Tuesday 30 June 2020 2:43 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
NEW DELHI June 30: From 6 July UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services and the following Visa Application Centres in India will be open from the same date, VFS Global website said.
The centres that will be opened are: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (Global Tech Park), Chandigarh, Chennai (see note below), Cochin, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai (South), New Delhi, Pune.
Customers who were unable to attend an earlier appointment, will be able to log into their account to book a new appointment. Customers who have completed their application on GOV.UK, but didn’t previously book an appointment at the Visa Application Centre, can do so from June 29, 2020.
Customers who wish to visit Chennai Visa Application Centre should return to this page once the local lockdown is lifted, for information on when they will be able to book an appointment.
The remaining Visa Application Centres and Enrolment locations in India will not be open for some time. VFS will be contacting customers who had previously booked appointments at these centres to arrange for you to complete your application at a different location.
For safety reasons customers visiting Visa Application Centres are requested to observe physical distancing, undergo temperature checks or be required to wear facemasks, subject to local authority guidelines. Customers must have an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre.
Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough or difficulty breathing will be helped to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.
Due to restrictions still in place globally, VFS are not currently able to offer services such as Super Priority Visa, Priority Visa Service (visit), Priority Visa for settlement or migration Service and Walk-in services.
VFS strongly advise all customers to purchase Courier Return of their documents, so they do not have to visit the Visa Application Centre again, after a decision is made.
If a decision has been made on your application, and you need to collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre, VFS will be contacting you to arrange this.
Overseas British Passport Applications
If you’re a British national and you wish to renew or apply for a British passport from India; please visit gov.uk/overseas-passports for details on how to do this.
There are new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the latest information before you travel at gov.uk/uk-border-control.
Visit https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/in/en/news/re-opening-of-selected-uk-visa-application-centres-in-india for further information.
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