VFS Global commences visa services for Denmark in Muscat, Oman
October 16, 2019 | 1:38 PM
by Times News Service
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MUSCAT: Residents of Oman wishing to travel to Denmark can now visit the VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Muscat to apply for their visas. Prior to this, travellers had to apply for their visas through the VFS Global centres in Abu Dhabi or Riyadh.

The Denmark Visa Application Centre was launched on 15 October 2019, by Ole E. Moesby, Ambassador of Denmark Embassy in Riyadh. Customers will be able to apply for Short Stay Visas at the new facility.

Moesby said: ‘’The Visa Application Centre in Muscat will facilitate much easier visa application procedures for anyone living in Oman who needs a Schengen visa to visit Denmark. Previously, applicants had to travel to Danish missions elsewhere in the region to apply for a visa, which made travel to Denmark somewhat cumbersome, expensive and time consuming.”

“More recently, we’ve noticed that it is not just Denmark that tourists are looking to explore. There has also been a steady increase in tourists interested in visiting Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland, which are other great travel destinations within easy reach of Denmark. It is our aim to provide a hassle-free service to applicants, and with the launch of the new Visa Application Centre in Muscat, this is making the travel aspirations of tourists and business travellers a reality,’’ he added.

Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO for Middle East, South Asia & China, VFS Global, said: “VFS Global has enjoyed a long association with the Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and we appreciate their unwavering faith and continued support. We are truly excited to bring our visa services for Denmark to Oman, and provide to a whole new set of travellers to Denmark, a seamless visa application journey.”

The rollout of the Visa Application Centre is as per the contract won by VFS Global to provide Denmark visa services in Oman. Ms. Maja Aakerlund Petersen, Head of Visa Section, Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chris Dix, Head of Business Development, VFS Global signed the contract on 5 February 2019.

Worldwide, VFS Global has been associated with the Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2008, with operations across 45 countries through 115 Visa Application Centres.

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