Important Updates

UK visa processing to resume from July 6

NEW DELHI: Visa processing for United Kingdom will resume in India next Monday (July 6) in a phased manner. According to VFS Global , UK visa application centres in Delhi, south Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (Global Tech Park), Chandigarh, Cochin, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata and Pune will open from July 6. Chennai centre reopening that day is subject to local lockdown conditions.

VFS on Wednesday is also expected to announce when visa processing for some other countries will resume in India.

“The remaining (UK) visa application centres and enrolment locations in India will not be open for some time. We will be contacting customers who had previously booked appointments at these centres to arrange for you to complete your application at a different location,” VFS Global website for UK visa says. It has visa applications centres in 19 Indian cities.

EU reopens its borders to 15 nations but not to US, India

BRUSSELS: The EU on Tuesday agreed to open its borders to 15 countries from July 1, but the United States, where the Coronavirus is still spreading, will remain excluded.

Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out.

China made it to the list, which will be updated every two weeks, but on the condition that Beijing do the same for Europeans, a statement said.

US neighbour Canada as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay were included without conditions on the list which was drawn up by diplomats on Friday, but required final approval.

Algeria, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia rounded out the countries, which was agreed to by vote among the EU’s 27 member states.