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    16 January 2020

    Increased fees for visa applications

    General Public is hereby notified that As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent

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    28 October 2019

    On account of Goverdhan Puja please note that our courier partner Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 28 October 2019. Hence no courier will be delivered on the given date.

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    25 October 2019

    Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents, Kindly be informed that the visa application centers at Ahmedabad will remain close on 28 October 2019 on account of Gujarati New Year.

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    18 October 2019

    Latvia Visa Application Centre in Gurugram will remain closed on 21 October 2019 due to Haryana State Election.

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    14 October 2019

    Latvia Visa Application Centre in Mumbai and Pune will remain closed on 21 October 2019 due to Maharashtra State Legislative Elections.

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    11 September 2019

    Please be informed the applicant applying for Long Term Student cases cannot apply again with the same invitation number, applicants are requested to kindly check the same before applying.

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    28 August 2019

    Please be informed that the Mumbai and Pune visa application centres will remain CLOSED on Monday, 02 September 2019 on account of Ganesh Festival.

    Furthermore, the Mumbai and Pune visa application centres will remain open till 12:00 only on Thursday, 12 September 2019 because of the last day of immersion of Ganesh idols.

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    20 April 2019

    Please be informed that due to the General Election, the Czech Republic Visa Application Center in Goa will remain closed on 23 April 2019.

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    12 March 2019

    Closure of Latvia Visa Application Center in Lieu of Holi

    General public is hereby notified that Latvia Visa Application Center across India will remain closed on 21 March 2019 in lieu of Holi.

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    19 December 2018

    Non-Submission Days-Closure of Latvia Visa Application Center

    General Public is hereby notified that VFS Latvia Visa Application Center across India and Sri Lanka will remain closed from 24th, 25th, 26th, 31 December 2018 and 1st January 2019.

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    12 December 2018

    Check & Verify Service

    Professional and rapid verification services of information and documents provided in your Long Stay Student Visa applications started in India at a Nominal cost of INR 3500 per application. For more information plz click here

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    20 November 2018

    New Procedure for Student Long Term -Latvia India

    General public is hereby notified that it is now mandatory that all applicants applying for Long term student application in India have to book the appointment online before applying.

    Student with invitation letter will be allowed to apply for this particular category.

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    05 November 2018

    Closure of Latvia Visa Application Center on 07 November 2018

    General public is hereby notified that Latvia Visa Application Center in India and Sri Lanka will remain closed 07 November 2018 in lieu of Diwali

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    19 October 2018

    Closure of Latvia Visa Application Center on 19 October 2018

    General public is hereby notified that Latvia Visa Application Center will remain closed across India on 19 October 2018 in lieu of Dussehra.

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    17 September 2018

    Closure of Latvia Visa Application Center on 24 September 2018

    General public is hereby notified that Latvia Visa Application Center will remain closed across India on 24 September 2018

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    21 August 2018

    Applicant applying for Long term student visa there live photo will get captured at the Visa application center and the same will get pasted on the online application form.

    Also, the applicant who are applying for short stay visa there photograph will also get captured at the Visa application center and same will get pasted on the online application form however children between 6- 12 years and applicant who have given the bio metric for Schengen mission after 02 November 2015 will be exempted. They need to bring the photograph as per the specification.

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    16 August 2018

    16 August 2018: With the current situation in Kerala , we would request to all applicants (Only for D-visa) to submit their application whenever the situation gets improved with the same appointment letter. If an applicant wishes to submit his/her application in any other visa application center, we will surely accept the visa application. No need to take new appointment. Applicant can visit any visa application center with the copy of the scheduled appointment letter.

    Note: For any assistance, please contact our helpline.

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    21 June 2018

    Effective Wednesday, 20 March 2018 applicants applying for long term student category can book the appointment by writing to info.latviain@vfshelpline.com or by calling 022-67866025 (Applicants from India, Sri Lanka & Nepal ). Applicant can fill the application form for long term application on the following link. Applicant applying for short term application can submit the application as walk in.

    Applicants reside in India Sri Lanka and Nepal are requested to call 022-67866025 for Student Long Term (D – Visa). Also applicant needs to make a pre-payment of VFS service charges and video conferencing charges (if applicable) at the time of booking the appointment for long term student category.

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    28 February 2018

    Effective Monday, 05 March 2018 Latvia 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 Latvia 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.

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    26 February 2018

    Closure of Latvia Visa Application Center in Lieu of Holi

    General public is hereby notified that Latvia Visa Application Center will remain closed across India on 02 March 2018 and VFS Kolkata will remain closed on 01 March 2018 in lieu of Holi.

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    11 December 2017

    Closure of Ahmedabad Visa Application Center

    General public is hereby notified that the Ahmedabad Center will remain closed on 14 December 2017 due to Gujarat Assembly Election and will resume its services on 15 December 2017.

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    08 December 2017

    This is to inform with immense pleasure that general applicant in India will be able to submit long term students and resident permit applications for latvia in vfs centers across the country w.e.f 11 December 2017

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    26 September 2017

    Holiday Notice from Latvia Visa Application Centre, Kolkata

    Latvia Visa Application Center in Kolkata will remain closed on Friday, 29 September 2017 on account of ‘Durga Puja’ and will resume on Tuesday, 03 October 2017.

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    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.

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    05 April 2017

    New visa fees effective from 07 April 2017

    With effective from 07 April 2017 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-

    VFS Service Fees INR 1290/- (Inclusive of All Taxs levied per application).

    Duration Visa Fees in INR Visa Fees In Euros
    Business / Tourist / Transit / Student / Work 4300 60
    Children between 06 - 12 2600 35
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    25 January 2017

    In lieu of Republic Day ,Visa Application Center New Delhi will be open till 14:00 on 25 January 2017

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    06 December 2016

    Dear Applicant/ Representative / Travel Agents:

    The Latvia Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed in regards to the sad demise of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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    12 May 2016

    Latvia Visa Application Centre in Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum and Pondicherry Closed on 16 May 2016 for elections

    Please note that Latvia Visa Application Centre in Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum and Pondicherry will remain closed on 16 May 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.