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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


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.