More EU/Schengen Visa Application Centres Abroad Resumed Work During September – SchengenVisaInfo.com – SchengenVisaInfo.com
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As the Coronavirus situation has started to ameliorate in several countries, many European Union and Schengen Area visa application centres located in non-EU countries have begun to resume their work.
According to the recent announcement of the outsourcing and technology company VFS Global, during this month, Malta, Czech Republic, Ireland, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium have reopened their visa centres located abroad, most of them in India, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
VFS Global announced that citizens of India can now head to Malta’s visa application centre located in Pune, India, to require visa services as the latter has resumed its work. The centre will accept long term applications, every Wednesday from 9 AM until 1 PM.
In addition, Malta’s visa application centre in Ahmedabad has also opened its doors to Indians requiring visa services.
“From September 24 2021, the Malta Visa Application Centre in Ahmedabad will resume accepting D visa – work permit applications, operating every Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM,” the statement published by VFS Global reads.
The Czech Republic has also reopened its visa application centre in India, which for months has been closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Authorities in Ireland have also confirmed that its visa application centres located in India have opened their doors for Indian citizens.
“Ireland Visa Application Centres in India have resumed accepting short stay applications. The centres in Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, South Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi are already accepting long-stay applications,” the announcement reads.
Earlier this month, Switzerland’s visa application centre, located in Pune, India, also started to offer its services every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 AM until 2 AM.
Belgium’s Visa Application Center in Ahmedabad had also started accepting the D category and Seaman Visa requests from September 1, offering its services every Monday and Wednesday from 9 AM to 2 PM.
The Estonian visa centre located in Ivangorod also resumed its work from September 6, offering services every Monday to Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
In addition, Czechia’s visa application centre in Tehran resumed work on September 2, 2021.
Previously Finland’s visa application centre in Hong Kong announced that it would accept applications for a limited category of visas while stressing that it will be open every Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM.
Another European country reopened its visa application centre located abroad after confirming that the current COVID-19 situation permits such a step to be taken. According to the announcement published by VFS Global, Hungary reopened its visa application centre on September 5 in Abu Dhabi, permitting all citizens to require visa services in this country.
Recently, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that more EU and Schengen Area territories had reopened their visa application centres located abroad.