17 November 2017
VFS Global has expanded the network of Cyprus Visa Application Centers in India with centers for applicants now launched in four additional
cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Goa, Gurugram, and Jaipur.
The new centers commenced operations on 10
The expansion of the network of Cyprus visa centers to
a total of 16 cities in India signals the strengthening relationship in trade
and tourism between the two counties. Applicants can now benefit from applying
in their own city, and can avail of the additional services, such as SMS
updates, courier services, and online tracking services, among others. The
centre in Thiruvananthapuram was
inaugurated by His Excellency Mr.
Demetrios A. Theophylactou, High Commissioner of Cyprus to India, in a
ceremony held on 17 November 2017.
His Excellency Mr.
Demetrios A. Theophylactou, High Commissioner of Cyprus to India, said, “It
is a pleasure to inaugurate the Cyprus Visa Application Centre, operated by VFS
Global. The opening is quite timely, also due to a noticeable increase in visa
related queries from Kerala. I do believe that this centre would further expand
and enhance visa services and also promote people-to-people contacts, thus
contributing to our bilateral relations. Kerala is a major state with a large
percentage of human capital working abroad; therefore, the centre fulfils a
vital service with respect to the provision of information and guidelines to applicants
who intend on visiting Cyprus for tourism, business, study, as well as
employment purposes. The centre would work in close cooperation with the
Consular Department of the High Commission to achieve the goal of timely and
efficient issuance of visas.”
VFS Global has served the Government of Cyprus in
India since 2015. Globally, the company serves the client government since
2010, through a network of 21 Visa
Application Centers in seven countries.
Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer –
Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global said, “Cyprus is fast emerging as a
popular destination of choice for leisure and business travellers from India,
due to its abundant natural beauty and historical heritage. As the number of
visitors to this beautiful Mediterranean nation increases, we are proud and
committed to expand the network of Cyprus Visa Application Centers across the
South Asia region as a whole, with more centers planned in Nepal, Sri Lanka,
and Bangladesh in the coming months.”