VFS Global has commenced Belarus visa services for the residents of India through centres in five cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. This is the first time the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs has outsourced their visa services. The centres accept applications for Tourist, Business, and Private Visit visas across all these locations. Prior to this, customers in India had to visit the the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in New Delhi to apply for their Belarus visas. Customers applying through VFS Global can access a range of optional services for a seamless visa application experience.
H.E. Andrei Rzheussky, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to India said, “Starting cooperation with VFS Global on visa issues in India is an important step of Belarus in tourism development strategy in South Asia region. New approach of Belarus in this cooperation is reflecting the gradual tendency of travels facilitation between India and Belarus which is crucial for developing fruitful bilateral relations between our friendly countries.”
Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO, South Asia, Middle East and China, VFS Global said, “It is always exciting to commence our visa services for a new country and bring our travellers the best application experience we can offer. Footfall to Belarus has been growing in recent years, and we are looking forward to serving customers for Belarus in India.” Belarus has recorded a steady increase in the number of Indians travelling to the destination in recent years, with an average of 1,200 applications being submitted annually.
Key features of the Visa Application Centre
. Photo booth and photocopy facilities
. Internet kiosk
. Automated SMS and voice updates
. Hold-at-Location for flexibility of passport collection
. Courier return service
. Courier Assurance