Netherlands has opened a visa application center at Chennai with the purpose of providing visa application facilities to number of Schenegen countries. The new visa center will be in operation in collaboration with the VFS Global, which is a global outsourcing as well as technology services firm.
VFS Global will be receiving applications from those visiting for short stay purposes in Netherlands from residents in Chennai as well as from neighboring areas. Of course, all applications for visas will no doubt be continued to be assessed and to be processed by the Consul General of Netherlands in Mumbai.
The major features of this office will be:
- Longer operating hours.
- A dedicated website which can be easily accessed.
- Information related to visas, which includes visa types, fees which are applicable, status of application.
- A responsive as well as professional staff which is much dedicated to handling visa queries.
- A call center which is dedicated and has e-mail support, as well as delivery of passports at doorsteps.
There would be a nominal fee for the services rendered which can be paid at JVAC which is to be paid at the time of submitting the application. The timings of the Chennai office will be from 8.00hrs to 15 hours.
Incidentally, VFS Global also provides similar services for Netherlands in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Now, those applicants who are travelling from Europe to South India can now avail of facilities of applying for visas to quite a number of Schengen countries in one office location.
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