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VFS Global extends its visa service network in Europe

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VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, signed eight contracts with existing and new client governments, to extend their visa service network.

VFS Global, headquartered in Dubai, UAE wins contracts to provide additional visa services for the following client governments: Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, and The Czech Republic.

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, Chief Executive Officer, 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 convenience visa services the world over."

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