VFS Global signs 4-year visa processing contract with Embassy of Italy in Kuwait

  • New Italy Visa Application Centre offering enhanced visa services for applicants to be launched in November 2017

In a move aimed at bringing greater efficiency in visa processing services for residents of Kuwait, the Embassy of Italy in the State of Kuwait has signed a contract with VFS Global on 06 September 2017, to launch a proficiently managed and modern Italy Visa Application Centre in Kuwait City.

VFS Global recently won the 4-year contract after participating in an official tender published by the Embassy of Italy, Kuwait earlier this year. The contract was officially signed by H. E. Mr. Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Ambassador of Italy to the State of Kuwait, and Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & South Asia, VFS Global, at a signing ceremony held at the Embassy of Italy in Kuwait, on 6 September 2017.

Also present at the signing was Mr. Patrizio Dell’Arte, Head of the Consular Office of Italy in the State of Kuwait and Ms. Marita Bachhav, Head of Operations – GCC, Lebanon, Jordan & Iraq, VFS Global.

The new centre, scheduled to launch in November 2017 will be located at Level 54, Arraya Tower, Al Shuhada Street, Sharq, Kuwait, and will allow travellers to Italy from Kuwait submit visa applications and enrol biometrics in a comfortable, convenient and professionally managed environment.

At the centre, in addition to their visa application process, applicants will also have access to a dedicated tourism space, which will offer tourism information on a range of hand-picked tours in Italy.

Commenting on the signing, Mr Vinay Malhotra, COO – Middle East & South Asia, VFS Global, said, “We are privileged to further extend our services on behalf of the client government of Italy in the State of Kuwait. With the steady increase in travel to Italy by the residents of Kuwait, we are confident the new centre will efficiently meet the demand for Italy visas in a seamless and professional manner. ”

Kuwait is the fifth country in the Middle East from where VFS Global will serve the Embassy of Italy. Worldwide, VFS Global has served the Government of Italy since 2004, and currently manages visa processing operations for the client government in 29 countries from 67 visa well-appointed application centres.