The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in New Delhi recently appointed VFS Global, a global outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments, to manage new visa application services in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. The new service for Slovenian visas is being offered at VFS Global-operated Joint Visa Application Centres at the aforementioned six cities. VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for Slovenia visas from applicants residing in India. All applications will continue to be assessed and processed by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in New Delhi, India, according to a press release.
The key features of these centres are longer operating hours, a dedicated website for easy access, visa information, including visa types, applicable fees and application status, professional and responsive staff dedicated to handle visa queries, dedicated call centres and an e-mail support. Applicants can also benefit from a host of other value-added services such as photo-booth, photo-copying, online tracking of status, SMS alerts and door-step delivery of passports. The service attracts a nominal service fee, payable at the visa application centres at the time of submission of application.
Janez Premoze, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, said, “It is my pleasure to inaugurate the beginning of cooperation between Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in New Delhi and VFS Global, in the year when Slovenia and India are celebrating 20 years of establishing diplomatic relations. We hope that visa services offered by such an experienced operator as VFS Global in these 6 metropolitan cities will bring Slovenia closer to Indian people, and will result in many more visitors from India.”
Murali Raghavan, COO - South Asia and CIS, VFS Global, said, “It is our privilege to be appointed as the trusted partner by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in India, to facilitate Slovenian visa application process for Indian residents. We are committed to providing highly efficient and convenient services to all visa applicants applying for Slovenian visas across the country.”