New Delhi, Apr 6: Gone are the days when getting a visa was full of hurdles, now you can get visas for European countries without leaving the comfort of your home or office.
Yes, you heard it right. VFS Global, the agency to whom several countries have outsourced visa issuance, can now send the equipment for collecting biometric information along with a visa submission officer to your home for a fee.
VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. The company manages administrative and non-judgemental tasks related to visa, passport, identity management and other citizen services for its client governments enabling them to focus entirely on the critical task of assessment.
It started biometric enrolments in 2007 for the Home Office - UK Visas & Immigration (formerly UK Border Agency) in 33 countries
The agency has launched "on-demand mobile visa" service in India cater to those willing to get UK visas.
"High net worth individuals, large groups and those going for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) have long been asking for a hassle-free experience where all the processes can be completed at a place of their choice, like their home or office," VFS Global COO (south Asia) Vinay Malhotra was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
VFS has visa centres in 16 Indian cities.
"In the initial phase, our average cost for this service (which is in addition to the regular visa fees) is £750 (about Rs 70,500 at the current exchange rate) for a group of 10 visitors. Any incremental visitor will be charged an average of £75 (Rs 7,050) additionally," he added.