VFS Global has rolled out Lithuania visa services in New Delhi, India, to cater to travellers from India visiting the European country. H.E. Julius Pranevičius, Ambassador of Lithuania to India and Giedrius Kazakevičius, Director of the Consular Department of the Lithuania Ministry of Foreign Affairs formally inaugurated the new Lithuania Visa Application Centre in the capital yesterday.
VFS Global has been serving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania since 2013, with visa operations in eight countries. On 10 June 2019, the contract was extended, mandating VFS Global to serve customers in 71 countries in all, including India, owing to Lithuania’s growing popularity among travellers globally. In the months between January to August 2019 alone, centres across Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, P.R. China, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan processed about 150,000 visas to Lithuania.
The Visa Application Centre is equipped to accept all categories of Schengen visas for Lithuania, as well as biometric enrolment for the same. Customers will have access to a range of optional services available to assist with the visa application process. This includes video conferencing facilities, form filling assistance, Prime Time appointments for application submission and passport collection outside of business hours, Hold at Location enabling a change in the mode of passport return after submitting the application, and much more.
Customers can also choose to apply for their visas from the Premium Lounge, and enjoy end-to-end personalised assistance throughout the visa application submission.
H.E. Julius Pranevičius, Ambassador of Lithuania to India added, “The newly opened Visa Centres in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru will facilitate the process by bringing the service closer to customer, contribute to building stronger people-to-people contacts, as well as strengthening bilateral relations between Lithuania and India through tourism, trade and culture. We are looking forward to productive cooperation between the Embassy of Lithuania and VFS Global.”
Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – South Asia, Middle East and China, VFS Global said, “Globally, we have had a long and fruitful association with the Republic of Lithuania, having served the Embassies and Consulates in multiple other countries since 2013. We are extremely pleased that Lithuania has extended its reach to include one of the fastest growing outbound markets – India.”
Key features of the Visa Application Centre
- Premium Lounge
- Walk in without an appointment
- Prime Time service
- Form Filling Assistance
- Video conferencing
- Internet kiosk
- Travel medical insurance
- Courier return of passport and documents
- Courier assurance
- Automated SMS updates and call back
- Hold at Location