24 May 2015, Dubai: In recognition of its continuing success VFS Global, a trusted partner and leader in the industry of visa processing, was awarded top honours in International Business Excellence Awards 2015 (IBX Awards) held in Dubai on 20 and 21 May. Competing against the region's most prominent companies from diverse industries, VFS Global won an award in the Towards 2020 category.
Mr Lauri Aaltonen, Director General - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, who partnered VFS Global on this innovation said, "LIDPro was a pioneer project which interlinks state-of-the-art electronic document management and our national visa system which serves the Schengen Visa Information System into a functional new system providing Remote Visa Processing capability within our mission network. VFS Global has shared our vision and passion in this pioneer project and provided us, together with their strong allies, an extensive global network of technological excellence."
Also commenting on this win, Mr Zubin Karkaria, Chief Executive Officer, VFS Global Group, said, "We are honoured with this recognition at this prestigious event and attribute our success to being a trusted partner of choice to governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. Our partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland, is a reflection of trust and confidence in delivering efficiencies and continuous improvement. We are committed to enhancing our technological innovations to delight our customer"
Towards 2020, a category that measures innovation, entrepreneurship and opportunism, VFS Global won the Opportunity Award for its innovative solution LIDPro* (Location Independent Document Processing) that was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland. This innovative solution enables remote visa processing that efficiently manages volumes, reduces costs and increases productivity. This solution also incorporates workflow management at the remote processing centres and allows different stakeholders to work on a standardised set of documents enabling faster and more accurate decision making.
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VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 1610 Application Centres and operations in 120 countries across five continents as at 30 April 2015, VFS Global serves the interests of 45 client governments. The company has successfully processed over 99 million applications since its inception in 2001. 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. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com
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