VFS aims 100 gov­ern­ments

Af­ter record­ing dou­ble digit growth in 2017, VFS Global is all set to of­fer pre­mium door-to-door and mo­bile visa ser­vices to clients and is aim­ing to rep­re­sent 100 coun­tries by 2020.

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VFS Global re­cently hon­oured 95 coun­tries at its ‘ Diplo­mats for Peace’ event in New Delhi, in a bid to fe­lic­i­tate the ef­forts of the diplo­matic com­mu­nity in pro­mot­ing peace through tourism. VFS or­gan­ised this event in as­so­ci­a­tion with In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT).

Speak­ing about the event, Zu­bin Karkaria, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, VFS Global Group, said, “This event is ba­si­cally to show peo­ple that travel and tourism play an in­te­gral part in peace and har­mony around the world. To­day, we have tied up with IIPT to in­vite the guests here to hon­our them and at the same time talk about hum­ble be­gin­nings of VFS which started 16 years ago from In­dia. To­day, we man­age al­most 57 gov­ern­ments across 129 coun­tries of the world and we do around 25 mil­lion visa ap­pli­ca­tions ev­ery year; so it is very im­por­tant that we be­come an im­por­tant cat­a­lyst in terms of travel and tourism. If you look at tourism, it is not any­more a lux­ury, it is more of a ne­ces­sity for peo­ple to travel and the first stop is al­ways the visa cen­tre, and that’s why we are here.”

Karkaria re­vealed that by 2020 they are plan­ning to work for 100 gov­ern­ments and of­fer visa ser­vices for them. “We have a lot of ac­tiv­i­ties and ser­vices on of­fer like the pre­mium lounge, mo­bile to mo­bile ser­vice that means you don’t have to leave your home to get a visa and even home ser­vice, where a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of VFS can come to your home and your visa gets done. VFS also has other ser­vices like ex­press ser­vice, pre­mium ser­vice, which are on of­fer to en­cour­age peo­ple to travel to other coun­tries.”

Calling In­dia a good growth mar­ket for VFS, Karkaria re­vealed, “We have opened new of­fices for the French and Bri­tish em­bassies in In­dia. Oth­er­wise, we have pres­ence in 129 coun­tries around the world.”

We have opened French and Bri­tish em­bassies in In­dia. Oth­er­wise, we have pres­ence in 129 coun­tries around the world

Zu­bin Karkaria VFS Global Group

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