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    27 September 2017

    Malta Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 29 September 2017 in lieu of Durga Puja.

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    26 September 2017

    Closure of Kathmandu Visa Application Center

    On the auspicious occasion of Dashain, the Malta Visa Application Center in Kathmandu will remain closed from 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017, we will reopen on 02 October 2017.

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    16 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.

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    05 September 2017

    Opening of Malta Visa Application Centre in Nepal

    With effective from 8 September 2017, we are pleased to inform all that VFS Global will accept Malta Visa applications in Nepal, located at Academy of Culinary Arts Building, Ground Floor, Mahalaxmisthan Marga, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

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    04 September 2017

    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.

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    31 August 2017

    All the applicants applying for Malta in India must present their Adhaar card at the time of submission of documents. Please note that it is a mandatory document.

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    27 July 2017

    Long Term Student Update

    Applicants are required to submit their bank statement along with the sponsor’s bank statement. In addition to this, also required the transaction receipt (If any) and the bank statement from which the funds have been transferred to Malta (specifically for students going to study in Malta).

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    21 June 2017

    Travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures

    Please note with effect from 01 August 2017, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen states

    List of approved Indian insurance companies.

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    03 May 2017

    Change in Malta VFS Logistic Fee.

    General public is hereby notified that Malta VFS Logistic Fee will change with effect from 4 March 2017:
    New VFS Logistic Fee: 1,781/- INR (Inclusive of All Taxes levied per application).
    Mode of payment:

    Cash, Visa, Master Card and Rupay

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    15 December 2016

    The Malta Visa Application Centre will be closed on 26 December 2016

    Kindly note that on 26 December 2016 Malta Visa Application Centre will not accept applications.

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    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.

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    30 July 2016

    Travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures

    Please note with effect from 1 August 2016, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state

    List of approved Indian insurance companies.

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    31 May 2016

    General Public are hereby Notified that Applicant who wish to Apply for Malta Visa needs to resubmit their Biometrics data Each and every time when they apply for Malta Visa.

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    31 May 2016

    General public are hereby notified that there is increase in  service Tax from 14.50% to 15 % With effect from 01 June 2016

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    07 January 2016

    Please be informed that with effect from 07 January 2016, long term visa applications (D-Visa) for the applicants from India and Nepal should be submitted at the VFS Center.

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    28 December 2015

    Applicants from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are requested to submit their applications...

    Dear All,

    Applicants from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are requested to submit their applications with the Embassy of Italy in their respective country.

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    28 December 2015

    Please be informed that with effect from 23 December 2015, long term visa applications (D-visa) can be applied...

    Dear All,

    Please be informed that with effect from 23 December 2015, long term visa applications (D-visa) can be applied (only) directly through High Commission of Malta, New Delhi.

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    13 November 2015

    Government of India there is an additional tax imposed towards SWACHH BHARAT termed as SWACHH BHARAT CESS

    As per attached Notification by Government of India there is an additional tax imposed towards SWACHH BHARAT termed as SWACHH BHARAT CESS @ 0.50%. Thus the current service tax rate of 14% will be revised to 14.50% with effect from 15 November 2015.

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    04 November 2015

    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

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    02 November 2015

    02 November 2015: w.e.f 02.November.2015 VFS Logistics will be as follows :

    • Applicants will be charged 1,095/- INR (inclusive of taxes) per application without biometrics.