collection arrangement the company said, “If a decision has been made on a visa application, VFS Global staff will contact customers to arrange for the delivery of the passport.” However, the company said that many outbound international commercial flights have not yet resumed at the present date.
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