Germany has awarded a regional visa services
contract to VFS Global.
As per the contract, VFS Global will
operate Germany Visa Application Centres in 36 new locations
across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Residents of Brunei, Fiji, Cambodia, Laos,
Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Vietnam,
Indonesia, Philippines, P.R. China and Thailand will soon be able
to apply for Germany visas through VFS Global.
VFS Global is expected to start operations in
the new Visa Application Centres during the first quarter of 2019.
The People's Republic of China alone will see the addition of centres in 15 cities, further strengthening access to Germany's
visa services across the country.
In addition to these facilities, VFS Global will
also offer a Mobile Biometric Service in 24 locations throughout
the region. The Mobile Biometric Service enables applicants to
submit their documents and biometric information from a location
of their choice, e.g. from their home or office, eliminating the
need to visit a Visa Application Centre.
Chris Dix, VFS Global's Head of Business Development,
said, "VFS Global currently operates 59 Germany Visa
Application Centres across 16 countries - this new contract will
take the total number of countries which have centres operated by
VFS Global to 30. We are confident that applicants in the new
countries of operation will appreciate the better accessibility
and convenience of the visa services offered."