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Portugal & Luxembourg Reopen Their Visa Application Centres in India

Indian nationals in Ahmedabad can now head to Portugal and Luxembourg visa application centers in this city in order to request services as both centers have started accepting long and short stay visa applications.

According to a statement published by outsourcing and technology company VFS Global, visa application centers in Portugal and Luxembourg located in Ahmedabad will keep their doors open every Thursday from 9am to 2pm, reports.

Besides Portugal and Luxembourg, the Austrian Visa Application Center located in Ahmedabad has also resumed operations, operating every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 2pm. This center now accepts all category requests, except for tourist visas.

According to VFS Global’s announcement, two more visa application centers have resumed their work in Ahmedabad.

“The Thai and Turkish visa application centers in Ahmedabad will resume operations on November 22, 2021, and operate from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm,” read the statement published by the company.

The spread of the coronavirus has prompted authorities to impose travel bans and other restrictions in an effort to stem the spread of the virus. In addition, many EU and Schengen visa application centers located abroad have also temporarily suspended their work.

However, after confirming that the COVID-19 situation allows such centers to reopen, many of them are now beginning to open their doors, offering various visa services.

“The Germany, France and Belgium Visa Application Centers in Ahmedabad have resumed operations from Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm, with advance appointment only. The German Visa Application Center only accepts short-term visa stamping and visa D (post-date) applications. consent),” as stated in the statement published by VFS Global.

The authorities in Iceland also announced that the visa center located in India, Ahmedabad, has also opened its doors, offering services every Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm.

In November, the Norwegian Visa Application Center in the same city in India also announced that it started operating every Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm.

Citizens of India are now eligible to head to the Polish Visa Application Center in Ahmedabad to request visa services.

“The Polish Visa Application Center in Ahmedabad has resumed accepting D visa applications, and operates every Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm,” reads the announcement made by VFS Global.

Additionally, in November, the Portuguese Visa Application Center in South Africa also announced that it would resume operations from December 1, 2021, allowing citizens to request visa services every Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm.

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