From today Thursday 20th March, UK visa application centres operated by VFS in the Russian Federation will begin closing. This is due to VFS”s contract with the Home Office coming to an end at the end of March. New visa application centres operated by Teleperformance will begin processing applications and accepting biometrics immediately after the closure of VFS centres and the takeover is expected to run smoothly.
Please see the VFS schedule of closing dates below:
Ekaterinburg 20 March 2014, Thursday
Moscow 21 March 2014, Friday
St Petersburg 25 March 2014, Tuesday
Rostov 27 March 2014, Thursday
Novosibirsk 28 March 2014, Friday
Teleperfomance will open visa applications in all 5 of the above locations, although at new addresses. The full list of new centres and their contact details can be accessed here: http://www.ge2ru.tpcontact.co.uk/visa-centres . For further information, please contact us.