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    The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of 08 November 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500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

    Dear Applicant/ Representative / Travel Agents:

     The Germany 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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    07 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 2 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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    07 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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    31 August 2015

    From 01 September 2015, Hyderabad Germany Visa application centre offers Premium Service facility.

    Dear Applicants/Representative/Travel Agents,

    Please to inform your all the with effective from 01 September 2015, Hyderabad Germany Visa application centre offers Premium Service facility.

    Applicants who prefer to opt for Premium Lounge at an additional cost of Rs.1250/- excluding Visa fee and Logistics fee can make use of the services.

    The Premium Lounge Service includes: 

    • Separate lounge with personalised service by dedicated staff
    • Refreshments
    • Faster submission of applications at the visa application centre
    • Courier return of passport
    • Photocopying of documents and photo booth service for applicants

    Use of the Premium Service Lounge does not affect the processing time of the application at the Consulate and also does not guarantee on issuance of the visa.

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    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.

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