Do you need to apply for a Schengen visa anytime soon? Or perhaps you are planning to go to Australia, or Canada? If so, then you’ll need the services of VFS Global, which is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and missions.
Headquartered in Dubai, VFS Global has been operating in Abu Dhabi since 2004 and currently serves 27 client governments. Recently, the agency relocated its Abu Dhabi Visa Application Centre to a new location, thus making its services more accessible to travelers.
VFS Global Now at The Mall, World Trade Centre
On Monday, September 30, VFS Global announced the relocation of its Visa Application Centre to a new location: Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre, Khalifa Bin Zayed the 1st Street (Airport Road), Abu Dhabi.
This relocation brings VFS Global’s services closer to a higher number of travelers from Abu Dhabi, especially since it’s now in a more accessible and convenient venue. Compared to the previous one, the new centre has greater capacity to accommodate applicants — a wise move, especially since the Abu Dhabi centre processed more than 80,000 applications last year.
Aside from having greater applicant accommodation capacity, the new location also has tighter security control and plenty of parking space for customers.
At the VFS Global centre in Abu Dhabi, travelers can apply for visas to these countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and Ukraine.
Notably, the VFS Global centre features:
- Platinum and premium lounge facilities with personalised service
- Door-to-door delivery of passports
- Online tracking of application status
- Text or SMS notifications on application status
- Dedicated website for convenient access to end-to-end information (e.g. visa categories, requirements, document checklists, fees)
- Dedicated contact centre and email support for answering queries
- Extended operating hours to accommodate clients at their time of convenience
According to Vinay Malhotra, VFS Global’s Regional Group COO for Middle East, South Asia & China, the Abu Dhabi centre is one of the agency’s flagship centres around the world.
“The expansive new centre serves 27 client governments and provides outbound travelers from Abu Dhabi a very convenient visa application platform, ensuring enhanced quality of services and seamless procedures in a spacious environment,” he declared.
“Visa applicants can enjoy personalised services while submitting their visa applications in the comfort of luxurious Platinum or Premium lounges,” he added. “With the opening of this centre we set a new global standard for Visa Application Centres.”
VFS Global Visa Application Centre – Abu Dhabi
Address: Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre, Khalifa Bin Zayed the 1st Street (Airport Road), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Getting a visa to travel to different countries is made easier through VFS Global, especially since it has moved to a more convenient location. Meanwhile, if you are a Filipino who has unexpectedly lost or damaged your passport, here’s how you can have your passport replaced.