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Germany opens Visa Application Centre in partnership with VFS Global
October 25, 2018, 11:57 am

The German Embassy opened on 24 October a new visa application center in Kuwait in a move aimed at bringing greater efficiency to visa application processing services and enhanced customer experience to the residents of Kuwait.

The center operated by VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, will also provide biometric enrolment facilities to residents of Kuwait applying for Schengen visas.

Inaugurating the visa application centre, Ambassador of Germany H.E. Karlfried Bergner, said: “The opening of the new center is in line with the mandate the Federal Republic of Germany has awarded VFS Global to open external visa application facilities in 10 countries world over, including the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The center will support time-efficient visa processing and Kuwaiti travelers to Germany and other Schengen countries will find applying for visas a comfortable and seamless experience.”

The processing time for a Schengen visa takes a maximum of 15 days and can be applied for up to 3 months before the planned date of travel.

Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO for Middle East, South Asia & China, VFS Global, said: “VFS Global has a robust and long standing relationship with the Federal Republic of Germany and in the MENA region alone, it is expected that we will handle some 200,000 visa applications a year. While the decision of granting visas will rest with the German Embassy, our endeavor will be to provide visa application submission services efficiently and diligently and to the delight of our customers in Kuwait.”

The VFS Global German Visa Application Centre in Kuwait is located at Level 25, Arraya Tower 2, Al Shuhada Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Visa applicants can direct their queries and appointment requests to the helpline +965 22084500 or communicate with the center at The VFS Global Germany Kuwait website is

The Visa Application Centre run by well-trained professionals will provide secure processing of entry permit requirements in a friendly ambience. Applicants can also opt for the comfort and privacy of a Premium Lounge.



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