VFS Global signs visa service contracts with eight European governments
In August and September 2018, VFS Global signed eight contracts with existing and new client governments, to extend their visa service network. As per the new contracts, VFS Global will now provide visa services for:
- Belgium in Rwanda;
- Estonia in China, India, Belarus, Turkey, and Russia;
- Germany in China and 13 other countries in South East Asia;
- Hungary in India, Belarus, Kazakhstan;
- Italy in Bahrain and Ecuador;
- Lithuania in Ukraine;
- Slovenia in 13 countries (Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, New Zealand, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA); and
- The Czech Republic in Vietnam, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.
VFS Global plans to open an additional 97 Visa Application Centres to meet the requirements of the new contracts and offers applicants a convenient and easy visa application process in these additional countries. The rollout of all new operations is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global Group, said, “VFS Global is grateful for the trust and goodwill the European member states have placed in us over the years. With the recent renewal /extension of our relationship with eight European governments across multiple regions, we are pleased to offer our high quality visa services to many more visa applicants.”
Chris Dix, head – business development, VFS Global, said, “This has been a great quarter for VFS Global. Today, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 61 client governments, in large part due to our uncompromising approach to using technology as a key business driver, and constantly innovating so that visa applicants continue to enjoy streamlined and convenient visa services the world over.”
With 2709 Application Centres, operations in 141 countries across five continents and over 182 million applications processed as on September 30, 2018, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 61 client governments.