VFS Global, the visa processing agency for numerous countries, has cautioned UAE residents against seeking assistance from unauthorized agents claiming to be affiliated with the company.
VFS Global emphasized that it has not appointed any agents to provide visa-related services or advice to applicants.
A Warning from VFS Global VFS Global categorically stated that it has no affiliation with any agents operating in the UAE, including travel companies, typing offices, flight booking agents, and travel insurance agents.
The company explicitly stated that it does not provide visa-related services or advice through any agents in the UAE.
Furthermore, VFS Global clarified that it will not assume responsibility for applicants who engage with unauthorized agents or pay fees to them for visa-related assistance.
Schengen Visa Services Offered by VFS Global in the UAE
VFS Global serves as the authorized agency for Schengen visa services in the UAE. Applicants can avail visa services for several countries, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
No Referrals to External Agents
VFS Global has instructed its staff to refrain from directing applicants to external agents, travel companies, or typing offices. The company emphasizes that its employees are solely responsible for assisting applicants within the Visa Application Centre premises.
VFS Global’s Role and Limitations
As an outsourced partner of diplomatic missions, VFS Global is responsible for accepting and processing visa applications. However, it clarifies that the decision to approve or reject a visa application and the processing time solely lie within the jurisdiction of the respective diplomatic missions in the UAE.
VFS Global explicitly states that it does not influence visa outcomes and refrains from providing evaluative advice to applicants.
In conclusion, UAE residents are urged to exercise caution and refrain from engaging with unauthorized agents when applying for visas through VFS Global. Adhering to this guidance will ensure a smooth and legitimate visa application process.