Sudan: First-ever Visa Application Centre Opens in Saudi Arabia

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HE Mr Abdulbasit Badawi Al-Sanousi, Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (second from left), inaugurating the first Sudan Visa Application Centre in Riyadh on 15 July 2018 (PRNewsfoto/VFS Global)

The Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Saudi Arabia has opened its first visa application centre in the world in Riyadh in collaboration with VFS Global. Asides visa processing, VFS Global will also provide legalisation services at the new Sudan Visa Application Centre.

At the opening of the new centre, the Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to Saudi Arabia, H.E. Mr. Abdulbasit Badawi Al-Sanousi said, “This is the first time ever Sudan has joined hands with a third party to outsource visa processing . Indeed, we are glad to partner with VFS Global acclaimed for its outsourced visa processing expertise across the world. For us, the Riyadh visa application centre is the first and we would look forward to opening many more such centres across the world.”

Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO for Middle East, South Asia & China, VFS Global, said, “Sudan is one of our newest client governments and represents yet another milestone in the growth of VFS Global which now serves 60 governments, offering our expertise in visa processing services across our centers, globally. The Sudan visa application centre will offer a new and fresh experience to applicants with greater comfort and convenience.”

The new centre comes with automated queue governance for smooth flow of applicants, a dedicated website for end-to-end information and a range of optional services as well as a Premium Lounge and door-step delivery of processed passports, while being managed by professionals trained to provide secure and time-efficient services.