The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has awarded a contract to VFS Global, for the setup and operation of Georgia Visa Application Centres in five cities in India. The centres are set to commence services in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai soon.The new centre in New Delhi was inaugurated recently by Giorgi Tabatadze, Director of the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and H.E. Archil Dzuliashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to India. Services for applicants at this centre are expected to begin by the end of June 2017.Georgia is VFS Global’s 55th client government worldwide, and the 38th to be served in India. At the launch, H.E. Dzuliashvili said, “We have successfully accomplished negotiation process with VFS Global and finally signed a contract which allows us to facilitate and offer more accessible services to the Indian travellers through the several VFS Visa Application Centres in India. Georgia is emerging as a popular destination among travellers in India for purposes of tourism, education, business, etc. I believe that with our common commitment and efforts we will witness further achievements in the years to come. We are looking forward to close partnership with VFS Global.”Commenting on the launch, Vinay Malhotra, CEO- Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global, stated, “We are honoured to enter into this partnership with the Government of Georgia to begin offering visa application services in India. VFS Global’s nationwide network of visa application centres will make Georgia visa services more easily accessible for citizens, and will go a long way in significantly increasing travel to Georgia and enhancing its perception as a popular tourist destination.”
"Georgia Visa Application Centres to commence operations across five cities in India"