Visa Crunch

India, Iceland and Germany have reopened their visa application centres.

Citizens of India who desire to visit Iceland may now apply for visas, as the Icelandic government has chosen to reopen its visa application centres in Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and New Delhi.

VFS Global, one of the world’s leading outsourcing and technology services experts for diplomatic missions worldwide, has verified the latest decision, according to Due to the Coronavirus epidemic and its new strains, Iceland’s visa application centres in India have been temporarily shuttered, affecting nations all over the world. According to VFS Global, the Mumbai centre now accepts short-stay category applications and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Short-stay visa applications will also be available at Iceland’s Bengaluru visa application centre, which is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The office in Kolkata has also started operations, taking applications for the short-stay category every Monday. Aside from Iceland, Germany’s visa application centre in Kolkata, India, has reopened.

The German visa application centre in Kolkata is now accepting D visas for Master’s students with unconditional offer letters and category C (seafarers, transit) visas submitted to Mumbai.

VFS Global, on the other hand, has stated that processing of D visa applications would be halted until the travel ban is lifted. Customers can still submit applications (master student/guest scientist/researcher), according to the firm.

Norway’s authorities reopened their visa application centres in India and Sri Lanka after assessing the current Coronavirus pandemic scenario.

VFS stated, “The Norway Visa Application Centres in Mumbai (South) and Bengaluru (India) will resume accepting visa stamping services only from 21 June 2021.

The centre in Mumbai will operate every Wednesday from 8 am to 2 pm, and in Bengaluru, every Monday from 9 am to 3 pm.” 

VFS Global also stated that the visa application centre in Colombo (Sri Lanka) has reopened for visa stamping services only, from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday.

In addition, visa stamping services at the New Delhi visa application centre have restarted on a limited basis.

Vivan Patel

Vivan Patel

A passionate economics student, who also has a love for writing, I am currently studying in the United Kingdom, and as a content writer I have a knack for going the extra mile. I am particularly enthralled by the power of knowledge, and its abundance and lack thereof, so I read vivaciously to remained informed and updated in this rapidly transforming digital age.

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