The embassy of Ireland has opened the United Arab Emirates’ first external visa application centre in partnership with VFS Global. Operations at the new centre in Abu Dhabi are now live.
Residents of Qatar can now apply for visas to Ireland at a centrally-located Visa Application Centre launched in Doha by the embassy of Ireland in partnership with VFS Global. Applicants can visit the centre to enrol their biometrics and submit visa applications in a modern and comfortable environment.
The embassy of India in Spain and VFS Global have signed a four-year contract to manage Indian visa processing services in three cities in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona and Las Palmas. The new centres in these cities are expected to launch in April 2017, and will make the visa application process considerably more convenient and accessible for travellers from Spain to India.
A premium application centre offering personalised services for UK visa applicants has been opened by the UK Home Office’s commercial service provider VFS Global, in Houston, Texas. The new facility will enable travellers to submit UK visa applications at short notice.
Chris Dix, chief operating officer, Europe & Americas at VFS Global, here talks to Breaking Travel News about how new ways of applying for a visa are making travel between India and the UK more convenient than ever as the two countries establish ever closer ties.