- Services extended to the Chambers’ members and employees at its Jazan premises.
VFS Global has announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Jazan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to provide end-to-end visa and passport concierge services. Moving forward, the Chamber’s members will benefit from the availability of these services on its premises, providing ease, convenience and ensuring they do not have to visit a Visa Application Centre.
Mr Ahmad M. Abo Hadi, Chairman of Jazan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mohammed Shahid Alam, Consul General of India in Jeddah inaugurated the office on 8 June 2021 in the presence of Mr Sumanth Kapoor, Regional Head – KSA, Bahrain and Oman, VFS Global.
During the inauguration ceremony, Mr Ahmad M. Abo Hadi, Chairman of Jazan Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, “We are happy that we can rely on VFS Global to ensure our members receive safe and secure passport and visa services they need all within the premises.”
Services provided through VFS Global Visa & Passport Services office include:
- Indian passport renewal – application form filling assistance, form submission and collection of renewed passport.
- Philippine passport renewal – application form filling assistance, form submission and collection of renewed passport.
- Doorstep Visas Services – application form filling assistance, form submission and biometric enrollment. This service is applicable to Schengen and UK visa applicants and can be availed at the premises or at any other location of choice, such as employee’s residence.
VFS Global provides a range of optional services, including travel insurance, COVID-19 test booking and document scanning, all of which will also be available to members from Sunday to Thursday between 9 am and 3 pm.
“The opening of VFS Global concierge at Jazan Chamber of Commerce is a momentous step and would go a long way in delivering fast and efficient consular services at the doorsteps of our India nationals especially during the period of pandemic. “said Mohammed Shahid Alam, Consul General of India.
“This announcement represents our latest contribution towards the Kingdom’s sustainability agenda, and the presence of VFS Global’s concierge service in the Jazan Chamber will enable its members to further concentrate their efforts towards economic and social development contributions. We are delighted to be working alongside the Chambers and look forward to assisting its members with the services we provide,” added Sumanth Kapoor, Regional Head – KSA & Bahrain, VFS Global.
About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 3493 Application Centres, operations in 144 countries across five continents and over 229 million applications processed (since inception in 2001) as on 30 April 2021, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 63 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.
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