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A RESTful API to get VFS visa application centers' info

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VFS COVID API

A RESTful API to get VFS visa application centers' info

Synopsis

As far as I know, VFS Global does not provide a public API to check/filter the COVID-19 page data.

This simple application fetches the JS file that is imported on the "COVID-19: CUSTOMER ADVISORIES" page, parses it, extracts the data, and exposes it via a RESTful API.

What can I do with this?

Given you have an inquiry about VFS Global visa application centers, it can answer questions such as:

  1. I'm currently residing in Albania can I get a visa to visit Canada? (/api/vfs-application-centers?from=albania&to=canada)

  2. From which countries can I get a visa to visit Australia? (/api/vfs-application-centers?to=australia)

  3. Which visa application centers are currently Open and can process my application to visit Germany. (/vfs-application-centers?to=germany&toast_message=open)

For more info, have a look the API documentation.

Web Front-end

A web frontend is available at (/)

Running the server

git clone https://github.com/fardjad/node-vfs-covid-api
cd node-vfs-covid-api
npm install
npm start

Note: You'll need Node.js v12+ to run the server.

Configurable environment variables

Variable Description Default Value
HOST Host address for the http server to listen on 0.0.0.0
PORT Port for the http server to listen on 3000
WORKER_THREADS_COUNT Number of worker threads for ESTree Parser and Code Generator Number of CPUs
VFS_SCRIPT_URL URL of VFS Global script.min.js file https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/assets/js/script.min.js
VFS_DATA_CACHE_DURATION_SECONDS Number of seconds to cache the processed VFS data 300

License

MIT

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