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      VFS Global launches ‘Visa at Your Doorstep’ service for business travellers

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      Visa services specialist VFS Global is targeting PAs with its new Visa at Your Doorstep service, which effectively takes the often laborious travel visa application process to the applicant.

      The service is aimed at the business and luxury travel markets, where the firm says the increasingly global nature of each means short-notice visa applications are becoming the norm.

      Visa at Your Doorstep is available in more than 35 countries globally – including the Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa, Russia and Ireland (to be launched from 15 July) from the UK. It means the applicant doesn’t need to leave their home or office – usually people applying for a visa submit an application electronically, but then have to attend a visa application centre of the country in question to submit biometric data such as fingerprints, etc. With this service, trained staff will visit the applicant at home or office to accept the application and enrol biometrics.

      VFS Global says apart from the convenience that comes with a person applying from a location of their choice and not having to take time to travel to a centre if they’re based a distance away, it offers those travelling in large groups the ability to apply for their visas on the same day and at the same time.  

      It also provides personalised assistance to minimise the chance of an error on an application being made – plus the system can speed up the administrative process with services like next day processing if the business person needs the visa at short notice. VFS Global says it can even deliver the visa once it’s approved to the traveller at the airport if time is really tight.

      For more information, visit www.vfsglobal.com.

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      Stuart O'Brien

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