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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...