Germany Visa Application Centres (GVACs) under VFS Global will be set up in Kochi and Kolkata by end of next month, said Mr. Alexander Thielitz, Consul and Head of the Consular Section of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai, here on Wednesday.

He was inaugurating Germany's visa application centre, the fourteenth centre in India, in the city. The centres are meant to extend their collection of visa applications and delivery process to these destinations through GVAC.

He said that biometrics facility will be introduced in Indian GVACs by March 2015. India is the eighth largest destination for business for Federal Republic of Germany, he added.