As international travel is gradually resuming, a few countries have started accepting visas from India. Countries like Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Serbia are allowing passengers from India on tourist visas now. Embassies in New Delhi of countries like Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Italy and Bangladesh have started scheduling visa appointments. Also, European countries Iceland, Germany and Norway have reopened their visa application centres in India. Read on to know the details.
Iceland has reopened its visa application centres in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai. In Mumbai, interested applicants can apply for the short-stay category on Mondays from 8 AM to 2 PM. In Bengaluru, the timing for the same is 9 AM to 1 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Kolkata is accepting applications on Mondays.
Germany’s visa application centre in Kolkata is accepting visa applications for Master students. The Mumbai office is accepting category C applications. As confirmed by Visa Facilitation Services Global ( VFS Global), D visa applications will remain suspended for now.
Norway is accepting visa applications in its centres in Bengaluru and Mumbai. Visa stamping in these centres has resumed from June 21, 2021. The Bengaluru centre operates from 9 AM to 3 PM on Mondays. The Mumbai centre operates from 8 AM to 2 PM on Wednesdays. The New Delhi centre is doing visa stamping on limited days.
Meanwhile, Indians can now travel to Russia, Serbia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan without the mandatory quarantine. However, they will still need a negative RT-PCR test report to enter these countries.