The Federal Foreign Office of Germany has selected VFS Global to manage German visa applications in two additional regions – the Middle East and North Africa, the company said.
The contract covers 10 countries of operations and runs until 2023. VFS Global already processes visas for Germany in nine countries across the globe.
The first of the Germany Visa Application Centres in the new regions will be launched in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Manama on 1 February, 2018.
This contract award further strengthens VFS Global´s position as a strong visa processing partner for Schengen member states, and significantly enhances its presence in the Middle East and North Africa.
VFS Global is the world´s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. As on 30 November 2017, VFS Global operates 2453 Application Centres in 130 countries across five continents, and has processed over 160 million applications. As on 31 December 2017, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 58 client governments. VFS Global´s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System.