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Important Information

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION COVID 19 – CLOSURE OF CENTRES: For more information, please click here
  • Visa application form for extreme urgent cases only
  • It has been decided that the following VFS Centres will be closed with effect from 01 April 2020:

    1. Strasbourg: 20, place des Halles, 67000 Strasbourg, Tour Europe-13th Floor
    2. Bordeaux : 81, Boulevard Pierre 1er, 33110 Le Bouscat, Bordeaux
    3. Thereon, applicants seeking Visa, Passport, OCI and other Consular services are requested to approach the VFS Centres located at Paris, Marseille or Lyon.

  • It has been decided to introduce a mandatory verification step of personal interview of all OCI applicants who apply for registration as OCI cardholder on spouse basis under section 7A(1)(d) of Citizenship Act, 1955. Therefore, it is requested that from now onward all spouse based OCI applicants must visit the Embassy for interview between 9:30 and 11:30 (Monday to Friday) before applying at VFS.
  • It is advised that Biometric data for all following categories of Visas should be collected with immediate effect:

    1. Student Visa
    2. Research Visa
    3. Employment Visa
    4. Missionary Visa
    5. Project Visa
    6. Journalist Visa
    7. Visit Visa (Pakistani Nationals)
    8. Tourist and Business Visas with multiple entries
    9. Entry Visa
    10. Conference Visa
    11. Transit Visa
    12. Medical Visa
    13. Medical attendant visa
    14. Films Visa
    15. Internship Visa
    16. Mountaineering Visa
    17. Urgent Category Visa

  • It has been decided to compulsorily capture the biometrics of overseas citizens of India (OCI) applicants during registration as OCI cardholders. All applicants are therefore advised to kindly give their biometrics at the time of submission of their applications at VFS.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here