In India

Public Holidays / Closures

The VFS Global UK Visa application centres will close for business on the following public holidays in 2017:

 2 January Monday New Year’s Day Privilege Holiday X X
16 January Monday Pongal Privilege Holiday   X    
26 January Thursday Republic Day X X X
24 February Friday Mahashivratri  
13 March Monday Holi X                X
14 April Friday Good Friday X X X X
17 April Monday Easter Monday X X X X
26 May Friday Queen’s Birthday Privilege Holiday X   X X
29 May Monday Queen’s Privilege Holiday      
26 June Monday Idul Fitar  X X  X   X
7 August Monday Raksha Bandhan X
15 August Tuesday Independence Day X X X X
17 August Thursday Parsi New Year   X
25 August Friday Ganesh Chaturthi   X   X
4 September Monday Onam  
28 September Thursday Ayudha Pooja X X
29 September Friday Durga Puja Nabami   X  
02 October Monday Gandhi Jayanti X X X X
18 October Wednesday Diwali   X  
19 October Thursday Diwali ( Laxmi Puja) X   X X
20 October Friday Diwali Privilege Holiday/Divali Balipratipa X   X
25 December Monday Christmas Day X X X
26 December Tuesday Boxing day X X X X