VFS Global to Process UK Visas in 142 Countries

VFS Global, a global leader in visa, passport and citizen services, has won the global contract for overseas UK visa and Citizenship services. This win marks a significant expansion of VFS Global's partnership with the UK government and will see the company operate 240 Visa and Citizenship Application Service (VCAS) Centres for the UK in 142 countries.
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VFS Global, a global leader in visa, passport and citizen services, has won the global contract for overseas UK visa and Citizenship services.

This win marks a significant expansion of VFS Global’s partnership with the UK government and will see the company operate 240 Visa and Citizenship Application Service (VCAS) Centres for the UK in 142 countries.

Increased Processing Capacity and Global Reach

These new VCAS Centres are expected to process an estimated 3.8 million applicants every year, significantly increasing the UK’s visa processing capacity and expanding its global reach. The contract covers a wide range of visa categories, including tourist, business, student, and family visas.

Improved Customer Experience

VFS Global is committed to providing customers with a seamless and secure visa application experience. The company will invest in new customer websites and updated in-person experiences to make the application process easier and more efficient.

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Additional Paid Application Centres

In addition to the VCAS Centres, VFS Global will expand its network of additional paid application centres. These centres will be located in popular hotels and resorts, bringing the visa application process closer to home for many customers.

Strong Partnership and Global Recognition

This win comes soon after VFS Global was awarded the global biometric collection service mandate with Australia and the renewal of the global visa service contract with Sweden. It is a testament to the company’s strong track record and global expertise in visa and passport services.

Key Takeaways:

  • VFS Global wins global contract for UK visa and Citizenship services.
  • 240 VCAS Centres to be operated in 142 countries.
  • An estimated 3.8 million applications are processed annually.
  • Investment in improved customer experience.
  • Expansion of paid application centres.
  • Global recognition and strong partnerships.

This win positions VFS Global as a key partner in facilitating travel and mobility for UK visa applicants worldwide. The company’s commitment to innovation, technology, and customer service ensures a smooth and efficient visa application process for all.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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