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    07 November 2017

    Effective Monday, 13 November 2017, Austria visa applicants can apply at a new Premium Lounge visa application centre opening in Whitefield, Bengaluru. Applicants in Whitefield and nearby areas can now experience greater convenience by applying for their Austria visa in the comfort of a plush and well-appointed Premium Lounge.

    Address

    Brigade IRV, Unit No 108,1st Floor Nallurhalli, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066

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    22 October 2017

    Information about delay in processing of applications:

    Dear Applicants,

    At the moment there are delays in the Austrian Visa issuing system due to technical problems. All efforts are taken to solve this problem. The Austrian embassies are there to assist you to find an individual solution in urgent cases.

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    26 September 2017

    Closure of Kathmandu Visa Application Center

    On the auspicious occasion of Dashain, the Austria Visa Application Center in Kathmandu will remain closed from 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; we will reopen on 02 October 2017.

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    22 September 2017

    Austria Visa Application Center in Nepal

    With effective from 22 September 2017, the Austria Visa Application Center in Nepal will accept only National D Visa applications (for stay more than 90 days) for Austria.

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    22 September 2017

    Austria Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 29 September 2017 on account of Durga Puja.

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    22 September 2017

    Blue Dart Closure in Kolkata: 28 September to 02 October 2017

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 27 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Blue Dart will also be closed for 02 October 2017 for Gandhi Jayanti. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 28 September 2017 will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 04 October 2017.

    Also note that the counter collection passports sent from Delhi on 28 September 2017 and 29 September 2017 will reach Kolkata on 03 October 2017.

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    16 September 2017

    Schengen Visa Form Filling assistance is just a call away!

    VFS Global introduces Form Filling Assistance service over the Phone to give Visa Applicants just the helping hand they need when completing their Visa Application forms.

    Please call 022 67866028 to avail the service

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    21 August 2017

    Opening of Austria Visa Application Centre in Nepal

    With effective from 24 August 2017, we are pleased to inform all that VFS Global will accept Austria Visa application form Austria Visa Application Center in Nepal, located at Academy of Culinary Arts Building, Ground Floor, Mahalaxmisthan Marga, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal”

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    30 July 2017

    Opening of Austria Visa Application Centre in Nepal

    We are pleased to inform you that VFS Global will start Austria Visa Application Center soon in Nepal, located at Academy of Culinary Arts Building, Ground Floor, Mahalaxmisthan Marga, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal ”

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    23 January 2017

    Visa Application Submission till 14:00 on 25 January 2017.

    General Public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2017 due to security reason, hence Austria Visa Application Center in New Delhi will be operational till 14:00 on that day.

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    13 December 2016

    The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of 08 November 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

    VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 . VFS shall also accept demand drafts favoring VFS Global Services Private limited.

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    06 December 2016

    Closure of Austria Visa Application Centre in Chennai

    Dear Applicant/ Representative / Travel Agents:

    The Austria Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed in regards to the sad demise of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

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    01 December 2016

    • New visa fees effective from 01 December 2016
    • With effective from 01 December 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-
    • VFS Service Fees INR 1516/- (Inclusive of All Taxs levied per application).
    • Short Term
    Above 12 year INR - 4380
    Below 12 year INR - 2480
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7290
    Below 06 year 0
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    01 November 2016

    • New visa fees effective from 01 November 2016
    • With effective from 01 November 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-
    • VFS Service Fees INR 1514/- (Inclusive of All Taxs levied per application).
    • Short Term
    Above 12 year INR - 4370
    Below 12 year INR - 2550
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7280
    Below 06 year 0
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    03 October 2016

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed.

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 14 October 2016.

    Also note that the passports sent from Delhi on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will reach Kolkata on 12 October 2016 and 13 October 2016 respectively.

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    01 October 2016

    Travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted.

    Please note with effect from 30 July 2016, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state List of approved Indian insurance companies

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    30 September 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 October 2016

    With effective from 01 October 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-

    VFS Service Fees INR 1562/- (Inclusive of All Taxs levied per application).

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4510
    Below 12 year INR - 2630
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7510
    Below 06 year 0
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    31 August 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 September 2016

    With effective from 01 September 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-

    VFS Service Fees INR 1575/- (Inclusive of All Taxs levied per application).

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4550
    Below 12 year INR - 2650
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7570
    Below 06 year 0
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    29 July 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 August 2016

    With effective from 01 August 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-

    VFS Service Fees INR 1540 /- (Inclusive of All Taxs levied per application).

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4440
    Below 12 year INR - 2590
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7400
    Below 06 year 0
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    20 July 2016

    Travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted.

    Please note with effect from 30 July 2016, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state List of approved Indian insurance companies

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    30 June 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 July 2016

    With effective from 01 July 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4520
    Below 12 year INR - 2640
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7530
    Below 06 year 0
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    31 May 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 June 2016.

    With effective from 01 June 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4540
    Below 12 year INR - 2650
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7560
    Below 06 year 0
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    30 April 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 May 2016

    With effective from 01 May 2016 new visa fees (for all categories) will be as follows:-

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4510
    Below 12 year INR - 2630
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7510
    Below 06 year 0
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    19 April 2016

    Kolkata Austria Visa Application Centre Closed on 21 April 2016 for elections

    Please note that Austria Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 21 April 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.

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    01 April 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 April 2016

    With effective from 01 April 2016 new visa fees ( for all categories) will be as follows:-

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4480
    Below 12 year INR - 2620
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7460
    Below 06 year 0
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    03 November 2015

    All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

    As part of the visa application procedure, from 02 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

    Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

    If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

    Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

    If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

    VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

    How to book an appointment

    Please click here to book an appointment online.

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    03 November 2015

    Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 02 November 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

    Visa Information System

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    14 October 2015

    Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.

    • Passport should have been issued within the previous 10 years.
    • Passport should have at least two blank pages.
    • Passport should have at least 90 days validity from the date of arrival back in India
    • Applications are only accepted within 90 days of the requested date of arrival
    • Relevant Forms Photograph: Fully completed application form appropriate to the type of visa
    • The processing time is approx. 4- 5 working days. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days, Kindly note if you are submitting your application in Cochin /Sri Lanka / Puducherry and Nepal Application center the processing time will be 2 more Working days in addition to normal days define by Embassy.
    • As part of the worldwide introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), All Schengen consulates worldwide will be connected to VIS by the end of November 2015. For detailed Information click here.
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    10 April 2015

    Austria Visa Application Centers are now operational.

    Dear All,
    We are glad to inform you that Austria Visa Application Centers in
    Cochin,Chandigarh,Goa,Hyderabad,Puducherry,Pune,Trivandrum are now operational. Now you can visit your nearby Centre for the visa submission.

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    04 February 2015

    Embassy of Austria has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s).

    The Embassy of Austria has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 06 February 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

    • Immediate Family Member ( i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings)
    • One member of a group collecting for the entire group
    • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department
    • Representative of a company - Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card

    If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents

    • Photocopy of Govt. ID card
    • Original ICR
    • Authorisation Letter from applicant

    Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission.

    The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.

    This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

    Please fill the attached Courier Form

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    17 November 2014:

    As per the instructions received from Embassy of Austria, all applicants holding Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladeshi and Srilanka Nationality need to visit personally at VFS center to submit their Visa applications. VFS staff will not accept the applications in case Applications are submitted through Travel Agent /Representative.

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    30 October 2014:

    Dear All,
    We are glad to inform you that Austria Visa Application Centers in Gurgaon,and Jaipur are   now operational. Now you can visit your nearby Centre for the visa submission.

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    14 October 2014

    Kindly note on account of State Election in Maharashtra ,VFS Austria Application Centre Mumbai will remain closed on 15 October 2014.

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    29 April 2014

    This is to keep you informed that VFS Global has opened a new Austria Application Centre in Bhutan wef 30 Apr 2014. Applicants can also submit their applications at VFS Bhutan office and please refer to the Contact us for further details.

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    31 January 2014

    From 01 February 2014 all short Term Application Applicant needs fill New C Application Form.