Russian invitations

Due to the requirements of the Ministry of Health, the Russian goverment will probably not allow European citizens to enter Russia until September 1, 2020. In addition, no ministerial invitations will be issued so far. 

However, there are exceptions for the following categories of people who may request a visa:

- Accredited or appointed employees of diplomatic missions and consular offices of foreign States in the Russian Federation, international organizations und their representations, other official representations of foreign States located on the territory of the Russian Federation, officials of the Standing Committee of the Union State, as well as family members of these persons;

- Drivers of international cargo*, crewmembers*, see and river vessels*, train and locomotive crews of international railway transport, employees of intergovermental courier communications, members of official delegations entering the Russian Federation;

- Persons who have diplomatic, official or ordinary private visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative, as well as ordinary private visas issues by the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

* Could be applied by Visa Support GmbH
Important customer information

As part of its stimulus package, the German Federal Government has decided to reduce the applicable VAT from 19 to 16 percent for a limited period of time. The reduced tax rate is valid from 1 July to 31 December 2020. 

We have made the temporary adjustment accordingly, which will allow you to benefit fully from the VAT reduction. We will show the reduced VAT rate on the invoices and charge them accordingly.

You don't have to do anything else to get the temporary reduction in the VAT rate, the changes are automatically implemented. This rule applies to all customers resident and subject to VAT in Germany.

Your Visa Support & Business Solutions GmbH team

Entry ban for USA

For people who

  • are not US citizens,
  • do not have permanent legal residence in the United States or
  • are not a spouse, parent, child or sibling under the age of 21 of a US citizen or person who is a permanent legal resident of the United States, or
  • have not privileged residence status as a diplomat or employee of international organizations or
  • do not fulfill another exemption under the presidential decree,

an entry ban will come into force immediately if you are in the Schengen area within 14 days of entering the USA in Germany or another country.

Restrictions on invitation orders for Russia As a measure to protect against the corona virus, the Russian government will no longer issue invitations to Italian citizens. Neither current nor future invitation orders are processed. The rest of the procedure for issuing visas remains to be seen.
Coronavirus related cancellation of Indian visas

- All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain and issued on or before 11.3.2020 and who have not yet entered India stand suspended with immediate effect.

 - All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa (including VoA for Japan and South Korea) granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and which have been issued on or before 03.03.2020 and who have not yet entered India remain suspended.

- Regular (sticker) visa/e-Visa granted to nationals of China, issued on or before 05.02.2020 suspended earlier continue to be suspended.

- Regular (sticker) visas/e-Visas granted to all foreign nationals who have travelled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany and Spain on or after 01.02.2020 and who have not yet entered India stands suspended with immediate effect.

- All aforementioned restricted category of foreign nationals may not enter India from any Air, Land or Seaport ICPs. Those requiring to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visa from the nearest Indian embassy/consulate. Italian and South Korean nationals, who are granted fresh visa issued after 05.03.2020 should carry ‘tested negative for COVID-19’ medical certificate from designated laboratories of Italy and South Korea.

- Indians and OCI card holders from Italy and South Korea should carry ‘tested negative for COVID-19’ medical certificate from designated laboratories of Italy and South Korea. OCI card holders of other countries are free from visa restrictions but shall need to undergo mandatory health check upon arrival in India.

- Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid. They may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/conversion etc of their visa or grant of any consular service if they choose to do so.

- Holders of Diplomatic passports, Official passports, officials of UN and other international bodies and aircrew from above eight countries are exempted from such restriction on entry. However, their medical screening on arrival is compulsory.

- All foreign and Indian nationals entering into India from any port are required to furnish a pair of duly filled self-declaration forms (including personal particulars i.e. Phone number and address in India) and travel history to health officials and immigration officials at all arrival ports.

These restrictions will remain in force till further orders.

12.03.2020 Update: Currently it is not possible to apply for e-Visa from Germany, nor are Visa applications accepted in the Indian Visa Centers or Consulates. This applies to all nationalities.
India refuses to accept visa applications Currently it is not possible to apply for e-Visa from Germany, nor are Visa applications accepted in the Indian Visa Centers or Consulates. This applies to all nationalities.
Coronavirus related visa restrictions India Foreigners who have been to China on or after Jan 15. 2020, are presently not allowed to enter India from any air, land or seaport including Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan, Indo-Bangladesh, Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Pak land borders. These visa restrictions will not apply to Aircrew who may be Chinese nationals or other nationals coming from China.
US Visa From February 2. 2020 foreign travelers who have stayed in China in the past 14 days or who want to travel from China will be denied entry to the United States due to the coronavirus outbreak. Previous stays in Hongkong and Macau are not affected.
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Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Visa Support GmbH services and solutions and also to allow you, the visitors, to browse information easier. The new website is of course responsive, built on Mezzanine (Python/Django), and on 1&1 super-fasr hosting! We have ramped up our all of our pages and navigation. Our current and prospective clients will find usefull information about our services on the homepage of our website. 

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China: Change-over to biometric visa Since December 16, 2019, visa applicants for China must appear in person at the Visa Application Service Center in order to submit fingerprints. The fingerprints are valid for five years in connection with the passport. Visa Support GmbH will be happy to assist you in compiling the visa application documents and in arranging the appointment to submit your fingerprints. For the next visa application within five years, we are at your disposal with the usual all-round service.