Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS), today announced the opening of Algeria Visa Application and Information Centres (AVAIC) at six different locations including Mumbai. The main centre in Mumbai is located at Dalamal Towers, A Wing, 4th Floor, Unit No: 410 – 412, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point. The other AVAICs are based in Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Indore and Chennai respectively.
The Centres will cater to all categories of Visa such as tourist, business, work, family, cultural and press, accepting applications from states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. With this move, CKGS will become the main service provider for Algeria Visa in West and South India.
The Mumbai VAC was inaugurated this morning by His Excellency Hamza Yahia-Cherif, the Ambassador of Algeria to India in presence of the senior CKGS officials. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Hamza Yahia-Cherif said, “We are pleased to appoint CKGS as our representative to manage the Algeria Visa Application centre in India. We want to encourage more and more Indians to consider travelling to Algeria and at the same time provide a seamless experience in applying for visas. These centres will ensure that Indian travellers find a faster and reliable way to obtain visa to visit Algeria”.
Commenting on the new mandate, Venku Murthi, Chief Operating Officer, CKGS said, “We are happy to know that the Embassy of Algeria has put their trust in our proven expertise. All 6 centres in India will be committed to ensure excellent visa services to applicants who want to travel to Algeria. We are confident; this partnership will make visa processing quicker and easier for travellers.”
The visa application form can be filled online but the applicants would have to visit the AVAIC to submit printout of the duly signed application form along with other required documents and collect them once the visa has been issued. Applicant can also opt for passport return at doorstep through courier service. The applicants have an option to submit the applications at the AVAICs in Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Ahmedabad, Indore and Chennai or send across to Mumbai AVAIC through courier service. All the centres are open between Monday to Friday and the timings are 09:30 – 16:30 hours for Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune and 09:00 – 16:00 hours for Mumbai, Indore and Goa.
Embassy takes 3 to 7 days for issuance of visa on receipt of application. The total turnaround time may be approx. 2 weeks. The Embassy of Algeria in New Delhi accepts application only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and returns the passports only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information, log on to www.al.ckgs.in.
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