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Questions tagged [vfs-global]

VFS Global, a subsidiary of Kuoni Travel and provider of administrative services in connection with visa applications, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Not to be confused with other uses of the VFS acronym: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VFS.

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UK visa Upgrade from normal to Premium Service

As per the recent suspension of biometrics enrolment for UK visas at US Application Support Centres, I wanted to upgrade from normal to premium service to use the New York Premium Application Centre. ...
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Will my UK visa endorsement letter still be good if the three month mark passes after it has reached New York? [on hold]

I've passed Stage 1 of the particular UK visa I applied for. I received my letter notifying I had passed on Feb 3rd and it's valid for three months, so as I understand it, I must have Stage 2 of the ...
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What is Bronze service at VFS for UK visa [on hold]

I was returned from Application Support Center at Chicago with a paper piece uploaded in Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers? Can I change my ...
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Will UK visa applicants be accepted on a walk-in basis for biometric appointments at ASC locations once services resume?

Updates with answer at bottom Today, 4/15/2019, I went to my scheduled biometrics appointment where I received the same slip of paper shown in a previous question: Why are UK visa biometrics ...
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Vfs global is not showing document upload step, applying for uk visa from USA

I submitted the application for uk visa for me and my son. After that registered on vfsglobal.co.uk, added both our reference number, uploaded a couple documents, and clicked continue button, which ...
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Steps after appointment booking from USA for UK visa, vfs global registration confusion?

Hi i submitted my application for uk visit visa for myself and my wife. I booked the appointment and then it took me to a page where it asked me to download files and register with our visa ...
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Do I need to upload the same documents for all family members on VFS Global site after UK visa submission?

I submitted applications for UK standard visitor visa for me, my wife and 2 children. The GWF numbers linking their applications to mine (the primary) are clearly mentioned in the applications. We ...
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UK Travel Visa (ASC center issue)

I am in the same boat as everybody. I went to an ASC on 1Apr2019 only to know that service across all ASC's are suspended for UK visas. I have to travel within 15 days and now I don't have many ...
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Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers?

Today (April 2nd 2019), my family had an appointment at USCIS ASC Washington location. At the appointment, we were told that ASC has suspended the processing of UK visa biometrics until further notice....
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Forgot to send checklist with UK Visa Application

I have sent my documents without the checklist in it to VFS Services USA Inc. Also, I did not sign the application form. What may happen? Has anyone gone through a similar situation? Edit: I have ...
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Am I eligible for a Schengen visa if my passport will expire in 3 months

I have planned a trip to Germany from India for 3 weeks from 3rd April 2019 to 23 April 2019. But I just checked my passport validity expires on 20th July, 2019. Will I get Schengen visa or not. ...
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Has my Schengen visa been approved or rejected? [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa via VFS Global. The application status on the Embassy's portal is showing as "Finished" and my passport is back at the VFS office. Unfortunately, I won't be able to ...
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What should I do if it's been 2 weeks and my Schengen visa has not been approved

I applied for a Netherlands visa at the VFS center in San Francisco and the status says it was forwarded to the Netherlands Embassy for further processing 15 days ago. I am worried whether VFS has ...
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Netherlands Schengen Visa Refusal

I have made a visa application for traveling in Netherlands through VFS Global in Russia (Yekaterinburg). The application was triple checked and was accompanied by all the required documents including:...
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UK Standard visitor visa [duplicate]

I live in the US. I am about to send documents to VFS for standard UK visitor visa for myself and wife. Should I send all documents in one envelope? Or shall i keep them in separate envelopes and ...
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Vfs shipping label not received

Hi I applied for a UK Visa and bought the return shipping label from VFS. BUT I did not receive a email with label attached after I made the payment. "Download shipping label" button on their sites ...
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For UK visitor visa from USA, do I have to buy a shipping label for sending documents? [duplicate]

I've submitted the application and took an in-person appointment. After the submission, the page has a step for buying the courier service from VFS. Do I have to buy a shipping label or I can collect ...
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UK marriage visa

I am an American citizen but don't live in the USA. I will likely have to fly to the USA for my bio metrics, send the visa then wait for its return. How long does it take to process the visa without ...
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UK Marriage Visitor Visa application sending

I am applying for a UK Marriage Visa from Atlanta,Ga in the USA. Do I have to use VFS Global to send my application or can i just use like fed ex or ups m very confused on how to send my application, ...
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How do I know if my visa application is approved

I had applied for France visa two months ago. I had been asked to provide a document after a month or so. I have not yet obtained the requested document, though, had notified the visa center. Today, I ...
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How to generate UK Visitor Visa Shipping label for VFS Global

After my biometrics was done, I was handed a document that provided the list of supporting documents that I need to mail in. The document clearly mentions A UPS return shipping label purchase using ...
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What can I do: UK transit visa not issued or passport returned: my flight is in two days?

I applied for a UK direct airside visa at New York VFS on 17th Oct 2018, as I am flying from San Diego to India via London. It is 30 Nov now, and I still didn't get back my passport. My flight is on ...
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Visa application Return shipping from UKVI scanning hub, New York

Does anyone have experience purchasing a return shipping label from the visa scanning hub in New York? The VFS Global website does not have that location as an option. I am not using a premium visa ...
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Applying for the Short-Term Study visa UK but there is problem

I'm already applying my application for the UK Short-Term Study via the online and made an appointment but if I chosen the prime time service there is notice below the page said I should pay the fee ...
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Pay stubs for Schengen tourist Visa at Netherlands VFS in US

I recently took appointment for Schengen tourist visa at Netherlands VFS in SF. The appointment letter had a checklist of documents. It says for employed people, we need to show last three bank ...
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What is correct when applying for a visa: VFS or Embassy guidelines?

I have been a successful recipient of 3 Schengen visas for France so far (2 short and one long). I applied for my 4th one today. Now, France has opened a new portal called france-visas.gouv.fr where ...
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Italian Schengen visa form session expired

My wife is applying for a Schengen tourist visa through VFS for our honeymoon to Italy. Whenever we use the VAF login to fill in the application form we fill in the first page and click save or next ...
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What will be the sub-category for a short-term Training/Internship visa for Germany on the VFS website?

I wanted to book an appointment for a Schengen visa for Germany with VFS in India. The visa sub-category is Training/Internship. However, on the VFS website, the only options for Schengen visa are ...
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How long does it take to get a Denmark visa from VFS Global in San Francisco?

I am an Indian citizen, living in San Francisco. I intend to fly to Denmark on the 18th of May. However, the earliest appointment available is 14th of May at VFS Global in San Francisco. Is this too ...
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Can I move my flight schedule after VFS interview?

I had a Schengen visa appointment for the Netherlands today with VFS. They kept my travel documents and the tickets. I am wondering if I will be to make any changes to the itinerary before the embassy ...
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Best visa category: visiting family and friends or tourist visa for Portugal? [closed]

I am an Erasmus scholar in Portugal, for a period of 5 months (one semester). I want my wife to apply for a one-month visit visa in June before I head home in July. We want to go to different places ...
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UK standard visitor visa, mistake in previous name

I am planning to visit London with my wife and son. I already have a valid UK visitor visa. I have filled the application for my wife and son and soon after making the payment, I realized that there ...
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Russia to The Netherlands. What are the implications of changing from a hostel to a private apartment AFTER getting the visa and crossing the border?

I'm going to The Netherlands either by invitation or using tourist visa, depending on if I get the invitation in time. So in case I'm getting a tourist visa to The Netherlands, am I going to face ...
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Travelling to Schengen countries from UK with multi entry UK visa

I am an Indian National holding an Indian passport. Currently, I have obtained a multi-entry UK Business Visitor Visa from New Delhi, India. During my stay in Edinburgh, UK, I plan to travel to the ...
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VFS not responding to email

I have written an email to VFS Denmark regarding the name on my visa. They have an SLA of 2 days for responding to emails but have not responded even after 5 days. I have called them up multiple times ...
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Green sticker put on passport by VFS Delhi for UK visa

I submitted my application for UK Standard Visa at VFS centre in New Delhi and the desk executive collecting the documents put a green sticker on my pouch/passport. She had other color stickers too ...
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Visa Application Mishandle [closed]

I recently tried applying for a Schengen visa in The Netherlands consulate. They gave me a 15 work-days processing time. It's worth noting that from the day I applied I was in contact with VFS (they ...
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UK Standard visitor visa received but a few documents submitted are missing. How to get them back?

I have submitted the original offer letter of my employment along with the letters as supporting documents for a UK standard visitor visa from India. I have done it through VFS global. I received the ...
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How long does it take to get Canadian Visa? [closed]

Im sure this question has been touched on before however my situation is slightly unique which I belief warrants the opening of a new question, without being duplicate. I have to apply for a Canadian ...
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How to prove the relation with sponsor for visit visa?

Me and my sponsor we have never met but we are friends in Facebook since 3 years and we been talking a lot. And he decided to meet me and invited to his country The Netherland. And I have already ...
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Attending bio-metric appointment for UK visitor visa with family [closed]

I and my wife got the appointment on the same day but different times (10:30 am & 12:30 pm) - in San Francisco. But our son got the appointment 2 days later. Can all three of us go together during ...
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Unable to schedule a Schengen visa appointment through VFS Italy. What are my options?

I have to obtain my Schengen visa through the Italian embassy on the VFS global website. I am from Melbourne, Australia; my travel dates are in August, so the earliest I could apply is in May. I am ...
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German visa correction

I got the Schengen visa - Germany in Chennai, but there is error in the photo. They printed my daughters photo in my sons visa. My daughters passport is correct. What is the process to do visa ...
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Schengen Visa . No response from the Consulate [closed]

I just got information from the VFS site that the passport has been received. However there is no email yet from the consulate. Does that mean that my visa application is rejected ? A bit worried ...
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I am a minor, my father is abroad but I need his permission to travel

I have a question concerning the Schengen visa to Italy. My brother and I are minors. We are planning to visit Italy in August. My father is abroad for work and I know that for all minors both parents ...
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The barcode sticker which VFS in India puts on the back of my passport got damaged by water. Will this cause me problems upon re-entering India?

I have an Indian passport. I have travelled to UK on a work visa. VFS in India puts a barcode sticker on the back of the passport. Unfortunately, here in the UK, some water applied on the barcode ...
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How can I track my visa application through VFS when the status shown hasn't updated for ten days and I've not had an SMS recently? [closed]

I applied for a Business visa on 10th October and opted for SMS Facility in Delhi. First day I got an SMS from VFS Team stating application forwarded to Embassy. Today is the tenth working day and I ...