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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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Getting appointment in another state due to available dates

I've received my Letter of Acceptance from my university in Germany, and I need to arrive between July 1st and 10th, 2024. However, I'm unable to find a VFS Global visa appointment in Delhi. I'm from ...
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Insights on Canadian visa delay post-biometrics from the Netherlands

I am an Indian citizen living in the Netherlands. Recently, two months ago, I applied for a Canadian visa from The Hague, and my biometrics were taken. It's been two months since the biometrics were ...
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UK visa - Past visa denial

I want to apply for a UK visa - Stage 2 of global talent fast route. However, in the part of the form where they ask to disclose past visa denials, I have a past denial from South Africa from a visa ...
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Schengen Visa Application for France through VFS Global [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa for France along with my wife on 9th February, 2024, at 8:56 am through VFS Global, Hyderabad. I got a mail on the same day that my application was sent to VFS Global ...
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Reissuance of indian passport from Indian embassy in the USA

I sent my application via courier but it was rejected: ineligible Rejection Reason: Application received is for Reissue of passport. Apply for lost damaged passport. Passport binding damaged Shall I ...
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How to send a money order for a Canada visa application?

I was told to send a 21.70 USD money order for a fee to the Canada Visa Application Center. I tried sending a money order from Walmart but now I am having some issues. I called Walmart and they told ...
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Canada visa application, married couple sending together passports in the US to NY center

My wife and I applied for a Canadian tourist visa overseas (Algeria). We are currently in the US visiting our daughter in Texas, and we received a letter from the IRCC informing us to send our ...
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Has anyone tried BLS’ doorstep service?

Has anyone tried BLS' doorstep service? I wanted to apply for Spain visa and wanted to go for doorstep service this time as I don't have enough time to visit the BLS, Delhi. So, I was wondering if it'...
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Can I get Italian visa as quickly as possible if applying from UK?

I need to present a study at a conference in Italy on 21st September. That's 60 days from now. I am Pakistani citizen and currently working in UK. I have valid UK residence permit. What is the ...
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VFS package transmission and biometric fee

I submitted my visa application online and paid all fees including the one for biometric and I received the biometric letter as well. Now I need to give my biometrics to VFS. Can I make an appointment ...
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Validity of the Re-Issue of Damaged Passport

I recently applied for the Re-Issue of Indian passport due to expire within a year. My Application was rejected by stating that Binding is damaged and I should reapply with new application and fees at ...
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Middle name misspelled on the Netherlands short stay visa

I recently got the shortstay visa approved for my mother for her travel to the Netherlands. I observed that the visa stamp has a spelling mistake. Whose responsibility is it to correct this? ...
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Applying Korean Tourist visa from Nagpur or Bengaluru

I will be travelling to South Korea on 31th MAY, 2023 for tourism purposes. Before travelling, I have to get my visa approved. So, I was looking for some service based out of Nagpur/Bengaluru which ...
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Using FedEx return envelopes at the French Consulate in Boston ($38 vs ~$10)

The website says it is mandatory to use the consulate's/VFS's courier service ($38.50) but the helpline said it is okay to get your own envelopes (probably under $15). I am wondering if anyone has ...
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Schengen visa application [duplicate]

I have visa appointment at VFS Switzerland for Schengen tourist visa. Both my entry and exit point is in Paris. Below is my brief itinerary: Land in Paris and stay there for 2 days. Go to switzerland ...
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Entered GES/GOES Application ID or Date of Birth is incorrect or not available with Passport Seva System [duplicate]

I completed my application on 01/09, but still shows the same message. Any idea how long it will take? Also the Passport place of Issue - I'm typing in as India instead of the actual place of Issue (...
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GES/GOES Application ID or Date of Birth is incorrect, when applying for Background verification - Global Entry

I have completed my application on CBP website. I am trying to login to Passport seva website and while registering for GEP verification I keep getting this error message, Entered GES/GOES ...
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VFS Packet Transmission fee for Canada Visitor Visa

I have to submit the Packet Transmission fee to VFS New York for my Canada Visitor Visa. I am residing in USA. I have to send a money order using USPS but I need some help with filling in the details ...
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Need advice after UK visit visa refusal due to a technical issue

I had recently applied for a UK visit visa from Pakistan along with my mother to visit my aunt. My visa got refused because they said that I had not submitted my bank statement (which I did). I even ...
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Repercussions of applying U.K. standard visit visa more than 3 months before travel

I was curious if the 3 month rule is strictly enforced for the standard visit visa to the U.K. I am an Indian passport and Canadian PR and I applied to the U.K. standard visit visa more than 3 months ...
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VFS Global applied for the wrong visa type, I believe

I have a business meeting in Portugal requested by my employer, I got a visa invitation letter from the Organization's headquarter in Switzerland indicating that I'll be attending work-related ...
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Application category for mailing passport to VFS for Canada TRV

I need to send my passport to LA VFS to get my temporary resident visa stamp for Canada. In the process of generating 2-way labels, it had asked for application category and instead of "original ...
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Canada Visa stamping in US

I got my Canada visitor visa approved in the United States. I received a letter to send my passport. I did my biometrics in Texas. I want to know what type of money order/ Cashier's check I have to ...
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Bronze premium package service

I was forced to pay for one of these premium packages for a skilled worker visa(there are no other options at this time) and due to the cost I chose bronze. VFS Global does not explain the features of ...
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mistake in passport no while booking slot for visa @vfs .how to rectify

while booking an appointment for visa to Italy, I made a mistake in typing my Passport No. Instead of R***** , I might have typed T*****. Except this mistake, all are informations are correct. How ...
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Has anyone recently applied for Schengen visa for Netherlands? In how many days did you receive your visa?

I had applied for Schengen visa for Netherlands from San Francisco on 22nd July 2022. It's been 3 weeks now, in my past experience three times I always received it within 2 weeks. Now I am worried if ...
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Passports stapled together

My old Indian passports and new one are stapled together with no harm done at all to any of them. Will it be a problem when I submit it to VFS Global for French student Visa? I hope they won't refuse ...
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Applying for Thai tourist visa from tier 3 Indian city

Currently I'm situated in a district near Nagpur, Maharashtra. I will be travelling to Thailand on 28th Aug. Although, it may be true that Indians can avail visa on arrival, I don't want to be at the ...
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How and where to buy money order for VFS Canada visa

I will keep having help, indeed, I applied for a visa and IRCC asked me to submit my passport to VFS. On the VFS GLOBAL website they say to send an amount of 22.80 by money order. I did this through ...
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My France visa application was not processed and documents were returned

I applied for tourist visa for France at VFS Chicago. All the documents and application form with my passport was returned back. They said the application couldn't be processed since there is one ...
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Schengen visa through VFS in India: No update for 20 days

I applied for a Student short-stay visa (France) through VFS in Delhi, India on 5 April 2022. I received an update on 6 April, saying, "Your Visa application Ref no. [redacted] has been Forwarded ...
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Canada VFS passport multiple package or single

We applied for a tourist visa for Canada and got the biometrics. We applied as a family and got the email to submit passport. Application had 2 applicants, so while sending the passport to VAC do we ...
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Sending Passport to VAC for Canadian Visitor Visa

This would be a similar question but is quite old: Sending Passport for Canada Visa Process to New York I was asked to send my passport to the VAC in either New York or Los Angeles (New York would be ...
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GES/GOES Application ID error during background verification [duplicate]

I have applied for the US Global Entry Program through the TTP website. I have filled out the application and paid the fee. For background verification in India, I have registered an account on the ...
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Malta visa VFS global "unauthorized user" [closed]

I'm trying to apply to a Schengen visa to visit Malta. I've been directed to make an appointment on vfs.global's website. But it doesn't allow me to proceed to the final step. Is this the correct ...
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Portugal Schengen visa, tourist or short-stay?

I need a Schengen visa to visit Portugal as a tourist. When trying to make an appointment on vfs website I got confused: Which one should I select as the category?
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UK Visa correspondance from immigration

I am an applicant from India who is trying to apply for UK Visitor Visa on priority from VFS Global. My application was received successfully but I received this very distressing email from the ...
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There are no open seats available for selected center - The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi

When I am trying to book an appointment on VFS global, I am getting the following message, "There are no open seats available for the selected center - The Embassy of the Federal Republic of ...
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Can I email Tax Payer Certificate to Embassy of Netherlands after submission

I have submitted a Business Schengen Visa application via VFS yesterday Lahore, Pakistan. Due to the change in policy in terms of documentation. The VFS assistant refused to take Tax Returns Papers ...
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VFS Italy in London

The Italy VFS for UK Residents insist that the appliacnt should have the required funds in the Current Account. On the other hand UK Banks insist that you maintain the minimum amount in the Current ...
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VFS Global attached old payslips instead of the latest payslips

I submitted my visit visa application for Bahamas at a VFS office here in India. I took my last 6 months payslips as one of the proofs of income with me and while collecting the documents the ...
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Does the Document Checklist issued by gov.uk need to be uploaded on VFS global along with other supporting documents?

On the vfs page for self upload of documents, the option "document checklist" was part of the additional document section. However there are clear instructions on the gov.uk document checklist to ...
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I have received my visa to Ukraine. And I realised that one letter in my name was wrong

The employees at VFS Ukraine in Delhi have misspelled my name wrong. I had submitted all my details perfectly. And now I've received my visa through courier. It's supposed to be ROBINSON SAHAYAM ...
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UK Tier 4 Visa and Passport Sent Back [closed]

I would very greatly appreciate any advice. Here is my situation. I am applying from the US for a Tier 4 student visa for study in the UK. I successfully applied, got my biometrics, sent my documents ...
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Visagroup doesn't exist [closed]

Doing UK visa (Tier 4 General Student) from Malaysia. After the document upload supposedly should direct me to making appointment. Stuck at this 'Visagroup does not exist' for hours. Does anyone know ...
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Is NOC required for Visiting family and friends to get a visa in Sweden?

I will be travelling to Sweden to meet my wife. So, I'll need a Visiting visa for Schengen countries. So, my question is: is a NOC (No Objection Confirmation) letter required from my current employer? ...
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UK Visa Application Service Requires UPS Return Label

I have sent my passport to VFS Global, through FedEx. However, I just received an email that they only use UPS in the US, and thus I must arrange a UPS return courier service. However, having checked ...
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Appointment issues for Schengen visa in the New York Center (VFS office)

I'm planning to travel to France on Aug 16 for tourism (Short Stay). The Schengen visa appointment is booked completely in the New York VFS office and the latest date I see when the appointment is ...
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Receive UK visa vignette from a different visa centre [closed]

Is it possible to have the UK visit visa vignette be obtained from a different visa center? I applied for a UK visa (in progress in Sydney) but I'll be travelling next week to Schengen country and ...
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UK Visa document upload at VFS global [closed]

I am an Indian expat staying in Oman and have completed the visa application at gov.uk for myself and family. After making the payment at gov.uk, I was directed to vfsglobal website where I needed to ...
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