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There are no open seats available for selected center - The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi

The website of the German embassy in India currently displays this notice: No visa queries are being addressed at the moment. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the German Embassy New Delhi is open for ...
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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?

The VFS affixed a barcode sticker to the back of your passport; this is so that they can track when your passport is sent to the consulate, received at the consulate, returned to the VFS, and returned ...
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UK visa - Past visa denial

This sounds like a minor issue, so there is no reason to think it would have a significant effect on your application if you disclose it and explain the situation honestly. However, if you don't ...
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VFS Global applied for the wrong visa type, I believe

The VFS response is bizarre, because of course businesses that are even entirely outside the Schengen area may have business activities inside the Schengen area without having a business partner ...
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My France visa application was not processed and documents were returned

"The application couldn't be processed" means the application wasn't evaluated or ruled on. This is not a rejection. You can apply again. If you do, make certain you include all the required ...
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I am a minor, my father is abroad but I need his permission to travel

Your father needs to send a notarized letter to the embassy stating his details, details of you and your brother stating that he authorizes you both to travel. The details should have your complete ...
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Netherlands Schengen Visa Refusal

In NL, the process of disputing your visa refusal is called "objecting" to the decision. If you feel your application was not processed correctly, you can provide an objection in writing. The visa ...
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Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers?

According to the VFS Global website: Biometric enrolment services provided for UK visa customers at US Dept. of Homeland Security Application Support Centers (ASCs) are temporarily suspended. ...
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How to upgrade from Normal to Premium Service for UK Visas

Officially yes, once you've booked your appointment you are meant to cancel your normal application and rebook a premium one to upgrade as stated on the vfs website: Please note: once you have ...
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Sending Passport to VAC for Canadian Visitor Visa

The up-to-date information is available on https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/can/apply-visa under "Service charges" tab. If it is your first recent application to Canada and paid a biometric ...
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Has anyone recently applied for Schengen visa for Netherlands? In how many days did you receive your visa?

Here's time for San Francisco NL embassy if anyone faces similar issue 22nd July 2022 : Applied at VFS NL VAS center at 2 pm 25th July 2022: Application reaches NL embassy at SF 9th August 2022: ...
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Repercussions of applying U.K. standard visit visa more than 3 months before travel

Answering my own question, the Visa was approved in a week. No delay either.
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Insights on Canadian visa delay post-biometrics from the Netherlands

You could be in for a long wait. Average processing times depend on the visa type and are published here. For a temporary residence visa applying from the Netherlands, the timescale is currently ...
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Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers?

IF you visit the link given in the letter you posted, you will see a link to a message about the disruption, which says in part: Normal service is in place across all 10 US VFS Premium Application ...
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Visa Application Mishandle

So I sent someone today to pick my passport up from VFS office (couldn't go due to work commitments) and it turns out that I was indeed granted a Schengen visa. I'm still puzzled about this whole ...
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What is correct when applying for a visa: VFS or Embassy guidelines?

It's not possible to give a definite answer to the general question. Whenever two parties disagree about some fact, either one could be wrong. But it is possible to give some general guidelines. ...
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Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers?

More information about this: Article in the Guardian, 16 April 2019 says the problem arose because the UK missed a payment to USCIS. Specifically, it says that a UK payment didn't clear before its ...
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In applying for a UK visa, does VFS Silver Premium service include biometrics?

According to the VFS website the Silver Premium Package contains: Priority Visa: Put your application at the front of the queue Application and Document: Peace of mind that you have all the ...
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Will UK visa applicants be accepted on a walk-in basis for biometric appointments at ASC locations once services resume?

The Internet Archive has a copy of the web page from April 6 that contains the "walk-in" language. However, if VFS Global has removed this text, it may still not be operative, and as you note, there's ...
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Schengen visa application

In this case the point of entry is not important. Important is only that your main destination (where you will be staying the longest) is as stated in your application. In this case Switzerland (5 ...
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Green sticker put on passport by VFS Delhi for UK visa

Does/Could this mean anything or am i overthinking? It means absolutely nothing to you. That person has no bearing on the decision and can't even suggest looks good to the ECO. Whatever the color of ...
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Forgot to send checklist with UK Visa Application

The Document Checklist that is produced as part of completing the online application for a U.K. Standard Visitor visa requires a signature, and states that it should not be signed until the applicant ...
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What is included in the VFS $75 walk in service?

There is a service for $75 to allow walk ins, but it is only applicable if you have already purchased a premium package and are using it as an add on, the Bronze premium package is $410. It allows you ...
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Will UK visa applicants be accepted on a walk-in basis for biometric appointments at ASC locations once services resume?

VFS Global provided an update today with a helpful infographic on when applicants may visit a premium application centre. Presumably they will keep updating the schedule in the above mentioned link ...
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UK Visa correspondance from immigration

As RedBaron says, all the message means is that they are not able to make a decision in the time allowed. You should be "worried" in the sense that you will not receive a decision in the ...
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Schengen visa through VFS in India: No update for 20 days

VFS is notorious for its delays and you should not be surprised at all unless a shorter turnaround time was promised to you in writing. You can contact VFS but it sounds like your best bet is to ...
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Passports stapled together

When we submit old and new passports for visa, sometimes they pin them together to avoid losing one passport. Once you receive it, it's safe to carefully unstaple them, as you only have to provide ...
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Has my Schengen visa been approved or rejected?

Unfortunately, I won't be able to collect my passport for 9-10 days. Unfortunately there is no way for us to tell, absolutely no way. Everything we are going to say will be guesswork. Does this ...
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How do I know if my visa application is approved

Does this mean my application has been rejected, has processed without the requested document? It certainly doesn't mean that your application has been rejected. It does seem as though they are ...
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How to generate UK Visitor Visa Shipping label for VFS Global

VFS premium service is option, but you need to purchase the return label through the site. They call it premium service also, which is confusing. If you buy the round trip - you will just have to ...
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