VFS Global enhances THAI Visa Application Centres and services in South Asia
Photo Caption:- (Left to Right): H.E. Mr Thongchai Chasawath (Director-General, Department of Consular Affairs, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand), Mr Murali Raghavan (Regional CEO – CIS, North Africa and South Asia, VFS Global), Mr Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum (Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, The Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi) and Mr Vishal Jairath (Regional Head – South Asia, VFS Global) at the New Thailand Visa Application Centre in New Delhi.
VFS Global has been serving the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi and Bangladesh as well as Royal Thai Consulate General in Chennai since 2005.
Thailand has been a popular holiday and business destination for travellers from South Asia. This demand continues to grow and to support this, VFS Global has worked closely with the Government of Thailand to offer a convenient and efficient Visa Application Process. The boost in tourism and business has prompted tremendous growth in Indian nationals travelling to Thailand.
The partnership between VFS Global and the Government of Thailand commenced with operations in New Delhi and Chennai. This expanded to Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin. Today VFS Global’s network of Thai Visa Application Centres includes operations in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Kochi. In addition to these centres, the company has Courier Submissions Centres in Agra, Amritsar, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ludhiana, and Jalandhar. Furthermore, VFS Global has been serving the Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka with Visa Application Centres in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhethandling short term visa applications.
Earlier this year, VFS Global relocated the Thai Visa Application Centre in New Delhi to a more spacious premise accommodating more counters and increasing the number of applications accepted on a daily basis. This follows the upgrade and enhancement of Visa Application facilities VFS Global offers in Chennai and Kochi. VFS Global offers expertise and technology that support a convenient process that is secure and efficient. The services encompass information services, call centre support, dedicated multi-lingual and online website support with application tracking facilities.
On 1 May 2014, HE Mr ThongchaiChasawath, Director-General of the Consular Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, in his address during the visit to the new Thailand Visa Application Centre in New Delhi praised the VFS Global team for its excellent visa support services to applicants, and stated that Thailand is set to welcome increased number of travellers from India.
Also speaking on this occasionMr Murali Raghavan, Regional CEO – CIS, North Africa and South Asia, VFS Global, said,“VFS Global is honoured to be associated with the Royal Thai Embassy and Thai Consulate General, an esteemed client government. We are delighted to offer applicants in India and Bangladesh enhanced Visa Application Centres and facilities. We are committed to providing excellent visa service to make applicants’ experience pleasant and convenient. We support the initiatives by the Thai Government to extend a service that is professional, accessible and secure through our state of the art facilities and highly professional and service oriented staff.”
Thai Visa Application Centre, Delhi
CONTACT DETAILSAND TIMINGS
ADDRESS AND TIMINGS
Address:Thailand Visa Application Centre
702 – 707, 7th Floor, Prakash Deep Building,
7 Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Business Hours:0800hrs – 1300hrs| Monday – Friday
Acceptance of Applications (Individual Applicants) – 0800hrs to 1300hrs (Monday-Friday)
Return delivery of Passports:1500hrs -1700hrs| Monday – Friday
VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for the Thai visas. All applications will continue to be assessed by theRoyal Thai Embassy and Thai Consulate General in India. Timelines for turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.
About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 1202 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 110 countries across five continents as at 31 March 2014, VFS Global serves the interests of 45 client governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System. The company has successfully processed over 77 million applications since its inception in 2001. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com