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News and Notices

07 November 2017: Effective Monday, 13 November 2017, Luxemburg, visa applicants can apply at a new Premium Lounge Visa Application Centre opening in Whitefield, Bengaluru. Applicants in Whitefield and nearby areas can now experience greater convenience by applying for their   Luxemburg  visa in the comfort of a plush and well-appointed Premium Lounge

Address: Brigade IRV, Unit No 108, 1st Floor,Nallurhalli, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066

18 September 2017: Schengen Visa Form Filling assistance is just a call away!

VFS Global introduces Form Filling Assistance service over the Phone to give Visa Applicants just the helping hand they need when completing their Visa Application forms.

Please call 022 67866028 to avail the service.

15 September 2017 - Blue Dart Closure in Kolkata: 28 September 2017 to 02 October 2017

On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 27 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Blue Dart will also be closed for 02 October 2017 for Gandhi Jayanti. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 28 September 2017 will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 04 October 2017.

Also note that the counter collection passports sent from Delhi on 28 and 29 September 2017 will reach Kolkata on 03 October 2017.

04 September 2017 - Luxembourg Visa Application Centre in Mumbai and Pune

Please be informed that on occasion of Ganapati Immersion VFS center in Mumbai and Pune would be operational till 12:00 only on 5 September 2017. Request you to kindly plan your travel accordingly.

16 February 2017 - Luxembourg Visa Application Centre in Nepal

We are pleased to inform you that Luxembourg Visa Application Centre in Nepal will start accepting Long Stay applications from 17 February 2017

Luxembourg Visa Application Center,

Academy of Culinary Arts Building, Ground Floor,Mahalaxmisthan Marga,Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

19 January 2017 - Visa Application Submission till 14:00 on 25 January 2017

General Public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2017 due to security reason, hence Luxembourg Visa Application Center in New Delhi will be operational till 14:00 on that day

21 December 2016 - Luxembourg visa application centers will remain closed on 26 December 2016 in lieu of Christmas.

Luxembourg visa application centers will remain closed on 26 December 2016 in lieu of Christmas, however in case of any urgency applicants can contact Embassy of Luxembourg

13 December 2016 – The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of 08 November 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 . VFS shall also accept demand drafts favoring VFS Global Services Private limited until 16 December 2016.

06 December 2016 – Luxembourg Visa Application in Chennai will remain closed on 06 December 2016 due to demise of Chief Minister of Chennai

Kindly note that on 06 December 2016 Chennai Schengen Visa Application center will remain closed due to the demise of Chief Minister.

03 October 2016 - On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed

On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed, on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 14 October 2016.

Also note that the passports sent from Delhi on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will reach Kolkata on 12 October 2016 and 13 October 2016 respectively.

12 September 2016 - Luxembourg Visa Application Centre in Banglore will be closed due to Cauvery Water Unrest on Tuesday 13 September 2016

Kindly note that on 13 September 2016 Bangalore Schengen visa application centre will not accept applications owing to the Cauvery water unrest

19 April 2016 - Kolkata Luxembourg Visa Application Centre Closed on 21 April 2016 for elections

Please note that Luxembourg Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 21 April 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.

05 Feburary 2016 – Latest Updates on Applications


Kindly track your application post 1200HRS on all the working days (Monday-Friday(except public holidays)) for the latest updates.

19 January 2016 – Visa Application Submission till 12:00 on 25 January 2016

General Public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2016 due to security reason, hence Luxembourg Visa Application Center in New Delhi will be operational till 12:00 on that day.

04 November 2015: All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

How to book an appointment

Please click here to book an appointment online.

04 November 2015: Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 2 November 2015

Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

Visa Information System

26 October 2015: Non Application Day at VFS Luxembourg Application centers

Please be informed that as per the instruction received from The Embassy of Luxembourg below locations will remain non-application day and details as follows:

29 October 2015 and 30 October 2015 – Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangaluru, Chennai, Ahemdabad, Pune, Goa, Cochin, Pondicherry, Trivandrum  and Jaipur

30 October 2015 – New Delhi

13 October 2015: Delivery of applications affected from 19 October 2015 to 23 October 2015 during Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata

Due to skeletal functioning of our Courier Service Provider Blue Dart in Kolkata during the Durga Puja Festival please note that the applications submitted between 19 October 2015 to 23 October 2015 at Kolkata Visa Application Centre will be delivered to New Delhi Visa Application Centre on 27 October 2015.

29 September 2015: Non Submission Day

Please be informed that as per the instructions received from The Embassy of Luxembourg 01 October 2015 will remain as a non-submission day at VFS New Delhi.

31 August 2015: Premium Service Lounge in Hyderabad will start from 01 September 2015

Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

The Premium Lounge services in Joint Visa Application Center in Hyderabad will start from 01 September 2015.

09 August 2015: Premium Service Lounge in Mumbai will not be available till 18 August 2015

Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives 

The Premium Lounge services in Joint Visa Application Center in Mumbai will be unavailable until 18 August 2015. You are requested to seek Premium Lounge appointments after this date.

We regret the inconvenience caused.

16 July 2015: Relocation of Luxembourg Visa Application center in Hyderabad


The Luxembourg Visa Application center in Hyderabad is relocating to new premises and will be functional at the below mentioned address from 20 July 2015 onwards.

8-2-700, 3rd Floor,

Srida Anushka Pride, Road No. 12,

Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034

Landmark: Opp. Ratnadeep Supermarket

25 June 2015: VFS Global Premium Lounge service in Bangalore will not be available from 25 June 2015, until further notice.


Important Note:

Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

Please note that the VFS Global Visa Application Centre Bangalore (Schengen) will be undergoing major refurbishment due to which the Premium Lounge service will not be available from 25 June 2015, until further notice.

We regret the inconvenience caused.

We thank you in advance for the cooperation.

14 May 2015: New Luxembourg Visa Application Centers

With effective from 15 May 2015 applicants can also apply at the following Luxembourg Visa Application Centers:

  Ahmedabad
  Goa
  Pune
  Cochin
  Trivandrum
  Puducherry

05 May 2015: New Luxembourg Visa Application Centers

With effective from 05 May 2015 applicants can also apply at the following Luxembourg Visa Application Centers:

  Gurgaon
  Chandigarh
  Jaipur
  Jalandhar

01 May 2015: Travel Insurance List has been updated on 01 May 2015

Please note that w.e.f 01 May 2015 the travel Insurance list has been updated.

30 April 2015: Important Notification

Chennai Schengen Visa Application Centre Relocation:

Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives
Please note that the VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new
premise and will be functional at the new address from 11 May 2015.

Address: Fagun Towers, Third Floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, and Chennai - 600 008
Land Mark: Ethiraj College, Vivanta by Taj Connemara.

Location Map

29 April 2015: Please be informed that Kolkata Luxembourg Visa Application Centre will remain closed on 30 April 2015, due to strike by opposition Left Front in West Bengal.

We regret the inconvenience caused to you.

28 January 2015: Please note that w.e.f 30 January 2015 the Travel Insurance List has been updated.

22 January 2015:
The Visa fee and Logistics fee for short term and Long term visa has been revised with effect from 26 January 2015.

15 January 2015: Travel Insurance List has been updated on 15 January 2015
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Please note that w.e.f 15 January 2015 the Travel Insurance List has been updated.

09 January 2015: The Visa and Log fee for short term and Long term visa has been revised with effect from 12 January 2015.

19 December 2014:
The Visa and Log fee for short term and Long term visa has been revised with effect from 22 December 2014.

05 December 2014: The Visa and Log fee for short term and Long term visa has been revised w.e.f 08 December 2014.

25 November 2014: The VFS Premium Service Lounge facility is available at the Joint Schengen Visa Application Centre in Mumbai. Please refer to Additional services (Click here) for more information

13 October 2014: Luxembourg Visa Application Centre, Mumbai remain closed

Please note that the Luxembourg visa Application centre in Mumbai will remain closed on 15 October 2014 in lieu of Assembly Elections in Maharashtra.

05 September 2014: Luxembourg Visa Application Centre, Mumbai and Hyderabad

Please note that the Luxembourg Visa Application Centre in Mumbai and Hyderabad will operate between 8:00 am to 12:00 pm only on 8 September 2014 on account of Ganesh Visarjan. Submission of applications and collection of passports can be done between 8:00 am to 12:00pm only on this day.

11 August 2014: Luxembourg Visa Application Centre in Hyderabad

Dear applicants, representatives and travel agents:
The Luxembourg Visa Application Center in Hyderabad will remain closed on 19 August 2014 on account of public holiday declared in Telangana State

10 April 2014: Kolkata Visa Application Centre Relocation


Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives
Please note that the VFS Luxembourg Visa Application Centre Kolkata is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 14 April 2014.

Address: Luxembourg Visa Application Centre
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga,

Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium Kolkata, 700107, India

05 April 2014: Applicants, Travel Agents and representatives: Kindly note that VFS Luxembourg, Mumbai has now shifted to the following address:

Trade Centre,
3rd Floor, “G” Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051

03 April 2014: Applicants, Travel Agents and representatives: Kindly note that VFS Luxembourg  Visa Application Centre in Mumbai is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 07 April 2014.

Trade Centre,
3rd Floor, “G” Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051

03 April 2014: Please note that due to General Election VFS visa application centre remain closed and the schedule for General election is follows:

VFS Centre Locations Date of Closure
Delhi NCR Thursday, 10 April 2014
Chennai Thursday, 24 April 2014
Hyderabad Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Bangalore Thursday, 17 April 2014
Mumbai Thursday, 24 April 2014
Kolkata Monday, 12 May 2014