Saudi Commerce Ministry signs agreement with VFS for visa services

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce has entered into an agreement with VFS Global, the market leader in the outsourced visa and consular services space for governments, to provide visa application services through a center operated within the premises of the Ministry of Commerce headquarters in Riyadh. 

The agreement was signed in the presence of Eng. Mohammed A. Al. Alwaily, Deputy Minister for Shared Services, Ministry of Commerce.

Through this partnership, VFS Global will cater to about 8000 employees and delegates, as well as personnel of subsidiary government institutions under the Ministry. In keeping with its commitment to making people’s cross-border mobility simple and convenient through highly secure, reliable, efficient, and innovative technology solutions, applicants can also opt for the Visa At Your Doorstep service to have trained professionals visit a location of choice to complete the visa application process.

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Zubin Karkaria
Founder & CEO,
VFS Global

“It is an honor to have entered this strategic partnership with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce. We are very pleased to offer this dedicated Visa Application Centre service to the employees and associates of the Ministry, to further enhance their visa application experience in a seamless, convenient and secure manner. This partnership further strengthens our commitment to this great nation.”

This partnership adds to VFS Global’s expansive network of collaborations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which includes agreements with Aramco, Neom, and Chambers of Commerce across the country, cementing its position as the trusted partner to client governments, with an extensive global network and reach.

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