Four new Cyprus visa cen­tres in the U.K.

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

To of­fer greater ac­ces­si­bil­ity and a seam­less ap­pli­ca­tion process to UK res­i­dents and for­eign na­tion­als in the UK who plan to travel to the pop­u­lar hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion of Cyprus and need visa re­lated ser­vices, VFS Global has launched four new Visa Ap­pli­ca­tion Cen­tres for the Cyprus High Com­mis­sion Cyprus.

Ap­pli­cants can opt for the Pre­mium Ser­vice at these cen­tres that of­fer as­sis­tance by ded­i­cated staff mem­bers dur­ing the sub­mis­sion process – in­clud­ing as­sis­tance in fill­ing in the visa ap­pli­ca­tion and ver­i­fi­ca­tion of doc­u­ments and free ac­cess to pho­to­copy, photo booth, SMS and courier ser­vices.

Al­though UK vis­i­tors do not need a visa if they are stay­ing less than 90 days, the new ser­vice will be of use to those who stay longer, such as those with hol­i­day homes, those who spend more time in Cyprus vis­it­ing rel­a­tives, or those on long term busi­ness trips. For­eign na­tion­als liv­ing in the UK may need a visa for shorter pe­ri­ods, depend­ing on their cir­cum­stances.

The newly launched ser­vices were in­au­gu­rated by High Com­mis­sioner Euripi­des Evriv­i­ades, in the pres­ence of Mi­nos Pa­pan­i­co­laou, Visa of­fice in Lon­don, Emelia Christodouli­dou, Ad­min­is­tra­tive At­taché and Anirudh Pratap Singh, COO – Europe, VFS Global.

VFS Global cur­rently of­fers visa re­lated as­sis­tance to the Cyprus mis­sion in Lon­don with on­go­ing dis­cus­sions to ex­tend the scope of ser­vices to Con­sular and Pass­port ser­vices in the up­com­ing months. The ex­tended work­ing hours and an ar­ray of spe­cialised ser­vices on of­fer by VFS Global, en­sure that the visa ap­pli­ca­tion process more con­ve­nient for trav­eller.

Key fea­tures of the cen­tre in­clude ap­pli­ca­tion sub­mis­sion via prior ap­point­ment only; Pre­mium Lounge of­fer­ing per­son­alised ser­vice; One-stop-shop for pho­to­copy, pho­to­booth, and print­ing ser­vices; Door-step de­liv­ery of pass­ports via courier ser­vice; SMS alerts for sta­tus up­dates on visa ap­pli­ca­tion; and, Ded­i­cated web­site for easy ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing visa cat­e­gories, fees etc.

The Cyprus Visa Ap­pli­ca­tion Cen­tre in Lon­don op­er­ates out of the Joint Visa Ap­pli­ca­tion Cen­tre and helps ap­pli­cants to ap­ply for visas for dif­fer­ent coun­tries within the same fa­cil­ity. VFS Global has been as­so­ci­ated with the client gov­ern­ment of Cyprus since 2010 and presently op­er­ates 29 Visa Ap­pli­ca­tion Cen­tres in coun­tries.

http://www.vf­s­ 08:30 (Mon­day to Fri­day, ex­cept sched­uled hol­i­days)



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