VFS Global inaugurates its Asia’s largest Visa Application Centre in Delhi
VFS Global has announced the inauguration of its new visa application centre in New Delhi. Spread across 67,000 sq. ft. at the Shivaji Stadium metro station, the centre is VFS Global’s largest visa application centre in Asia, and is located in the capital’s prime commercial hub, Connaught Place. VFS Global serves 31 client governments at this centre. The centre was formally inaugurated on December 2, 2015 by ambassadors, high commissioners and senior diplomats of various client governments.
With a total of 153 counters, the centre is equipped to process in excess of 12,000 visa applications per day. Ensuring smooth movement, service, and monitoring of applications within a contiguous space, the centre sets a new standard for visa application centres globally in service innovation, design and security.
Speaking about the centre, Zubin Karkaria, CEO, Kuoni Group and VFS Global, said, “We are proud to launch services at our flagship centre, which is a representation of our efforts to provide best-in-class services to visa applicants in India and around the world. As we continue to witness a steady rise in travel to and from the country, we are confident of our efforts to ensure a seamless experience for travellers, by integrating technology and security into the visa application process.”
Constructed according to International Building Code standards, the building housing the centre has comprehensive safety features, including inbuilt earthquake resistance of up to 7.5 Richter Scale, a fire refuge corridor running along the building, and multiple fire exits.
VFS Global presently handles the visa application service for 35 foreign governments in India, with a total of 328 visa application centres across 19 cities. VFS Global was conceptualised and launched in India in 2001 before it expanded its operations globally. The company started offering India visa services in 2008, and today serves the Government of India in nine countries.