News and Updates

  • 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.

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    The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of 08 November 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 01 March 2016

    New Logistic fees effective - 01 March 2016

    With effective from 01 March 2016 new VFS Logistic charges visa fees (for all categories) will be INR 1568.

  • 01 March 2016

    New visa fees effective from 01 March 2016

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

    Short Term

    Above 12 year INR - 4530
    Below 12 year INR - 2640
    Below 06 year 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year INR - 7540
    Below 06 year 0
  • 31 December 2015

    New visa fees effective from 01 January 2016

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

    Short Term

    Above 12 year Rs. 4330
    Below 12 year Rs. 2530
    Below 06 year Rs. 0

    Long Term

    Above 6 year Rs. 7210
    Below 06 year Rs. 0
  • 10 November 2015

    With immediate effect all the Applicants are requested to visit the Visa Application center

    With immediate effect all the Applicants are requested to visit the Visa Application center in order to enroll the biometric for Long Term applications as per the instruction received from Embassy. 

  • 06 November 2015

    Closure of Visa Application Centre in Bhutan

    Visa Application Centre in Bhutan will remain closed form 09 November 2015 to 11 November 2015 due to King’s Birthday and 60th Anniversary.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 27 October 2015

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Please note as per update received from Embassy, following VFS centre(s) will remain closed.

    Kindly refer to the following schedule for “No Application Day at VFS “.

    VFS Application centre 28 October 29 October 30 October
    New Delhi X X
    Mumbai X X X
    Bangalore X X X
    Jaipur X X X
     Chennai X X X
    Cochin  X X X
    Goa X X X
    Jalandhar X X X
    Ahmedabad X X X
    Chandigarh X X X
    Pune X X X
    Hyderabad X X X
    Trivandrum X X X
    Gurgaon X X X
    Kolkata X X X
    Puducherry X X X


    Open
    X Closed
  • 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.
  • 13 October 2015

    Delivery of applications affected from 19 Oct to 23 Oct during Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata

    Due to skeletal functioning of our Courier Service Provider Blue Dart in Kolkata during the Durga Puja Festival please note that the applications submitted between 19 October 2015 to 23 October at Kolkata Visa Application Centre will be delivered to New Delhi Visa Application Centre on 27 October, 2015.

  • 29 September 2015

    Important Information – New Delhi Visa Application Center

    General Public is hereby informed that Austria Visa Application Center in New Delhi will remain closed for Submissions and Pass back on 01 October 2015.

  • 07 September 2015

    Kindly be informed that the Visa Section at Embassy of Austria in New Delhi will remain closed on 22 September 2015 and 23 September 2015.

    Important Notice

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Kindly be informed that the Visa Section at Embassy of Austria in New Delhi will remain closed on on 22 September 2015 and 23 September 2015 due to technical limitations. In view of the same, visa applications for Austria will not be accepted at VFS Application Centers on the below mention days respectively as per instructions received from Embassy

    18 September 2015 and 21 September 2015

  • 02 September 2015

    Important Notification

    Closure of Visa Application Centre in Kolkata

    Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed 02 September 2015 due to All India Strike by Central Trade Unions.

  • 02 September 2015

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

    Please note with effect from 01 September 2015, 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

  • 18 July 2015

    Hyderabad Schengen Visa Application Centre Relocation:

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives
    Please note that the VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the new address from 20 July 2015.
    Address: 8-2-700, 3rd Floor, Srida Anushka Pride, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034.

    Landmark: Opp Ratnadeep Supermarket

    Location Map:

  • 01 May 2015

    Important Notification

    Chennai Schengen Visa Application Centre Relocation:

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives 
    Please note that the VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the new address from 11th May 2015.
    Address: Fagun Towers, Third Floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, and Chennai - 600 008 Land Mark: Ethiraj College, Vivanta by Taj Connemara.

    Location Map

  • 29 April 2015

    Early Visa Application Center Closure Notice.

    Dear All,
    Please be informed that Kolkata Austrian Visa Application Centre will remain closed on 30 May 2015, due to strike by opposition Left Front in West Bengal.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 14 October 2014

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

  • 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.

  • 10 April 2014:

    Kolkata Visa Application Centre Relocation

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Please note that the VFS Austria Visa Application Centre Kolkata is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 14 April 2014.

    Address: Austria Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga,

    Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium Kolkata, 700107, India

  • 04 April 2014

    Ahmedabad Visa Application Centre

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Please note that the Austria Visa Application Centre will be operational w.e.f. 07 April 2014 on below mentioned address.

    Address: Ground Floor, GCCI Building, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380009

  • 03 April 2014

    Mumbai Visa Application Centre Relocation

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Please note that the VFS Austria Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 07 April 2014.

    Address: Trade Centre,
    3rd Floor, ‘G’ Block,
    Bandra Kurla Complex,
    Bandra (East),
    Mumbai – 400 051

  • 02 April 2014

    Kindly note on account of General Elections in India below listed VFS Visa Application Centre’s will remain closed

    • Delhi - Thursday, April 10, 2014
    • Bangalore - Thursday, April 17, 2014
    • Chennai/ Mumbai - Thursday, April 24, 2014
    • Jalandhar - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • Kolkata - Monday, May 12, 2014
  • 31 January 2014

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

  • 14 January 2014

    All visa correspondence- Statements (“Aufforderung zur Stellungnahme”) and Final Refusal letters („Verweigerung des Visums) will be in GERMAN language starting from 01st January 2014 and if the applicants intend to reply / appeal to these decisions, and further documentation or any further written replies should only be in German language and also the application would not be processed further, in case reply/documentation is in any other language other than German.

    For All long Term Application Applicant needs fill New D Application Form as provided in below Link

    Download File

  • 3 January 2014

    As per instructions received from the Embassy of Austria, kindly note Embassy and VFS Application centre will remain closed on 06 January 2014.