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Irish visa application center opens in Kuwait
January 19, 2017, 5:53 pm

Kuwaitis are now able to apply for a visa to Ireland in Kuwait City through a modern center which was recently opened in cooperation with the Embassy of Ireland. Applicants have to visit the center run by ‘VFS Global’, located on the 30th floor, Shuhada Street, Kuwait City to submit their visa applications.

Ambassador of Ireland to Kuwait H.E. Patrick Hennessy officially inaugurated the center on 19 January, the first in the Gulf Arab region.

The center adheres to the new Irish visa applications and caters to the growing requirements of travelers from Kuwait interested in trying Ireland as a travel destination. It is equipped with professional staff and provides the best services. Applications will be easily processed and all interactions will be managed professionally in the center with the focus on customer comfort, ensuring greater ease when applicants submit their visa applications.

Ireland is the leading destination for tourism and business, higher education, and offers travelers from Kuwait great opportunities. 

In his inauguration speech during the opening of the center, Ambassador Hennessy said, "I welcome the new services where visa applications will be processed that was launched in cooperation with the company VFS Global. Residents in Kuwait will be able to apply in person for an Irish visa, and will benefit from the smooth and effective service. I am sure that a growing number of our Kuwaiti friends will choose to visit Ireland, both for the purpose of business, science or tourism. "

On his part, Vinay Malhotra, VFS Global Director of Operations - Middle East and South Asia, saying: "We are pleased with the opening of this center for the Government of Ireland in Kuwait, it will provide services to process visa applications seamlessly and unbeatable quality of service for travelers to Ireland. The opening of the center means the travel sector would grow in this region, and we are confident that ‘VFS Global’ will provide services beyond the expectations of our customers."

The main advantages of the center include:
•   Easily accessible strategic location
•   Professionals speaking the local language to answer questions and take applications
•   Centre is fully equipped to ensure the comfort of applicants
•   Queues to ensure the smooth influx of applicants as they wait
•   A dedicated website to facilitate access to information such as visa categories, and requirements, and a list of the inspection and fees due
•   Maintaining the security of passports, documents and personal information
•   Delivery of passports to citizens ' homes
•   Luxury Lounge to provide convenient service to meet personal requirements

Irish Centre visa applications
Address: Floor 30, Arraya Center, Shuhada Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Helpline: +965 2228 1049 E - mail:
Working hours: from 9:00 am to 5 pm. (from Sunday to Thursday)
Times submission of applications: from 9 am up to 3 pm | Sunday - Thursday (except public holidays , according to the embassy)


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