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15 Jun 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Chinese Consulate

Please note that the Chinese visa application center, Kolkata will remain closed on June 18, 2018, for the occasion of Dragon Boat Festival.
Please plan your journey accordingly to avoid inconvenience, if you need assistance do not hesitate to call us on +91 020 49027000.


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7 Jun 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Indonesia Embassy

It is to bring to your kind attention that Indonesia Embassy will remain closed from 11 June 2018 to 20 June 2018 on the occasion of Eid which may lead to delay in processing of Visa. Please plan your visit to the embassy accordingly to avoid all the inconvenience and do not hesitate to call us on 020 49027000 /020 25550000 if you need any assistance regarding your Indonesia visa.


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6 Jun 2018 Updates

Change of Minimum Processing Period for Japan Visa Issuance

Thumb japan consulateThis is to inform, At the consulate-general of Japan in Mumbai, the minimum processing period for visa issuance has been 3 working days. 
Due to the constant increase of visa applications in recent years, consulate office has decided to change the current processing period for the visa issuance from 3 working days to 4 working days.

Please be noted, from visa applications accepted on July 2nd, 2018 (Monday) onwards, the minimum processing period for the visa issuance to be 4 working days. Consulate visa counter opening timing remains the same.

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23 May 2018 Updates

Important Notice: Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Mumbai

Travelers, It is to bring to your kind attention that following are the timings of Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Mumbai during the month of Holy Ramadan.

Office Hours:

10.00 A.M. - 4.30 P.M. (Mon - Fri)Prayer break 1.30 pm to 1.45 pm

Visa Application Submission:

10.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M. (Mon - Fri)

Visa Delivery:

3.30 P.M. - 4.00 P.M. (Mon - Fri)
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17 May 2018 Updates

Important Update - Czech Republic

Please note that the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Delhi is currently receiving a large number of visa applications.

Therefore, the processing time for short-stay visas is extended by up to 20 working days.

This period may be extended by another 30 working days, in particular, if further consideration of the application is required.

So, it is strongly recommended that you apply at least 3 weeks before your travel to the Czech Republic.
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17 May 2018 Updates

Important Notice - Norway

Royal Norwegian Embassy, Delhi is experiencing a tremendous increase in visa applications. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that the applicant must apply at least 4 weeks prior the departure date.

Applicants can register their application 3 months before the planned trip.

Application Processing Time:
Since the peak season is very high, the processing time can take upto 3 - 4 weeks. Please also note that the days are counted from the day the application is received by the Embassy and not from the date the application was submitted to the VFS Center. Wait for another 3-6 days courier between VFS and the embassy.

Additional Notes*

 The embassy can not give priority to individual cases, except for death or serious illness.
 Two (2) or more applicants applying for the same visit can jointly apply for a faster process.

We will keep you up to date on further developments.

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28 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Consulate General Singapore

It is to inform all the travellers those who are planning to apply for Singapore visa, due to the coming consecutive holidays on Monday 30th April on the occasion of “Buddha Purnima” and Tuesday 1st of May 2018 on the occasion of “Maharashtra day” the consulate general of Singapore, Mumbai will remain closed.   

Please plan your visit to Consulate Mumbai, accordingly to avoid all the hassle and if you need any visa assistance do not hesitate to call us on 020 49027000 or Mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com

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28 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Consulate General Brazil


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All those travellers who are planning to apply for Brazil visa please note that due to the consecutive holidays on Monday 30th April on the occasion of “Buddha Purnima” and Tuesday 1st of May 2018 on the occasion of “Maharashtra day” the consulate general of Brazil will remain closed.

Please plan your travel to Brazil accordingly to avoid all the hassle and if you need any visa assistance do not hesitate to call us on 020 49027000 or Mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com.

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28 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: The Consulate of Korea

All the travellers planning to apply for South Korea visa please note that the consulate general of Korea will remain closed on Monday 30th April on the occasion of “Buddha Purnima” and Tuesday 1st of May 2018 on the occasion of “Maharashtra day”.

Plan your travel to the consulate accordingly to avoid hindrance, and also this may lead to delay in processing a visa. 

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26 Apr 2018 Updates

Kazakhstan offers 72-hrs Free Transit Visa for Indians

Visa-related collaboration between Kazakhstan and India are going to undergo another positive change with the Immigration Authorities of Kazakhstan presenting a 72-hour-long transit visa totally free program for Indian nationals from April 17, 2018, to December 31, 2018. 

The transit visa is free for only those Indian citizens, who take a flight with Kazakhstan's national carrier Air Astana or another Kazakh airline to be transiting via worldwide airports in Astana and/or Almaty to a 3rd nation or returning from a 3rd country through Astana and/or Almaty.

The 72-hour Kazakhstan transit visa-free regime is generally applicable to both individual passengers and tour groups.
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24 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Chinese VFS and Consulate, Mumbai

Please note that the Chinese VFS and Consulate in Mumbai will remain closed on 30th April and 1st May on the occasion of Labour day.

To apply for your Chinese visa application according to your travel dates. In order to need help or assistance feel free to contact us on 020 49027000 or at mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com

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20 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Poland Consulate Mumbai


It is to inform all the applicants those who are planning to travel to Poland, the Poland Consulate  General will remain closed on the below dates due to Holidays in India and Poland.

30th April 2018 Indian/Polish holidays

1st May 2018- Maharashtra Day/ Labour day.

3rd May 2018- Poland National Day/ Poland Constitution Day.

To avoid all the inconvenience please plan your travel accordingly. Looking for assistance in your visa process please call on 020 49027000 or mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com. 

 
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19 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Malaysia Embassy


All the applicants applying for Malaysia visa or Evisa, be informed due to the coming conjunction with the holiday season. The Malaysia High Commission/Consulate General/Embassy of Malaysia will remain closed on the following dates

29th April 2018 - Wesak Day (Mumbai)
30th April 2018 - Wesak Day (New Delhi)
1st May 2018 - Malaysia Labour Day (Mumbai & Chennai)

All approval and issuance of eVISA will resume the next day after these closures. Please plan your travel to Malaysia accordingly.  

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17 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Embassy of Israel

Please note that if you are planning to apply visa for Israel, the Embassy of Israel will remain closed on 19th April on account of Israel National day.

Please plan your travel accordingly to avoid inconvenience. In case you need any visa assistance please call on 020 49027000  or mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com

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12 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: UAE Embassy

It is to inform all the Indian citizens who are planning to visit UAE. On the occasion of “Isra Wal Miraj” in UAE, All the embassies and consulates will remain closed from 12th April to 15th April. This may cause delay in visa approvals and immigration process.

Please plan your travel after the 15th April to avoid inconveniences. 

In order to need assistance do not hesitate to call us on 020 49027000 or mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com
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11 Apr 2018 Updates

Songkran Holiday Notice: Thailand Embassy

It is to inform all the Indian citizens who are planning to visit Thailand for the purpose of business or leisure. 

In Thailand, 13th April is a Songkran day “Thai New Year” by the reason of this festival royal Thai Embassy and all the Consulates will remain closed on the date of 13th April - 15th April.

To avoid the inconvenience, please plan your visit accordingly. If you face any issues regarding visas please contact our visas assistance team on 020 49027000 or mail us on inquiry@btwvisas.com

Thank you 

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10 Apr 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Russian Consulate

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It is to inform all the Indian citizens, who are planning to apply for Russian visa. The Russian Consulate in Mumbai will remain closed from 30th April to 3rd may due to International Labour Day & Russian Victory day.

To avoid inconvenience please plan your travel accordingly, For visas assistance call on 020 49027000 or mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com


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2 Apr 2018 Updates

Important Notice: Egypt Consulate

It is to inform all the applicants that the egypt consulate will remain closed from 5th April to 30th April, those who all are planning to visit egypt can obtain their visa from the Embassy of Egypt in Delhi.

In order for visa assistance you can get in touch with one of our visa consultant, feel free to contact us on 020 4902 7000.


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28 Mar 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Good Friday and Easter Day

It is to inform you that, on the occasion of Good friday and Easter day all the embassies and consulates will remain closed.

Good friday followed by the Weekend and Easter day. Therefore the holiday of 4 consecutive days (30th March- 2nd April, 2018)

By the reason of this upcoming holidays the large number of applications are piling up at consulates and embassies, consequently will affect the processing time of the visa applications. 

You are requested to consult our team and then plan the travel accordingly.

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26 Mar 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice of Tomb-Sweeping Day:Chinese Visa Application Center

Please note that the Chinese Visa Application Center in Mumbai will remain close on 5th April 2018 & 6th April 2018 for Tomb-Sweeping Day.

The application collection dates are as follows

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Please plan accordingly to avoid inconvenience. 

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22 Mar 2018 Updates

Relocation Notice China Visa Application Service center


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This is to inform all the Indian visa applicants who are planning to apply for China visa, please keep that in mind effective from Monday 26th March 2018, the Chinese visa address in Mumbai will be moving to following address.  

New Address:

8th Floor, Mafatlal Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021
Telephone: +91-22-22855271   
Email: mumbaicentre@visaforchina.org

Please plan your travel accordingly to avoid inconvenience. 

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19 Mar 2018 Updates

Appointments are mandatory for Submitting Italy Visa Application.


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It is to inform all the applicants with effect from 19 March 2018, For some security reasons. An advance appointment is required in order to be allowed inside a VFS office for submitting a visa application for Italy    

Appointments can be booked 24 hours prior to the date of submission. This applies to all categories of visas. 

To avoid all the inconvenience please plan your visit accordingly. 

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27 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Royal Thai Consulate

It is to informed all the applicants those are applying for Thailand visa. The Royal Thai Consulate General in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will be remain closed on March 01, 2018 on account of Makha Bucha Day.


Please plan your visit to the consulate accordingly, to avoid any hassle.

Thank You!

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27 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Chinese Visa Application Service Center

Please note that the Chinese Visa Application Service Center will remain closed on 2nd March due to the Holi Festival Celebration. Plan your visit according to the above dates to avoid inconvenience.

Plan your visit according to the above dates to avoid inconvenience. 
Thank you!


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Plan your visit according to the above dates to avoid inconvenience.
Thank you!

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27 Feb 2018 Updates

Important Notice: Ethiopia Consulate, Mumbai

It is to informed all the applicants, those who are applying for Ethiopia visa application, Effective from 01st March 2018, applicants needs to submit their applications in the Ethiopia Consulate, Mumbai. No Agent or any representative will be allowed.


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23 Feb 2018 Updates

Important Notice From Germany Consulate


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It is to bring to your notice that with immediate effect Indian passports which have the Passport Number perforated at the top of all the pages will not be accepted by German Embassy/ Consulate/ VFS centers (In India) for visa processing until further notice.

German Embassy/ Consulate is still waiting for the further notice from the Indian Government on perforated passport number on new passports

Meanwhile, The Indian passport having the number on the middle of the pages still accepted by the German Consulate/ Embassy /VFS centers (India).

Stay Tuned with us for further updates.


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16 Feb 2018 Updates

Malaysia Embassy: Holiday Notice

It is to bring to your notice that the Embassy of Malaysia will remain closed on the following dates.

16th & 17th February 2018 - Chinese New Year.
19th February 2018 - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (Mumbai) 

Therefore, all approval and issuance of eVISA will resume after these closures. To avoid the inconvenience plan your travel accordingly.

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10 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Brazil Consulate Delhi

It is to bring to your kind attention that the consulate general of Brazil in Delhi will remain closed from 12th February until 14th February on a account of Carnival day in Brazil.
To avoid inconvenience plan your travel accordingly.


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10 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Argentina Consulate

Please note that the consulate general of Argentina in Mumbai will remain closed on 12th February and 13th February on a account of Carnival day in Argentina. 

For Delhi, the Consulate will remain closed from 12th February until 14th February on a account of Carnival day in Argentina

To avoid inconvenience plan your travel accordingly.

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8 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Brazil Consulate

It is to bring to your kind attention that the consulate general of Brazil in Mumbai will remain closed on 13th February for Mahashivratri and 19th February for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti. To avoid inconvenience plan your travel accordingly.

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8 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Poland Embassy

It is to notify all the visa applicants, the consulate general of the republic of Poland will be closed on the following dates:

13th February - Mahashivratri
19th February - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

To avoid inconvenience plan your travel accordingly.

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8 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Singapore Embassy

It is to inform all the applicants applying for Singapore visa, The Consulate in Mumbai will remain closed on 13th February 2018 for Mahashivratri Festival in Maharashtra. To avoid inconvenience plan your travel accordingly.


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8 Feb 2018 Updates

Holiday Notice: Vietnam Embassy

Please note that the consulate general of the socialist republic of vietnam in mumbai will remain closed from 13th February to 20th February for Lunar New Year 2018. To avoid inconvenience plan your travel accordingly.


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6 Feb 2018 Updates

Chinese Visa Application Center: Holiday Notice

It is to inform all the applicants who wanted to apply for Chinese visa, the Chinese visa application center Mumbai will remain closed from 15th Feb to 21st Feb for Chinese new year. So plan your travel and visa processing according to holidays. 

collection date are as follows:

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31 Jan 2018 Updates

“OK To Board” is Required or Not Required - Indigo Airlines

Travelers flying to UAE ( Dubai or Sharjah ). It is to inform, from 1st February 2018 “OK To Board” message is not required for the following categories of travelers:

- Travelers holding valid Resident Permit or passport stamped with Resident Visa
- Travelers eligible for “Visa On Arrival” irrespective of nationality
- Travelers carrying a print-out of Business and Tourist e-Visa

Below are the categories of travelers, for which the “Ok to Board” message is Mandatory.

- All passengers of respective airlines holding ECR (Immigration Check Required) passport.
- All passengers of respective airlines carrying a print-out of Labour & Work e-visa.

Please Note*  “OK To Board” continues to be mandatory for all customers travelling to Muscat.

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31 Jan 2018 Updates

Indian Travel Medical Insurance Companies Accepted by Schengen Countries - Updated List

Applying for Schengen Visa,  Please note that the list of insurance companies has been updated, it will be effective from 1 February 2018, find here the updated/ changed list of those Indian insurance companies which are approved by consular representations of the Schengen States.

When you apply for short stay visa in any schengen country you need to prove that you have travel insurance to cover any expenses which might rise in case of emergency or medical attention during your stay, including repatriation.

Meanwhile if you want to cover entire period of your intended stay throughout the territory of Schengen States, then the minimum coverage shall be EUR 30,000.

Please make note that failure to provide adequate travel medical insurance will delay the processing of your visa application.

This list is applied by the Schengen States of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland as well as the European Union Member States of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania. 

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27 Jan 2018 Updates

Greece Visa application Update

Please note that, w.e.f 25th January  2018, VFS Global no longer accepts visa application on behalf Embassy of Greece in India, Sri lanka and Nepal.

The applications cannot be applied directly through Embassy / Consulate but it has to be applied through Global Visa center.

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25 Jan 2018 Updates

Relocation of Germany Visa Application Center

Please be informed that the Germany Visa Application Center in Mumbai will be relocated to new premises w.e.f. 22 January 2018.

New address is as mentioned below:Urmi Axis Building, Third Floor, Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (West), Mumbai – 400 011

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24 Jan 2018 Updates

Egypt Consulate: Holiday Notice

It is to inform you that Egypt consulate will remain close on 25th and 26th January due to the Revolution day in Egypt and Republic day in India.

Please plan your visit accordingly to avoid inconvenience.
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23 Jan 2018 Updates

Chinese Embassy: Holiday Notice of Republic Day

Please note that Chinese Visa Application Service Centre will remain closed for 3 consecutive days from 26th to 28th Jan 2018. 

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre Mumbai, This will further affect the submission and processing days of the visa applications.

The collection dates are as follows:

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22 Jan 2018 Updates

U.S Shutdown: Visa services to remain unaffected.

It is to inform all the Indian applicants who are applying for the visa in U.S, Or scheduled visa interview or American Citizen Services appointment, please arrive at the Embassy at your designated time.  

It is a major, relief to visa applicants, the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, on Sunday, announced that consular services will continue to function.

On Sunday, the official Twitter account of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi tweeted out saying, “U.S. Embassy consular services will continue to function during the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

Source- The Hindu

The statement release after the US Senate failed to pass needed legislation required to fund the government agencies and workforce and then lead to complete shutdown in U.S.

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11 Jan 2018 Updates

Expect Delays For UAE Entry Permit

This is to inform all due to heavy applications flows for UAE entry permit, immigration is facing IT issue due to which approvals have been (severely) delayed.
Hence, please make sure to process your applications in advance to avoid the last minute issue.

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10 Jan 2018 Updates

VFS New Office Address Update

This is to inform that from 15th January 2018 VFS Global will start its Visa Application Center for Switzerland, The Netherland, Belgium, Slovenia, Latvia, Malta, Finland and Portugal to the below mentioned address.

Address

Urmi Axis Building, 2nd Floor,
Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E Moses Road,
Mumbai - 400011

We request you all to take note of the information accordingly.


9 Jan 2018 Updates

Turkey Visa Application Process on Hold due to Internal Reasons

According to mandate from The Consulate General of Turkey in Hyderabad and Mumbai, VFS Turkey Visa Application Center (Hyderabad & Mumbai) won't process the visa applications due to internal reasons until further notice.

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4 Jan 2018 Updates

Singapore Visa Processing Time Changed

This is to bring to your attention that Singapore visa processing time has changed to 4 business working days (excluding weekends and public holidays) after the visa application has been submitted by the visa agent. However some applications may take a longer time to process as per the visa type.

Note* If you intend to stay beyond the period of stay granted on the visit pass, you would need to apply for a visa extension at least 5 working days prior to the expiry of the visit pass.


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3 Jan 2018 Updates

Unrest Situation in Maharashtra, delay in visa processing is expected

This is to bring to your notice that due to unrest situation in Maharashtra (Maharashtra being closed), delays may also occur in submission and the collection of visa applications.

29 Dec 2017 Updates

Turkey Consulate Mumbai Update - Important Note

This is to bring to your notice that Turkey Consulate Mumbai announced no application submission for 29 - Dec -2017 and on 2-Jan-2018 due to system up-gradation in Turkey Consulate.
Kindly plan accordingly in order to avoid the inconvenience.

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22 Dec 2017 Updates

Malaysian Consulate Mumbai will Remain Closed from 21 to 25 Dec. 2017

Due to Fire in Malaysian consulate Mumbai the office is closed from 21 to 25 Dec 2017.
So, we request all applicants to plan accordingly.The office will resume after 25th December 2017.

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21 Dec 2017 Updates

Japan Consulate Closed 30th December 2017 to 3rd January 2018

Japan Consulate will remain closed from 30th Dec to 03rd Jan 2017.
So, kindly plan your tickets accordingly in order to avoid inconvenience.

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20 Dec 2017 Updates

Russia Consulate Mumbai Holiday Update

Russian Consulate Mumbai will remain be closed from 30th December 2017 to 09th January 2018. The consulate will reopen on 10th January 2018.
So, kindly plan your tickets accordingly in order to avoid inconvenience.
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20 Dec 2017 Updates

Visa Alert: Important France Visa Update

France embassy has stopped  accepting the manual/Hand written form.
As the France embassy/consulate has made it mandatory for all users to apply visa online. The applicant should submit the online visa application form, duly signed with the printed form only (NOT the handwritten/filled manual form).

After filling the online application form the applicant has to take visa appointment also.
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16 Dec 2017 Updates

South Africa Consulate and VFS Holiday Update

This is to bring to your notice that due to renovation the South Africa consulate will remain closed from 21st December 2017 to 1st January 2018.

VFS will be remain closed from 22 -December-2017 to 01- January-2018 for Christmas & new year.
So, Kindly plan your tickets accordingly in order to avoid inconvenience.

Wishing you all the Merry Christmas!!!

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16 Dec 2017 Updates

Green Flag to Vizag Airport gets e-visa on Arrival Facility

Visakhapatnam Airport (Vizag airport) has joined other major airports in India to be one of the entry points for Foreign Nationals entering the country on e-Visa introducing e-Tourist visa on arrival (e-TVOA) at the airport. The facility will be launched by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday.

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12 Dec 2017 Updates

Malaysia eNTRI visa for 15 Days! Important Note

If you are applying for Malaysia Visa, there are two online way where an applicant can apply through i.e; evisa and eNTRI visa.

Kindly note if you want to apply for eNTRI visa, the applicant has to apply at least 48 hours before the departure to Malaysia and is valid for a single journey to Malaysia for 15 days tourism purposes only and is valid for 3 months.

If your eNTRI visa is rejected applicant is not eligible to re-apply, once the cooling period of 3 months is over. Hence, you may apply e-visa as an alternate way.

Note: the evisa/ eNTRI visa fee is not refundable.


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8 Dec 2017 Updates

Concern With Thailand Visa Issue -Important Notice

This is to inform you that, The Royal Thai Consulate Mumbai is facing some technical issue. Which hinder their visas issuing process for the application submitted. Hence the consulate will not accept visa application on 8th December 2017, which leads to delay in the delivery of passport by few days.
Hence, the application and the representative can withdraw their application if they want and the visa fee and consulting charge will be refunded subsequently.

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7 Dec 2017 Updates

UAE IMMIGRATION UPDATE

This is to bring to the travelers' notice that the UAE immigration system is running slow and fluctuating. This might result in a delay of visa application processing, approvals and may be a chance of visa cancellations.

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22 Nov 2017 Updates

UAE Immigration Office Will be Closed From 30 Nov. to 4 Dec. 2017

The UAE Immigration office has announced public holidays from 30 Nov. to 4th Dec 2017. The UAE Government entities will celebrate 5 days holidays on the occasion of Prophet Mohammed's Birthday  and UAE National day. The offices will resume their work from Tuesday, 5th of December.

Hence, you are advised to keep sufficient no. of days between submitting an application & travel date of PAX.   

Kindly make a note for the same.


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16 Nov 2017 Updates

Thailand consulate closed on 16th Nov 2017 and 17th Nov 2017

Thailand consulate will remain closed on 16 Nov 2017 and 17 Nov 2017. This is due to technical error with the printing machine at the Consulate.
No visas shall be issued until further notice.

Applicants with urgent travel date are suggested to opt for visa on arrival .

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16 Nov 2017 Updates

Australia visa server maintenance-17 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017

Australia immigration website will be under maintenance  from 17th November 2017 3:30 AM until 18th November 2017 3:30 AM (IST).

During this time online application process will get impacted.

3 Nov 2017 Updates

Singapore visa application website maintenance - 05th Nov 2017

Singapore visa site undergoing maintenance on 05 Nov from 0000 hrs to 0800 hrs (singapore time).
Applicants are requested to be informed that no applications will be lodged or processed during this time. Applications which are already applied will also get delayed due to this.
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2 Nov 2017 Updates

Server down from 01 Nov to 13 Nov 2017 - Belgium Consulate

Belgium consulate server down from 01 Nov to 13 Nov 2017. Visa processing days will get affected hence applicants are requested to plan accordingly. Submissions will be done as per regular process only. 

31 Oct 2017 Updates

Philippines embassy closed from 30th Oct - 01st Nov 2017

Philippines Embassy closed  from 30th Oct to 01st Nov 2017. This will affect the processing days . 

Applicants are suggested to plan their travel accordingly.

13 Oct 2017 Updates

China Consulate, Mumbai closed on 19th Oct 2017

The Chinese Consulate General of Mumbai shall remain closed on 19th Oct 2017 on the Occasion of Diwali. 
This shall affect the processing days. Travelers are requested to plan their travel accordingly.
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13 Oct 2017 Updates

Singapore Visa Website maintenance - 13th & 14th Oct 2017

The website of singapore Consulate General, Mumbai will remain closed for maintenance on 13th and the 14th of Oct 2017. No visas will be issued during this time.
Travelers are requested to plan travel accordingly. 

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11 Oct 2017 Updates

Thailand Consulate Closed - Oct 2017

The Royal Thai Consulate General of Mumbai will remain closed on the following days in the month of Oct 2017 - 

  • 13th October 2017(Friday) - King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day
  • 20th October 2017(Friday) - Diwali
  • 23rd October 2017(Monday) - King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Applicants are requested to plan the travel accordingly as this might delay the visa processing. 

5 Oct 2017 Updates

Consulate General of Argentina closed on 16th Oct and 19th to 22th Oct 2017

The Consulate General of Argentina, Mumbai will be closed on the following days - 

16th Oct 2017 - Argentina holiday
19th & 20th Oct 2017 - Diwali 
21st Oct 2017 - Saturday
22nd Oct 2017 - Sunday

This will cause a delay in visa processing. Applicants are suggested to plan travel accordingly and apply for the visa well in advance. 

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5 Oct 2017 Updates

Thailand Visa Approvals on Hold - 05th Oct 2017 to 09th Oct 2017

The  Royal Thai Consulate General of Mumbai will not issue visas from 05th Oct to 09th Oct 2017 due to technical error with the visa sticker printing machine.
It might take more time as well for the problem to get resolved, delaying the visa process.
Travelers with close travel dates are suggested to take On Arrival Visa.
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25 Sep 2017 Updates

China Consulate Closed on 26th Sept and from 01st Oct to 08th Oct 2017

The Consulate General of China in Mumbai will remain closed on 26th of Sept and 01st Oct - 08th Oct 2017 on the occasion of Chinese National Day and Mid Autumn Day.
Consulate may face rush of applications for the next 2-3 weeks and might introduce token system for submission. For urgent travelers the applicants will have to go personally for submission and collection.
Travelers are requested to plan the travel accordingly. 
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18 Sep 2017 Updates

UAE Immigration will be closed from 21st Sept to 23rd Sept 2017

On the occasion Islamic New Year the UAE Immigration will remain closed from the 21st Sept to 23rd Sept 2017.
The processing of applications will resume from 24th Sept. Travelers are requested to plan the travel accordingly. 

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8 Sep 2017 Updates

UK High Commission Closed from 28th Sept - 02nd Oct 2017

The UK High Commission will remain closed from 28th Sept to 02nd Oct 2017. Below are the details - 
28th Sept - Ayudha Pooja
29th Sept - Durga Pooja Nabami
30th Sept - Saturday
01st Oct - Sunday
02nd Oct - Gandhi Jayanti
This will cause delay in the visa processing, applicants are suggested to plan travel accordingly. 

1 Sep 2017 Updates

Appointment Dates Unavailable for Italy Visa

Due to a heavy rush appointment dates for Italy tourist or business visa are not available at the Pune and Mumbai VFS centers.
The latest available dates are of October 2017 as of now. This is causing a delay in the visa processing.

31 Aug 2017 Updates

UAE Immigration closed from 31st Aug - 04th Sept 2017

The UAE Immigration will be closed from 31st Aug 2017 to 04th Sept 2017 for  Eid-al-Adha Celebrations. 
Due to this there can be rush in the Immigration and visa process can get delayed after 04th Sept as well.


29 Aug 2017 Updates

Mumbai Rains may cause delay in visa application submission

Heavy rains in Mumbai may cause a delay in visa application submission. Courier and delivery services are majorly affected due to rains.  There are chances of the public holiday being declared for 30th Aug 2017.  

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29 Aug 2017 Updates

Thailand Visa Applications accepted with prior appointment from 29 Aug to 8 Sept

Due to the heavy rush application for Thailand visa from 29th August to 8th September, will require a prior appointment. Applicants are suggested to plan their travel accordingly, for urgent travel applicants are suggested to opt for on arrival visa as appointment dates are not easily available.

28 Aug 2017 Updates

Malaysia Online Visas - System Maintenance Aug 2017

The online Malaysia visa system will be under maintenance which will delay the processing and issuance of Malaysia eNTRI and eVISA for the next few days. For urgent scheduled travel, applicants are suggested to opt for the offline visa processing.

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