23 July 2008
Indian consulate in Saudi Arabia to outsource services
As of August 16, the Indian consulate in Saudi Arabia will be outsourcing its visa and passport processing services to three companies in the Western Province.
All visa and passport applicants will be required to take all necessary documents to one of the three firms instead of the consulate. Each firm will have dedicated collection centres which will be open six days a week.
The firms contracted for three years are Al-Fifa for General Services in Dammam, Al-Tayyar Travel Group in Jeddah and Yes GCC LLC in Dubai, UAE.
The Indian Government has outsourced Indian visa and passport processing services in several overseas locations, and will continue to do so in the future.
The Worldwide Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in Saudi Arabia visa and immigration services.
Article by Jessica Bird, Worldwide Visa Bureau.