Published on July 3, 2020 | Education News| Study Abroad
Visa Application Centres Are Reopening In India
Amidst the crisis, a few select countries have decided to resume their visa application process for specific visa categories in India.
This is a ray of sunshine to all those who are hoping to travel outside the country. Specifically, students whose plans were put on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.
VFS Global, a visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, recently announced that visa application services for select destinations will resume in India.
On approvals from local authorities and the respective embassies/consulates in India, VFS reopened its visa application centres in a few selected Indian cities.
The following countries are now accepting visa applications:
Belarus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Turkey, UAE, and the United Kingdom.
This comes as a relief for most Indian students who had plans of studying abroad this year. The above table depicts that most countries on the list are ready to process visa applications for students.
Under the present circumstances, the visa application process is expected to be more strenuous as students will have to run around to secure their finances and gather documentation, whilst keeping all the restrictions in mind.
And with centers now reopening, we expect a lot of students to apply for a visa. However, any hindrance to the process can result in a delayed visa or even a rejection.
So what can students do?
As a student, you will need to get all your ducks in a row. Do some research, get your finances in order, collect and attest your documents, schedule a visa appointment, book your accommodation, and well the list goes on and on.
To understand the intricacies associated with your visa application you can reach out to us, here.
In addition to the above-mentioned countries, Australia and New Zealand are also beginning to loosen up their restrictions.
The Australian government plans to make a notable exception to allow a few international students into Canberra by next month. New Zealand is also expected to soon open it’s borders and put forward new visa arrangements for international students.
All this begs the question of why are students on the edge to leave for their education? Why is international education gaining so much popularity?
The short answer is — In order to keep up with this ever-advancing world, you have to up-skill, educate yourself, and stand out from the highly competitive crowd.
A recent survey from CareerBuilder summarised that,
27% of employers are recruiting those who hold master’s degrees for positions that used to only require four-year degrees, and 37 percent are hiring college grads for positions that had been primarily held by those with high school diplomas.
The harsh reality is that you can no longer get away with just minimal qualifications. Employers are actively seeking people who have international experience.
Given that you choose your course and study destination wisely and make informed decisions, the benefits of international education will last a lifetime.
The RoI on international education has never been as high as it is right now, no matter where you are in your international education or professional journey, to understand how you can hyper optimize the returns and cash in the benefits, please feel free to reach out to Navigus.
We are a technology-centric, data-driven, international studies platform. We assist students with all the arduous tasks from university and visa application to accommodation and other facilities such as securing health insurance.
You can connect with us for a free, online counseling session and get all your study abroad doubts cleared.