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Sunday, 21 January, 2018, 11 : 00 AM [IST]

Czech Republic VAC inaugurated in Goa

The Embassy of the Czech Republic inaugurated the 16th VFS Global Czech Republic Visa Application Centre (VAC) in India, in Goa, significantly extending the network of visa application facilities in the western region.

HE Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in India, inaugurated the centre, located on the 3rd floor of Gera Imperium 1, Patto Plaza, Office No 301, Panjim, Goa - 403001.

At the launch, the Ambassador, said, “The launch of the Czech Republic Visa Application Centre in Goa reflects the country's genuine commitment to provide for the growing demands of Visas to the country among Indian tourists, business and culture. As a result of this policy, the Czech Republic has emerged as one of the preferred European destinations for Indian tourists.”

The opening of 16 visa application centres in India over a two-year period signifies VFS Global’ s strengthening association with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Commenting on the launch of the visa centres, Vinay Malhotra, COO – Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global, said, "Outbound traffic from India is constantly growing, and the Czech Republic in particular is rapidly gaining popularity as a preferred tourist destination among Indian travel enthusiasts. With India being a large source market for travel to Europe, the new centre will help enhance the visa services network for the Czech Republic visa applicants in the region.”

Besides Goa, other cities where applicants can submit visa applications for the Czech Republic are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Puducherry, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

VFS Global has partnered with the Government of the Czech Republic since 2008, when it first set up visa application operations in Russia. Since then, it has established a robust network of 93 centres across 17 countries for this client government.
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