As a result of new contracts starting November 2, 2019, there will be some service changes in Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Until November 1, Visa Application Centres will still offer walk-in appointments for biometric screenings. However, as of November 2, an extra fee will be charged to submit paper applications and biometric screening services will require an appointment.
Additionally, new websites will be launching for all VACs and some locations will be closing in Sofia, Bulgaria, Podgorica, and Montenegro. These locations will accept biometrics until November 1, 2019, and individuals looking to pick up their documents will be able to do so until November 29.