VFS Global, the visa outsourcing and technology services company, has issued updates on visa application centres offering student visa services.

“As lockdowns and restrictions across India slowly lift and international borders start to reopen, VFS Global is resuming services in a phased manner for its client governments. Reopened visa application centres are operating in keeping with health and safety guidelines, local government directives and mission requirements,” reads an official release by VFS Global.

The table below is indicative of student visa categories currently being catered to at VFS Global centres in India. The Information about visa application centres is as of July 28, 2021.

Country Visa Categories Cities
Austria Embassy approved cases Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
Belarus All Visa Categories Mumbai, New Delhi
Belgium ·       Long Term- Work permit, RP & Student Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
Canada ·       Application to be lodged online on IRCC website

·       Biometric enrolment at VFS Global VACs open for ALL categories by prior appointment


Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata
Denmark All categories for long and short term basis embassy approval, if customer falls under worthy purpose of travel Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata
Dominican Republic ·       Residence, Work and Business visas

·       All visa categories in Delhi

Mumbai, Delhi
Estonia Embassy approved cases Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Chennai
Finland Temporarily closed
France Long term Student


All categories accepted in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad, by prior appointment only.


Limited categories accepted in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi.

Germany ·       D- Stamping, , Student visa, , Re-entry visa

·       All short stay visa categories ( in East, West & South India)

Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi


Hungary Embassy approved cases New Delhi
Iceland All C Type Visas New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad
Italy ·       East India – Students, Family Reunion

·       West, South India – Student

Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi
Ireland Long-stay visas: student Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai,

Kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jalandhar,

Chandigarh and Delhi

Latvia Embassy approved cases and D-visa Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi
Lebanon All Visa Categories (BAU)


Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata
Lithuania ·       Family members of EU and Lithuania citizens (C visa)

·       RP Cases

·       Foreigners travelling for other essential purpose (eligibility confirmed by the Embassy) (C and D visa)

Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata
Luxembourg Long Term and Embassy approved cases Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
MEA (Attestation services) Attestation and apostille of personal and educational documents Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad
Morocco Except Tourist all Visa Categories accepted Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata
New Zealand Long-stay and other categories (postal applications only) New Delhi
Norway All Visa categories (C & D) New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad
Poland National Visa Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi and Kolkata
Portugal Embassy approved cases and Family reunion and attestation Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata
South Africa All visa categories Mumbai, Bengaluru

New Delhi, Kolkata

South Korea Long Term Only New Delhi and Kolkata
Switzerland All Visa categories (C & D type) Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi
Thailand Visa TR, STV and long stay non- OA, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi and Hyderabad
Turkey All visa categories Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Chennai,

Bengaluru and New Delhi

UAE – DVPC All categories Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru,

Delhi and Mumbai

United Kingdom All Categories

(Visitor category can apply however the application will be on hold until India is on the Red List)

New Delhi, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune,

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru

Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad and Chandigarh

Ukraine Study Visa Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, New Delhi and Kolkata
USA C1/D, F1, F11, F2, H1B, H4, IR5, J1, J2, K1, L1, L1B, L2B, M-1, O1 Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Kochi

As this information is fluid and is updated regularly, the company recommends visiting the country-specific websites on vfsglobal.com for the latest information.

VFS Global has established standardised protective measures to be followed across centres, including physical distancing and sanitisation, body temperature checks, use of masks and sanitisers, disinfecting high-contact surfaces. Customers with Covid-19 symptoms, including high fever, cough and difficulty in breathing will not be permitted to enter the centre.