Saudi Arabia, VFS Global introduces new visa services
In a significant development, the Ministry of Commerce in Saudi Arabia has inked an agreement with VFS Global for the provision of new visa application services.
Under this arrangement, VFS Global will establish a center within the Ministry of Commerce headquarters in Riyadh to facilitate smooth and efficient visa processing for employees, delegates, and affiliated companies.
Expressing his satisfaction with the partnership, Zubin Karkaria, Founder and CEO of VFS Global, stated, "It is an honor to have formed this strategic alliance with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce. We are delighted to offer this dedicated Visa Application Center service to the Ministry's employees and associates, thereby enhancing their visa application experience in a seamless, convenient, and secure manner. This collaboration underscores our steadfast commitment to this esteemed nation."
The agreement, endorsed in the presence of Eng. Mohammed A. Al. Alwaily, Deputy Minister for Shared Services at the Ministry of Commerce, reflects VFS Global's dedication to streamlining cross-border mobility and providing enhanced convenience to applicants. Through this partnership, approximately 8,000 individuals associated with the Ministry and its subsidiary government institutions will benefit from VFS Global's expertise.
An innovative aspect of this agreement is the introduction of the Visa At Your Doorstep service, which enables applicants to have trained professionals visit a location of their choice to complete the visa application process. This service offers convenience and flexibility to individuals seeking visas. However, it should be noted that the availability of the Visa At Your Doorstep service is limited to certain missions.
The collaboration between the Ministry of Commerce and VFS Global signifies a concerted effort to modernize and streamline the visa application process, aligning with the Kingdom's vision for enhancing administrative efficiency and promoting economic growth.
By leveraging VFS Global's expertise and innovative solutions, the Ministry aims to provide a seamless and hassle-free experience for visa applicants, thereby facilitating smoother cross-border mobility and fostering greater collaboration between Saudi Arabia and its international partners.