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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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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Unsigned checklist for UK visa [duplicate]

My appointment was on 16 March at VFS for UK visa...but the filing officer forgot to take my signature on document checklist and did not made their own sign....will it lead to a refusal? Or can I get ...
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GES/GOES application id error for background verification

I have applied for US global entry program via https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/dashboard.I have filled the application and paid the fee. For background verification in india, i have registered the account in ...
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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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Should I upload UK Visitor Visa Document Checklist to VFS before my biometrics appointment?

I am trying to finish my UK visitor visa in the U.S. The instruction about the visa document checklist is very confusing. On VFS, it says to upload the checklist and documents can only be uploaded ...
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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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Applying for UK Visit Visa

I've been having a lot of trouble with applying for a uk visit visa. Background is that I'm an Indian expat, living in Qatar. Single. My parents and my sister also live in Qatar. My Dad and I have ...
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VFS Gold Service UK Visa from USA [closed]

How long is processing time for Gold Service VFS Visa? How long to get passport back to Chicago office to pick up?
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VFS Global and Supporting Documents Submission [closed]

After having my supporting documents for a UK Visit Visa scanned and uploaded at a VFS Global centre, it was my understanding based upon what I had read on the visa4uk.fco.gov.uk website that the ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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Do the premium VFS Services include the application fee?

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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How to upgrade from Normal to Premium Service for UK Visas

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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In applying for a UK visa, does VFS Silver Premium service include biometrics?

The link on vfs global site about this information doesn't work. The only option left for me to buy premium service since its only working at 10 centers. On the VFS global site I couldn't find any ...
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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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What is included in the VFS $75 walk in service?

I am in the same boat as everybody. I went to an ASC on the 1st of April 2019 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 ...
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