Kyrgyz citizens are now eligible to request visa services at the Embassy of Hungary in Kyrgyzstan as the same will start issuing Schengen visas to Kyrgyzstan to Hungary and other EU countries starting from this month.
The announcement comes after a meeting of the Kyrgyzstan-Hungarian Strategic Council in Budapest during which a joint agreement was reached in this regard, TheSchengen.com reports.
The Kyrgyz delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev, while the Hungarian delegation was headed by the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Sigarto.
Due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, many visa application centers in the European Union and the Schengen area located in countries outside the European Union have kept their doors temporarily closed in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus further.
However, with the epidemiological situation starting to improve in many countries, many EU and Schengen area application centers located abroad have begun to resume their work.
Last month, TheSchengen.com reported that the following European countries have reopened their overseas visa application centers, which offer different types of visa services; Czech Republic, Malta, Ireland, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, Hungary, and Belgium.
Most of the reopened visa centers are located in India, according to an announcement by VFS Global outsourcing and technology.
The same source revealed that the visa center in Malta located in Ahmedabad has resumed its work, allowing the citizens of India to go to this center and request visa services.
The announcement posted by VFS Global reads: “From September 24, 2021, the Malta Visa Application Center in Ahmedabad will resume accepting D visa – Work Permit applications, operating every Friday from 9am to 3pm.”
Besides, the Czech Republic Visa Application Center in India has also opened its doors for Indian nationals who need visa services.
VFS Global has also announced that the Ireland Visa Application Center in India has resumed operations after remaining temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 situation.
“Irish visa application centers in India have resumed accepting short stay applications. In addition, centers in Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, South Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi are already accepting long stay applications,” it said. It was stated in the statement published by the company.
Besides the aforementioned visa application centers, several centers have reopened their doors over the past month. However, these EU and Schengen area visa centers only provide long-term visa services and are located in the following regions; Bengaluru, South Mumbai, Chandigarh, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Pune, and New Delhi, as announced by VFS Global.