Nairobi: VFS Global Schengen opens Visa application centre in Kenya

Outsourcing and technology services company, VFS Global has announced its entry into the Kenyan market as part of its expansion plans to meet the increasing demand within the region of Africa.

The Visa application centre is relocating from its Schengen, South Africa and DVPC operations to a larger and easily accessible facility.

Applicants can now visit the VFS Global Visa Application Centre located at 5th Floor, Park Field Building, Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi.

The newly opened centre was inaugurated on 26 July 2017 in the presence of dignitaries from the diplomatic missions including HE Mrs. K. Mqulwana, High Commissioner- SAHC, Ms. Britt Balschmidt Tramm, Consul-Denmark, Ms. Angela Loi, Deputy Head of Mission- Italy, Mrs. Barbro Ekvall, First Secretary, Head of Migration/Visa Section and Mr. Ben Leed, Head of Visa & Immigration – Norway.

Spread across 10,400 square feet, the new Joint Visa Application Centre will now offer applicants nearly double the seating facility in comparison to the previous location apart from easy access via public transport as it is prominently situated and well connected. The centre also provides parking facilities for its applicants as well.

In a statement, the South African High Commission said, “The establishment of the centre will greatly improve service delivery to our clients aligned with Batho Pele principles, ‘people first’. Visa applicants will also enjoy more convenient, considerate, comfortable and reliable services so as to facilitate frequent visitors to South Africa, effectively and efficiently.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr Jiten Vyas, COO – Africa, VFS Global, said, “With the increasing travel emanating from countries like Kenya in Africa, we have decided to relocate to a much larger and well-placed centre as part of our global commitment to offer an enhanced service experience to all our applicants. This also underlines the firm commitment we have always shown towards our client governments in ensuring a more streamlined world-class visa service on their behalf to the applicant.”

The new centre is set to offer services on behalf of client governments of Austria, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden and South Africa alongside DVPC operations.