01 June, 2014

VFS Global opens Switzerland Visa Application Centre in Manama, Bahrain

VFS Global opens Switzerland Visa Application Centre in Manama, Bahrain

01 June 2014
The Government of Switzerland and VFS Global introduced visa application services for Switzerland visas in Manama on 8 April 2014. Catering to the growing demand of Switzerland bound travelers in the region; this new initiative is aimed at offering enhanced services, facilities and benefits to visa applicants in Bahrain.

The operation centre for Switzerland in Manama was recently inaugurated by Mr. Etienne Thévoz, the Swiss Ambassador to Bahrain and Kuwait.

The Switzerland Visa Application Centre is centrally located offering convenient services with state-of-the-art infrastructure and ultra-modern facilities. This VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centre also serves the Government of Spain.

VFS Global has started accepting Schengen visa applications for Switzerland from applicants residing in Bahrain. The key features of the center are its location, a dedicated website for easy access, professional and responsive staff who speaks local as well as official Swiss languages to handle the visa application process, application tracking tool, and door step delivery of passports.

Helpline: +973 1619 8212                       

18th Floor, Diplomatic Commercial Office Towers,
Building 1565, Road 1722, Diplomatic Area 317,
Manama, Bahrain
Business Hours: 0900hrs to 1600hrs Sunday to Thursday

Acceptance of Applications (All Applicants): 0900hrs to 1500hrs Sunday to Thursday
(Except Holidays as declared by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait)

Return delivery of Applications: 1500hrs to 1600hrs; Sunday to Thursday
(Except Holidays as declared  by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait)

Additional Courier charges as applicable to be borne by applicants

*VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for Switzerland visas. All applications will continue to be assessed and processed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait. 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 diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. With 1226 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 111 countries across five continents as at 30 April 2014, VFS Global serves the interests of the diplomatic missions of 45 client governments. VFS Global's worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System by TÜV SÜD, one of the world's leading external and independent certification bodies. The company has successfully processed over 79 million applications since its inception in 2001. 

Media Contact
VFS Global
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MPJ (Marketing Pro-Junction)
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