Several visa application centers in the European Union and Schengen located in other countries have started to resume operations after being temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic situation.
According to a recent announcement by outsourcing and technology company VFS Global, during this month countries such as Austria, Finland, Iceland and Ukraine have started to reopen visa application centers located in other countries after confirming that the current situation of COVID-19 allows for such a step to be taken, a report TheSchengen.com.
According to VFS Global’s statement, the Austrian visa application centers located in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam have opened their doors to all citizens who are now allowed to go to these centers and need visa services.
“The Austrian visa application centers in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have resumed operations every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8.30 am to 4 pm,” reads the statement published by VFS Global.
In addition, the Finnish Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town, Durban Pretoria in South Africa have resumed operations and will provide visa services every Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 12pm.
Besides the aforementioned visa applications, another European country, Iceland, has also reopened the visa center located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, while citizens can head to this center in order to request services for short-term visas every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. AM until 8 AM until 8 AM. 1 m.
Another overseas visa application center for Iceland has also resumed operations, according to the technology company.
“From October 4, 2021, the Icelandic Visa Application Center in New Delhi will resume accepting applications for the Short Stay Category, which operates every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm,” reads the statement published by VFS.
VFS Global also announced the reopening of the Ukrainian center providing visa services to Malaysian nationals. The same will keep its doors open for citizens who will be able to request all visa categories services every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 1 pm.
The Visa Center in Malta, located in Pune, India, has also resumed operations after being temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus situation.
“The Malta Visa Application Center in Pune has resumed accepting long-term applications for a limited category, and operates every Wednesday from 9am to 1pm,” the statement read.
Recently, SchnegenVisaInfo.com reported that earlier this month European countries such as the Czech Republic, Malta, Estonia, Ireland, Hungary, Switzerland and Belgium reopened visa application centers located in other countries with the majority of them located in India.
In addition, in the past month, many European countries have also opened visa applications, allowing citizens to request various visa services.