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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...