UK Visas and Immigration has announced the reopening of select UK visa application centers in Indian cities from July 6, 2020
VFS in the following cities will be open from July 6th , Ahmadabad, Bangalore (Global Tech Park), Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, New Delhi and Pune.
Facilities like the super priority visa, priority visa service (visit), priority visa for settlement or migration service and walk-in services will be unavailable.
The VFS website further stated that the priority will be given to the customers who were unable to attend an earlier appointment due to the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus. The website further added, “We will be contacting customers who had previously booked appointments at these centers to arrange for you to complete your application at a different location.”
“Your safety is our priority, so customers visiting our Visa Application Centres may be asked to observe physical distancing, undergo temperature checks, or be required to wear facemasks, subject to local authority guidelines. Please note; customers must have an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre,” they added.
VFS Global UK said in a statement, “Customers who were unable to attend an earlier appointment, will be able to log into their account to book a new appointment. Customers who have completed their application on GOV.UK, but didn’t previously book an appointment at the visa application centre, can do so from today.
Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough or difficulty breathing will be helped to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.
Prior to this, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), had Friday also permitted the international flights to resume From July 15 on selected routes depending upon the number of coronavirus cases.