The Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) – the intermediary company charged with providing visa services in many parts of the world – is taking the often infuriating process to the next level, in the best way possible.
VFS, which provides services on behalf of many western embassies in a number of countries around the world, has unveiled the On Demand Mobile Visa service allows applicants for UK visas in India to complete the entire process – including providing biometric data – at a date and place of the applicant’s’ choice.
The starting fee for the optional service is £750 (Rs 70,100) for a group of up to 10 applicants and will vary as per the size of the group and location.
Appointments are even available on weekends.
In addition, VFS also now offers the appropriately-named ‘Home-to-Home’ service, which for an extra £85 (Rs 9000) offers the applicant the luxury of a chauffeur-driven car, access to a Premium Lounge at the visa centre – well away from the riff-raff – personalized end-to-end assistance with form-filling and submission plus free courier services.
The Home-to-Home service is being offered H2H is currently available from VFS offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
VFS already offers similar services through its offices in the UAE while countries such as Hungary and Denmark have also given the company the green light to offer the services to visa applicants to those countries.