- Memorandum of Understanding signed on 26 August 2021
- Visa services extended to the Chambers’ members and employees at the headquarters
The Al Kharj Chamber of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with VFS Global for the latter to provide visa services for its members on its premises.
Leveraging its doorstep visa service, VFS Global will visit the Chamber’s headquarters in Al Kharj upon request to provide end-to-end visa services to members, bringing the process to them so they do not have to visit a Visa Application Centre. VFS Global’s range of optional services such as form filling assistance, travel insurance, document scanning and uploading (for UK visa applications), among others, will also be available to members.
“This partnership with VFS Global is an accelerant to positioning Al Kharj as an epicentre for trade, industry and businesses by bringing visa services closer and at further convenience to our members. We look forward to working closely with VFS Global in the coming months,” said Mr. Amash bin Al-Dafin, President, Al Kharj Chamber of Commerce.
Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group Chief Operating Officer – South Asia, Middle East & North Africa and Americas, VFS Global said, “Al Kharj is the fourth Chamber of Commerce VFS Global has partnered with in the past one year, and we are proud to be supporting the Kingdom’s 2030 vision through our services. We are excited about this new association and look forward to providing the Chamber members our best-in-class services.”
VFS Global provides visa services for 30 countries for the citizens and residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2005 through a network of 85 Visa Application Centres.
About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 3532 Application Centres, operations in 143 countries across five continents and over 231 million applications processed (since inception in 2001) as on 31 July 2021, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 62 client governments. The company manages non-judgmental and administrative tasks related to applications for visa, passport and consular services for its client governments, enabling them to focus entirely on the critical task of assessment.
VFS Global is majority-owned by the global investment organisation EQT. The Swiss-based Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation holds a minority stake in VFS Global. EQT is a global investment organisation with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and a 27-year track record of consistent investment performance across multiple geographies, sectors, and strategies. EQT AB Group is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange. EQT manages and advises a range of specialized investment funds and other investment vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to generate attractive returns and future-proof companies. EQT funds’ investors do not influence portfolio companies’ decision making or strategies. Nor do they have access to private and confidential business assets or client and customer data.