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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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Where can I contact the shipping department of VFS - New York scanning hub?

I applied for a UK standard visitor visa. I sent my application myself using USPS with a return shipping label from USPS inside the package. I was informed by VFS that they cannot send back my ...
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UK Standard application - need to send documents - can I purchase the return label from UPS store?

Have been trying hard to use the VFS website - can I purchase the return label from any UPS store and send the package or does it HAVE to be from the VFS website?- which btw is very difficult to use
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Unable to track UK Visa application

I am unable to track my UK Visa application which was submitted Monday 06th May 2019 and today is 22nd May 2019 I have even subscribed to SMS service yet I haven't received a single SMS till date ...
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More than two weeks and no sign of processed application? [closed]

I applied in London at VFS for a Schengen visa. It's been just over two weeks and there's no sign of the application. It's processed not in London but at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in ...
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UK Visa Courier Address

I am applying for a tourist visa for UK from New York. I have completed my application and now need to purchase the round-trip courier service. The instructions on the website say to use VFS. But the ...
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How can I submit a missing document to schengen visa application which I submitted today

I submitted the schengen visa application from India today. I missed to attached an invitation letter from Germany business. I want to submit that missing document in the application that I submitted ...
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UK Visitor visa: Applications in same envelope? [duplicate]

I am applying for UK visitor visa from Portland USA. I have just finished my and my family's biometrics for UK visitor visa . I wanted to know if we can send 4 applications in one envelope or we have ...
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UK visitor visa: I cannot see visitor option under “reason for visit” in VFS global website

I am trying to purchase priority service through vfs for my standard visa application in USA. However, no option related to visitor visa under "reason for visit" box. How shall I proceed? Thanks!
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Cannot see the option of visitors visa for UK VFS

I am trying to register on the VFS site for generating the shipping label for my UK visa. I can't see the option of "visitors visa" on the first page for registration. Am I missing some step? Is ...
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VFS- Can't unlock return shipping label [duplicate]

So I went to my biometric appointment and I have all my paperwork set up. I bought my shipping label on the VFS website and now I am trying to unlock it through the confirmation email. I type in the ...
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Applying for French Visa

I travelled to France in Sept 2018 on a 3 month visa, where I travelled to the Chicago France VFS Center to get finger printed and bio-metrics done in Aug 2018. I have to travel to France again in ...
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Group visa applied but not received for one member

Our family (5 adults) applied for UK tourist visas. We applied together. On 26-04-2019, 4 of us received the visas, but one of my sister’s visa has not arrived yet. We have our trip on 9-05-2019 and ...
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Switching from regular UK visa application to premium service

I started my application on the vfs site to apply in New York. When it came to submitting Payment I see it brought me to the regular application centers with the option of regular service or priority. ...
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Query regarding Appointment Urgent! [closed]

Can the appointment for a UK visitor visa get cancelled if someone by mistake starts the process all over again? What I mean is that I got the appointment confirmation email, but I went back to that ...
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Applied for a UK visa as a family, but received status on only one applicant. Is this common? [closed]

We applied for a standard visitor visa for the UK as a family of 4. Today I got back my passport with the Visa approved - I am the primary applicant. But we didn't get the other 3 passports. For mine ...
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UK Tourist Visa Issues limited time remaining

I am a permanent resident of the US. My family was supposed to travel to the UK for a holiday on May 13th 2019. My biometrics was scheduled for April 5th at my local application support center (Austin)...
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VFS account is locked, tried many times. Still it is locked [closed]

VFS account is locked, tried many times in last 5hrs. Still it is locked. I have filled the application form but cannot take appointment date due to this. Please help.
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UK visa procedure

I am Indian resident and applying for UK visitor visa from India. Previously, I had applied for the same type of visa at same place. During last time, I submitted all my original/copies of required ...
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Dubai transit - is there a 48 hour visa on arrival for Indian citizens? [duplicate]

On my return journey along with family from the UK, I have a layover of more than 12 hours at Dubai airport. I want to use this time to visit the city and sightsee. I am booked on Emirates right ...
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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 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 [closed]

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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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...