The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China has opened a Visa Application Service Center at Salt Lake in Kolkata, and has appointed VFS Global for collection of visa applications and delivery services. VFS Global currently offers these services for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in both New Delhi and Mumbai. VFS Global will be responsible for accepting applications for Chinese visas from applicants residing in Kolkata and neighbouring areas. All applications will continue to be assessed and processed by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in the city. The key features of the centre will be longer operating hours, a website for easy access, visa information including visa types, applicable fees, a professional and responsive staff to handle visa queries, a call centre unit, and an e-mail facility.
Murali Raghavan, COO - South Asia and CIS, VFS Global, said, “VFS Global is honoured to be associated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China in India since 2008 offering similar facilities in the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi. We are committed to partner the Government of the People’s Republic of China in offering new and diverse value-added services for its visa customers from time to time. We invite applicants wishing to travel to China to visit our new state-of-the-art and well-equipped Chinese Visa Application Service Center and benefit from the renewed and additional services offered by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata, and VFS Global.”