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16 November, 2015

VFS Global launches Visa Application Centre for the Czech Republic in Kuwait

VFS Global launches Visa Application Centre for the Czech Republic in Kuwait

The centre is located at 1st floor, Albanwan Building, Ali Al-Salem Street,

16 November 2015
Kuwait: VFS Global is pleased to announce the launch of the Visa Application Centre for the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kuwait. Applicants for visas to the Czech Republic can now visit the VFS Global centre to submit visa applications and enrol for biometrics in a centrally-located and comfortable environment.

The centre is located at 1st floor, Albanwan Building, Ali Al-Salem Street, Al-Qiblah Area (opposite Kuwait Central Bank), Kuwait City. Services at this location commenced from 15 November 2015.

Speaking about the launch, HE Mr Martin Vítek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the State of Kuwait, said, "I am happy to be here today to launch a new Visa Application Centre for the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Czech Republic is a member of the European Union and Schengen Travel Area. Historically, Czech Republic has been a tempting destination for Kuwaiti visitors. Specifically, medical and spa facilities in the Czech Republic have been treating Kuwaiti clients to high quality standards over many years. We are pleased to register an increasing demand from Kuwaiti citizens. The Embassy issued more than 4000 visas last year and an estimate for this year is in excess of 6000. Opening our partnership with VFS Global today is a significant step to strengthen our capabilities to serve our clients better." 

Added Mr Ajit Alexander, Regional CEO - Middle East and Africa, VFS Global, "We are committed to streamlining the visa application process for travellers and providing best-in-class services for visitors to our centres. We are privileged to partner with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kuwait and are confident our services will enhance the overall experience for applicants."

The key features of the centre include:

·         Convenient and centrally-accessed location

·         Professional staff with local language capability to handle queries and applications

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·         Well-appointed centre for enhanced comfort of applicants

·         Automated queue governance for smooth flow of applicants

·         Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa categories, requirements, check-list and applicable fees

·         100% secure handling of passports, documents and personal information

·         Door-step delivery of passports

·         Premium Lounge for personalised and comfortable service

The Czech Republic Visa Application Centre

Address: 1st floor Albanwan Building, Ali Al-Salem Street, Al-Qiblah Area, Kuwait City (opposite Kuwait Central Bank).

Helpline: 00 965 22913798 Email: info.czechkuwait@vfshelpline.com

Website: www.vfsglobal.com/czechrepublic/kuwait

Business hours: 0900hrs to 1700hrs (Sunday to Thursday)

Submission Timings: 0900hrs - 1600hrs | Sunday - Thursday (except holidays as declared by the Embassy)

Document Collection: 1600hrs - 1700hrs | Sunday - Thursday (except holidays as declared by the Embassy)

*VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for the Embassy of the Czech Republic. All applications submitted will continue to be assessed and processed by the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Timelines for turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.

About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With over 1837 Application Centres, operations in 122 countries across five continents and over 110 million applications processed as on 30 September 2015, VFS Global serves the interests of 48 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. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com

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