Netherlands Embassy in Pakistan has resumed its visa service in Pakistan, which was earlier discontinued due to some reasons.
Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan Ardi Stoios-Braken announced the news on Monday via her Twiter handle.
According to the ambassador, the visa service after temporarily getting halted earlier last week has now been resumed. She also issued instructions to VFS Global and Gerry’s offices to begin taking appointments again.
“Update: The Embassy of the Netherlands in Pakistan has resumed all consular/visa services. VFS/Gerry’s in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad can immediately start giving appointments to accept visa applications,” read her tweet.
Update: The Embassy of the Netherlands in Pakistan has resumed all consular/visa services. VFS/Gerry’s in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad can immediately start giving appointments to accept visa applications.
— Ardi Stoios-Braken (@AStoiosbraken) November 12, 2018
Earlier in the day, news channels carried out the story stating the Netherlands Embassy in Pakistan has been closed down for security reasons.
An hour after the news hit the media, an official statement from the Dutch embassy clarified that the embassy had been closed since 9th November due to some construction work.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the issuing of visa has been halted temporarily.
As soon as this situation is solved, appointments for visa applications can be made through the visa application centers of VFS Global in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
The Netherlands embassy in Islamabad is currently also unable to receive applications for Dutch passports or other consular services.