Iceland, Germany reopen visa application centres in India
CITIZENS of India wishing to travel to Iceland are now eligible to require visa services, as the latter’s authorities have decided to reopen their visa application centres in Kochi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi.
The decision has been confirmed by one of the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialists for diplomatic missions worldwide, VFS Global, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Iceland’s visa application centres in India had temporarily remained closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and its new strains, which have profoundly affected countries worldwide.
According to the announcement of VFS Global, the centre in Mumbai now accepts short-stay category applications, offering its services every Monday from 8 am to 2 pm.
Short stay category applications will also be offered in Iceland’s visa application centre in Bengaluru, which operates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm.
The centre in Kolkata also resumed its work, accepting short-stay category applications every Monday.
Besides Iceland, Germany has also reopened its visa application centre in Kolkata.
Authorities in Germany announced that the German visa application centre in Kolkata is accepting D visas designed for Master students with unconditional offer letters and category C (seafarers, transit) sent to Mumbai.
However, VFS Global has stressed that the processing of D visa applications will remain suspended until the travel ban is lifted. Still, the company has clarified that customers can still submit their applications (master student/guest scientist/researcher).
After estimating the current Coronavirus pandemic situation, authorities in Norway also reopened their visa application centres in India and Sri Lanka.
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,” the statement published by VFS Global revealed.
VFS Global has also announced that the visa application centre in Colombo (Sri Lanka) resumed visa stamping services, operating every Monday from 8.30 am to 3 pm.
In addition, the visa application centre in New Delhi also resumed visa stamping services on limited days.